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Lamai Beach

Ko Samui, Thailand
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Lamai is one of the major beaches on Ko Samui. It is on the east central part of the island and so offers a great sunrise view. Less crowded than its sister Chaweng, Lamai has some upscale resorts and is more family friendly without the bars, nightclub scene. 10 minutes scooter ride away from Chaweng & Bophut, it is an... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited all the beaches on Koh Samui and I liked this the best. 15 mins from our hotel in Chaweng - this beach isn't as big but it is a lot less crowded than Chaweng. Lovely beach. The sea shelves away quite quickly but having nearly drowned in a rip tide at Chaweng, we stayed in the shallows. Lots... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

By far the best beach in Koh Samui. Very clean, green waters. You can walk upto almost the centre of the sea LOL...yea it has a very wide walkable area with waist deep water.Get a massage or just laze around ...beautiful!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice quiet beach, just a few tourist when I was there. The beach is clean, the sea warm, clear and blue. What more can you wish for?

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beautiful, long stretch of sandy beach, waters warm, also have message at certain points and food and drink shops too... My favourite area in Lamai...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Beatiful people parading down a beautiful beach in the beautiful weather. What more could you ask? Sit on the red sunbeds/chairs of the Bamboo bar (I think that's right) and you may get the odd person trying to sell you something, but they soon pass you by and you can also get good drinks and decent food, too. The sand... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lots of restaurants offering free loungers and towels, we enjoyed our walk and coffee at some big white restaurant, cannot remember the name

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A lovely beach in the day time. A great place to eat at night. And then there is the night Market. Much easier to walk, straight up or down. Lots of new accommodation. About 20 min's. ride from Chawang Beach. Another good place to take your friends.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I really loved this beach visually, I'm sure the sands have been placed by man as its perfect and the resort we stayed at manicured the beach every day. Really enjoyed the gentle easy walking contour of it too. The sand is slightly more course than I am used to so noticed it when walking in bare feet. The only... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lamia beach is quiet compared to the nearby beach of Chaweng. It's a fine beach but on my last visit there was some oil slicks on the sand which made it rather unattractive. And the choice of eateries at night time is much inferior to Chaweng. If you want a quiter beach and are happy with a limited choice of... More

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