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Is Koh Samet worth visiting?

Is Koh Samet worth visiting?

Koh Samet is a great place to visit if you want to chill and unwind. There are no big attractions, but it does have nice beaches and you can have a good time at one of the many beach restaurants, particularly in the evening. Hat Sai Kaew Beach is where you can go if you want to be in a more vibrant part of the island.

What is Koh Samet known for?

The Statues at Sai Kaew Beach Koh Samet is famous for its beautiful colorful statues, which can be found at several places on the island. The mermaid statues on Sai Kaew Beach are particularly worth visiting and should therefore not be missed on any island tour.

How do I get to Koh Samet?

To get to Koh Samet you have to take a passenger boat from Ban Phe, on the mainland. Ban Phe, the pier for boats to Koh Samed, is around 2 and a half hours drive from Bangkok. On this site you’ll find all the information you need regarding getting to Ban Phe and boat services to Koh Samed.

What ocean is Koh Samet?

the Gulf of Thailand
It is in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 kilometres (140 mi) southeast of Bangkok.

Is Koh Samet expensive?

A vacation to Koh Samet for one week usually costs around ฿19,621 for one person. So, a trip to Koh Samet for two people costs around ฿39,241 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ฿78,482 in Koh Samet.

Can you fly to Koh Samet?

Expedia provides the cheapest flights to Koh Samet and you may find even greater savings if you combine your flight to Koh Samet with a hotel stay. Travellers who are flexible about flight times can benefit from last minute cheap flights to Koh Samet.

Is Koh Samet Open 2021?

Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park in Rayong has opened for overnight stays for tourists, however, other attractions in the park are still closed to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The national park covers an area of 131km², including islands and islets. Koh Samet is the most popular island destination of the park.

How many beaches are in Koh Samet?

14 beaches
The most beautiful beaches of the island. The majority of the beautiful beaches of Koh Samet are located on the east coast. There is one beach after the other down to the south and another pearl which you can find in the west of the island. Koh Samet has a total of 14 beaches, not all of them are perfect.

Can you take a car to Koh Samet?

You are not allowed to take your own vehicle to Koh Samet, but you can drive to Ban Phe and leave your vehicle in secure parking areas across from the Koh Samet ferry terminals for a cost of approximately 100 baht per day.

How much is a taxi from Bangkok to Koh Samet?

Top rated Bangkok to Koh Samet taxi service (and all of Rayong)

To/from Koh Samet Deluxe sedan VIP Van
Central Bangkok – Koh Samet 2,650 3,350
Pattaya – Koh Samet 1,500 2,000
Koh Samet further afield From central Bangkok to:
Central Bangkok – Rayong town center 2,650 3,250

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet?

Travel by van/minivan + ferry/boat from Bangkok to Koh Samet (via Rayong) takes about 4.5 hours. Travel by private taxi/car + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samet (via Rayong) takes about 4 hours.

Can I take my car to Koh Samet?