Koh Samet has beautiful beaches and clear water. It is an international tourist destination and the whole year frequently visited, especially during weekends or festivals.
You will find on Koh Samet both: Quiet and almost lonely beaches or vibrant beaches with lots of entertainment and sport activities.
Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park
Koh Samet is part of the “Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet” national park with other small islands around.
The Samet Archipelago includes after the largest and the only inhabited island Koh Samet also the following small islands: Koh Kudi, Koh Kruai, Ko Makham, Koh Plai Tin, Koh Chan, Koh Talu, Koh Klet Chalam, and Koh Thai Khang Kao.
All islands can be visited from Ban Phe or from Koh Samet with individual or group arrangements.
Koh Samet can be reached trough the public Na Dan Pier by public ferry (every hour between 8AM to 5PM) or by speedboat service to any beach.
Ao Wong Duean and Ao Wai beach have a daily public ferry.
All beaches can be reached by public Taxis.
Motorbikes are easily available to explore the island.
Accommodation in Koh Samet
Koh Samet has various accommodations for every budget: From costly 5 Star accommodations with private pool until shared bunk bed and shared rooms. On weekends and especially on public Thai holidays the island can get very crowded and suitable accommodation might become a scarcity. This is applicable throughout the year and it is therefore recommended to book well in advance when travelling on peak times.
Possible accommodations (for all budgets) can be found on the map below:
Beaches in Koh Samet
Koh Samet has many beaches (refer to the map above) and all of them are beautiful with white sand. They can all be accessed by public taxi, motor bike or by walking. The beaches in the northern part of the island are busier with more choices for accommodation, restaurants and activities. The beaches in the southern part are lonelier, sometimes with just with one restaurant and very basic bungalows.
On the pictures below are some snaps of some of the Koh Samet beaches:
A basic information platform about Ban Phe & Koh Samet, Rayong, Thailand.