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Mae Nam Beach

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

Both the more developed eastern side of Mae Nam Beach and the peaceful western side offer a solid mix of accommodation, including some backpacker range options.

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Eastern Mae Nam

The eastern stretch of Mae Nam beach contains a mix of some of the prettiest stretches of the beachfront through to some rather ordinary sections backing onto retaining walls difficult to pass in high tide. Certainly the quietest stretch of Mae Nam, most of the resorts back onto coconut groves and a network of meandering dirt roads lead from one spot to another -- all far away from traffic roaring along the busy main road. Lapping waves and falling coconuts are about as noisy as it gets here and the sunsets are spectacular. The very far easternmost stretch of the beach, around the sandy point, is a popular spot among those looking for an all-over tan.

Western Mae Nam

The western end of Mae Nam is less developed due to Wat Phra Lan occupying a chunk of beachfront real estate and while there's still a steady string of budget through to luxurious lodgings, this part of the beach feels quieter than other parts of Mae Nam. The sand here is grainier but the swimming is excellent. The far western end is also a drop-off point for the Lomprayah ferries.

  • Shady Bungalows

    Shady Bungalows

    Individually coloured beach bungalows

    1/7, Moo 4 Mae Nam
    T: (077) 425 393;

    Shady Bungalows, also spelt as Chady Bungalows depending on which sign you read, is slightly on the west end of Mae Nam beach. You can't miss it though with its 15 simple air-con and fan bungalows ... Read the full review of Shady Bungalows.

    4.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Saree Samui

    Saree Samui

    Morocco meets Mae Nam

    135 Moo 4
    T: (077) 247 666; F: (077) 248 620

    Saree Samui is located on a pristine section of beachfront, with options of tropical garden or seafront villas. The resort is designed in such a way that you cannot help but relax. Each of the 53 ... Read the full review of Saree Samui.

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    4 stars over 8,000B 1 vote Luxury
  • Mae Nam Resort

    Mae Nam Resort

    Classic bungalow style, excellent value

    1/3 Moo 4 Mae Nam Beach
    T: (077) 247 286-7; F: (077) 425 116

    Mae Nam Resort consists of typical Thai-style bungalow accommodation, set in well-maintained tropical gardens, right on the seafront. All rooms have air-con, hot water, fridges and either twin or ... Read the full review of Mae Nam Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Hacienda Beach Hotel

    Hacienda Beach Hotel

    82/2 Moo 1, Mae Nam (near the Chinese temple, turn down at the Mae Nam traffic lights)
    T: (077) 427 036;

    If you’re after a good value flashpacker to midrange Ko Samui bungalow on a stretch of quiet beach, with sunset views and walking distance to restaurants and bars — then you can’t go wrong with ... Read the full review of Hacienda Beach Hotel.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Phalarn Inn Resort

    Phalarn Inn Resort

    In transit to Full Moon Party

    28/1 Moo 4 Mae Nam
    T: (077) 247 283; F: (077) 247 111

    Phalarn Inn Resort is located right by the Lomprayah Pier (towards the western end of Mae Nam) and is an ideal spot if you're looking for a transit resort on your way to Ko Pha Ngan. The garden huts ... Read the full review of Phalarn Inn Resort.

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    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Silent Bungalows

    Silent Bungalows

    Backpacker brilliance

    12/2 Moo 2
    T: (088) 083 7184;

    Follow the faded Silent Bungalows sign from the Ring Road down a dirt road and past water buffalo, and you'll find this backpackers' dream. The old-school bungalow-style rooms are small, with the ... Read the full review of Silent Bungalows.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Cocopalm Beach Resort

    Cocopalm Beach Resort

    Good mid-range all rounder

    26/4 Moo 4
    T: (077) 247 288; F: (077) 425 321

    Situated in the west of Mae Nam, in close proximity to the Lomrayah Pier, Cocopalm Beach Resort offers good options for families or couples. The various bungalow sizes have a double bed as well as an ... Read the full review of Cocopalm Beach Resort.

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    3 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
  • Shangrilah Bungalow

    Shangrilah Bungalow

    An old budget favourite

    1/2 Moo 4 Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui (Driving west on the ring road, about 1km past the Mae Nam traffic lights, a sign points towards the road to Shangrilah)
    T: (077) 425 189; F: (077) 247 153

    Not to be confused with the luxury Asian hotel chain of a very similar name, a stay at Shangrilah is like taking a step back to the early days of tourism on Samui. It closed down for a time, ... Read the full review of Shangrilah Bungalow.

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    1.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker

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