An island of great natural beauty and variety, Samui is home to about 40,000 full-time inhabitants, 90% of whom are Buddhist. The palm-fringed shoreline and coconut and fruit cultivation of the coastal lowlands rise to a central granite massive, the slopes of which are cloaked in virgin rainforest.
At 247 km² Samui is the third-largest island in Thailand and the largest island in the Chumphon Archipelago of over 80 (mostly uninhabited) islands which form the Ang Thong National Marine Park, a kayaking and snorkelling paradise. At 25 km long and 21 km wide, Samui is big enough for serious exploration by the adventurous and fit, but can be circumnavigated in just a couple of hours by motorbike or car, around the 52km ring road.
- Distance: 20 km from Koh Samui airport to Lamai. Airport to hotel transfer cost by hotel car 1000 THB (booking by previous arrangement)
- By air: 1 hour from Bangkok to Koh Samui Airport (USM)
- By ferry: 1.5 hrs from Donsak pier, Surat Thani, on the mainland.
Koh Samui airport (USM) is the most popular and easiest gateway into Koh Samui, with domestic flight services from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket. We also have many direct international flights, arriving from Chengdu, Guangzhou and Kunming in China, also Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Tours & Activities
We hold free daily activities for our guests within the hotel, including Thai cooking classes, Thai vegetable and fruit carving, dressing up in traditional Thai costume (including a photo shoot) also cocktail making and photography lessons.
There are also more vigorous activities including table tennis, volleyball and early morning group jogging along the beach. We also have an air conditioned fitness room fitted with Star Trac exercise machines and communal swimming pool.
On the local beaches there are independent companies who rent jet skis, jetpacks, paddleboards and organise parasailing.
All of the following tours can be arranged by our front office reception staff, at extra cost;
The most popular 1 day excursions our guests choose include an organized trip to the Na Muang waterfall, a 4WD vehicle safari trip in the mountains, with optional elephant trekking, a monkey show and a crocodile show.
There are also excursions to the aquarium and tiger zoo, also a snake farm and a butterfly sanctuary in the south of the island. The Big Buddha temple is always a favourite with visitors, also the newly renovated Wat Plai Laem Chinese temple nearby, in the north of the island.
Further afield, there are also daily boat trips to the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan and also the Anthong National Marine Park reserve, from the ports in the north of the island. These are a full day, beginning at approx. 7:30am, picking up from our hotel, until 16:30 – 17:00.
Closer to Koh Samui are the islands of Koh Tan and Koh Mudsum, for full day snorkeling and swimming activities, or half day sunset trips, departing from the quaint fishing village of Thong Krut, on the south west coast corner of the island.
We can also commission a private English speaking guide/chauffer driver for one day personal, customized tours around the island, at an hourly rate of 500 THB (minimum 4 hours)
Opposite the entrance to our hotel property is the renowned Lamai Muay Thai Camp - WMC. Run under the umbrella of the Word Muaythai Council, the world sole governing body for Muaythai, The Lamai Gym is now considered a top class training facility for Thai boxing. It attracts people from all over the world to train here, at all levels from beginners up to professional competition standard.