The Shortcut from Maenam to Lamai

Going for a drive in Koh Samui

If you want to see what ‘Back Roads Samui’ looks like then this is the video to watch!

This ‘short-cut’ was paved only a couple of years ago… prior to that it was a dirt road, and you had to be a bit brave to take the journey on with your little 125cc bike. That said, there are still some pretty steep sections that need a fair bit of skill if you intend to do this little trip on a bike.

Maenam to Lamai 'short-cut'. Koh Samui, Thailand.
Maenam to Lamai ‘short-cut’. Koh Samui, Thailand.

This ‘short-cut’ isn’t a true short-cut at all… in the sense that it takes just as long to get to Lamai as using the main ring road… and more often than not the ring road option would actually be faster! But this trip isn’t about being faster… it’s about checking out some of the amazing views that you get from the top of the mountain that the short-cut goes over… and it is WAY prettier – and more relaxing – than taking the main road. So if you want to see a ‘Bird’s Eye’ view of this beautiful island then this ‘short-cut’ is the road you need. AND there a couple of chilled out places to stop and enjoy a coffee or a beer as you ‘drink-in’ the peace, quiet, and nature all around you. 🌴👍

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Written by Alan Brewis

Since arriving in Samui over 20 years ago bike freak Alan has been ordained a Buddhist monk, worked with the Royal Thai police, been a volunteer for Samui Rescue and started @bonsaisamui, @samuifireworks & @samuitv.


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