About Lamai

Lamai Beach, on Samui's southeast coast, is the island's second largest resort after Chaweng, this is truly a beautiful beach with fine sand and crystal water.

What to do:

In the central stretch of the beach, you will find a couple of places to rent jet-skis, and kayaks, and there is also windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing, and speedboat charters available.

Walking Street Every Sunday, Lamai beach road in between the market and the bridge is now host to walking street. The whole of the street is closed off to traffic and is full of stalls selling clothes, handicrafts and food. The area is full of Thai people when the market is on so prices are cheap and the food is fantastic

Lamai Night Plaza is a mini-version of Bangkok's Patpong night market located in the centre of Lamai town. It's a fun place to get your shopping in. Do not pay the original asking price; you’re expected to bargain.

Silver Beach is a 250m-long tropical beach paradise set in a charming little bay facing northeast located just north of Lamai Beach

Lamai Viewpoint is a selection of three natural attractions and an exciting ride, all in one well-developed location. Found just off the main Koh Samui ring road, close to the access road for Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, it offers impressive views and great photo opportunities within easy reach of Lamai Beach.

Lamai Boxing Stadium has some great fights every Saturday from 21:00 onwards.

Lamai Overlap Stone is located on a cliff top high above Lamai. It is a challenge to get up to these impressive balanced boulders, but the spectacular views on arrival make it worthwhile for the adventurous travellers. The steep, rough, dirt-track road leading to the viewpoint should only be attempted on a dirt bike or with a 4x4, and the last stretch may have to be walked, depending on conditions. Alternatively it is a hard 20-minute climb on foot, but there is a refreshment stall at the top and it is an exhilarating experience.

The golden Pagoda Khao Chedi (White Chedi Pagoda in Thai) is a 'Srivijaya' style chedi situated on a hill above Laem Sor. You get outstanding views to all sides from this vantage point including mainland Suratthani, Bang Kao Bay and It is, without a doubt, one of the best sundowner spots in Koh Samui.

What to see:

Between Lamai and Hua Thanon lies two famous rock formations: Hin Ta and Hin Yai also known as Grandpa and Grandma rocks. These formations look like the male and female genitalia, respectively. What makes these rocks even more strange is that they are close to each other, giving way to a legend explaining how they came to be.

The Wat Lamai Temple has played host to temple fairs along with weddings, funerals and various religious festivals. It features concerts, fariground games, food and an outdoor cinema. The temple fairs are week-long celebration and are worth seeing if you happen to be in Lamai during one.

The Cultural Hall within the temple contains a collection of artifacts from Samui's past. The collections range from brass and earthenware containers to a 2000 year old metal ceremonial drum dug out from a Lamai village.

Wat Khunaram houses the body of one of Samui's most famous mummified monk, Loung Pordaeng. Loung Pordaeng passed away 20 years ago and, by his request, his body was placed in a glass case. His body has remained in the specially-made glass case since his death and amazingly, shows only a few signs of decay.