Photo: A quiet stretch of Lamai.

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Getting around

Transport in and around Lamai is easy, as it lies on the Ring Road, so songthaews, motorbike taxis and taxis are plentiful, as are jeep and scooter rentals. 

Approximate songthaew fares and times:
Nathon to Lamai area: This will depend on whether you catch a songthaew going clockwise or anti-clockwise around the Ring Road, as Lamai is half way along the route. Anti-clockwise may be slightly quicker, as there is less traffic on the southern part of the island. Fares should be the same in either direction: 60 baht, and taking 35 to 45 minutes.
Lamai to Coral Cove: 30 baht, taking 15 minutes.
Lamai to Chaweng: 40 baht, taking 20-30 minutes (to the Ring Road, slightly longer to the beach road due to traffic). Price goes up to 100 baht after 18:00.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Lamai Beach? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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