Koh Samed or Ko Samet is a small island in the Gulf of Thailand which belongs to the Rayong province in central Thailand. Ko Samed is just 2.5 to 6 km big but the beaches especially on the east coast are awaresome. Because of the closeness to Bangkok come many tourists to fade their holidays. On weekend and thai holidays many locals come from the capital to Koh Samet to escape from the city. The main attraction of Koh Samed are the beaches. The main beach is Hat Sai Keaw or Diamont Beach which is dirct next to Samed village with good Seafood restaurants, cosy bars, hotels in all categories, massage shops and souvenir shops. Direct on the beach are various restaurants where you get seafood, Thai dishes and western food besides you can enjoy the small nightlife area in the village of Samed. Thereare some bars like the Old Amsterdamm. On the other beaches like Ao Cho, Ao Wongduan, Ao Wai and Ao Phai it is a bit quieter. Coconut palms and the white sands makes it to a paradise destination with tropical weather.
On the tranquil west cost of Koh Samed are as well some great beaches with accommodation where you can enjoy the Robbinson feeling. Leam Phra, Ao Kham and Ao Phrao are the greatest places on this side. On Hat Sai Khao you will reconize a statue which is dedicated to Sunthorn Phu, a Thai poet who makes Ko Samet to the location for the famous Phra Apaimani saga. There are many things to do on Samet island, scuba diving, jet ski, banana boat, excursions or jusl relax on the beach, this island in Thailand offers for all the right thing. Ko Samet offers as well great snorkeling sides, it belongs to the Khao Leam Ya Mu Koh Samed marine national park so enjoy the great underwater world around the paradise island. Play Scuba Diving offers diving couses, day trips an discover diving on the island. If you looking for a good hotel, resort or guesthouse on Samt look here and get the best accommodation deals for Thailand.