Photo: Moody day on Mae Nam.

Mae Nam Beach

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Most of the vast Mae Nam Beach has a sleepy atmosphere that may even remind old-timers of what Samui was like decades ago and the location keeps busier parts of the island within relatively easy striking distance: families and backpackers have long appreciated this balance of serenity and convenience.

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Gazing across the water to Ko Pha Ngan to the north, Mae Nam is the longest of the north-coast beaches on Ko Samui, with quieter Bang Po and Baan Tai stretching to the west and busier Bophut set in the east.

Looking towards the Lomprayah pier. Photo taken in or around Mae Nam Beach, Ko Samui, Thailand by David Luekens.

Looking towards the Lomprayah pier. Photo: David Luekens

Sporting five kilometres of khaki sand that ranges from grainy to fine, the beach has a fairly sharp drop, both on and off shore, which makes it excellent for both lounging and swimming. Most of Mae Nam’s resorts boast spacious grounds with plenty of umbrella and coconut trees providing shade, and you’ll even find some undeveloped beachfront land. Finding a private slice of paradise is ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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