On the southeast coast of the island, Lamai is considered one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches and is a wonderfully broad expanse of soft, white sands. Whilst the area may be the second biggest resort spot on Samui, with plenty of restaurants and shops, it still retains a relaxed, low-key vibe and is far more tranquil than neighboring Chaweng. Coral Cove and Thong Ta Kien Bay, close to Lamai, are renowned snorkeling spots famed for their clear waters. Lamai is a popular destination for luxury travelers as well as expat villa owners and is home to the island’s only water park and some of the best spas on the island.