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Laem Yai Beach is a beach on the very northwest tip of the island of Ko Samui. It is not clear exactly where this is as Laem Yai other than the northwest tip of Samui as it does not appear on maps of the area.
- 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.
Taxi from Chaweng: 600 baht. Recommend your own transport. Hire a motorbike or a 4 x 4.
Beautiful sunsets, shallow seas, and idyllic coconut palm-lined beaches await explorers.
Walk along the beach, take a kayak out on the ocean, chill.
- 1 The Terrace, Kao Laem Yai Beach (Most maps will show this on Bang Makham Beach, not Laem Yai), ☏ . 18:00-23:00. This high-end restaurant serves up the daily catche. On the beach, the open-air sala affords diners with a perfect view of the sunsets over the distant islands of Ang Thong. Food is international and Thai, with an occasional special menu. Offers upscale accommodation from roughly 3,000 baht (Internet promotional price). 400 baht.