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Samae Beach

Walk to lookouts with spectacular views, enjoy myriad watersports and dine at waterfront restaurants at this lively beach on Koh Lan’s west coast.

Samae Beach is one of Koh Lan’s liveliest and most popular beaches. It sits on the island’s west coast overlooking the glorious and glistening water of the Bay of Bangkok. Samae Beach offers an ideal combination of relaxation, recreation, adventure and traditional Thai cuisine. The beach itself is an eye-catching sweep of soft white sand framed by forest-clad hills. Find numerous opportunities to rent sun lounges and umbrellas along the beach. 

Be sure to take a revitalizing swim in the shallow, warm and crystal-clear water. Buoys mark a safe swimming area and separate bathers from the boats. Spot colorful fish swimming frantically on the seabed. Toward the southern end of the beach is a watersport’s center. Explore the bay on a rented Jet Ski or join an exhilarating water-sled ride. Alternatively, rent an inflatable tube and float leisurely on the water.

If you are feeling energetic then follow the trails to the beach’s two viewpoints. At the southern edge of the bay a path leads through green hills to Khaoo Na Yok lookout. Marvel at the views back across the beach and of Pattaya’s coastline. On an exceptionally clear day it’s possible to see nearby Ko Phai (Bamboo Island). Enjoy similar views from a pergola accessed via a short trail at the northern end of the bay.

Samae Beach is about 10-minute drive from Na Baan Pier, which is the main ferry port on Koh Lan. Motorcycle taxis and baht buses (shared taxis) travel frequently between the beach and pier. They operate with fixed fares so there’s no need to bargain. Rent a scooter for the chance to discover other island attractions at your own pace. Among these are Nual Beach, Sangwan Beach and Ta-Yai Beach.

Thanks to Koh Lan’s impressive year-round climate, Samae Beach is a constant hive of activity. Several bars and restaurants line the beach, which serve tasty Thai cuisine. Sample classic dishes such as pad Thai, stir-fried rice noodles with garlic, tamarind and fish sauce.


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Xanadu Beach Resort NT$1,773
Xanadu Beach Resort

Xanadu Beach Resort

200/22 Moo 7 Had Samae, Naklua, Koh Lan, Chonburi
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Koh Lan resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Samae Beach, Na Baan Pier, and Ta-Yai Beach. Tien Beach and Ko Lan View Point are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Baan Rimnam Koh Larn
    Baan Rimnam Koh Larn

    Baan Rimnam Koh Larn

    70 Moo 7 Pattaya, Koh Lan, Chonburi
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Ko Krok and within 6 mi (10 km) of Central Festival Pattaya and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach and Dongtan Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Koh Larn F.C. NT$839
      Koh Larn F.C.

      Koh Larn F.C.

      182/30 Moo 7 Naklua, Koh Lan, Chonburi
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tawaen Beach and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

        OYO 830 Kohlarn Mountain
        OYO 830 Kohlarn Mountain

        OYO 830 Kohlarn Mountain

        170/33 T.Naglua, A.Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Koh Lan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samae Beach and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.

          Phan Loft Koh Larn
          Phan Loft Koh Larn

          Phan Loft Koh Larn

          209/66 T.Na Klua, A.Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samae Beach and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

            Aiem Sa Ard Resort
            Aiem Sa Ard Resort

            Aiem Sa Ard Resort

            193/75 m.7, Koh Lan, chonburi
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tawaen Beach and Na Baan Pier. Ta-Yai Beach is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.

              Dharakiri Resort
              Dharakiri Resort

              Dharakiri Resort

              170/17 Moo 7, Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Samae Beach, Na Baan Pier, and Ko Lan View Point. Tawaen Beach and Nual Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Rachawadee Resort Moonlight NT$1,598
                Rachawadee Resort Moonlight

                Rachawadee Resort Moonlight

                210/17 Moo 7, Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Tawaen Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dongtan Beach and Central Festival Pattaya. Art in Paradise is 4.3 mi (6.9 km) away.