Beautifully diverse, secluded, and with stunning views of Koh Phangan, Maenam is truly a backpacker’s favorite. This amazing beach destination is among the best in Samui and offers tranquility and privacy for guests looking for a quiet island haven. Its proximity to Chaweng and the Fisherman’s Village makes it the perfect place to stay in Samui if you are the type who love to head out and explore. The Maenam Beach is a visual marvel, with its jewel toned waters and light latte colored sand. Catering both to luxury jetsetters and tourists on a budget, this place will make anyone feel right at home. These are some attractions to try on your Koh Samui holiday in Maenam.
Maenam, like most parts of Koh Samui, is known for its lush vegetation and rainforests. A good way to discover nature and have fun at the same time is to take zipline rides at Canopy Adventures. Here you can enjoy the beauty of Maenam (if you are brave enough to open your eyes) as you are suspended several feet high above the ground. Cable rides such as the ones offered in Canopy Adventures allow one to have an incredible perspective—a chance to see the view from the top which is something a walking tour can’t easily provide.Canopy Adventures ensure safe rides and requires no experience whatsoever. The staff will teach you everything you need to know to have a safe and memorable experience.
Maenam Morning Market
If you are on a tight budget, you can save a lot of money by cooking your food instead of heading out to dine or having your meals cooked by a personal chef. Maenam Morning Market is the best source of vegetables, fresh fish and meat. The products here are affordable and the choices are impressive. Fruits, herbs, and spices can be bought here as well. If you are craving for sweets, you can also buy a lot of local desserts such as sticky buns and rice cakes.
Maenam is a home to one of Koh Samui’s super cool watersports—kitesurfing. This activity involves being dragged across the water by a giant kite. It is actually a hybrid sport that combines surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics among many others. The weather in Maenam, particularly its wind conditions, makes it an ideal spot to kitesurf. If you want to try a new sport, get a nice tan, and work your muscles at the same time, we urge you to sign up for kitesurfing lessons on your Maenam holiday.
Samui Coconut Beads
Local arts and crafts make great souvenirs and a good place to find quality handicrafts is Samui Coconut Beads. The store is decorated with wooden tones and offers all kinds of handcrafted merchandise from decorative items, belts, hair accessories, and jewelry. You can buy in bulk or set your heart on a custom made piece. This is located at the entrance of Pier Road, near the walking street.
Zenzibar Beach Bar
A great way to spend your vacation is to try one of Maenam’s top restaurants. Zenzibar is set right at the beach. Here you can drink refreshing cocktails, admire the beach, and just take advantage of the wonderful tropical vibe as you eat your meals. This Koh Samui restaurant serves seafood dishes as well as Thai food and international dishes. Their shrimp pad Thai is superb and flavored just right. The house’s lobster is also a crowd favorite. In Zenzibar, you can also watch the sunset by the beach while having a romantic date with your beloved.
Maenam Walking Street
Another Maenam attraction is the Walking Street. A place to have a food trip, shop, and get to know local culture, you will surely love it here. Take long lazy strolls, find local products, and sample yummy street food. You won’t be bored. We promise. This place is open every Thursday, from 5 pm onwards. If you want to get to know more about local lifestyle, you must definitely schedule a visit.
Maenam takes pride in its quiet beach. While this may not be as busy and as popular as Chaweng, those are the very reasons why many tourists love it here. On the shoreline you can have some peace and be able to have a lazy day while sunbathing, sleeping on a hammock, or cozying up with a good book. The tranquil scenery is very relaxing and just simply immersing yourself in the tropical breeze can soothe your worries away. Take long walks before sunset if you want to do something romantic or maybe book a lesson and learn a number of watersports. The beach is very close to dining places and bars so there is always something to look forward to.
Samui Frisbee Golf
If you have never tried frisbee golf of disc golf before, stop by Samui Frisbee Golf on your island stay. This is a popular family venue in Maenam and is ideal for people who love to have fun outdoors. The park is a 9-hole course with plenty of shade so you can play without worries. Here the whole household can go for a tournament for a reasonable price. Also, you won’t need experience so you don’t have to feel intimidated even if you haven’t played the sport yet.
If you want satisfying breakfast and a nice stimulating cup of coffee for a great price, make sure to head to About Cafe’. This shop is known for its yummy pancakes and coffee art. This cafe serves really good breakfast, tea, and smoothies. For people who love a casual place to relax and get delicious snacks, you will love About Cafe’. Looking for tokens to give to your loved ones when you return home? Here they sell postcards and trinkets—items to remind you of your Koh Samui visit.