Laem Sor on Samui’s southern tip has a different feeling than the eastern coast areas of the island, lying not too far from the shops and restaurants of Lamai further up the coast. The easily reachable beaches just to the south and west are smaller and have a more secluded, hideaway feel. Laem Sor is famed for its golden chedi which sits twinkling at the water’s edge and affords wonderful views of islands on the horizon in the blue waters on the Gulf of Thailand; with the island of Koh Taen, close to Laem Sor a perfect spot for snorkeling trips. An oasis of tranquil beauty, Laem Sor is a luxury villa haven for those seeking old-fashioned peace and quiet, with Tong Krut, a traditional fishing village, close by. With a long, white stretch of sand, Laem Sor Beach has a wonderfully nostalgic vibe