Lamai Beach is a stunning crescent of palm-fringed powdery white sand that's perfect for whiling away the day sunbathing. The water off Lamai Beach is equally alluring, with a deep central stretch of water great for swimming and watersports. If you are looking for a relaxing few days on the beach, the local amenities provide all the needs and you, so you won't have too far from the sand, if at all. At the northern end of Lamai Beach, the water is shallow and rocky. However, the calm, shallow nature of the sea makes it ideal for families with small children.

Many vendors walk the beach selling ice cream, fruit, grilled sweet corn or chicken and Thai papaya salad, cold drinks, jewellery, sarongs, and beach games. Like in the rest of Samui, the beach vendors are polite and not too persistent and offer useful services, rather than annoyances.

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What are the highlights of Lamai Beach?

Lamai Beach also has a number of massage salas dotted along the sand. Most of the beach masseurs offer Thai and oil massages, as well as aloe-vera body wraps, henna tattoos, manicures and hair braiding. There's also a good range of sports available for the more active beach-goer.

In the central stretch of the beach, near Lamai Wanta Resort, you'll find a couple of places to rent jet skis and kayaks, along with windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, and speedboat charters.

As the sun goes down, some of the beachfront cafes start putting out tables on the sand, and when darkness falls, the candles and fairy lights create a romantic ambience. Take a seat and enjoy a cocktail or dinner under the stars for the perfect end to a day on Lamai beach.

The Beach of Lamai

Location: Maret, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand