On the north coast of Samui is a five-kilometre golden white beach devoid of noisy bars and clubs.
Location of average importance, with its small shops, the market in the morning, and a little of animation.
It is too quiet that it attracts mainly families and couples out for a good, tranquil swim.
The sand is not as smooth as Chaweng's and the sea not as shallow, but it provides a quiet and remarkably tropical feeling. It is a great place to go windsurfing, especially in November and December.
Maenam Beach is very much unlike any of the island's popular beaches that it has earned the moniker Samui's "undiscovered beach". And that's ironic. Some of the first ever tourist bungalows on the island were built here.
On the purpose of accommodation, Maenam has nothing to envy to the other beaches of the island, it has also its share of bungalows and hotels of any categories.
Sunset at Maenam Beach is spectacular; it offers a dramatic view of the neighboring islands, Koh Pha-Ngan above all.
Those expecting wild fun would be disappointed. Maenam has almost nothing in terms of nightlife. But anyone desperate for night action can always go to nearby Chaweng, only ten minutes away by car or motorbike.
See the other beaches maps:
Koh Samui Map
It is also one of the speedboats departure piers for the other islands.