"Thick, green rainforest covers almost the entirety of Koh Samet, a small island within the Rayong Province."

Despite its growing popularity, Koh Samet, which is part of the Laem Ya-Koh Samet National Park, still manages to retain a chilled out vibe, namely due to the lack of high rise buildings and traffic jams.

Just a 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland, Koh Samet’s close proximity to Bangkok makes it a common destination for city-dwellers dreaming of golden sands. In turn weekends can be busy, as travellers flock to the abundance of resorts, bars and restaurants.

Koh Samet

Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +7 hours approx
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Flight Time 11 hours 35 minutes from UK
  • Capital Bangkok
  • Best time to go December to April

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