Off the coast of Rayong Province lies the beautifully tranquil island of Koh Samet Thailand. The island provides the perfect attraction of tropical idyllic beaches with a relaxed atmosphere to match. Koh Samet is the perfect setting for those wanting to relax there mind and body and soul in the comfort of some of Thailand’s most magnificent beach surroundings. The island has many beaches most of which are located along the easter side of the island. Each beach has it’s own individual identity with some offering seclusion and ambience whilst others allow you to feel very much a part of a thriving beach atmosphere.
Koh Samet is not only close by to Thailand’s capital Bangkok but also the beach towns of Pattaya and Rayong, meaning getting here is a smooth process. Utapao airport is only a short distance from the mainland and daily flights connect Phuket, Krabi and Koh Samui within a short drive of Koh Samet.
From the very comfort of the beach, hawkers trawl the sands offering a variety of service to keep you amused without having to move a muscle. Try freshly barbecued chicken or papaya Salad from one of the food vendors, get your very own Henna Tattoo, or unwind under a nice relaxing massage in Koh Samet.
Each beach is lined with restaurants offering seafood barbecues and a selection of dishes of local and western origin to keep that hunger satisfied. Away from the beach fronts there is a great selection of restaurants in Koh Samet serving mexican, Italian, Indian to name a few as well as traditional thai cuisine. As the sun goes down retreat to one of the many beach bars and watch the sunset over the gulf of Thailand whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage. Once the sunset’s the Koh Samet nightlife comes to life and fireshows and the latest music become a big feature of the beaches entertainment. The popular spots of Ploy bar on Hat Sai Kaew and Silversand bar on Ao Prai keep all entertained to the small hours of the morning.
Nothing on the island is ever very far from the beach front and that includes your Koh Samet Hotels also. Choose from one of the many resorts on Koh Samet that sit on the edges of the islands tropical sands. Whether you are on a budget or wanting to stay somewhere fit for royalty there is something for everyone.
Away from the beach life there are a number of activities to keep you entertained whilst you stay on Koh Samet. For the adventurous why not sample the great views of the island whilst zip lining through the jungle. Or for the more relaxing taking in the sunsets whilst kayaking in Koh Samet along the calm waters of the gulf of Thailand.
Thailand is home to some of South East Asias premier dive sites and Scuba diving Koh Samet makes for a great experience. As part of the Khao Laem Ya mu Ko Samet national Park the waters around the island offer an abundance of marine life.
Regardless of your preferences, Koh Samet is truly a tropical paradise waiting for you to explore.