Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Northern Lamai Beach
Starting from Jungle Park and heading south to Sand Sea, the northern stretch of the beach is not the best Lamai has to offer as it's mostly mudflats at low tide and a boat breakwater is built halfway along its length, in front of Spa Samui. The beach though is fine for sunbathing and it's not too far to walk down to the better swimming area. Just to the south of Sand Sea and right by New Hut, water from inland empties out to sea -- after heavy rain this swirling torrent of brown water carrying with it all manner of flotsam spoils the beach for swimming for large stretches of the northern portion of Lamai beach. Some very popular budget places call this stretch of the beach home. There are also some fair midrange and top-end resorts. If you are feeling like a good work out Wech Pinyo Muay Thai school is open to the public near Spa Samui, on the opposite side of the road. Northern Lamai is only a few minutes' walk by road or beach to the centre of town.
Good value for money222 Moo 4, Lamai (next door to Spa Samui)
T: (077) 458 444; F: (077) 458 300
Poolsawat Villa offers a simple and well-priced set of rooms and villas set around a good-sized swimming pool looking out onto the beach, with deckchairs and an ice cream and drinks cabana. The ... Read the full review of Poolsawat Villa.
Great value cheaper rooms173/41 Moo 4, Rob Koh Rd, Lamai (look for Coffee World at the pedestrian crossing)
T: (077) 458 560-4; F: (077) 458 555
Formerly known as Buddy Oriental Samui Resort, Manathai re-opened with its new name in July 2015 and boasts friendly staff and great service. It has kept the same basic structure and the old ... Read the full review of Manathai.
Value for money but a little out of town146/58 Moo 4, Lamai
T: (077) 458 619;
Grand Manita offers rooms in a main building with not-so-private patios, or villas with verandas dotted in a lush garden. Both options offer good value for money. Rooms are large with indoor seating ... Read the full review of Grand Manita Beach Resort.
Budget exterior, pleasant inside155 Moo 4, Lamai
T: (077) 231 127; F: (077) 424 415
Beachside Sand Sea Resort offers several accommodation types, including rooms in a building block next to a pool, cheaper standard timber garden bungalows, and beachfront options. A good swimming ... Read the full review of Sand Sea Resort.
Detox on the beach171/2 Moo 4, Lamai
T: (077) 230 855;
The Spa Resort, set on the beach side of the main road in North Lamai just a short walk from town, is best known for its detox, massage and spa rather than for its accommodation, although its rooms ... Read the full review of The Spa Resort.
Simple budget bungalowsNext to Grand Manita, Lamai
T: (077) 424 115; F: (077) 424 410
Rose Garden is next door to Grand Manita on the Lamai side, with its reception and entrance on the roadside heading toward the beach. It offers bungalows along its sandy dusty pathways, plus two ... Read the full review of Rose Garden.
Cheapest place in LamaiLamai Ring Road
T: (077) 230 437;
You will find New Hut Bungalows just past Manathai on the sea side of the road if coming from Chaweng. A sign on the road points you to walk over a small footbridge, where a stream empties into the ... Read the full review of New Hut Bungalows.Under 600B 6 votes Backpacker
Central Lamai stretches from Samui Laguna to Mira Mare, and is home to great swimming and sunbathing, with some of Lamai's finest sand, though it's still grainier than Chaweng. This is where you'll find most of Lamai's top-end resorts, along with a smattering of budget and midrange options. Some hotels are affected by noise in the evening to various degrees. The beach has massage areas, jet-skis for hire and more and more deckchairs are taking up the beach.
Location location location109/11, Moo 3, Lamai Beach
T: (077) 424 212; F: (077) 424 211
Lamai Inn 99 is a big complex with air-con rooms on the beach plus a pool, lawn, children’s play equipment and restaurant. Most rooms however are across the small road away from the sand, and vary ... Read the full review of Lamai Inn 99 Bungalows.
Value for money in the middle of town131/10 Moo 3, Lamai
T: (077) 418 073; F: (077) 458 752
Amarina Residence is a three-storey hotel smaller than the many resorts around but it offers good value for money. All rooms have air-con, hot water, TV, mini-fridge and comfortable beds. A small ... Read the full review of Amarina Residence.
Good high-end resort131/8 Moo 3, Lamai (turn in behind Amarina Residence)
T: (077) 232 446-9;
Samui Jasmine Resort isn’t much to look out from the outside and from reception you still can't determine its size. But nestled down to the beach are 35 large, air-con rooms, with garden view rooms ... Read the full review of Samui Jasmine Resort.
Good location124/264 Moo 3, Lamai
T: (077) 424 550; F: (077) 424 218
Lamai Wanta has bungalows close to the beach but the bulk of the resort is in larger buildings on the other side of their reception by the road. The buildings are surrounded by lush trees and paths. ... Read the full review of Lamai Wanta.1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
Luxury at a price124/24 Moo 3, Lamai (Opposite ibed Hostel)
T: (077) 424 030; F: (077) 424 029
The Pavillion Samui Boutique Resort cannot be missed with its large on-street yellow painted timber and grey stone entrance, which looks more like a weird fort than anything else. It has extended to ... Read the full review of Pavilion Samui Boutique Resort.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Old-fashioned but comfortable128/18 Moo 3, Lamai (a few hundred metres past Will Wait Restaurant, along Haad Lamai Road)
T: (077) 418 424;
The staff here weren’t so friendly and didn't speak much English when we were here, only showing us the bungalows out the back and failing to mention they have deluxe and superior rooms in a ... Read the full review of Lamoon Lamai.
This is the quietest stretch of Lamai beach, with grainy sand and occasionally quite big seas, but when the weather is calm, the swimming is excellent. Towards the far-southern end of Lamai there are fewer accommodation options and at the very end of the beach there's some fair snorkelling. Most tourists come this far to visit Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Grandfather and Grandmother rock, just off the coast.
Romantic and peaceful124/10 Moo 3, Lamai (near Grandmother and Grandfather Rock)
T: (077) 418 418; F: (077) 424 028
Rummana is about a kilometre past the centre of town right near Hin Ta and Hin Yai. If you are looking for a bit more peace and quiet (and maybe a little romance) then this is the place for you. It ... Read the full review of Rummana Boutique Resort.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
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