Beach Plai Laem Beach – place on north where you can meet the sunset

Beach Plai Laem is located on the northeast tail Islands, which Samui stretches towards Koh Phangan. In spite of the small size of this tail, – as many as seven beaches are located on his shores. Due to the geographical location of this part of Samui, all seven beaches are facing west, north and east. Play lam watching to the west.

The content of the article

  • 1 Description of the beach
  • 2 Entry into the water, depth and waves
  • 3 Sun beds and shade
  • 4 Beach Photos
  • 5 Infrastructure
  • 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
  • 7 How to find a beach
  • 8 beach map

Beach description

The length of Plai Laema is 2.6 km. Beginning of the beach opposite water sculptures of the island of Ko Fan (Ko Fan), which stands Samui’s main attraction is the Big Buddha. Playa Laem beach ends with cliffs on the northern part of Samui. The width of the beach near the Big Buddha is about 10 m and is maintained up to artificial channel dredged closer to the middle of the beach for the needs fishermen.

There is also Pier Sunset Pier and a large crowd of boats. Behind pier and to the very end, the beach gradually expands to 20 m. The sand is coarse and brown throughout, mixed with coral wreckage.

Clean the beach is maintained in front of the resorts, which are here. lot. The rest of the Play Lam retains the virgin look that includes marine litter, algae and old coconuts. Sea in Play Lam is cupable, but more suited to contemplation, not causing a special desire to go into it.

Not as many people as in neighboring Bang Rak, Tong Sae and Chong Monet. The overall impression of the beach Play Lam – a neglected paradise fishermen and savages. And this is the only place from which one can points to see at once four beaches of Samui: Play Lam, Bang Rak, Bo Put and Mae Nam.

In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have There is a brief overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide in choosing a beach.

Entry, depth and waves

Sunset on the Playa Lame is hampered by rocks, shallow water and fragments of coral. From the Big Buddha to the pier the bottom is muddy cover with small pebbles, which is unpleasant to walk barefoot. Especially well you can consider the contents of the bottom at low tide, when the sea goes to 100-200 meters from the coast.

And here is the mouth of the stream, which diverts water from the temple Wat Plai Laem, which stands on the pond. More or less clean the real beach starts after the pier. Waves on Play Lame happen during storms, and in strong winds. For the most part, the sea leads yourself very calm, but with children it is better to swim in the neighboring Tongsone or Tongsae.

Sun beds and shade

There is a lot of natural shade on the beach, often inclined towards palm trees that allow you to take great pictures with island mood. With sun beds tight, because along the coast is only a dozen resorts that do not rent sun beds. Almost no restaurants and cafes.

Beach photo








The entertainment on Play Lame is modest: renting a boat with a driver for boat trips, fishing and kayak rentals. In the area are several Thai grocery stores but basic life starts at the Ring Road. There and mini-markets “7 11”, and laundry, and water mats and Thai cafes.

To large supermarkets to go about 5-7 km, it is ten minutes by car, if without traffic jams and slowly. Nearby is a shop with latex products. Nearest attractions for living in Play Lam area:

  • Temple Pla Laem Sor (Plai Laem Sor);
  • Big Buddha (Big Buddha);
  • alley hongsa;

Two kilometers from the beach is the airport of Koh Samui. It turns out good shots of aircraft that are sent to landing towards Bang Raka where the runway is located strip. Airplanes are a little noisy, but without discomfort for the ears.

The price of a taxi to the airport is one of the lowest in Koh Samui. And in the sea, opposite the mouth of the creek that diverts water from the Play Lam Temple Sor worth mermaid sculpture. Big breasted like all women figures of Koh Samui.






Houses and hotels on the beach

The entire coast of Playa Laam is occupied by dozens of resorts of various levels. comfort and rental price. Half a kilometer from the beach недавно построенный кондоминиум Samui Emerald Beach Plai Laem Beach - place on north where you can meet the sunset.

There are several serious hotels and a lot of wastelands. There are also industrial facilities: water pumping station, port, fishing houses, warehouses. Rental homes are available for those who are not looking House on the seaside. In the depths of the island there are several suggestions for different prices that can be viewed in the appropriate section site.

On the northern edge of the beach there is a large building right on the rocks and coastal area. The island gradually mastered.


In addition to hotels on the beach, you can rent different on the interior and Villa areas are from more standard, such as Shower of Sunshine using natural materials and Thai motifs in decor, like Angthong villa , to ultra modern, such as светлая и стильная Shades of blue Beach Plai Laem Beach - place on north where you can meet the sunset.

If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels on Samui with good rating and reviews.

Hotels in Play Lam →

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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:

  • Samui Emerald Beach Plai Laem Beach - place on north where you can meet the sunset
  • Shower of sunshine
  • Angthong Villa
  • Shades of Blue


How to find the beach

In order to get to the beach, you just need to turn aside sea at any place of the road, after you pass Big Buddha. There are many trips, both separate and through the territory adjacent to sea resorts. For the article was chosen the golden mean, parking near the pumping station and easy access to the beach, immediately after artificial channel.





Beach map

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