Koh Samet is about 2 1/2 hours by driving a car from Bangkok. The island is ideal for those in the capital wanting to chill-out with their friends for a couple of days and especially for a weekend.
Koh Samet has developed moderately due to the limited space and allowance from the government. The island is typified by its splendid beaches and white silky sand, surrounded by tropical coral reefs and crystal clear sea. Tourists can also enjoy a plethora of delicious cuisine and fine nightlife.
Most beaches are on the eastern side of the island. The beaches hide in small bays and stretch some 200 metres. From the north, there are Saikaew, Ao Phai, Ao Tubtim, Ao Cho, Ao Tawan, Ao Vongduern, Ao Thian, Ao Wai, Ao Kiu Na Nok (Ao Kiew), and Ao Karang. The only beach on the western side is Ao Phrao.
For all hotels in each beach or Ao (Bay), please find this left menu links.