"Ko Samet-Idylic Isle South of Bangkok" Top 5 Page for this destination Ko Samet by Wild_Orchid

Ko Samet Travel Guide: 247 reviews and 619 photos

Koh Samet, off the coast of Rayong, is a tiny island with green hills and cliffs rising from its centre and pockets of sparkling white sandy beaches shining in the sun.

By comparison to the somewhat notorious party-beach town of Pattaya, the island of Koh Samui, the full-moon parties of Koh Phangan or internationally famous Phuket island, Koh Samet can be considered somewhat of a well-kept secret, to all but a select few.

If you are fortunate enough to have discovered this emerald isle, find your own spot of heaven on the sand, lie down, and relax.
You'll soon find that the tide will carry your cares away. The worries of the world can wait another day.

Look out for the gorgeous sunsets. This picture was taken at about 6.30 pm. Not among the best sunsets that I have ever seen, but not too bad, considering it was the rainy season and had rained just an hour earlier.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful, crystal clear waters, warm enough to swim in year round
  • Cons:Some of the coral has been destroyed and damaged
  • In a nutshell:A well-kept secret, just yours and mine!
  • Last visit to Ko Samet: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 20, 2005
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  • sugarpuff's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2008 at 12:50 AM

    Hi..came across your pages for koh samet..would you REALLY REALLY recommend it? Im thinking of going on friday! Or somewhere else around there also nice?

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2007 at 5:30 PM

    I'll take the quieter Ao Prao Resort any time. It looks like the perfect place to relax. Excellent tips as usual.

  • Apr 6, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    Excellent page and stunning pics! I'd love to visit Ko Samet one day, it is very good that you can reach it by car from BKK

  • sayedaburas's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2007 at 7:46 PM

    a best view that emplies lot...tranquility and romanticism above all (~_~)

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2007 at 10:26 PM

    Great sunset!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    fun to read about your out of the way destination ;-)))

  • Jan 7, 2007 at 5:28 PM

    Ko Samet is so lovely! I didn't get a chance to visit this island after my Phuket trip. Looking forward to it some day! Btw, do check out my new Phuket page.

  • mim95's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 11:48 AM

    Great info about this beautiful island! I'm debating if I should come here or Ko Chang.

  • Scandic's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2006 at 11:36 AM

    Hey. really nice pages of this well-kept secret island :) I just booked flights to Thailand and searching good spots to spend two weeks next Spring. Thanks for the good info :)

  • Confucius's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2006 at 5:58 PM

    Pee Pee has a hill you can climb in order to get a view of the island's hourglass shape. I suppose Ko Samet's boot is not as big of a kick.

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