Maenam, or Mae Nam (an alternate spelling) is located in northern coastline of Koh Samui, west of Bo Phut. The beach is about five kilometers long and is a rather popular location for surfers. Here you’re able to rent a surfboard in some of the hotels. When tourists initially began to explore Koh Samui, Maenam was one of the few beaches that could offer hotels by the sea. That was a long time ago.
This beach is an excellent holiday destination if you are traveling with children or if you just want to just relax, without interference from loud music from bars, etc. In some parts of the beach, it gets rather deep quickly, so if you have children, do not to lose sight of them.
Maenam is situated close to Samui’s finest golf course; Santiburi Golf and Country Club and nearby the Maenam Pier with ferries to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. The island’s airport, Samui Airport, is also located a relatively short taxi ride from this beach.