Koh Samet: is one of 96 national parks that are located in Thailand, lies only 7 kilometers offshore from Ban Phe in Rayong province in the Eastern Gulf of Thailand, around 200 kilometers from Bangkok makes Koh Samet Island easy and affordable to get to about 3-4 hours total travelling time from Bangkok, less than 2 hours from Pattaya, boat and ferry connections are easy and fare’s are reasonable.
The eastern side of Koh Samet consists of wide open bays with pure white sand, the biggest and most popular is Hat Sai Kaew or Diamond beach as it’s known about 760 meters long, it’s one of the most popular beaches on Ko Samet, here you will find bars and restaurants, as well as accommodation.
Ao Vong Duan is a 500 meter long half moon shaped beach with the most fantastic sunrise on this island, The sand is as inviting as on Hat Sai Kaew Ao Prao is the only beach on the west coast of Koh Samet the beach is about 200 meters long, located here are a few elegant resort hotels, the sunset on a clear night provides a memory that will probably last a lifetime.
Ao Pakarang is the best place to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Thai residents of Koh Samet, at Ao Karang you will find a number of seafood restaurants providing delicious seafood dishes at reasonable prices.
The whole of Koh Samet is typified by glorious white sand, making the beaches excellent places to relax and unwind, surrounded by colourful reefs, western Koh Samet consists of long bays and shallow crystal clear water, a series of paths link the bays walk south and you come across a number of smaller, more secluded bays.
The island of Koh Samet has it all, superb beaches, lovely coral reefs, excellent dining and an atmospheric night life, diving and snorkeling at the coral reef at southern Koh Samet and also boat trips, fishing and windsurfing are available, a short distance from Bangkok makes the island idea for a 3 or 4 day family vacation.