Lamai beach (Lamai Beach) in Samui
- the quality of the beach
- suitability for bathing
- protection from waves
security for children in water
- entertainment and nightlife
Beach and Lamai beach (Lamai, Lamai also) is on the Western shore of Samui in the South from the most popular beach Lamai (Lamai beach on the map). This is a great long beach and a quiet neighborhood.
If Chaweng is the center of entertainment and the most developed and bustling district, on Lamai everything in moderation. Here there is nightlife, bars, girls, clubs, but not many, and they are not as noisy, and practically do not interfere with those who they are not interesting and who prefer a quiet holiday. Most of such entertainment is concentrated in the Northern part of the area, and if you move South, it becomes much quieter.
There are heaps of restaurants and cafes, there is a great outdoor food court. If you need to buy something in the area there is a great supermarket Tesco Lotus where you can find anything, and, again, there is the food court. On Sunday evening the Northern part of the district (near the bridge) is closed to traffic, and starts Walking Street and night market. And every evening after 18 o'clock till midnight in the heart of the main street there is a souvenir night market and close to it the food court under the open sky. And about such things as travel agencies, exchange offices, ATMs, car transport and other necessary facilities for leisure infrastructure, and not worth mentioning, because all this is found in Lamai at every step.
Himself Lamai beach is one of the best for swimming and relaxing on the beach in Koh Samui. Its length is 3 kilometers, and it is very pleasant to those who likes long walks along the surf. The effects of tides, it is almost not affected by, the waves here are not strong. Sand large. In the southern part of the bottom of a pretty steeply down, while on the North (towards Chaweng) depth is small. All the entertainment and facilities on the beach are present.
To get to Lamai from the pier in Nathon by taxi is 100 baht from the airport by minivan 170-200 baht taxi from the airport around 600-800 baht.
Hotels in Lamai very much, the prices are low. Prices for accommodation without air conditioning start from around 300 baht, but for 500 you can find a good spacious double room in the Guesthouse with air conditioning. For hotel accommodation will have to pay 1000 baht. Find affordable accommodation upon arrival is possible, but will have quite a wander around the area if you do not know in advance, because the centre of concentration of budget guesthouses here, and they are scattered around Lamai. But the largest concentration was in the North, so a search it is better to start from there. The cheapest you can find off the road in the quiet lanes. In General, the new expensive hotels are gradually replacing the cheap near the beach, and finding them becomes more difficult.
In conclusion, we can say that Lamai beach, and the area that will suit absolutely everyone. There's enough entertainment for young people (and if it is small, it is possible to drive to the nearby bustling Chaweng) and there is a quiet place for the elderly, and there are good conditions for family rest. The beach here is also above all praise: one of the best on the island.
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