Laem Sor, Koh Samui - Overview and Featured Villas
Head south for peace and serenity on sandy shores

Koh Samui is famous for its incredible sunny climate, soft sandy beaches, lush green tropical landscape and an array of dream holiday homes. There really is a place for everyone on this friendly, relaxing island. Head to Bo Phut in the north for rustic charm. On the east coast, Ko Samui’s biggest town Chaweng Beach has its long lovely beach and a buzzing atmosphere with clubs, restaurants and entertainment round the clock. Travel southwards and you hit the more relaxed charms of the beautiful Lamai beach. Keep going south, explore the southern tip of the island and you’ll find even quieter and hidden treasures like the area around Laem Sor.
 
Just ten miles away from Lamai, Laem Sor has its own unspoilt beaches but it promises a slower way of life where local fishermen busy at work in their boats give a glimpse of how island life used to be. The same crystal-clear waters and beautiful views lure you in but there is a tranquility and timelessness that will keep you enthralled. During summer low tides, the reef is dry for around 100 meters which means there is plenty of room for beach activities or even just good old rock pooling. At sunset you are rewarded with spectacular sunsets with views of Koh Tan in the distance.
 
One of the unexpected treasures of this stretch of beach is the Buddhist temple called Laem Sor Pagoda. The golden temple is a photographer’s dream as it shimmers against the turquoise waters and bright blue skies. At the entrance of the temple there are two warrior statues protecting the Buddha seated within. Buddha statues and a meditation forest area add to the aura of tranquility. It’s worth noting that this is an active temple where worshippers and monks come on holy days so be respectful and allow the monks space to chant and meditate in peace. Visitors can make wishes by putting a miniature boat in the large boat which contains the figure of the monk that founded the temple. Just up the hill from the pagoda is another part of the temple complex which is well worth a visit. A short climb up from the beach, Khao Chedi pagoda also has excellent views and a sense of calm that remains with you when you leave this special place.
 
Laem Sor may feel like the quiet corner of Koh Samui but hidden amongst the lush jungle there are boutique hotels, holiday resorts, with spa facilities and yoga retreats, luxury villas and some excellent restaurants and other watering holes. This really is a place to relax and unwind but if you love golf, then the local disc golf course located near the beach has 18 holes and promises a varied game through the jungle with elevation changes and sea views. The restaurant Hemingway’s on the Beach is a favourite haunt for holiday makers. Excellent food, wonderful views, exquisite pina coladas made with local coconut milk, give this place an ambience and atmosphere of its own. Another well-reputed port of call is the Hideaway Pub which is run by an English landlord and is known for its outstanding European and Thai food as well as its great hospitality.
 
The area around Laem Sor feels very different to other parts of the island. It offers a tranquility that you simply don’t find in other locations but it’s worth remembering how small the island is too. Beautiful waterfalls, rock formations, Buddhist temples, as well as bustling towns and famous beaches, are all within an hour away (the airport is 45 minutes) from this little part of paradise... 
We have a selection of properties in this tranquil part of the island…
 
https://www.real-samui-properties.com/6-bed-beachfront-villa-laem-sor-south-koh-samui-100012
Water, water is everywhere at this luxury beachfront villa. This six-suite contemporary Balinese-style property has its own beachfront and 21-metre infinity pool that laps the shoreline. Capture panoramic views of Koh Tan from one of its terraces and breath in the sea air and tropical flowers from the shade of a palm tree in the beachside garden.
 
  
https://www.real-samui-properties.com/property-for-sale-luxury-six-bed-headland-villa-laem-sor-609
Secluded and exclusive and with a private beach and infinity pool, this five-bedroom villa boasts a superior location on the headland of Laem Sor. Whether you are watching the sunset from this spacious and stylish villa, reading on the balcony of your bedroom or relaxing in its exotic mature gardens, you’ll always feel like you’ve found your own personal paradise.
 
 
https://www.real-samui-properties.com/property-for-sale-recently-completed-modern-2-bed-pool-villa-laem-sor-100086
A brand new two-bedroom garden villa just a short walk away from the tranquil turquoise waters of Laem Sor. Stylish single-level design, with its own infinity pool and a beautifully landscaped garden, thoughtfully planted with Frangipani trees and laid with grass, this is an affordable and family-friendly tropical getaway.