Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb

Laem Yai (Laem Yai) is a beach for lovers of non-standard beach holiday. It is located in the northwestern part of the island. Samui, deep in the jungle, far from the main island of the island, from roads and shops.

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 the beach is about one kilometer. It starts around lonely the mountains standing in the sea, and ends on a stone shallow, bordering Bang Bangham beach. The chain is clearly visible on the horizon. of the Thong National Islands National Marine Park Marine Park).

Throughout its length, Lam Yai Beach is the same width composition of sand and debris. This is one of the most filthy nature. beaches on Samui. The width, it should be noted, is about two meters during tide The sand on Laem Yai is some kind of combination: a mixture of small yellow sand with small stones, large individual pebbles and shells.

The sand is so thick that a few people walk on it. having a rest and drive around on local jeeps fishermen. Clean as already was said above – leaves much to be desired, but it should be noted that trash is of natural origin.

There is practically no plastic and fishing foam with nets, but a lot of fallen trees, old coconuts, sticks and logs. With low water exposes a muddy bottom, a lot of stones of different sizes, entry into the water is difficult in places because of this, but not so much that refuse to walk.

It’s impossible to swim in Lam Yaya, this is a beach for walking, sunbathing and photo shoots. In case anyone is interested read about other places, I have a brief overview of all the beaches Samui, will help you decide in choosing a beach.

Entry, depth and waves

At the beginning of the description you probably noticed that the beach is about two meters wide at high tide. And in the pictures you can see quite a very wide strip of sand that does not fit in a bit two meters. So, the uniqueness of Lam Yai Beach is that it becomes the beach only at low tide.

The sea here is so shallow that it runs a distance half a kilometer, leaving behind the bald spots of sand and puddles, ankle deep.

As a rule, the peaks of low tides fall at midday, therefore, the opened bottom areas have time to dry out and from them you get wonderful little beaches vacationers nearby hotels. Because of the shallow water here never There is a big wave, except for the storm season. Perfect beach for kids, but boring for parents.

Sun beds and shade

Sun beds on the beach are arranged along the walls of the resorts and are intended only for its customers, but natural shadow is more than enough. On all green, palm-covered coast accounts for only two resort.


Beach photo











The area in which the beach of Laem Yai is located is located on the outskirts from the Samui Ring Road. There is no shop, laundry or rolled technology – all these pleasures are either on the road along Bang McHam or on Bang Po. To the nearest convenience store or the laundre ride is about three kilometers, and the big three hypermarkets It’s about 15 km from Laem Yai the car. From the nearest sightseeing, in a ten-minute accessibility by car:

  • observation deck at the highest point of the Natonovskaya Gorka – the pass between Nathon and Bang Po;
  • wild lookout on the mountain opposite the lookout, as indicated by the paragraph above;
  • Waterfall Zong Rya, the road to which begins opposite Sitran Ferry sump;
  • several temples and churches of different religions.

Entertainment at Lam Yai is represented by one restaurant in which make awesome inexpensive cocktails, two massage canopies with village grandmas swinging on a tree for a romantic watching the sunset and kayaks for rent. If you ride a bike in the side of the cape from which Lam Yai begins, then you can discover there is a reggae-rasta bar, with good music and sunset views.






Houses and hotels on the beach

On the shore are only two resorts, and the third, Garto Resort , is in the process of recovery after a long conservation and in May 2014, the construction process was just beginning.

  • Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb
  • The Passage Samui Villas & Resort Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb

There are no houses for rent within a radius of three kilometers. As I said – this is the edge of civilization. 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 a good rating and reviews.

Hotels near Laem Yai →

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

  • Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb
  • The Passage Samui Villas & Resort Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb
  • Garto Resort Laem Yai Beach is a beach that appears only with the ebb

How to find the beach

In order to get to Laem Yai beach, you need to go to the side natonovskoy slides to the pointer “The Passage”. If you move with side of Nathon, then this pointer will be in the direction of travel, not before reaching the mountain. And if you move from Maenam, then do not rush when descending the mountain, the pointer will be on the right, the turn is not the most convenient and unsafe on this site. Better to go a little further and turn around.







Beach map

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Choosing insurance is now unrealistically difficult, therefore, to help everyone travelers, I make a rating. To do this, constantly monitor forums, I study insurance contracts and use insurance by myself.

Insurance Rating

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First, choose a hotel on Booking. They have a good base offers, but the prices are NOT the best! The same hotel is often possible find 20% cheaper in other systems through the RoomGuru service.

Discount hotels

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