It is the second most popular beach of the island. Ten kilometres from Chaweng, Lamai is a smaller, quieter beach.
The two-kilometre white-sand stretch on the island's eastern coast still has that small town feel.
Lamai has a clean, less crowded beach. And the sea, because it isn't shielded by any other island, is a little rougher, perfect for some watersport challenge, for swimming or for discovering the submarine bottom with mask and snorkel, a little off the beach, multitudes of
rocks and corals welcome fishes, which also make it the enjoyment of the local fishermen.
By followind the main road down past the headland, you will find Hin Ta - Hin Yai, the famed Grandfather and Grandmother rocks.
The two unusual rocks are the most curious things you can find on this side of the island; they look like giant male and female genitals.
Lamai has got an excellent hotel infrastructure to satisfy all the budgets. The central part of Lamai also has a broad selection of bungalow-type accommodation, ranging from basic budget to more upmarket resorts with landscaped gardens and swimming pools.
Of late, Lamai has become some sort of a healing destination, thanks to the presence of a good number of spas, yoga, meditation, tai-chi, reflexology, fasting and herbal cleaning and healing centres.
In the evening, numerous small souvenirs and food stands along the main street, bars and restaurants, "live music", and if you want to follow
the last sports events live, go to "Bauhaus", the local pub.
If you prefer a walking away from the hustle and bustle, turn your steps towards the beach and let you rock by the sound of waves...
See the other beaches maps:
Map of Koh Samui