Laem Set

Laem Set - Koh Samui - Thailand

Laem Set - Koh Samui - Thailand

Laem Set is located within Ban Kao Bay on the south east of Koh Samui and far from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui’s north and east coasts. The bay is shared mostly by Laem Set beach with Laem Sor beach occupying the western end and our Laem Set villas are located right on the beach

Map of villas in Laem Set

Laem Set is located within Ban Kao Bay on the south east of Koh Samui and far from the hustle and bustle of Koh Samui’s north and east coasts. The bay is shared mostly by Laem Set beach with Laem Sor beach occupying the western end.

Those who are looking for peace and tranquility in natural surroundings with fabulous views of Koh Samui, stay in beach resorts and luxury private beachfront villas spread out between the coconut palms. Each property has more or less its own private beach, although officially all beaches are public on Koh Samui.

The main Koh Samui ring road is some distance away from the beach as is the inner coast road, it is well off the beaten track with no village or community. Should you wish to venture away from this peaceful environment for some souvenir shopping or the supermarket, the nearest main town of Lamai is 20 minutes drive.


Laem Set Beach
A feature of Laem Set beach is the large granite boulders that separate the beach into several small sandy coves from the Centara Resort and continuing around the headland in the east. It creates a unique attraction not seen on other beaches on the island. During the summer months there is a large expanse of sand due to the low tides and shallow waters that extend over 100m out to the offshore reef. Swimming is only possible during a few months of the year. Probably the best part of the beach is occupied by the internationally renowned Kamalaya Wellness Centre with it's accommodation cascading down valleys within the hillside.

Spa and Wellness centre

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort is an award winning centre offering programmes in detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control.

Laem Set Beaches

Laem Set Beach

South - An unspoilt sandy beach with rounded boulders that separate the beach into small coves at one end. The rest of this quiet beach is a wide expanse of sand most of the year due to the low tides where other activities and beautiful scenery can be enjoyed.

Laem Set is a peaceful area and activities centre around the beach - the area has huge granite boulders along the coast and is great for exploring and finding private coves and beach hideaways. Kitesurfing is popular on this beach and there are other family friendly activities that you can reach easily from this location.

Kitesurfing is a popular activity here with Laem Set beach being a perfect venue. The kitesurfing school is further east on Natien beach

Butterfly Garden
The Butterfly Garden is just a short drive away and is set in beautiful landscaped gardens and is an attraction for all the family. It features many species of colorful butterfly behind fine netting, as well as moths and insects and even has a bee house. The best time to go is the morning when the butterflies are more active.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Water ski

The busier beaches of Chaweng and Lamai will have speed boats offering the traditional water ski trips and lessons and some will also offer wakeboarding, paragliding and banana boat rides.

Windsurf and Paddleboard

Windsurfing and Paddleboard rental is available on Lamai beach as well as lessons for both kiddies and adults. Maenam beach also a windsurfing facility as well as other sail boats.


Kayaks can be hired on most of the beaches around Koh Samui either through hotels or concessions for paddling around locally.

Diving and Snorkelling

Koh Samui does not have much in the way of coral and therefore very little marine life. Many dive companies operate diving and snorkeling trips to other dive sites as well as PADI dive courses.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

The waters surrounding Koh Samui are teaming with fish and there are many day or night-time game fishing tours available, catering for beginners and experts with all equipment provided.

Sight Seeing Boat Trips

One of the most popular is to the stunning islands of the Angthong National Marine Park Optional snorkelling and kayaking is usually available with equipment provided and lunch. A private speedboat trip around Koh Samui's coast exploring secret beaches is another option.


Kiteboarding is availabel on Koh Samui at two locations at different times of the year on the south and west coasts when the water is shallow and has ideal conditons


An adventrure playground for  great day out for the family with fun for kids of all ages and the adults! Swimming pools, waterslides, boating, bungee trapeezing, mini go karts, mini golf course, tree to tree rope bridge course (2 levels), inflatable bouncey castle.

Sailing Charters

A great way to see the coastline of Koh Samui for a few hours or have an overnight stay visiting other islands is to charter a sailing boat. Different size boats all for a romantic sunset cruise for two or to have fun with a large group of family or friends.

Other Activities

Namuang Safari Park

Tours include 20min ATV Quad bikes fun , elephant trekking and show and a cable ride which includes one ride for 6 - 11yearolds.

Go Karts

There are three Go Kart tracks now on Koh Samui and provides a fun time for all the family. There are both single and double karts should you wish to drive wth younger kids.

Football Golf

Get family and friends playing, laughing and enjoying this fun game of kicking the football into 18 holes on a tropical course with a cold drink provided.

Muay Thai Boxing

The national sport of Thailand with venues to spectate or partake in professional Muay Thai are found in Chaweng and Lamai.


There is a PGA International championship 18 hole par 72 golf course and two 9 hole courses all with stunning views. There are also two driving ranges.

Temple Visits

There are many temples in and around Koh Samui representing the history and the different cultures of the Thai residents all well worth a visit some of which have amazing views.


There is ample souvenir and fashion shopping in the popular coastal towns with Koh Samui’s biggest shopping "mall" Central Festival located right in the centre of Chaweng. There are also the "Walking Street" markets in different places every night of the week

Walking Street Markets

There is a "walking Street" market in one of the towns and villages on everyday of the week - the most popular being the "Od Fisheman's Village" at Bophut which takes place on a Friday night from around 4pm until 10 - 11pm.

4 W/D Jeep Jungle Tour and Waterfall

Enjoy an exhilarating trip on the back of a jeep through Koh Samui's jungle and across rivers reaching the highest point on the island experiencing amazing view.

Cinema and Ten Pin Bowling

There is just one cinema at the present time located at the Tesco Lotus Supermarket and shopping mall alongside a small bowling alley. Another bowling alley is located in the centre of Chaweng.

Thai Cookery School

SITCA is the original Thai cookery school on Koh Samui based in Chaweng and has both morning and afternoon sessions to learn all about the ingredients and preparation. The manager of your luxury Koh Samui villa will be able to assist with recommending other cookery schools nearby.

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