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  • Springer114
    Herefordshire, United Kingdom590 contributions
    First time on Lamia beach and very happy with the fantastic views and soft sand
    The beach has very soft beautiful sand with lovely trees as a backdrop for excellent pictures and shade. There are plenty off bars and restaurants to use with free sun-beds as long as you have drinks etc. There was a little litter where the rough sea had washed it up but the local restaurant cleans it up as fast as they can so the beach is soon perfect. I would recommend to all. Oh and you can have massages for very reasonable prices as you chill . What’s not to like....
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • 25444
    Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
    Top class beach
    We are staying on the beach at the Ammatara Pura resort. I read a review that described the beach as filthy in May 2023. I have to say that it is now pristine. I am a person who cannot abide rubbish on the beach, or anywhere for that matter and pick it up myself. I have literally seen no rubbish either on the beach or in the water. Gorgeous white sand and warm turquoise water.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 August 2023
  • xx y
    6 contributions
    Smaller size Chaweng
    It’s similar as Chaweng beach but shorter . Sand and wave and color of the water are decent . You could think it’s a smaller size Chaweng beach but with also a smaller size shopping area along the main street.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 December 2023
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Companion80569
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Sticky mess and very difficult to wash out. Hotels are not alerting anyone to do clean up. Said it's from the ocean. It happens sometimes.

Unsafe to swim in water?
Written 21 February 2024
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India20,910 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had heard a lot about this beach but we were disppointed to be here. The site where we came, it was almost empty. There were neither sunbeds nor any water sports. The shacks serving drinks and food were little far. The only good thing about this beach was, it was very quite unlike Chewang.
Written 21 February 2024
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Just_the_cook
London, UK571 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Trip-tip Lamai town centre beach I would avoid as you'll go home with a disappointed and potentially unhappy impression and memory of Lamai Town beach. The volume of litter and plastic is staggering. Walk 500m along the beach and it's lovely.
Written 1 February 2024
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xx y
6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It’s similar as Chaweng beach but shorter . Sand and wave and color of the water are decent . You could think it’s a smaller size Chaweng beach but with also a smaller size shopping area along the main street.
Written 27 December 2023
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Mike S
St. Albans, UK341 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for the idyllic beach and palm trees, don't go here. The amount of rubbish on the beach ruins any pleasure that you might find. I don't know if this is just because it is the rainy season, but none of the hoteliers or café owners care what you have to look at. Sit in a café or restaurant on the beach front and you will have 10ft of rubbish in front of you before you get to the sand and sea. Lovely people and food, but someone really needs to get a grip on cleaning their sections of beach.
Written 30 November 2023
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25444
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We are staying on the beach at the Ammatara Pura resort. I read a review that described the beach as filthy in May 2023. I have to say that it is now pristine. I am a person who cannot abide rubbish on the beach, or anywhere for that matter and pick it up myself. I have literally seen no rubbish either on the beach or in the water.
Gorgeous white sand and warm turquoise water.
Written 28 August 2023
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D.Waldo
United Kingdom265 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I first went to Koh Samui 40 years ago and have been going back now and again ever since, usually staying on Lamai. It was with huge sadness to see the state of this beach that was once so lovely. In all my travels, it is without compare, as the dirtiest beach I've ever set foot on. My wife and I arrived and decided to walk up the beach and I couldn't believe what I saw, in a 1 km stretch, there must have been the best part of a dozen discarded fishing nets and literally thousands of pieces of plastic, you couldn't go a meter without another piece of plastic, bottles and bags and other rubbish. We were in Krabi two weeks ago and the difference is absolutely staggering, the beach at Krabi is clean, people swimming all the time and lying on the beach. For the life of me I can't understand why they don't just clean the beach, it wouldn't take that long you could run a tractor up the beach and get the vast majority of the trash in a day. As for the other aspects of the area, there are a lot of places closed but still plenty of places to eat good food and shop.
Written 15 May 2023
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Angela
London, UK995 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely Sandy beach to get between your toes! No boats and therefore the sea is beautiful to swim in! Loads of places to eat and drink on the beach! Heaven on earth
Written 25 April 2023
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Randyfromthebeach
Adelaide, Australia171 contributions
Apr 2023
Great beach and have enjoyed the beach and surrounds many times. Plenty of nice cafes and restaurants just behind the beach on the main strip.
Written 4 April 2023
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JPJ
East Malling, UK13 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
Spent the day here in April. Nice clean beach with quiet bars, jet ski hire (but not noisy or annoying), somewhat course sand in places (but nothing bad) and warm blue-green seas. Not been before but will definitely come back.
Written 3 April 2023
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