I am in love with isolated beaches.... Lamai beach is great for families and couples as it is not a busy beach. It has easy access to get around with many restaurants in the main strip. The north side of the beach is much cleaner, isolated and the shallow sea is great to dip in too. I would advise to go early morning when the sea level is high which is suitable to dip in. The water level reduces as the day progresses. Must do Sunday market in Lamai which serves cheap food and drinks.