Ko Samet Things to Do

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    Indulge in water sports

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

    You can choose from diving, snorkeling , parasailing, fishing, kayaking and scooter boating. You need to bargain the rates. We found the one outside Summer days resort in Sai Kaew beach to be most reasonable.

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    Sea Walk

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

    For 1600 Tbt ( negotiable) they take you for a half an hour sea walk. However since it was off season and a jelly fish prone zone I did not t y this. But if you are going during the season this is a must try.

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    Read a book by the seaside

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

    What can be more relaxing than reading a book by the seaside. Just sit on one of the chairs or easy chairs that you will find in plenty near the beaches. Carry your sun glasses and hat and read away ...

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    Boat rides

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

    You can either take a whole day boat ride from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or do half a day trips. There are various packages available to visit islands and beaches around ko Samet. You need to bargain with th e boat operators.

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    Watch the sun set from the sea!

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

    You can take a sunset boat ride which lasts from 4 to 7.30 p.m.. They make two stopovers. One to do snorkeling and again at Al Prao yo snorkel again or relax/ swim and then watch the sunset. It is indeed beautiful to watch the sunset standing in the water or sitting on the beach.
    This trip costs 400 tbt / person

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    Massage away your stress

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

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    There are so many massage parlors and on the beach shore options for massages. From a one hour Traditional Thaiasaage to a half hour foot massage or a 15 min head massage , you have so many options to try from.
    I found the best massage in Falsai massage parlor which is on the road leading to the 7-11 store from sai kaew hotel.

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    Gorge on the local food

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

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    The local food is to be experienced and savored. Apart from the main meals that you will no doubt enjoy , you should also not miss on tastimg --
    Coconut water, tender coconut;
    Corn on the cob;
    Roasted nuts;
    Salads
    Fruits;
    Pancakes and rotis on the mobile carts
    The street food is clean and safe by and large

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    Relax on the Beach

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

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    You can just sit for hours relaxing oj the beach. Read a book, eat food sold on the beach, drink coconut water and generally relax .
    I liked the Sai Kaew beach for irs white sandy beaches and also the So Prao beach which is rocky but peaceful and good

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    Take yourself for a ride ... On an ATV

    by vpas Written Sep 28, 2014

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    There are plenty of ATVs available which you can hire either on an hourly basis or for a whole day. It can seat two people and is real fun to ride and explore the various beaches in ko Samet. We paid 600 Tbt for 5 hours.

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    Celebrate the Moon on the Beach

    by chawmi Written Jan 20, 2012

    One of the Best Nights I had in this Area!
    Most of my nights spent here were at Silver Sand, however the crowed wasn't exactly what I was looking for. However the Lunar Dawn beach party was just full of energy and excitement.

    The party is on a beautiful Private Beach, soft sand, clean sea water and palm trees but it was the set up and entertainment which gave the environment the spice it needed for an awesome night! Each Party has a Theme, the one I went to was Neon Paint Themed. For the set up there was a tropical palm leaf Bar on the beach, raised DJ set with awesome sound system, UV lights and crazy light show playing on the palm trees and mats and tables near the water. The entertainment was Wild! Sexy neon painted professional dancers who's moves were hypnotising, a white wall for the Live Graffiti artist! his work evolved all through the night, a fire show and lastly the DJs themselves with all different styles of music to heal the soul from stress.

    I've been to the Full Moon parties in Koh Phagan but this was a completely different feel. This party was so well organised! There was effort and thought put into the party that it wasn't just a radom collection of clubs on a beach. It was set up in a way were you felt everyone was there for the same reason and that you were all part of the same thing, to celebrate the beautiful full moon. I felt safe, welcomed and full of energy! Everyone was just there to have an awesome time so we All got along perfectly! And this is not what you find on Koh Phagan.

    Right next to Koh Samet and Bangkok its the perfect way to do something different to go somewhere completely undiscovered. Recommended Highly!

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  • A bit of overview...

    by yen_2 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The most popular pier in Samet Island or it's where usually the boat will drop off the visitors is in "Na Dan" which envolves into a small village which is the Koh Samet Village but mind you there were lot's of 7-Eleven stores to the area. Quite a little island that the roads are very bad! Well, it's the closest point from Ban Phe, Rayong Province. Though, there are also other available piers in the island such as the Vongdern and the Ao Prao Beach Resort.

    In Na Dan, as said earlier in my tips that are several pick-up trucks that are ready fro transporting visitors to the diffrent beaches around. The cost varies the distance but when we got there as we arrived around 7pm.Not much of visitors so, we paid 200baht/ride. It was alot but can't complain as it was getting dark and the road is as bad as it gets! Iwonder why didn't work that one...

    Anyhow, the closest beach from "Na Dan" is the Saikaew Beach Resort which about 10 minutes ride to the rocky road. There are quite alot of beautiful beaches around the island...It depends on your budget and of course the availability of the place. When we went we didn't prepare of bookings so, we stayed in a small though a bit okey guest house!

    The water and the sand...
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  • Boat trips

    by derksj1 Written Oct 7, 2009

    Most bungalows on Ko Samet can sell you a ticket on one of the numerous boat trips around the island. There are two main options: a speedboat trip covering more islands, or a slow boat trip, which is more relaxing. Both tend to go for a full day (11:00 until 16:00 or 17:00) and include either a pre-packed lunch or a BBQ, snorkelling gear and all the water you can drink. A speedboat trip to Ko Thalu, Kud, Pateen and Kham along with a visit to the fish farms should cost around 600B. A slowboat trip to 11 beaches on Ko Samet costs 350 to 600B, depending on the duration and your beach of origin. Overall the speedboats are better value as you get to see some of the other islands for just an extra 100B. Night-boat trips to go fishing for squid cost around 500B.

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    Which way to Ban Phe Pier please?

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    After we got into town, we were slightly confused and weren’t sure which road to take. It appears that there are several piers (see pics) & also more than one way to get to Ko Samet. To add to our confusion, there were a few instances where a few motorbikers tapped on the car window offering to help. Hate to be negative, but in truth we were kind of wary - from previous experience in Bangkok and Phuket, some people would try to attach themselves to you under the guise of being an impromptu guide, and then lead you where you didn't actually want to go in the first place.

    From what we had read on the internet, Ban Phe Pier offers ferry services throughout the day at fairly regular intervals. Per the internet, fares range from 40 baht per person to Hat Sai Kaeo and 50 baht to Hat Wong Duen.

    Warning If you are very pressed for time and are late for an important appointment (or get conned!), you may end up getting a speedboat to make the transfer, at 10 times the ferry price. Well, it is your choice, but let the buyer beware.

    Signs to the pier More signs to the Sree Banhe pier Ferry and speedboat transfer services
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    Driving tips to Ban Phe Pier

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    The pictures here show scenes taken around Ban Phe Town. Ban Phe is the main embarkation port to Ko Samet National Park. As you can see from the pictures, this fishing town had lots of fresh and dried fishing produce being sold everywhere. Apart from that, there were shell based handicraft and souvenirs, fishy snacks, fresh fruits and brightly coloured toys for children. (check out my shopping tips)

    We hired a car from Bangkok town and it took us approximately 2.5 hours to get to Ban Phe town. The cost of transfer from Bangkok to Ban Phe Pier is approximately 2,500-3,000 baht per car. The road itself was pretty good and our car traveled at between 100-120 km per hour most of the way. Traffic was initially quite heavy getting out of Bangkok, but smooth flowing once we were out of Bangkok and there were a lot of trucks and larger vehicles on the highway. Bangkok is a sprawling city and you'll know you are leaving Bangkok city when you start to see the signs that indicate the Exit to the new Bangkok airport.

    Once off the highway, at about 19 km from Rayong town, there will be signs indicating "Ban Phe". Turn left at a set of traffic lights into Ban Phe town.

    If you don't wish to hire a private car, you can also take the public bus from Bangkok but be aware that the journey will involve stops along the way and takes 4-5 hours.

    Ban Phe Streets Stalls Selling dried seafood and snacks
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    Itching to do something?

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Mar 17, 2007

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    It's beach fun & more beach fun on the narrow strip of beach front. If you get tired of romancing in your room, or catching a tan on the beach chairs just at your doorstep, seek out the ubiquitious tour operators who have advertisements along the beach. Contact them for a deal-whether it is a kayak you're seeking or a speed boat to take you on a around-island trip, or perhaps a jet ski or two-if you want it, the friendly people at Samet will have it. Do shop around a bit & ask the right questions to make sure you get a good deal.

    Since Ao Prao is rather secluded, those who really want to party & need to have lots of action and people around them, should make their way over to the other side of the island. There's certainly more choices over there.

    beach chairs at your doorstep host of choices for those who must keep on movin kayaks on the beach
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