Following the road on the seafront 2 km to the west, one enters Maenam. Its range of four kilometers is very quiet and relatively broad. The water is deeper than on the east coast, but the atmosphere is definitely more tropical! Some dive and other water sports have their store and windsurfing is quite active during the months September to December. The fast boats to the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao leave the dock of Mae Nam. On either side of the main road, there are many shops, mostly for more people, but you will also find restaurants and bars. As for the nightlife, it is better to hire a motorbike or a car and go east!

The area is home to many hotels, some luxurious, others are more like small bungalows and family, not to mention some excellent health spas (Spa). Most institutions have a very good value for money. All serve a wide variety of cuisine from local Thai dishes to the most refined meals. The casual style of the region attracts many couples and newlyweds whose priority is rather calm.

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