Koh Samet

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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.

The island’s variety of resorts offers something for everyone. Those seeking a lively, party atmosphere may want to stay in the north, with its buzzing strips of nightlife and beach-based festivities. These northern hangouts are popular with Thais from the mainland. Expect fire shows, live music and socialising on the sands. Families may prefer to visit the south coast and the up and coming resort of Ao Wong Duen, which acts as a convenient base for those wishing to avoid the all-night festivities.

If a kilometre long stretch of crystalline sands sounds more up your street, you may want to visit Hat Sai Kaew, or Diamond Beach, with its heavenly, inviting water. A wide range of water sports are available, so your beach sojourn can be as energetic as you like. Bear in mind that the northern part of the beach has a tendency to fill up over the weekends, so head further south if you want some peace and quiet.

Samet isn’t without its luxury. Ao Phrao, the sole beach on the west coast, houses a number of high-end hotels and is recommended for anyone searching for a tailor-made, world-class holiday. The remarkable sunsets that can be seen from the resort make it the perfect destination for romantic getaways. 

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Fast facts

  • Time Difference

    GMT +7 hours

  • Currency

    Thai Baht

  • Flight Time

    11 hours 35 minutes

  • Best Time To Go

    December to April

Weather

Koh Samet's tropical climate invites and impresses visitors all year round, with a scorching average temperature of 29°C. The year is split into three main seasons, the hot season lasting from March to August, the short rainy season from September to November and the cooler season which lasts from December to February. The island receives considerably less rainfall than on the Thai mainland, and is the driest archipelago in all of Thailand. 

Weather information for Koh Samet
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 29 ℃ 30 ℃ 30 ℃ 30 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 28 ℃
Rain 17MM 40MM 65MM 66MM 190MM 149MM 133MM 128MM 248MM 216MM 84MM 4MM
Sunshine 9HRS 9HRS 9HRS 9HRS 8HRS 7HRS 7HRS 7HRS 7HRS 7HRS 8HRS 9HRS

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