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Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

 

Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

 

Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

 

Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

 

Travel Tips

The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

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How to go

There are air-conditioned buses operated by The Transport Company Limited and by private bus companies from Bangkok to Ban Phe departing from Eastern Bangkok Bus Terminal (Ekamai) on Sukhumvit Road every hour from 05.00AM – 08.00 PM and Bangkok-Rayong buses departing from Eastern Bangkok Bus Terminal (Ekamai) on Sukhumvit Road and departing from Northern and Northeastern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2) on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road every day. Travel time takes around 3.5 hours. For more information, call The Transport Company Limited call center 1490 or www.transport.co.th

Online bus ticket booking is now available at www.busticket.in.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com  or www.thairoute.com

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The nearest airport to Koh Samet is U-Tapao, about 45 km from Ban Phe. There are limited flights on Bangkok Airways to and from U-Tapao, namely into and out of Koh Samui and Phuket.

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Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

 

Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

 

Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

 

Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

 

Travel Tips

The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

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    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    accommodation Accommodation

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    wheretogo Ku mund të Shkoj

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    thingstodo Things to do

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    foodanddrink Ushqim & Pije

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.

    shopping Psonisje

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, around 200 km Southeast of Bangkok, along the way to Trat province and the island of Koh Chang. Technically part of Khao Laem Ya - Koh Samet National Park, Koh Samet is a popular weekend getaway for Thais and foreigners living in Bangkok, so there are dozens of beach resorts, bars, and restaurants on nearly every beach, although visitors are allowed to camp if they wish to do so.

    Quiet and relaxing on the weekdays, raucous and fun on the weekends, Koh Samet is, despite its proximity to Bangkok, a beautiful island with powdery white sand, generally great year round weather, and a variety of lodging options.

    Koh Samet derives its name from the cajeput trees that grow on the island, called “samet” in Thai. In the past however, it was called Koh Kaew Phitsadan, the "Magic Crystal Island". It’s no surprise from that name that Koh Samet was chosen to be part of a national park.

    Visitors to Koh Samet looking for unspoiled beauty have to get away from the more developed beaches along the east coast, though even the most popular beaches are quite beautiful. Those looking for more relaxation can book rooms at the more upscale resorts on the west coast, which are spectacular places to watch sunsets.

    Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.

     

    Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.

     

    Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.

     

    Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.

     

    Travel Tips

    The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.

    There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available. 

    Key Tips

  • Make sure that you wear mosquito repellent around dawn and dusk as it is possible to contract Dengue Fever on the island.
  • The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during the cool season between November and February when the weather is cooler and the seas are calmer.
  • Room rates are considerably lower than published the low season (March – October).
  • Koh Samet has no fresh water source; water must be brought in from the mainland or gathered from the rain; please used sparingly.
  • There are three ATMs on Koh Samet: one outside the 7-Eleven at the arrivals pier in Nadan, and two near the 7-Eleven just outside the national park entrance booth by Haad Sai Kaew.
  • Prices for goods such as mosquito repellent and rates for motorcycle rentals are slightly lower in Nadan, where passengers alight from mainland ferries.
  • While all 14 of Koh Samet’s beaches feature accommodation, the majority of the island’s hotels, resorts, and bungalows are located on the east coast, which features accommodation for a range of budgets from budget to luxury, while the quieter west coast has fewer resorts, all of which are all more upscale and expensive than those on the east. During peak seasons and over Thai holiday weekends booking in advance is essential and rates are much higher than during the remainder of the year.

    The northern-most beaches of the east coast, Haad Sai Keaw and Ao Hin Kok, have the most basic, budget bungalows, though there are a few nicer resorts on the far northern end of the east coast.

    If you have arrived on the island without making a pre-arranged booking, touts at the pier in Nadan will descend upon you to pitch their resorts. Always ask to see the room before agreeing to take it. Many budget rooms will have minimal bedding, and towels and toiletries may not be provided.

    The beaches are the main highlight of the island. Popular beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho. Tourists can also travel to some small islands nearby such as Koh Thalu, Koh Plai Teen, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee. Another interesting places on the island are Laem Kut Viewpoint, Laem Yai and Laem Rua Tak. 

    Travellers can choose choices of activities; chilling out on the beaches, taking islands hopping boat trip to Koh Thalu, Koh Kang Kao, Koh Kudee, snorkeling to explore coral reefs, visiting the fish farm where you can feed the fish and turtles at the farm or going on a squid fishing boat trip.

    Great choices of food are available on the island. Fresh seafood dishes are available in most restaurants. Another option is to buy fresh seafood at the market on the mainland and bring along to cook on the island. Cooking fish and squids brought back from your squid fishing trip is also another great experience worth trying. 

    Before leaving Koh Samet, stop by Nual Thip Market in front of Nual Thip Pier to look for souvenirs for family and friends where you can find plenty of fresh and dried seafood products.