We always wanted a bungalow by the beach and my friend was lucky enough to get the only one which had two steps down onto the beach, mine was a better one and I could lay in bed and see the sea. The food in the beach-side restaurant is very good and they have a little shop where you can get essentials. Kayaks and plastic inflatables for kids (and adults) are for rent hourly or daily.
The showers in the rooms are hot if you want and they are clean although the resort doesn't look like much and there is no nightlife so it is very quiet and we had the best sleeps in Thailand ever.
It was low season and we paid 1000B per night for the bungalows, very good value for next to the beach although they had smaller ones further back for 400B per night, basically backpacker prices.
The bay always seemed calm enough for a swim even at seven in the morning an ideal way to wake up.
I would recommend this place to anyone and if you are safe on scooters then the nightlife at Saikeaw is available if you want it.
Quiet and tranquil.
Beautiful SIberian Husky dog who lives there makes friends straight away.
Cheap for a bungalow on the beach.
If you are a couple then it could be romantic.
Other bays are only a couple of minute strolls away.
Ferry from Vongduan Beach next door back to Ban Phe pier.
Good food at a fair price.
I have stayed on many of the beaches an in many of the resorts on Ko Samet over the last 10 years. Ao Cho Grandview Resort is a gem. On a very quiet beach, nice and clean bungalows, good service with a smile, good food and most of all quiet beach away from hoardes of tourists and expensive prices that many resorts like Ao Prao, Saikeaw Beach Resort, Le Vimarn charge for a drink never mind a room.
Small beach, great staff, and away from it all and only 3 hours from Bangkok
We stayed here without booking ahead for 1500THB per night (High Season, expect up to 40% less in Low season)and the room was spacious and clean and also had a safe for those who might need it. The only thing missing was a wardrobe but as it was mostly backpackers so not many clothes to hang up. The paths between bungalows are narrow but are only a few steps from the beach with the restaurant, bar and reception between.
It is mostly couples or female groups on the island so I suggest taking female company to make the most of the place. The beaches are fine white sand, almost powder.
An entrance from the road which runs around it so no traffic except staff vehicles. A Bar-B-Que every night and also a disco which attracts people from outside. Not too late.
The staff were friendly and always seemed to have a smile.
Tok's little bungalows, it's the place after Naga. One of the cheapest hillside style place on the Island. 400-600baht.
Cheap,beach bar,half moon party.
I spent many lazy days stretched out under a tree at this little stip of beach.Ao Nuan is pretty much the most secluded bay on all of Ko Samet and can only really be accessed on foot from either Ao Tubtim to the north or Ao Cho to the south.
The resort has no phone and does not accept reservations so you often will have to wait until huts become available.
Peaceful spot ,private little beach ,good swimming,no phone,no reservations.
Tubtim is set in natural surroundings tucked away in the corner of Tubtim Bay.The basic huts are well kept and you can choose air-con or fan with private bathroom and a nice balcony.Tubtim also has a good restaurant that serves both Thai ,Western & seafood!
Prices for the huts 500 -1200 baht.
Peaceful,good restaurant,nice beach,good swimming,lots of trees and clean.
I stayed at the Tonsak Resort Ko Samet over New Years and have to report that I was sorely disappointed. Not really a resort, it's more like a bungalow-style hotel ajacent to a public beach. The bungalows had a wood paneling interior which gave you a camping feel, but ours was the farthest from the beach and right next to the pool of stagnant water surrounding their spirit house and we were bitten to death by clouds of mosquitoes (they don't provide mosquito nets). The bathroom is comparatively large but non-descript.
As for the "resort" facilities, there actually aren't any, apart from an outdoor eating area. I've certainly gotten much more for much less elsewhere in Thailand. Certainly should have gotten more for $100 per night.
From the moment we set food on the island, we new Koh Samet was made for us. After paying our 400 baht national park enterance fee, we took a local taxi/truck to the Mooban Talay Resort. Even though the resort was a little more expensive than many of the others on the island, it at first glance seemed worth it. Sitting right on a perfect white sand beach, i felt like we were on honeymoon rather than just a few days break from our work in Singapore. The hotel had a nice pool and the rooms were just about perfect, clean well kept and very quiet. Most days we spent relaxing on the beach, and eating our dinner on the beach as well. We didn't have much of a chance to travel around Koh Samet, but we did take a quick 30 minute speedboat ride around the isalnd, which was very nice, I managed to take a lot of nice photos. Anyway hopefully more time to explore next time. Going back in December.
Wonderful view from th beach by the hotel, especially the romantic sunset.
Lung Dam features quite clean and spacious bungalows on a quiet and relatively secluded cove. They have a few fan units and a few a/c units, all very reasonably priced. I think we spent about $27 per night for a cottage with two beds and a full bath. All the cottages are right on the beach, which is small but quiet and uncrowded usually. There are a total of 3 small (about 10 cottages each) resorts on this cove with one rickety wood pier. Lung Dam and the adjacent resort both feature restaurants that are basic, unfussy, cheap, and fresh.
The tiny village here is very rustic (some would say shabby) and offers no services. However, Ao Wai beach is a short 15 minute walk with many more bars and resorts to buy needed supplies.
Nice swimming beach, relatively quiet, very friendly staff.
The beds and pillows were rock hard, though.
I love this place as the manager is friendly. Tutu is at the corner of the beach and I can find a privacy and feel like home there.
A/c, Fan with ABF
Hat Sai Kaew Beach has got a name of beautiful beach so it’s the most popular beach. The long and beautiful white sand beach if you walk from north to south end you will found a lot choices of accommodation just located right on beach. The accommodations at south and north end seems to be more peaceful than in the middle. As I got there in the afternoon and didn’t book anywhere in advance. I just walked along Hat Sai Kaew Beach and look for accommodation. I walked in some places that look nice from beach and finally picked this one that I think its the most beautiful. It's in wooden style and has a restaurant where I can sit and enjoy viewing people and sea view. Although the area of the resort itself quite relaxing but beach at front is a public area where so many other people enjoy the beach with who stay at the resort.
Room's beautiful, wooden style as its name Tonsak mean teakwood. The resort has no pool. The staffs're nice. Although the area of the resort is not big but the atmosphere of the area is relaxing, has bench front of the room where you can sit and relaxing.
got the hutlike room for 300b on the 1st night and 250b on the 2nd night. can accommodate 2 persons. room is dingy and riddled with peepholes. definitely not for honeymooners. they have decent rooms as well but for a price higher than 300
beach is quiet and less crowded compared to sai kaew or ao phai or ao phutsa. it's got its own pier. no need to go to nadan to catch a ride back to chok krisda pier in rayong.
A very very relaxing place and a great place to spend a few days although a week would have been better.
The laid back beach lifestyle is very easy to take at such a beautiful little beach.
The bungalo's themselves are not all that spectacular even though it was comfortable. Everyone lives on the beach anyway so it didn't matter to me.
You can get your "Room service" on the beach from dozens of resturants and local Thai food vendors.
The Malibu does have a nice pool area and a free buffet breakfast too.
Fantastic resort on Ao Prao Beach. Great facilities, great staff, fantastic food and seaview rooms are unbelievable!
Nice and quiet and not too busy or noisy.
Quiet hotel. Just a few steps down to the beautiful beach of Ao Prao. Restaurant is great, a little expensive for Thailand but still fantastic value for us coming from the UK, as we would normally be paying 3 times as much for this food back home. Massage available outdoors near the beach, canoes available for hire. Quite a basic hotel but that's the good thing about this hotel, which makes it very quiet.
I went to Ko Samet without a reservation and had to find out that all resort were more than full! Luckily many places had set up tents to provide shelter for those like me. So I got a tent at the Samet Grand View... Well, had a rather sleepless night in it, very hot and full ants... Fortunately I could move into one of their budget (fan & cold water) bungalows the next morning! Nothing special, but ant-free!
Besides, the resort has all kinds of AC bungalows and a restaurant.
Right on the beautiful beach!
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