Lamai is a beach on the east coast of Ko Samui, Thailand.
The southern third of the beach has the widest strip of sand, is the best for swimming, and has the most nearby eating and drinking and shopping options. To the north, the water doesn’t get deep enough for swimming until you’re quite some distance out, and the further north you go, the narrower and quieter the beach becomes, eventually becoming rocky towards the headland.
There is a significant number of girlie bars along the main street as well as in some side streets. They are most prevalent in the southern part of town, while the northern part is virtually free of them.
Minibus transfers between Lamai and Samui Airport cost about 150 baht/person; a private taxi charter costs around 300-400 baht.
A minibus from the ferry terminal (normally) sets you back 60 baht, but most tourists are asked (and do pay) 100 baht. See the Ko_Samui#By_bus section about how you may try to avoid that.
A songteow to and from the pier costs B70. Do not use as a private hire – just hop on as it comes and go with the location.