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Koh Samet Beaches
 
Hat Sai Kaew - click here!
One of the most beautiful and most popular beaches on Koh Samet, Hat Sai Kaew is 1 kilometer long and 25 – 30 meters wide. The name speaks for itself, Hat Sai Kaew, which literally means Crystal Sand Beach, is a nice beach filled with activities. From dusk to dawn, visitors can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, jet skiing, windsurfing, riding on a banana boat or even partying at night.
 
Ao Wong Deuan / Ao Vong Duern - click here!
Ao Wong Deuan is the second largest beach on the island (the first being Hat Sai Kaew). Ao Wong Deuan attracts tourist groups during both the high and low seasons due to its beautiful white sandy beach and good accommodations. On top of this, good seafood restaurants with nice views are also available. Great Sunsets!
ao vong duern koh samet
 
Ao Noi Na
Ao Noi Na, which is located near Hat Sai Kaew, has a different ambience. It is quieter and therefore more suitable for those looking for a truly relaxing experience on the white, clean sandy beach.
ao noi na
 
Ao Prao - click here!
Ao Prao is the only beach on the West coast of Samet is a real beauty and a few elegant hotels are located here. The beach is about 200 meters long but still very pleasant. Ao Prao is one of the quietest beaches of Ko Samet.
ao prao koh samet
 
Ao Hin Khok
Ao Hin Khok is separated from Hat Sai Kaew by a small rocky sea point where a mermaid statue is located. The beach, which is half the size of Hat Sai Kaew, is famous for its strangely shaped rocks. There are inexpensive bungalows/huts located along the beach, and also value-for-money restaurants providing fresh, quality seafood dishes.
ao hin khok koh samet
 
Ao Pai
Located close to Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Pai is therefore quite crowded. For visitors interested in sunbathing, this is the ideal place as swimming is not recommended as there is whirlpool on the sea, as designated by the red flag.
ao pai
 
Ao Phutsa
Ao Put Sa is a small bay on Koh Samet which draws repeat visitors intent on relaxing. Suitable for those who are tired of crowded beaches and nightlife activities, Ao Put Sa offers a quite retreat that reunites visitors with nature in its crystal clear waters.
ao phutsa koh samet
 
Ao Thapthim
Ao Tub Tim, which is set in a tranquil atmosphere, is located near Ao Put Sa and is well known for its white sand and clear water. Ao Tub Tim has a small, cozy resort, which provides nice services in a well decorated compound.
ao thapthim koh samet
 
Ao Nuan
Ao Nuan is located near Ao Put Sa and is a perfect hideaway for holidaymakers in search of tranquility.
ao nuan koh samet
 
Ao Thian (Candlelight Beach)
Ao Thian’s topography is painted by rocky beach in which some nice spots for skin diving are available. This beach is very quiet and free from group tours with bungalows and resorts available around the beach area.
ao thian candlelight beach koh samet
 
Ao Wai
Ao Wai is located within a short walking distance of Candlelight Beach. Shaded by coconut trees, the beach is a quite, scenic and serene spot for sea lovers.
ao wai koh samet
 
Ao Kiu Nok
This bay is a perfect secluded den for those planning to keep their distance from the busy, crowded beaches and vibrant nightlife. From Aow Kiew Nok, visitors can actually walk to Aow Kiew Nai which is the ideal spot to see the spectacular sun rise and sun set.
ao kiu nok
 
Ao Karang
The best place to experience the traditional lifestyle of the residents of Koh Samet is at Ao Karang where there also are a number of seafood restaurants providing fresh seafood dishes at reasonable prices.
ao karang koh samet
 
koh samet map

More than a dozen coves and beaches provide visitors a range of choices from campsites on secluded, deserted beaches to bungalows with all the modern conveniences in more established communities.

The beaches on the northeast of the island are beautiful and better developed. As you move south down the east coast the coves and bays become less congested, though no less beautiful. The beaches on the southeast coast are the least developed and least visited. The west coast is rocky but does have one very secluded beach with bungalow resorts and a nice view of the sunset.

Samet Island has only one road going from the North to the South of the Island.

The taxi fees from beach to beach are rather expensive, but the price is set by the association of public taxi services, so tourists will not be charged over the standard price. 

From one beach to another, you can walk through a relatively primitive inland road. Most of the beaches are located on the northern and eastern sides of this T-shaped island whereas only a few, that is, Ao Prao, Ao Kham and Ao Kiu Na Nai lie on the west. It is more convenient to reach Ao Prao by a direct ferry from Baan Phe. 

 


Like most resort destinations in Thailand, motorcycles are cheap to rent and they are the best way to zip around. But not all the roads are well paved so watch out for the bumpy dirt roads.

The local taxis or “Song Thiao” are utility trucks fitted with bench like seats at the back. They are the next best thing to travel on but they are not easily available and mostly hang out on the popular beaches. They also tend to overcharge so bargain hard and set a price for a return trip as well.
 


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