is the best beach in Samui island
of Thailand, and one of the best beaches in the world. The abundance of palm trees and sand, as well as a small number of people, - all of the components of ideal tropical converged here in perfect proportions. It is possible to find cheap bungalow (600 baht) right on the beach, - best value for money
! The best part of the beach - near the cafe Shangrilah Bungalows
. Shore and seabed: sand. 
Directly on the beach there are inexpensive bungalows. Usually they are very basic, and it is not always possible to book in advance. It is also possible to find a cozy cottage with a kitchen and a (common) pool from 900 baht per night, - or from 450 baht per night when renting for a month. Find hotels in Maenam
How to get there 
Fly to Samui Airport (USM)
. Then hire a taxi (for 500 bahts). See more details on how to get to Samui island - here
. Find flights to Maenam
When to go 
Any time of the year except October and November, as this period is featured by the maximum amount of rain.
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Useful information 
Attention! A good part of the beach is in the west side. Do not choose a hotel in the eastern part of the beach, despite the best deals.
There is a huge number of cafes in the beach area. Lunch will cost from 150 bahts (Tom Yam soup
- from 100 bahts). We recommend a good cafe in the western part of the beach near the Temple (near Lamprayah pier). Usually more cheaper the cafe - then it's more tasty. There's also nearby - on the ring road - a cafe called "We are number 1", with unlimited meals for 160 bahts (drinks are for extra money), - very tasty! Usually it's crowdy there.