Go for the hotel-style rooms
Lamai Coconut sits at the centre of Lamai Beach, with the option of traditional Thai bungalows or rooms in a modern hotel-style building – we recommend the latter.
The traditional bungalows are in a walled-in enclosure towards the beach and are typical Ko Samui fare, but are quite dated and the room we were shown was noticeably stuffy. Bungalows are dark wood throughout but you’ll see signs of age in the scuffed and scratched walls and doors. We assume these are the oldest part of the resort.
The better offerings here are the modern hotel-style rooms which are located in a newish four-storey building at the rear of the resort. The cheapest are on the ground floor (pool view) while the upper floors attract a small surcharge which we’d say are worth the spend. These are modern in all the ways the bungalows are not and the upper floors enjoy good views over the pool, the bungalows and the ocean beyond.
The medium-sized swimming pool is back off the beach and has a caged in corner for your kids. The beach out front is great, with a large shade tree and beanbags and recliners laying around. If you’re looking for something more classically outfitted, consider the Thai House Resort next door or, a little to the south, Weekender Resort.
Address: 124/4 Moo 3 Lamai Beach
T: (077) 233 236; F: (077) 232 169
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º2'48.78" E, 9º27'56.75" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|2,500 baht||2,500 baht|
|Superior double room|
|2,800 baht||2,800 baht|
|Deluxe double room|
|3,000 baht||3,000 baht|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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