Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation

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.


Map

Best Lodging Options Near Samae Beach

See all 2,777 Properties near Samae Beach
Xanadu Beach Resort NT$1,604
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 a 10-minute walk of Samae Beach and Tien Beach. Tawaen Beach and Na Baan Pier are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Dharakiri Resort
    Dharakiri Resort

    Dharakiri Resort

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

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

      Aiem Sa Ard Resort NT$972
      Aiem Sa Ard Resort

      Aiem Sa Ard Resort

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

        Situated in Koh Lan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Na Baan Pier, Tawaen Beach, and Samae Beach. Ko Lan View Point and Ta-Yai Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Talaylarndao Resort
        Talaylarndao Resort

        Talaylarndao Resort

        230 Moo7 (Kohlarn) Nakluea, Koh Lan, chonburi
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Koh Lan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Na Baan Pier, Tawaen Beach, and Samae Beach. Ko Lan View Point and Ta-Yai Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Chill House Koh Larn NT$649
          Chill House Koh Larn

          Chill House Koh Larn

          210/13 Moo 7 T.Naklue,, A. Banglamung, Koh Larn, Koh Lan, Pattaya
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Koh Lan, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Na Baan Pier, Tawaen Beach, and Samae Beach. Ko Lan View Point and Ta-Yai Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            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 in Koh Lan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Na Baan Pier, Samae Beach, and Ko Lan View Point. Tawaen Beach and Nual Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Virawan Pool Resort Koh Larn NT$1,621
              Virawan Pool Resort Koh Larn

              Virawan Pool Resort Koh Larn

              108/17 Moo 7, Naklua, Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

                The Leaf Hotel Koh Larn NT$1,621
                The Leaf Hotel Koh Larn

                The Leaf Hotel Koh Larn

                176/13 Moo 7, Naklua, Banglamung, Koh Lan, Chonburi
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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