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2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

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2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

Hi,

We are a couple of friends (males around 40) and will be in Samui for a couple of days. We do like the nightlife but are really not in Thailand for the beer bars etc. It would be nice to have cool places to go out to at night and meet nice people (single girls would be a bonus). Good food also a plus. We are considering Lamai or Bophut for our stay.

Which place would you recommend for us and hotel suggestions would also be appreciated. Would prefer hotels/resorts that are not really full with families and children. Budget is between USD 50 to USD 100 per night.

Thanks.

Best,

Usman

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1. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

If you are after 'single girls' then avoid Bophut as it is not really that sort of place, whereas Lamai is all about go go bars.

You don't find hotels full of families if you travel out of the popular times of year.

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2. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

I would choose Lamai every time, much better beach and atmosphere and many choices of restaurants and bars. There is a small mall area off the back of the main road that has open air bars with dancing girls etc but thats just a small part of Lamai. Try the street food carts adjacent to the mall for dinner, great variety of food at embarrasing prices. Samui Jasmine Resort would be a good choice for accommodation, quiet enough but still just a stroll away from everything.

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3. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

I'd go with Lamai as there's more well suited nightlife. For nightlife you can check out places like Beach Republic for a more upscale venue or somewhere like Swing Bar which is a pretty cool bar near the beach.

I'm sure others will have more suggestions and hotel recommendations.

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4. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

Honestly I don't like BoPhut, and however for a couples of friends Lamai is better

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5. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

Another vote for Lamai beach!

You will find more "happenings" here than in BoPhut, the beach is nicer aswell.

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6. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

For a couple of guys; Lamai but you should also check out the Ark Bar in Chaweng.

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7. Re: 2 Nights on Samui - Lamai or Bophut

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions.

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