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Take a trip to Lamai Beach

Published on March 25, 2018 by Richard Vaughton

Although Samudra is in a quiet and beautiful place, a trip to the more touristy spots is always interesting, if only to return to the peace and tranquility of your holiday home. Lamai beach is 30-40 minutes away and worth a trip, if you are seeking some commercialism.

Take a trip to Lamai Beach.

Like Chaeweng, Lamia is also well populated, but not quite as busy, due to its position on the southeast coast. Lamai is also popular with expats, mainly the French and Brits and as observed by many travelers there is a hippie approach with popular yoga and detox activities, plus some spas, mostly found in hotels.

With headlands at both ends, the beach is a swathe of fine sand and incredibly clear waters for most of its length.
The beach also has a creek however that empties into the sea here and a small fishing fleet that can add to the activity. The south end of the beach is best for swimming.

There are many hotels and guest houses and many supporting businesses to enjoy their wares. You can relax on the beach and take advantage of
the parasols and deckchairs. If you are staying close by or in one of the beach hotels then you can often see a stunning sunrise over the sea. Don't stay out too late, its just too easy!

This is not a beach for the isolationist and is a popular place to stay and enjoy the local cuisine and culture, although like many places on Samui there are tourist restaurants (Indian, Chinese, European styles) offering every cuisine and off-piste, there are the local cheap places to eat! Like Chaeweng beach the area has its own areas to "avoid" such as Lamai Soi 1. These are the local areas that attract the darkest side of life.

There are many hotels and guest houses and many supporting businesses to enjoy their wares. You can relax on the beach and take advantage of the parasols and deckchairs. If you are staying close by or in one of the beach hotels then you can often see a stunning sunrise over the sea. Don't stay out too late, its just too easy!

Things to do:-

There is a regular Sunday "walking" evening market and as with most on the island offers clothes, street food, music and drinks
A small water park is to be found to the back of the beach at the Northern end Families who have children and want to add a little more verve to their lives may find this helpful. Don't think Disney size though!

Obviously swimming with your head down is an option, ie. Snorkeling! Try the south end of the beach and around the headland and you will come across a set of small bays that are supported by roadside shopfronts and cafes as well.

A visit to one of Samui’s "natural wonders" is found just south of Lamai. Hin-Ta and Hin-Yai. This represents the Grandfather and Grandmother of rocks. This is a natural formation and resembles the male and female genitalia, sometimes referred to as "rude rocks". As you can imagine it is a tourist trap, so beware!

Beware of Jellyfish!

Box jellyfish can be a danger when swimming on any beach on Ko Samui, especially in wet season. Swimming at night in particularly inadvisable. These particular jellyfish can offer up a powerful sting and can be excruciatingly painful and an increasing number
of people with poor health have suffered badly and even died.

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