"Unforgettable Island" Ko Samet by zazatann
Ko Samet Travel Guide: 247 reviews and 621 photos
Koh Samed is a small island in Rayong province, the east coast of Thailand. It’s only 3 hours drive from Bangkok to get there. After I had too much stress and tiring from work, I decided to take a break to visit there. Koh Samed is one of the most popular destinations for Thai people who live in the area of Bangkok and central of the country. It’s still closer and cheaper when compare with going to Phuket or Koh Samui, the famous beaches for all tourist.
My friend makes a big smile to know that I was born for more than 30 years but never been to Koh Samed when many people love to get there for an easy trip and beautiful beaches. A few years ago, I went to Rayong with parents but just stayed by the city side, not crossing the sea to the island at all.
It’s good to drive by myself with my little old car. Even though it’s not fast as I want but safe and never been broken to upset me. “Tongpoon”, my car’s name, took us safety to the port of Rayong and I left him for 4 nights to the island.
This island is developed with nice accommodations and also cheap places for bag packer like me. I took the bungalow with a/c and share with friends who are girl and gay. So, we feel like 3 sisters finally.
I took one day tour to visit a few islands nearby Koh Samed. The sun is so strong but the sea water is so clear and clean. I can’t find anywhere to run away from the sun as Asian don’t like to get dark skin but this time I have to face with the fact that I’m so tan and tanner every day that I was there.
I enjoyed staying by the beach at night and get some nice dinner and relax on the beach with good drinks and good drinks and good drinks……
I took an oil massage on the beach and felt like heaven. I had henna paint on body like a tattoo for fun. I rent a bike to ride by the local road in the island. The road is real dangerous as it’s too rough and rocky. Thank you Buddha to safe my life from that riding adventure. I’m not sure that I want to rent a bike in Koh Samed again but I’m glad that I did it once which it could be enough for my life.
My holiday is ended with good memories and I always get new experiences and funny stories to keep talking about it when I get back home. Even though my first visiting Koh Samed is quite late but it won’t be last time to visit here for sure.
- Pros:Nice and clean with simple life
- Cons:Too bad that it's not in Bangkok
- In a nutshell:Nearest heaven by Bangkok
Staying in Koh Samet is wonderful and the small island surrounds their is like a heaven too. Koh Kudi is about 30 mins... more travel advice
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