Koh Samet Guide

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Koh Samet or Koh Samed is one of the most beautiful and relaxed places in all Thailand. Koh Samet is an island only 140 km (90 miles) south-west of Bangkok, measured the airway, and is set in the Rayong province. Koh Samet is about 6.5 km (4 miles) long but only 2.5 km (1.5 mile) wide on the widest part. Most of the southern island is only a couple of 100 meters (some 1000 foot) wide. This island is since long time a National Park to protect the spectacular fauna of animals and plants.

Koh Samet has some of the whitest and most beautiful beaches in Thailand and the water is also very clear, this is the island of choice for people who want to discover the best beaches there is and to enjoy a relaxing time by a crystal clear ocean. It only takes about 3 hours to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samet and this makes this paradise island even more perfect for blending these two places for the prefect mix. While Koh Samet can offer a relaxed paradise Bangkok has all the rest.

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Beaches

Koh Samet houses a bunch of amazing beaches. The beaches at this island are perfect for relaxation and to enjoy some dining and chilling on the beach, both day and night. The more populated ones are set on the north side of the island where the east coast is the most popular place while the east coast basically has only one beach.

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Popular Tips And Attractions

The many beaches are of course one of the main attractions on Samet. Other than that you will also be able to go on several snorkeling or diving excursions which might take you to the coral reef south of Koh Samet.

Koh Samet is a place you come to when you in first hand want to relax. If you want some other fun you can play around with any of the water toys on Sai Keaw.

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Seasons

Koh Samet has one of the driest climates of all island destinations in Thailand. As the monsoon sets in during the summer some rainfall is un-avoidable, however on this paradise island it will not rain much at all making this an all-year-round destination.

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Getting Around

Koh Samet is a National park and there are almost only dirt-roads here. The distances on the north part is short and you will be able to walk to most of the things. There are some song-taews that you can hitch a ride with and you will also have the option to rent a motorbike or an ATV to get around on your own.Remember to always have the price set for your transport before you take off, this is only to prevent you from getting a price you did not expect.

Even if Koh Samet might have less traffic than most other destinations the dirt-roads can be dangerous not least for un-experienced drivers. For more information about car and motorbike rentals laws and tips please visit the Rent a Vehicle section.

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Activities

Thailand offers a lot to do for the adventurous people. Visit the many fantastic islands, see monkeys, iguanas, comodo lizards or enjoys some tranquil kayaking. Thailand have adventures that's for free as well as super luxury adventures such as renting a yacht and explore the areas.
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For those with golf in focus there are many world class golf courses in Thailand to choose from. In general the golf courses are in very good shape and even here the service from the staff use to be superb. There are also many resorts with short distance to the courses in almost all regions of Thailand which means that you don't have to waste time when on transportation between your hotel and the golf courses.