Where to stay in Samui : Lamai Beach

Written by admin on January 7th, 2014. Posted in Where to stay in Samui

LamaiLamai beach is situated on the east side of Koh Samui and is around 4km long. The second most visited beach after Chaweng, Lamai is a long clean white sand beach with an indigo sea, lined by coconut palms. Locals say that the beach is at its most magnificent, and the sea is at a depth suitable for swimming, between December to April and July to August, when most tourists visit Lamai beach. November to mid-December bring high waves, while from May to June, the sea is shallow and not suitable for swimming.

Lamai Lamai beach is divided into north, central and south sections. North Lamai beach is a fishing village, while Central Lamai beach is most popular with foreign tourists, since the inner road running parallel to the beach abounds with nightlife venues and various conveniences such as shops, bookshops, and jeep and motorcycle hire shops. South Lamai beach is the location of the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks (Hin-Ta Hin-Yai), which is the source of an interesting legend.

Accommodation and Facilities

Most accommodation is in the form of bungalows and resorts, but Lamai is less crowded and expensive than Chaweng beach. Tourists who choose to stay here are attracted by the beauty of the natural clean white sand beach, which differs to Chaweng beach, which offers plentiful entertainment venues. However, many entertainment spots also line the streets of Central Lamai beach, which bustles with tourists in the evening. Renowned hotels in this area include Renaissance Koh Samui Resort&Spa , Samui Yacht Club , Pavillion Samui Boutique Resort , Aloha Resort , Rocky Boutique Resort and many more.

Recommended Restaurants (Lamai Beach)

Rocky’s

The Rocky Boutique Resort’s restaurant was selected by ‘Thailand Tatler’ as one of the best restaurants on Koh Samui, and was rated one of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in Thailand, or ‘Dining in Paradise’, by ‘Unseen Paradise’. The paupiette of smoked salmon and white snapper is recommended.
Address: 438/1 Moo 1, T. Maret, Koh Samui Tel.: 66 77 233 020

Jubilee at Terrace

A seafood restaurant serving both Thai and Western fare and a variety of international wines. The Thai-style lobster comes recommended.
Address: 404/1 Moo 1, Maret, Koh Samui 84310 Tel.: (66) 7742-4725
Website : www.thailandsbestrestaurants.com/restaurants/jubilee.html

The Cliff Bar and Grill

A Mediterranean style restaurant offering grilled cuisine from 12 noon to 10pm every day, with a pool bar that serves until 1am. Recommended dishes are the Piri piri prawns and New Zealand mussels.
Address: 124/2 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330 Tel.: (66) 7741-4266
Website : www.thecliffsamui.com

Entertainment Venues

Bauhaus Disco

The only large discotheque on Lamai Beach. Tel.: (66) 77 233-147

Bikers and Rockers Pub

The Bikers and Rockers Pub is the only pub on Lamai Beach offering live rock music, and is also often used as a base for organizing band tours.

Christy’s Cabaret Bar

A magnificent cabaret show performed by ladyboys, featuring singing, dancing and acting to make the audience smile and laugh.
Address: Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng Centre 166/78, Moo 2, Tambon Bo Phut, Surat Thani, Koh Samui 84320 Tel.: (66) 77 413-244