Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It's known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Ko Samui by a causeway.
Lamai Beach is Samui's second-largest resort area after Chaweng. It is quieter and less bustling than its big sister, but still with plenty of accommodation, dining and shopping options, and some great spas and tourist sites to explore. The general atmosphere is laid back and Lamai has slightly older, and by extention cheaper tourist facilities than Chaweng, although there is some indication that the area is slowly being rejuvenated. Along with the rest of Samui, there is a steady trend away from the 'cheap and cheerful' toward smarter, high-end accommodation and dining facilities and new resorts in Lamai.
Downtown Lamai is pretty small and features an agreeable dining, shopping and bar scene; a great place to wander round after sunset. Lamai Viewpoint is a selection of three natural attractions and an exciting ride, all in one well-developed location. Found just off the main Koh Samui ring road, close to the access road for Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, it offers impressive views and great photo opportunities within easy reach of Lamai Beach.
Thai Boxing is the national sport in Thailand, and as in most villages in the country, Lamai hosts Thai boxing schools as well as an original Thai Boxing Stadium. Slightly less popular than Chaweng’s Petchbuncha Boxing Stadium which is the heart of Samui’s Muay Thai world, Lamai Boxing Stadium has some great fights every Saturday from 21:00 onwards. The originality of Lamai Boxing Stadium comes from the fact that lady fights are organised here for the great pleasure of visitors: the ladies who fight usually work at the beer bars set all around the ring.
To see and experience
At the Samui Aquarium & Tiger Show, get up close and personal to an array of marine life, colourful birds and exotic wildlife all in one stop. This family-friendly attraction certainly has enough to keep kids entertained on an afternoon outing. The aquarium features mostly creatures native to the Gulf of Thailand and its series of large tanks are filled with a range of marine life including nurse sharks, leopard sharks, manta rays, catfish and many kinds of tropical fish, and there is an area where visitors can feed the sea turtles. At the zoo, the main attraction is Bengal tigers and leopards, which provide some thrilling displays of strength and agility in the daily live shows.
Wat Khunaram is the last residence of Koh Samui’s Mummified Monk. It is an unusual sight; a unique insight into Buddhist and Thai culture. The monk Luong Pordaeng died in 1973 in a seated meditative position and ever since his body has been on display in an upright glass case at the temple. Remarkably, even more than 30 years on, the monk’s body shows little sign of decay. For some visitors, having a dead man in full view might be a shocking sight, but for Thais it is something to reflect upon and revere. Aside from the Mummified Monk, Wat Khunaram is a fairly typical Buddhist temple, where local people come to make merit and pray daily. Amulets and other Buddhist artifacts may be bought, and visitors are welcome to join or observe the daily rituals and have a look around.
The best known and most famous of all the landmarks on this island is the Big Buddha temple. Sitting just off the corner of Koh Samui on a little tiny island is a 12 meter tall statue of Buddha in a seated position. The local name for the temple is Wat Phra Yai and it is connected to the main island by a causeway. Made of gold and sitting in the Mara position it shows a time when Buddha was rejecting all temptations that were forced upon him. When you fly into Koh Samui the statue is usually the first thing that you will spot due to its prominent location. There are a few food and amulet stalls at the temple which are also worth looking at either when you arrive or depart. Set in Jungle surroundings are two beautiful waterfalls that are certainly worth a visit, the waterfalls are known as Na Muang 1 and Na Muang 2, the first waterfall flows into a small pool that you can swim in, the second waterfall is about thirty minutes further uphill and is also just as stunning. The park featuring the waterfall is completely free of charge and there are lots of beautiful spots along the way as well as small food stalls and souvenir huts to make purchases from. With many tourists choosing to go to the various beaches this makes for a nice change and an idyllic spot for a swim
Board the big tour boat and travel to Angthong Marine Park on a full-day excursion from Samui Island. Kayak along the stunning coastline, hike to the top of Mae Koh for views of the Emerald Lagoon, and snorkel at Wua Talap Island. Enjoy lunch on the boat. The Gulf of Thailand is an absolute paradise for diving fanatics and you can get tours from reputable PADI certified instructors who will take you on a boat trip to see the marine life for yourself. The best diving area is 60 kilometers out from Koh Samui so you will go out on a big boat with the other divers and participate in a two dive course. Each dive usually lasts about 40 to 50 minutes and is suitable for complete beginners. If you are going to go diving make sure you always check the schools certificates are current and that you are completely happy with all their safety procedures.
Only a few units left
Lamai Resort consists of a total of four buildings all of 4 stories. The project is connected to Lamai main street in the front and has a dedicated parking area in the back. Building A, B and D has apartments of different sizes and layouts. Building C is a New Nordic Hotel and sold out already. The information desk for the overall project will be located in Building A. There will also be a swimming pool in the center of the project close to the restaurant located on the ground floor of Building D. The last remaining units are in Building A. For more alternatives, see our new project Samui Water World, situated just beside this development.
Samui Water World
Situated near the lively Lamai Beach and within easy reach to the main road, Samui Water World makes for the perfect family getaway and is a follow-up to our highly successful Samui Resort & Hotel where nearly all units are sold out already. Consisting of four buildings all built around a pool area surrounded by water slides, sun loungers, children areas and a nice restaurant overlooking the pool offers a range of opportunities for the whole family to spend lazy days at the resort. Following the same quality and brand essence as our other Water World’s, the rooms provide the perfect combination of fresh design and smart solutions. The interior is inspired by the ocean, making it a crisp, light and welcoming atmosphere. The family resort is within easy reach of a wealth of the island's culture with local markets, bustling beach clubs, beautiful nature and white sand beaches. An investment option for the smarter investor.
THE SALES OFFICE AND OTHER
NEW NORDIC SERVICES
Our Samui Sales Office is located next to our land-plots with direct access to them, only a 20-meter walk to the Lamai Beach Road in the heart of the center of the beautiful village. From here our well-trained staff will explain you everything about our Samui Projects and New Nordic in general. We would like to invite you for the grand tour and a fresh brewed coffee!
New Nordic VIP Developer, 124/487 Moo 3 Maret, Koh Samui
Phone: +66 652746599
Lamai is the second largest residential area on Koh Samui. Cheweng, only a 15-minute ride from Lamai leading through a stunning mountain road, is the largest residential area. The main difference is that where Cheweng has the feeling of a city and mainly attracts a young party crowd, Lamai has the tropical feel and is more family orientated. New Nordic Group has a perfect location at the center of the town of Lamai.
Our newly opened beach restaurang Kon Tiki is a perfect place to try out New Nordic Group today!