Lamai Beach, or Lamai, is one of the three most famous Samui beaches, along with Maenam and Chaweng. Actually Lamai can not be described in three words and a couple of pictures taken from one places. Unlike Samui’s three dozen beaches, Lamai is very different for all 5 kilometers. It can be said that it is three beaches in one, which are conditionally divided into central, southern and north lamai.
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
The southern part of Lamai is about 600 m flat line. пляжа, шириной около 40 м возле валунов Bill Resort и сужающейся к скалам Hin Ta Hin Yai до 15 м.The sand on this stretch of Lamai is light yellow, almost white, very loose and mixed with coarse yellow sand. The beach in this place Koh Samui is located at the foot of a rocky mountainside.
Along the entire beach, on the slope, there are hotels that are not very carefully monitor the cleanliness of their sites. Dirt can observe not only with strong agitation or early in the morning when Lamai had not yet had time to clean, but at any time of the day.
Lamai is one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samui, making it one of the most crowded and noisy beaches of the island. Thanks the steepness of the slopes, there are not so many hotels on the southern Lamai as on central, so the density of people here is slightly lower. But it is not refers to the 50-meter stretch of beach in front of the Bill Resort hotel, where huge sandy rocks protrude in the middle of the sand. Because of the distance between the stones, the beach at this place narrows to 10 meters, taking steep, steep look. The coarse sand is made by the hotel’s loungers and in this place Lamai is pretty crowded.
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Entry, depth and waves
Entry into the water on the southern section of Lamai is hampered by stones and coral thickets along the entire plot, and under the rocks on the boundaries of the beach – great depth. Due to this depth, the southern Lamai does not suffer at low tide. The sea goes literally 2-3 meters, without affecting the characteristics of the beach in this area. But at a small wind on the southern Lamai are quite good waves that become dangerous when the wind is strong enough.
Sun beds and shade
The width of the beach is from 15 to 40 meters of sand, which lies under the sun. all over the southern part of Lamai without any protection. On the contrary Some hotels have sun loungers and umbrellas that can be borrowed. for rent. Trees grow very rarely, on the very edge the shores where the sand ends and the grass begins. On the South Lamai There is not a single source of natural shadow at the water’s edge.
Mini-markets, Macro hypermarket, Orthodox church – here main infrastructure of southern Lamai. For more various establishments need to move to the central part of Lamai, which is like a small town.
The southern part of Lamai is located on the outskirts of the popular beach and you can not worry that at night your child will be disturbed shouts of drunken farang and girls of easy virtue. On the beach entertainment a bit. It is on the southern Lamai almost no rent jetskaev, kayaks and inflatable mattresses. Some reigns here abandonment, uninhabitability, which contrasts sharply with the crowded and noisy central lamai.
From the nearest attractions on Lamai can be called following:
- Lamai Cultural Center (Wat Lamai Culturall Hall);
- Stones Grandmother and Grandfather (Hin Ta Hin Yai);
- Valentine Stone (Valentine Stone);
- Hanging Stone (Overlap Stone);
- Private sheep farm (Sheep Farm).
Houses and hotels on the beach
300-meter space between the sea and the ring road is occupied by hotels Behind the roundabout there are mainly shops and rare houses. This is the most built-up area of Lamai, so for housing will have drive towards the center of the village. Closer to the rocks of Hin Ta Hin Yai vacant lots begin to come across, and the resorts located in this place look extremely unpresentable. There are even simple fishing ones. home on the beach.
- Bill Resort
- Beluga Boutique Hotel — отличный отель с современными интерьерами иhigh rating.
- Sunrise bungalows — уютные домики на берегу.
- Rummana Boutique Resort
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 Lamai →
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Билл Резорта
- Beluga Boutique Hotel
- Sunrise Bungalows
- Thai Ayodhya Villas
- Rummana Boutique Resort
How to find the beach
Access to the beach is possible through the territory of any hotel, but there is nuance – you have to walk on a steep mountain road to the beach. AND then come back for her. Better and more convenient to get to large parking 50 meters from the water, go along the bridge along big ditches and get to the middle of the South Lamai.
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