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  • Springer114
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom590 contributions
    First time on Lamia beach and very happy with the fantastic views and soft sand
    The beach has very soft beautiful sand with lovely trees as a backdrop for excellent pictures and shade. There are plenty off bars and restaurants to use with free sun-beds as long as you have drinks etc. There was a little litter where the rough sea had washed it up but the local restaurant cleans it up as fast as they can so the beach is soon perfect. I would recommend to all. Oh and you can have massages for very reasonable prices as you chill . What’s not to like....
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • 25444
    Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
    Top class beach
    We are staying on the beach at the Ammatara Pura resort. I read a review that described the beach as filthy in May 2023. I have to say that it is now pristine. I am a person who cannot abide rubbish on the beach, or anywhere for that matter and pick it up myself. I have literally seen no rubbish either on the beach or in the water. Gorgeous white sand and warm turquoise water.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 28, 2023
  • xx y
    6 contributions
    Smaller size Chaweng
    It’s similar as Chaweng beach but shorter . Sand and wave and color of the water are decent . You could think it’s a smaller size Chaweng beach but with also a smaller size shopping area along the main street.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 27, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India20,912 contributions
    A Quite Beach !!
    We had heard a lot about this beach but we were disppointed to be here. The site where we came, it was almost empty. There were neither sunbeds nor any water sports. The shacks serving drinks and food were little far. The only good thing about this beach was, it was very quite unlike Chewang.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
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Mark Twain
58 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Quite, long and reach of sand beach, in the south part of the island! Little of coconut trees shade around.Plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes. Deep water, waves from middle day... Visit afternoon for the best sunset views...
Written June 28, 2020
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Springer114
Herefordshire, UK590 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
The beach has very soft beautiful sand with lovely trees as a backdrop for excellent pictures and shade. There are plenty off bars and restaurants to use with free sun-beds as long as you have drinks etc. There was a little litter where the rough sea had washed it up but the local restaurant cleans it up as fast as they can so the beach is soon perfect. I would recommend to all. Oh and you can have massages for very reasonable prices as you chill . What’s not to like....
Written March 16, 2023
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Mike S
St. Albans, UK341 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for the idyllic beach and palm trees, don't go here. The amount of rubbish on the beach ruins any pleasure that you might find. I don't know if this is just because it is the rainy season, but none of the hoteliers or café owners care what you have to look at. Sit in a café or restaurant on the beach front and you will have 10ft of rubbish in front of you before you get to the sand and sea. Lovely people and food, but someone really needs to get a grip on cleaning their sections of beach.
Written November 30, 2023
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Mark J
Adelaide, Australia957 contributions
Dec 2019
Lamai Beach stretches for several km on Koh Samui's east coat. Lots of hotels and restaurants face up on the beach which is made of very course large sand grains. Very painful to walk on for great distances. You can walk almost the full length - there is the occasional small outlet you need to cross. The water can be rough - but in lost of places there is a sand bar just off shore so you can walk out a far way.
Written January 7, 2020
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Terry252
Cambridge, UK2,833 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
A good long beach for walking or a run, undulating for the most part, the northern area and southern parts are quieter than the central town section which has the bars clubs and music.

Waves aren't as high on the northern part of the beach making swimming easier.

Jet skis for hire.
Written March 9, 2020
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Ritchy41
Amsterdam, The Netherlands241 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We have been in Lamai many times.
Always enjoyed the beach and pretty clear water.
Ok the weather was windy and big waves but the amount of rubbish, wood, plastics on the beach are not very attractive..... I hope that now Thailand is reopening the resorts on Lamai beach take their responsibility and organize clean ups otherwise the pool villa’s will be the big winners instead of the beach resorts......
Written February 27, 2022
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StaffieLancs
Lancs125 contributions
Feb 2022
This is the second time we have visited lamai beach. Last time we came was in June 2019. I noticed this time that in February the seas are rougher and that caused lots of debris on the beach. I went round myself picking up 3 bags of plastic and glass bottles plus other horrid things like babies nappies. I feel like every bar/hotel should clean their area of beach as it is very off putting. I even saw someone burying debris in the sand instead of removing it! Unbelievable. The beach would be beautiful with a little care and attention. You have to bear in mind that it has been closed down for 2 years so should be cleaner than it is.
Written February 4, 2022
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Mark S
70 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Gorgeous beaches. But, Samui and Phuket feel like an abandoned waste site right now. They are an astonishing sight. TAT talks about the bustling Lamai and Chaweng areas? They look like post Apocalypse bomb zones, due to a stunningly inept lack of government action. One step away from Chernobyl. Come and see a booked down, abandoned, trashy, burnt out wasteland.
Written May 21, 2021
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D.Waldo
United Kingdom265 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I first went to Koh Samui 40 years ago and have been going back now and again ever since, usually staying on Lamai. It was with huge sadness to see the state of this beach that was once so lovely. In all my travels, it is without compare, as the dirtiest beach I've ever set foot on. My wife and I arrived and decided to walk up the beach and I couldn't believe what I saw, in a 1 km stretch, there must have been the best part of a dozen discarded fishing nets and literally thousands of pieces of plastic, you couldn't go a meter without another piece of plastic, bottles and bags and other rubbish. We were in Krabi two weeks ago and the difference is absolutely staggering, the beach at Krabi is clean, people swimming all the time and lying on the beach. For the life of me I can't understand why they don't just clean the beach, it wouldn't take that long you could run a tractor up the beach and get the vast majority of the trash in a day. As for the other aspects of the area, there are a lot of places closed but still plenty of places to eat good food and shop.
Written May 15, 2023
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philippev740
Lausanne, Switzerland34 contributions
Feb 2023
I have been many times to Koh Samui and Lamai used to be one of my preferred beach on Koh Samui. I is no longer the case. I spent there 12 days this February. The beach is littered with garbage and the sea is not clean. It was a shame. I don't know if this has to do with Covid when Koh Samui was nearly empty and no one took care of cleaning the beach but the reality is that I do not intend to go back to Koh Samui.
The only option was to go to Crystal Bay which is close and where the water was clean.
Written February 25, 2023
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