Located on the southwestern coast of Koh Samui, Laem Sor Beach is perfect for those who seek solitude away from the main tourist hubbub. The compact size of the island means that even if you elect to stay in Laem Sor Beach, you can still take advantage of the nightlife and activities at other beaches and locations on the island. With golden sand beaches right outside a accommodations at Laem Sor Beach and easy access to everything the island has to offer, Laem Sor Beach is a wonderful place to call home during a holiday stay on Koh Samui.
HomeAway’s selection of villas on Laem Sor includes exclusive villas with private pools and more affordable homes for families and small groups. All of HomeAway’s holiday rentals come with the amenities required to make them genuine homes away from home.
Those who wish to be closer to the excitement can browse HomeAway’s diverse accommodation options in other parts of Koh Samui, while travellers who want to visit Phuket before or after their stay on Koh Samui can also find comfortable holiday homes via HomeAway.
Wat Plai Laem:
This modern temple is breathtaking to behold. A white statue of the goddess of compassion and mercy towers over the temple, its 18 arms stretching out beyond the temple. The temple includes aspects of ancient Chinese and Thai culture, despite its modern construction.
Though located in Thailand, this quaint market has a Mediterranean feel, its old wooden shop-houses revealing the market’s history. Despite its name, the Fisherman’s Village is also home to several boutiques, jewellery shops and dive shops. The sea views are also quite amazing.
Starz Cabaret is one of the top cabaret attractions on Koh Samui, offering a mixture of Western and Thai culture. The dancers and singers put on a fun show that gets the crowd laughing, and the costumes provides a theatrical representation of Thai attire. There are three shows held daily.
Samui Go Kart:
When it’s time to get away from the beach, Samui Go Kart offers an exciting alternative. There are karts suitable for children, making this a great afternoon activity for the whole family. The track is well maintained, and the karts and helmets are designed to ensure maximum safety.
Samui Crocodile Farm:
Samui Crocodile Farm is home to a wide selection of crocodiles and snakes and makes for an enjoyable family outing. The trainers put on several shows each day and provide a wealth of interesting information about the creatures that live on the farm.
Samui Cultural Center and Fine Arts of South Asia:
Located on the west side of the island, Samui Cultural Center and Fine Arts of South Asia showcases pieces that give an insight into Thai culture specifically and south Asian culture in general. This attraction is ideal for those who like to delve into the history of their holiday destinations.
The weather on Koh Samui is conducive to holidays all the year round, with temperatures ranging from 26 to 32°C. From May to August temperatures are warm and there can be thunderstorms in the late afternoon. The rainy season, from September to November, is not ideal for diving given the lower visibility, but the rain comes in short bursts, so travellers can still enjoy the beach and sun even during these rainy months.
The best way to get to Lam Sor Beach is to fly into Samui Airport (USM) and take a short drive either in a hired car or an inexpensive taxi. Those coming from Phuket can take a one-hour flight or board a ferry that goes to Koh Samui. The ferry trip takes about six hours.