Lamai Beach is on the east coast of Koh Samui. It is the second popular beach after Chaweng and stretches over 4km. Lamai beach is not as wide as Chaweng and the sea gets quickly deeper making it perfect for swimming and water sports. At the southern end of the beach the famous Grandfather & Grandmother rock formations called Hin Ta - Hin Yai, stretch their bizarre shapes in the sky. Whilst quieter than Chaweng Lamai still offers tourists plenty to see & do, places to eat and shop. Just to the north of Lamai are two beautiful bays. First off is Coral Cove, one of Samui's best snorkelling spots with fish taking advantage of the bay protected by huge granite boulders. Many fishing boats take refuge in this bay when there is news of a storm brewing. Coral Cove offers some good accommodation alternatives for those not wanting to be in the main tourist areas, but only a short drive away. Right before you reach Lamai you'll find Thong Ta Kien Bay. The waters are crystal clear, surrounded by limestone rocks, and fringed with soft white sand palms and shady trees.