Best Places to Shop in Lamai
At Lamai you will find plenty of shops catering to tourists, but still retaining their local flavor and style. The most popular shopping destination in Lamai is its Night Plaza, which is not only a good place to go shopping but a great place to just wander and people-watch. Similar to the Night Plaza is Lamai Walking Street.
In addition to the markets are some nice department stores and boutiques as well some laid-back small shops. Whatever your budget, there are places to satisfy your craving to shop in Lamai.
1. Lamai Fresh Market
One of the most popular of Lamai’s markets is the Lamai Fresh Market, which is the main market for produce, vegetables, meat, and fish, as well as various knockoff items and clothing. You can get a wide variety goods here and you can pick up a good meal from a street food cart for very little money. The Fresh Market is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is on the Ring Road.
2. Mr. Samui Art Gallery
Mr. Samui Gallery & Art Café is filled with all kinds of jewelry, scarves, and trinkets. There are thousands of earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and other baubles to choose from. You can even have a custom design created just for you. In addition to this store, there is a café that serves coffee and some local food offerings as well as alcohol in the evenings. The art gallery is small but quite nice. Mr. Samui is located on South Lamai Main Street.
3. Lamai Night Market
This night market is right in the center of Lamai and offers plenty of opportunities to shop and find some great locally-made goods. These include religious icons and statuettes, lamps, jewelry, and more. Vendors also sell a variety of clothing, including beachwear. Along with electronics, household goods, and more, these goods make Lamai Night Plaza an intriguing stop that you can visit any day of the week beginning at 5 p.m.
Dreamcatcher is a boutique that sells locally-made jewelry of very good quality. All the pieces are designed by hand and the owner will also create custom-made pieces. Much of the jewelry is silver and may feature turquoise stones as well as local seashells. The store also sells various items that are very suitable for gifts. Dreamcatcher can be found near the entrance that takes you to Hin Ta and Hin Yai, the Grandma and Grandpa Rocks. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
5. Lamai Walking Street
Lamai Walking Street is similar to the night market, but is held once a week, on Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Increasingly popular, this market offers delicious Thai food as well as many other dining options, along with cocktails and other drinks. The market is located on Lamai Beach Road which they close to hold this walking street market.