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The very cheapest rooms in Samui beach hotels are those we sell as Discount Room Vouchers through the Koh Samui online market place – but they are limited. Check the market, or contact Jade for details: jadebeachfront@gmail.com
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Lamai South as displayed on our beach map lies right in the middle of what many would consider the best part of Lamai Beach.

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Here we find near tropical perfection; a wide and sandy beach, with clear water running over a nice sandy bottom into quite deep water. A good line of coconut and other trees provide shade along most of the top of the beach. There is no offshore reef here as on most Samui beaches, and none of the coral-covered shallows. This is an ideal swimming beach.
The background mountain and overhanging coconut palms give it the look of paradise. Yet as the number of beachfront hotels on the map indicates, this is a well-developed beach with both many rooms and lots of services and facilities for dining, entertainment and shopping. It is one of the more active beaches on Samui, though you could never call it crowded. Jet skis and parasails work this area.
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It was here that the first backpacker bungalows were built among the coconut palms in the 1970s and 1980s. Small bars and restaurants sprouted up in the area to the back of these – also scattered among the coconut palms. That backside area has since been developed – by cutting down virtually every coconut palm and filling the space with concrete. Today's bustling tourist village of restaurants, shops, bars, markets and low-level nightlife is the result.
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The road in this area is set back 150 metres from the beach, allowing the resorts lots of space to create gardens and provide quiet rooms. For those looking for a beautiful beach by day, a party and fun by night with a comfortable resort in between, this area fits the bill. One can walk out the back of the resorts here directly into the small entertainment district.
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See more info and photos of Lamai beach, and other Samui beache and topics, in the many guide pages herein:
- overview of Lamai, one of Samui’s most famous beaches

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by John Everingham
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