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Beautiful Lamai Beach On The Island of Koh Samui Thailand
A visit to Lamai Beach is definitely something that cannot be missed when traveling to the Island of Koh Samui Thailand. A magnificent peaceful stretch of beach with a more relaxed town center. Perfect for those that prefer a quieter atmosphere, but still with all the amenities one desires while on vacation.
This part of the island was most certainly my favorite destination when we visited the island.
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Spectacular Lamai Beach in Koh Samui Thailand
Situated to the South of the main busy town center of Chaweng and the more popular Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, you will find the village of Lamai and its beautiful stretch of beach.
Lamai is smaller than Chaweng center, but ranks second in village size on the island. So there’s no shortage of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. As well, there’s accommodation to fit most anyone’s desires and budget.
Lamai is definitely a more laid back atmosphere to that of the hustle and bustle of Chaweng. It’s an easy and quick cab or Songtaew ride to this area for those wishing just a day visit from town like we did.
The Small Town of Lamai
If I were to return to Koh Samui, this is where I would hang my hat for my next stay! 🙂 We ventured off in our Songtaew Taxi truck and were in Lamai in no time. We were staying on Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui, located on the north east tip of the island.
Plenty of Shopping & Restaurants in Lamai
One never has to leave the comfort of your rented lounge chair and umbrella all day long!
Lamai Beach – Activities Galore
Friendly Beach Vendors
Lovely white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and areas of the beach to suit all ages for safe swimming. If you enjoy quiet days and just relaxing on the beach, Lamai is perfect!
With friendly vendors offering freshly prepared barbecue corn on the cob, chicken, fish, egg rolls, fresh fruit and so much more during the day, this is the perfect place to chill and relax.
Loved the Egg Rolls and BBQ Corn!
For those who enjoy water sports, Lamai has pretty much everything available to choose from. There are plenty of rental businesses that offer a variety of water sports.
You can …
Jet ski water ski;
and so much more!
Get A Great Massage On Lamai Beach
As with any other place on the island, treat yourself to a wonderful Thai massage on or off the beach! These people are well trained in their craft and at least a foot massage is something you must do when visiting Thailand. 🙂
Treat yourself to incredibly affordable professional massages, manicures and so much more, easily found on most beaches, villages and main town centers.
This is definitely a main attraction for most visitors when traveling anywhere in Thailand.
Map of the Island of Koh Samui
Muaythai Boxing School In Lamai
Lamai Beach is also known for its professionally run Muaythai Boxing Camps. We happened to walk past a club and were able to watch some individuals train for a short while.
People come from all over the world to learn Muaythai and train here in Lamai.
Attractions Around Lamai Beach
One of the most visited and most extraordinary attractions in this area are the Hin Ta – Hin Yai Rock Formations. These rocks are definitely unusual resting along the shores of Lamai area. I will let your imagination run wild and you decide what these formations resemble.
A huge attraction for photography buffs along with many embarrassing and smiling faces as well!
Mummified Monk at Wat Khunaram
A typical lovely Buddhist Temple, like so many others to discover in Thailand, but this one comes with a unique twist. Here, lie the mummified remains of the monk Luong Pordaen.
This temple is full of history for those wishing to learn more about the Buddhist faith, this extraordinary exhibit and the teachings of Luong Pordaen.
A worthwhile visit for those people who enjoy the beauty and peaceful surroundings of a Buddhist temple.
It really does not matter where on the island you choose to stay, as there are lovely, unique places scattered all around making your Koh Samui Island Holidays perfect! I do however suggest a visit or stay to Lamai and its beautiful beach to be added into your vacation plans.
I’ve listed the Official Tourism Thailand link below to their website for your convenience. I’ve directed you to their page on Koh Samui. It’s filled with excellent information to assist in your travel planning to this beautiful Country.
Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂
Did You Know …
“There are about 35,000 temples in Thailand. Thailand is truly a land of temples.”
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