Beautiful Lamai Beach lies along a curving bay on the eastern coast of the tropical Thai island of Koh Samui.

Beautiful Lamai Beach lies along a curving bay on the eastern coast of the tropical Thai island of Koh Samui. The second most popular beach after nearby, more commercialised Chaweng, Lamai give a more laid-back vibe whilst offering plenty of nightlife, places to eat and things to do.

The beach fronting Lamai town is considered one of the island’s loveliest, with its southern third giving the best swimming and water sports and the largest selection of eateries and nightlife options.

At the northern end of the beach, the sea is shallow until quite far out and the sands are narrower, leading to a rocky headland and the famous erotic Grandfather and Grandmother rocks, the result of erosion by the seas over millennia.