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Koh Samet (Samet Island)

About Koh Samet

Samet is located in a few kilometers from the coast of Rayong province. The island takes its name from the evergreen Kajeput tree (called Samet in Thai), which grows in many places on the island. Island is famous for its blue waters and fine sand. The area of Koh Samet is about 5 km2, which is comparable with the area of Koh Lan - island located near by Pattaya. In 1981 Koh Samet has acquired the status of a national park.
Samet is the scene of the famous poem "Pra Apaymani", written by the most famous Thai poet Sunton Pu (1786 - 1855) who lived in the island. The poem tells about Prince Apaimani, who was expelled in underwater kingdom powered by an evil giant. The mermaid helps the prince to escape and then defeat the giant with the help of a magic flute that immerses the villain in deep dream. Statues depicting the characters of the poem can be seen in different places on the coast of the of Samet.
The Eastern side of the of Ko Samet is an 8 km long stretch of white sandy beaches, with numerous restaurants and bars.
Western part of Island is less populated and less developed then eastern.
The inner part of the island is uninhabited and dotted with numerous paths through which you can explore the flora and fauna of the island.
You can reach Samet with ferry or speadboat from a number of piers of Ban Phe (Rayong province): Municipality, Nuantip, Chok Krista, Sri Ban Phe, Ao Prao, Tarua Phe, Seree, Jadet. Ferries arrive to Na Dan pier, Ao Prao Beach as well. Speedboats can bring passengers to any beach of Samet.
Due to location of Samet - it takes one hour to get to Ban Phe from Pattaya, two and half hours from Bangkok. Thus Koh Samet has become a popular for Thai people who live in Bangkok and foreigners. Beautiful beaches, tropical exotics and nightlife - that is all about Samet.

Beaches and Localities of Ko Samet

  • Na Dan: small fishing village and the largest settlement of Samet.
  • The biggest pier of island is there as well.
  • Sai Kaew: longest and the most comfortable beach Samet
  • Ao Pai: small harbor with a big number of restraunts and bars.
  • Ao Prao: one of the luxury and quitest bays of island located in 2.5 km from noise of the eastern part.
  • Ao Vonguen: the second longest beach of Ko Samet.
  • Ao Vai: the southern beach of the island.


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BKK airport (Suvarnabhumi) - Ban Phe (pier to Koh Samet) 2,500 THB 2,700 THB 2,800 THB 3,400 THB 5,200 THB Book
Bangkok city - Ban Phe (pier to Koh Samet) 2,600 THB 2,700 THB 2,900 THB 3,000 THB 3,600 THB Book
Pattaya - Ban Phe (pier to Koh Samet) 1,100 THB 1,200 THB 1,300 THB 1,400 THB 1,700 THB Book
DMK airport (Don Muang) - Ban Phe (pier to Koh Samet) 2,700 THB 2,800 THB 3,000 THB 3,100 THB 3,800 THB Book
U-Tapao airport (UTP) - Ban Phe pier 1,100 THB 1,200 THB 1,300 THB 1,400 THB 1,700 THB Book