Chaweng is the longest beach and biggest town on Samui. There are dozens of hotels and bungalows along its fine white-sand beach. You can find anything from 5-star luxury Hotels to the handful of budget bungalows that remain from Samui’s days as a backpackers’s haven.
There are a lot of restaurants, shops, small market stalls and the pulsating nightlife with some discos and clubs catering for every whish of the tourist
LiveCam Chaweng Beach
Lamai is Samui’s second largest beach and some believe also its most beautiful. The water is excellent for swimming. The southern end of the bay boasts elegant granite boulders and the beach itself seems endless. Nightlife in Lamai tends to be slightly seedier than in Chaweng. There are also some excellent restaurants and bars scattered along the strip. Accommodations options range from high class resorts to basic bungalows.
LiveCam Lamai Beach
Bophut stands out as the only village on Samui with authentic island charm. It consists of a single street lined with traditional Chinese shophouses, many of which have been converted into restaurants, shops and guesthouses. This is a great spot for a romantic beachside dinner and both the cuisine and the architecture lend a distinctly Mediterranean feel to the village.
Accommodation along Maenam’s long sedate beach ranges from cheap bungalows to top end resorts. The beach itself is a huge horseshoe of soft sand with spectacular views over to the neighbouring island of Koh Phangan. The number of good restaurants and businesses along its main road is steadily increasing.