Mae Nam

Mae Nam is a beach and a district on Ko Samui's north shore.


Mae Nam is known for it's 7 km stretch of beach. The beach has white sand and is lined by coconut trees. The sea is typically calm, however there is a moderate drift and the water is not usually clear. Mae Nam actually means "river", "mae" meaning mother and "nam" meaning water.

Get in

A songthaew from Chaweng (50-100 baht) or Nathon (50 baht) is the cheapest option. Easy to find as the busy ring road bisects Mae Nam.

Get around

Songthaew or hired motorbikes are the usual options.


The sunset from the east end of the beach is exceptionally pretty.


Chill out on the beach. There is karting on the main road towards Bophut.


There are a couple of shops near the 7-Eleven in the centre.



There are a few relaxed beach bars with reclining beach beds. For nightlife head to Chaweng.


There is usually a gentle breeze in Mae Nam so air-con is not essential.

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