Lamai Centre is a small plaza-like shopping precinct in the heart of Lamai (hence the name), opposite the Golden Elephant restaurant. With a modest selection of high-quality shops and cafés, it's worth a visit for its unique wares and peaceful atmosphere.

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The plaza is really little more than a short indent on one side of the main road running through Lamai, which goes back about 60 metres. However, that indent is lined with boutique stores and has a pleasant fountain and pond in the middle, giving it a look and feel halfway between Thai and European.

The shops available at Lamai Centre include a travel agent, a tattoo and body piercing shop, a massage parlour, a second-hand book shop a lamp shop, and a clothing store. This, plus an ice cream parlour, make it a very tourist-oriented place to shop in Lamai.

photo by Stéphane Audiger (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified

Lamai Centre

Location: Lamai Beach Road, Lamai, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand

Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

Ben Reeves | Compulsive Traveller