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Where To Stay In Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand - Updated 2020

Where To Stay In Lamai Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand

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:

Life at Crystal Beach Yacht Club Beach Resort (from USD 35)

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 Beach Resort

Address: 205 Moo 4 Thongtakien Beach Maret
Price: from 35 USD

Airport shuttle (additional charge) Pool/beach towels Garden Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Happy hour Snorkelling Diving Currency exchange

The lovely Gemütlicher Bungalow in Strandnähe (from 51.56 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

Bungalows and Rooms at Lamai Coconut Beach Resort (from USD 54)

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 Resort

3.95 User Rating

Address: 124/4 Moo 3, Lamai Beach, Maret, Koh Samui, Suratt
Price: from 54 USD

ATM/cash machine on site BBQ facilities Car hire Live sport events (broadcast) First aid kit available Fax/photocopying Snack bar Pool/beach towels

On top of Lamai Hills, the 2 Pieces Piscine Privative (from USD 90)

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 pièces piscine privative !!!!!
Lamai Beach, จ.สุราษฎร์ธานี, Thailand
29 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning works perfectly
the unit itself has a gorgeous view and the pool is as pictured
we really enjoyed our stay on ko samui and the apartment was perfect for us
beautiful studio with a private pool and a stunning view close to lamai recommended
clean spacious and modern with a fabulous sized tv and all required amenities and large kitchen facilities
awesome pool clean room and bathrooms super helpful and kind concierge and really great location
nice staff and everything was great
friendly helpful staff that made us feel very welcome
the host was great and very responsive
the location is quiet but well accessible
easy walk to the beach grocery store and beach bar/restaurants
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Spa Rooms in Aumpai Luxury Resort (from USD 54)

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.

Aumpai Luxury
Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
22 reviews
Private room 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also the room doors all have manually locking sliding latches causing concern as to the location's safety
the pool and surrounding areas are fantastic
the rooms are fantastic very large with great kitchen and bathroom space
clean fresh room great pool
always clean and kept up nicely
clean big and confortable room
great spot we stayed there for an entire week clean and convenient yet the location is very touristy
friendly staff cheap price and nice and calm location
the location is perfect close to the pubs restaurants beach but not loud
super close to everything lamai and about 20 minutes from chaweng (the touristy area on koh samui)
anyway this spot is family friendly affordable and walking distance from lamai beach
awesome location lush pool nice hosts
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Bungalow in the center of Lamai (from 46 USD)

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

Infinity Pool at Sunny Banks - Lamai Sea View Villa (from USD 146)

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
Price: from 146 USD

Free WiFi Non-smoking rooms Sun terrace Internet services On-site parking WiFi available in all areas Shuttle service (additional charge) Terrace

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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