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Koh Samui Island Cruise and Snorkel Full-Day Tour

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Great Beach - relaxed town

Overall this beach is one of the nicest beaches on Koh Samui. The small town of Lamai is more or less quiet and laid back. Chewang is a lot larger and way busier. Lamai also was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting Lamai Beach almost every day during my stay. Perfect sand, nice cool water and its big enough for some privacy, unlike other beaches like Chaweng where people are packed together. Loads of awesome restaurants along the beach too, my favorite was Swing Bar which had good food at reasoingnable prices. I would definitely recommend spending at least one day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

To be honest we spent very little time at this beach and just approached it from the main market on foot.The breadth of the beach is relatively smaller and the sand coarser unlike the fine sand in Chaweng beach.The water is choppier than the other beaches and the beach is nice like most other beaches.The eateries we saw were smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Like a slice of heaven.. Awesome and quiet beach. Lots of space and not to much people there.. One of my favourites on Koh samui

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The parts that were clean were very good. Unfortunately Koh Samui has a problem with litter, especially plastic rubbish .. which spoils it for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Overall this beach is one of the nicest beaches on Koh Samui. The small town of Lamai is more or less quiet and laid back. Chewang is a lot larger and way busier. Lamai also was a great point for to take day trips to the south or to the west side of the island. Another great beach - especially... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you are planning to stay at Lamai research what area you choose very carefully, as parts of it are horrible. Coming from Chewang, the first part of Lamai has a kind of dirty canal, mangrove sludge near the beach, it horrible and smelly. There may be nice resorts tucked behind the beach, but you cant tell from the street.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Most of the beach is too busy and clean only in front of some of the nicer resorts. But if you head to the righ end of the beach (when facing the sea) you will come to a nicer area, with less crowd, some rocks in the sea where you can snorkel and cleaner sand and water. Also a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

What a beautiful beach!! Water is clear, clean and very inviting!! Don't miss grandfather rock, it's quite amusing and you can get some extremely imaginative photos - you'll know what I mean when you visit! Fabulous little market area near the entrance to the rock. Had a great day in Lamai - go check it out you won't be disappointed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lamai beach is a rocky beach with calmer waters compared to the other beaches in Koh Samui. There are lots of good beach facing restaurants which give you an awesome view. A must visit place when in Koh Samui.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for paradise then this ain't it unless you have some strange contorted vision of paradise. We were the youngest people around and I'm 46! Ok there were some younger people around but generally this is a place for older people, Saga probably sell a lot of holidays here. The ocean is constantly crashing away giving a sense... More 

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