Lamai Beach is a beach found on the east coast on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand. While most of the island has already been developed to become a prime tourist destination with its nightlife, dive spots, and shopping areas, the best part about this island always will be the wide strips of sand that are perfect for lounging around and jumping straight into the ocean.
Check out this part which some argue to be the best island in Thailand. Here’s a selection of villas, hotels and vacation rentals on Lamai Beach:
Crystal Beach is known by many names. It is also known as Silver Beach or Haad Thong Takian. Whatever you call it, it has been rated to be one of the best beaches in Koh Samui, with a small cove made of powdery white sand and enormous granite boulders, with a tropical jungle as a backdrop. There are two main resorts in the area, the sister resorts of Crystal Bay Beach Resort and Crystal Bay Yacht Club.
Crystal Bay Beach is just 25 minutes from Samui Airport. It has a very exclusive feel to it with 27 rooms - villas, really - and over 7 categories, so there’s a room for every budget. The resort is an ideal spot for swimming because it isn’t as rocky as the part with the big granite boulders for snorkeling. You can also get a massage at the sala with a great view of the entire island. You’ll get the same view at the restaurant called Talay Beach which serves the buffet breakfast and Thai specialties, or in your room as well.
Crystal Bay Yacht Club Beach Resort
Address: 209/1 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Thong Takian, 84310 Lamai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 74 USD
Silke and George have two lovely bungalows which have a living room and an open kitchen equipped with all necessities for cooking, including a gas stove, toaster, water heater, refrigerator and a coffee maker. However, if you don’t feel like cooking, the bungalow is situated on a prime spot in Lamai Beach, which is walking distance from a number of shops and restaurants.
It has two bedrooms with air conditioning. It also has a large terrace which makes it ideal for conversing or just looking at the surroundings with the beautiful garden and the sea view. The bungalows individually have their own bathroom and hot shower. Silke and George have also been known to be wonderful hosts, maintaining the upkeep of your room and looking for supplies for your needs. Through them, you can rent a couple of scooters and they can also connect you to wonderful tour operators.
Gemütlicher Bungalow in Strandnähe
Address: Lamai T. Maret, Koh Samui, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 51.56 USD
Number of Guests: 4
This huge property has 30 detached wooden bungalows with private balconies and a brand new building which has 32 rooms with a garden, pool, or sea view. The property is just steps away from Lamai Beach. The better options are of course the bungalows, which are designed in traditional Thai style and equipped with air conditioning, satellite TVs, a refrigerator, safety deposit box and a suite bathroom. The rooms also have the same offerings, save for perhaps a bathtub.
Apart from the rooms, the resort also has a new outdoor pool with a separate children’s pool, jacuzzi, a beachfront restaurant, as well as an indoor restaurant, and free WiFi all over the property. If you wish to get a great tan from this vacation head to the sun terrace to soak up the rays.
Lamai Coconut Beach Resort
Address: 124/4 Moo 3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84310 Lamai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 42 USD
This private villa apartment is just five minutes away from the beach. It sits on top of Lamai Hills where the famous Grandfather and Grandmother Koh Samui rocks are. Once in a while, butterflies will venture from the neighboring jungle. The villa has a 180-degree sea view from its terrace with its own private pool and outdoor shower. If you wish to escape all the noise of prime Lamai, this spot is in a quiet setting in the island.
You can cook in the fully-equipped kitchen if you don’t want to go out. The staff will also help you rent a motorbike so you can go around Lamai, and they will give you advice on where to go throughout your stay. If you’re able, you can just walk to the shops, restaurants, and beaches, mind you, the incline going downhill is a bit steep.
2 Pieces Piscine Privative
Address: Lamai Beach, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 102 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This place is almost always full but if you’re lucky enough to get a room, it’s obvious why it’s such a favorite for long-term renters especially during the peak months. The rooms look like a spa with a huge bathroom and a big bed. It has a great large kitchen as well. There’s no air conditioning but it isn’t really necessary because of the well-designed architecture and ventilation of the rooms. The staff always makes sure that your room is always clean. To top it off, the resort is found in the center of Lamai’s town.
Address: Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 34 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This villa has a new spacious bungalow in the heart of Lamai Beach. It has one bedroom with a full kitchen with all necessary appliances such as an induction cooker, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, and refrigerator. There’s a common bathroom with a hot and cold shower, and it is just a short walk away from Lamai’s beaches.
1 cn. Bungalow in the center of Lamai
Address: Ko Samui, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 46 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This villa is fully furnished with four bedrooms that have a beautiful view of the sea. The villa also has its own fully equipped kitchen, several lounges, and has a full-time resident staff that’ll cater to your needs. The property has a private infinity pool for when you’re too tired to walk to the beach. Sunny Banks is located on top of Lamai Hill, a minute-drive away from the main road.
Sunny Banks - Lamai Sea View Villa
Address: 27/223, Moo 3, T. Maret, Koh Samui, Suratthani, 84310 Lamai, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 1,053 USD
See you in Ko Samui
There’s a lot to see north and south of Lamai. There are several tourist areas when you get bored with swimming all day. But really, with accommodations like these, you could just spend your whole vacation staying in!
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