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Maenam Beach

Maenam Beach is one of Thailand’s most pristine beaches - a gentle paradise of intricate beauty. This 4-kilometre stretch features yellowish sand and a coastline that is well trimmed with palm trees that make the place look like a perfect postcard picture.

Despite being a tourist destination, Maenam has a peaceful and laid-back atmosphere that is ideal for family vacations. You’ll unlikely come across a noisy party but rather, you’ll see kids playing on the beach, couples of all ages enjoying their quality time together, and older tourists paddling in the water. It is the perfect place if you’re looking for serenity and solitude. As Maenam Beach occupies the third spot in Thailand’s most popular beaches, its entire coast is also occupied with bungalows and other buildings for businesses. It also has restaurants that serve local Thai, Chinese, Western, and other international dishes. A trip to Maenam Beach is a total experience – from sight to taste, the place offers remarkable experiences.



Maenam Beach is located in Koh Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand.


Opening Days and Hours

The beach is open daily, 24 hours a day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Maenam Beach has no entrance fee. You can come here without worrying about admission.


How to Get There

  • Take the night train to Surat Thani.
  • Proceed to Donsak Pier.
  • Take a ferry to Lipa Noi Pier.
  • Board a taxi to Maenam Beach.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 6 hours to a whole day.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Maenam Beach is around March to May. During these months, the chance for rainstorms is very low.



  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Beach sports



Farmer’s Restaurant, The Boudoir, Kobori Japanese Restaurant, Lai Thai Restaurant, Angela’s Diner, and Zenzibar are just some of the food options near Maenam Beach.


Nearby Attractions

  • Chaweng Beach
  • Wat Plai Laem
  • Lamai Beach



COSI Samui, Crystal Lamai Hotel, Moon Cottage, Ampha Place, Ibis Samui Bophut, Samui Verticolor, Ark Bar Beach Resort, and La Meridien Resort are some of the hotels to choose from at Koh Samui. Rates range from USD 45 to USD 140. Homestays are also available starting at USD 15.

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