Unlike the other white sandy beaches in Koh Samui, the Maenam Beach features golden yellow sand and is one of the most under-rated beaches on this island. Those who love a serene beach will certainly love the delightful stretch of sand at this beach.
The beach’s cerulean water and tranquil setting attracts many nature photographers, and as many tourists often stay near the Maenam beach area, there are some excellent value accommodation choices nearby.
Maenam Accommodation, Beach & Village, Thailand
Although the water is clear and warm in Maenam beach, you cannot surf as the beach is too shallow at some points. However, the beach stays calm most of the year and is good for light paddling.
It is quite uncommon to see any beach parties at Maenam, but you may see a few during the festive seasons. As Maenam is somewhat remote, you won’t see much of a crowd and the traffic is much less around this area. So it is quite a convenient location for beach accommodation suited to holiday makers.
The beach is also quite close to the famous party venues at Koh Phangan. With many reasonably priced guesthouses and villas in the area, many guests often stay here and catch a ferry to visit the full moon party venues in Koh Phangan.
Maenam’s kid friendly beaches are perfect for those wanting to enjoy some safe water activities. Visitors to this beach will love to swim, snorkel and dive as the water is calm all year round.
Even though this beach is not as popular as the one’s in Chaweng and Lamai, it is one of the most pristine in Koh Samui. So why not plan a day trip to this beach or stay at Maenam when you’re in Koh Samui.