Laem Yai is a beach on the very northwest tip of the island of Ko Samui. If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful beach on otherwise hectic Ko Samui, this is it! It is beautiful at any time of day, however it is particularly noted as a place to watch the sun set over the ocean.

Laem Yai Beach Bay and the northwest tip of Samui

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What makes this beach a hidden gem is the fact that it is relatively hard to find. You can use Google Maps for navigation, or follow these instructions:

  • From Nathon: Head 5 km north, then take a left just before the road rises steeply and turns east.
  • From Chaweng: Head west approximately 12 km along the northern ring road, take a right turn at the bottom of the hill when the road angles to the left.

Get around edit

Laem Yai Cape

Taxi from Chaweng: 600 baht. Recommend your own transport. Hire a motorbike or a 4 x 4.

See edit

Beautiful sunsets, shallow seas, and idyllic coconut palm-lined beaches await explorers.

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Walk along the beach, take a kayak out on the ocean, chill.

Eat edit

There is a minimart nearby for snacks.

Laem Yai beach. The Passage Resort in foreground.

Sleep edit

  • 1 The Passage (Formerly Mövenpick Resort), 57/6-7, ถนนอ่างทอง, Koh Samui, +6677950045. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Affordable upmarket beachfront resort with A/C rooms, Wi-Fi, 3 pools and buffet breakfast. A$80 and up.

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