Lamai Beach is located on the southeast coast of Koh Samui, Thailand’s second-largest island after Phuket.
Weather conditions in the two main island resorts of the country differ significantly. The tourist, or so-called “high season” on Koh Samui, lasts from May to October. Throughout the kingdom – both on the mainland and the islands – during this period, the maximum precipitation falls.
Lamai Beach is a long strip of sand beach at the eastern end of Koh Samui. The beach runs for about 6 km and is mostly a human-made beach (the sand was brought in from the mainland). There are a few rocky points, but it is a sandy beach with a gradual slope for the most part.
Lamai Beach is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops. There are many areas where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas.
There are also several smaller, quiet, “local” beaches nearby.
The small fishing village of Ban Tai is about 1 km past the main strip of Lamai Beach.
Lamai Beach is a popular place for families and the young-at-heart. There is plenty to do on the beach itself, and there are many restaurants and bars nearby.
Lamai Beach is also a popular place for activities such as banana boat rides and parasailing.
Lamai Beach is also a popular place for water sports such as water skiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding.
Lamai Beach is also popular with young people and party people. Every night, the beach is full of people dancing and partying to the loud music played at the many bars and restaurants.
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How to get:
It is not possible to get to Lamai beach from Samui airport by public transport, the only option is to take a taxi for 800 baht or buy a minibus ticket for 180. The NaviGo Samui mobile application works on the island.
From Chaweng, drive about 15 minutes by route songteo (50 baht). From Maenam you can only get there with a change at Chaweng, you should get off at the turn from the ring road and change to a tuk-tuk going towards Lamai Beach. The journey from Nathon Pier will take half an hour, the fare will be 60 baht.
The weather on the island is divided not into two distinct seasons, as in other resorts, but into three. The most popular time for a vacation on Koh Samui is the period from February to May. During these months there is the least chance of rain, and the temperature is kept at a quite acceptable level – about +30 ° C. The water is heated up to +28 ° C. This period of time is considered to be a high tourist season since it is from February to May that Koh Samui has the most comfortable weather conditions for beach and sightseeing holidays.
The low season starts in November and ends in January. However, this does not mean that you should deny yourself the pleasure of visiting a sunny exotic island. If a tourist can easily endure the heat and humidity, then you can go here at the mentioned time, how exactly at this time the prices for accommodation and flights are reduced. The average air temperature can reach + 35 ° C, and water – + 30 ° C. The threat of showers is extremely high, it can rain every day, but, as a rule, they last no more than an hour.
From June to October, the so-called “docking” period lasts, when it rains more often than during the dry season, but less often than during the rainy season. In general, this time can also be considered favorable for visiting the island.