Lamai is a very popular beach town on Koh Samui. There’s endless things to do and see in this amazing town located on the east coast of the island but here are 5 top ideas for what to do in Lamai, Koh Samui.
Visit the Grandfather and Grandmother Rock: These two large rock formations are some of the most recognizable landmarks in Lamai. They are a great spot for taking photos and enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding area.
Explore Lamai beach: The beach in Lamai is one of the best on the island, with crystal-clear water, soft white sand, and plenty of space for swimming and sunbathing it. Lamai beach is also home to multiple cafe’s, restaurants and bars so it’s a good place if you want to sit down and have some food or drink while gazing upon the dazzling waters and scenery.
Do some Muay Thai: Lamai has more Muay Thai gyms than any other part of the island So if you are in Lamai and you want to try Thailands national sport – the art of 8 limbs – in an authentic Thai gym then you certainly have plenty of options.
Visit Crystal Bay / Silver Beach: This mesmerizing bay is a must visit if you are spending time in Lamai, it is situated on the outskirts of Lamai on the way to Chaweng – just near the Grandfather and Grandmother rock mentioned above. It’s such an attractive bay, you could spend your whole holiday there alone and still be satisfied. It is home to a couple of beach front resorts as well as bars and cafe’s/restaurants. Or you can even get a massage at the Crystl Bay Resort and totally relax and unwind while overlooking the astonishing bay.
Enjoy the nightlife: Lamai has a vibrant nightlife scene, with many bars, small markets and restaurants that serve delicious Thai, international and sea food. There is a bar complex in Lamai with about 10-15 small hut bars that surround a boxing ring in the center where they have regular Muay Thai fights for entertainment. It’s definitely worth checking out if you fancy something abit different. There’s also the small night market at the start of the main drag (Had Lamai) that is worth checking out, not just for the market but there is a outdoor Thai style live music bar at the back which is a great place to get a drink and enjoy some live music.
In conclusion, there is something for everyone in Lamai, whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both. With its beautiful beaches, delicious food options, many Muay Thai gyms and vibrant nightlife culture, Lamai is a must visit destination for anyone travelling to Koh Samui.