When we think of holidaying in Thailand, some of the most attractive destinations in the kingdom are its fantastic tropical island getaways. Thai islands such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, and Phi Phi are some of the most desirable. However, if you want to explore a tropical Thai holiday island that is more off the beaten track and affordable, Koh Samet is a stunning choice.
With all the hustle and bustle in Thai holiday destinations such as Bangkok and Pattaya, and even Phuket to a certain degree, visiting a Thai holiday island such as Koh Samet makes total sense. Located in the dreamy waters of the Gulf of Thailand, which is a 30-minute ferry ride from Rayong (4 hours from Bangkok), Koh Samet is the ultimate tropical island getaway destination.
Let us give you a few pointers on the best things to see and do on Koh Samet.
Did You Know?
Koh Samet was given National Park status in 1981 until then night stay was not allowed there. This Island is almost shaped like the letter “T”. Koh Samet is the third largest island in Thailand.
As Koh Samet is a relatively small island in the middle of the Gulf, it doesn’t particularly have any purpose-built attractions. However, what it does offer is total tranquillity and a place where you can really relax and get back to nature.
Whether you are looking for a peaceful place with stunning beaches to sit at oceanside and relax or you want to get a bit active, Koh Samet has something for everyone. From speedboat tours and watersports to simply exploring the island on foot or by motorbike or bicycle, Koh Samet has so many angles to offer, affordable or high-end.