Koh Samet (Samet Island) has been one of popular tourist destinations for Thais and foreigners alike for a long time. With its proximity to Bangkok, Koh Samet is a favorite weekend getaway for city people. This small island is famous for its numerous splendid beaches with white silky sand that has drawn a stream of visitors throughout the year.
Koh Samet is a small island in Rayong province, located just over 6.5 km off the coast of Ban Phe. On the island, there are various types of accommodations, restaurants, and bars. There are also several convenient stores. The island is well-developed to be an excellent tourist destination.
Koh Samet boasts a number of fine white sandy beaches. The famous Samet beaches are Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Noi Na, Ao Luk Yon, Ao Phai, Ao Putsa, Ao Tubtim, Ao Lung Dum, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Wong Duean, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu, Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang and Ao Phrao.
Besides its beautiful beaches and crystal clear sea, Koh Samet offers so many more activities that make it a perfect getaway for groups, families, or lovers.
The best time of the year to visit Koh Samet is during October – April when the seas are calm.
There are dozens of beach resorts, guesthouses and bungalows around popular beaches. Some beaches are allowed for camping with rental tents and camping grounds available.