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    Relax on the dock

    by Sobe-A-Rush Written Sep 5, 2005

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    At night time we sometimes would pull out chairs onto the dock and munch on some chips and beer. You can always do this, people dont mind at all, its super quiet and you can lay there enjoying the stars. Depending on what beach you are but all of the beaches actually have stray dogs, they will follow you around when on the beach and what not, they have never bitten me, they just want to hang out, most of the are fairly sick looking and have open cuts so maybe dont touch them.
    I say this because every night we would go on the dock with the chair a dog or two would come and hang out.

    chairs set up on the dock
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    Riding on a motor bike..

    by im_jiyoung Written Jul 28, 2005

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    actually that one I gave up at the end.. (I just couldn't manage to handle the machine! shoot!).. But I'd love to try it again. There are whole a lot of shops where you can lent a motorbike. My friend who had finally mastered it, said.. was great great experience..

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    Beach hop!

    by idy Written Jun 22, 2005

    There are heaps of beaches on Ko Samet, mainly along the east shoreline.

    The stretch from Ao Tub Tim to Ao Phai is rather popular, because cafes and restaurants line the beach. Some foriegners even sunbath topless along this stretch.

    Along the popular stretches, there will be vendors selling sarongs, beach mats, fruits, giving massages and so forth.

    Crab on the beach
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    Hiking in Ko Samet

    by swissrain Updated May 30, 2005

    I have been on this island since over twenty years regularly, and since then I never got tired of discovering the island again and again, discovering new paths each time, some of them steep and rocky, others self-invented from stone to stone, being a kind of mediation which I especially like on this island. Walking from beach to beach shows the many stone formations and the different shapes and characters of the beaches. There are many, and really, each of them is another world. Swimming around the small peninsulas which seperate the beaches is another way offering different views for the adventourous.
    Chose the beach which you best like (Vongdeuan is mine ..., and its Vongdeuan Resort; vongdeuan.com), or stay on one beach for a time and then rove on with your light handbag, to chose the next lodge.

    in the north of Wongduern beach
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    A spa holiday on Ko Samet

    by swissrain Updated May 30, 2005

    For all the Epicurean pleasures you would have to head for Pattaya, fun city, as it is euphemistically called by Thais, sin city by moralists, just a three-hour-trip from Ko Samet.
    The island of Samet, however, provides you with pleasures not rated as sins by any Western religion, which is good for people who want an undisturbed family - or romantic honey-moon (brush up) holiday: a daily traditional Thai massage (at aroumd 250 to 300 Baht; six to seven dollars) will take away your tensions. Some Salas are large enough to provide massage for two or more.
    Tell your doctor what you want: Foot- or head massage, or do they just have to rub your belly to prepare it for dinner? Other things, manicure, pedicure will turn you into a civilized being again.

    Choose your massage doctors and beauticians carefully, there is much difference in strength, style, elegance, or conversation. If you have finally made your choice, you might have found a new friend ...

    Massage

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    People watching on the beaches of Ko Samet

    by swissrain Written May 30, 2005

    Ko Samet is not a ghetto of foreigners. On weekends and bank-holidays, working people from Bangkok come here, to lodge in Bungalows or tents. Tourists from the West will be surprised to see how Thais enjoy their time.
    On the pic you see my daughter in the center, and some four (modern) Thai ladies, from clerk to dentist, who have fun together. Traditional women wouldn't be clad in bikinis, but in long fistherman-trousers and T-shirts when playing in the sea. And men? Drinking whiskey together and gambling or playing guitar and singing in the shadow of the trees.

    Bangkok travellers on Samet island
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    A boat trip around the island

    by Arjaree Updated May 26, 2005

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    When you get there, you will constantly be asked if you want to go on a boat trip checking out around the whole island. Its a cool choice... but we did not do that. If you have time in your hand I suggest you do that so you will see what's there in each beach.

    Later you may want to do a beach hopping to get a different view.

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    Kayak at sea

    by Arjaree Updated May 26, 2005

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    Kayaking is another interesting choice provided here at Ao Vongdaun. It costs 200THB/ hour/ 2 persons. Late evening, around 4-6 pm is the best time to kayak since the sunshine will become less strong.

    Pictured is Ao Vongdaun beach. Nice and not touristy.

    Ao Vongdaun Ao Vongdaun
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    Swimming!!!!

    by karin_kamphuis Written Feb 19, 2005

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    Just take a swim in the great ocean.
    But don't be suprised when the outside tempature is 35 degrees and the water 34 degrees or even hotter!

    So don't expect a cold swim, it looks like you swim in a hot bath!!!!!

    But except that it's a a great beach and nice sea to swim in.

    Swimming!!!
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    Take a walk on the beach.

    by karin_kamphuis Written Feb 19, 2005

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    To stay a little bit fit and not sit the whole day in your beach-chair; just take a (short) walk on the beach.

    Remember it's not a LARGE beach, so spend about 10 minutes; haha!!

    We took a NIGHTWALK and it was great fun! Remember to put on good walking shoes, because after sunset it's ebb tide and you can step on sharp corals!!!
    Take a flash-light with you and discover all the lively crabs and corals between the rocks at the beach.

    Take a beach walk at night!
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    Watch the Sunset; GREAT!!!

    by karin_kamphuis Written Feb 19, 2005

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    Just relax in a free beachchair in front of the sea and watch the sun go down.
    It is a really great place to watch the sunset beacause there's only sea in front of the beach (no Mountains or islands).
    Catch a cocktail and a great friend or lover and enjoy!!!

    At night you can watch all the fisher-boats with there funny light globes.

    Sunset at Ao Prao beach
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  • Sunset Point at southern tip

    by ambitiouspear Written Feb 1, 2005

    Going down to the very southern point offers a nice place to watch the sunset. If you're feeling adventurous, you can hike along the coast, jumping from boulder to boulder. Don't forget a flashlight! From the tip, it takes roughly 30 minutes to walk back to Samet Ville Resort.

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  • Boat Tour

    by Natalienu Written Nov 22, 2004

    I think everyone should do the one day boat tour around the island. You get to go fishing for your own lunch and they cook it up for you, snorkelling and visit a shark and turtle farm.

    Everything is catered for on the tour and its just a nice break from lazing about on the beach.....

    Costs from memory 400 baht for the day.

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    Biking around Ko Samet

    by hasthetravelbug Written Jul 23, 2004

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    You can rent a motor bike for about 300 baht for 24 hours. It is a great way to see the whole island of Ko Samet. The southern part has beautiful secluded beaches and going to the west side of the island at sunset point is a must. I reccommend renting a bike because the traffic on Samet is calm and it is easy to ride. One thing to look out for is the severely unpaved roads. Try not to ride here, it can get dangerous....

    Taking a break, enjoying the scenery......
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    Ao Kiu beach

    by call_me_rhia Written Jun 4, 2004

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    Ao Kiu beach is the ultimate paradise. It's hard to reach by road - as it is often impassable - so the safest was to get there for sure is to reach it by boat-taxi. It's really worth your money... perfect white sand, lovely trees and palm trees (it looks more like a garden), and... very quiet. So quiet that when we went there there was only one other person! I spent my happiest Ko Samet day there. it's located at the very narrow tip of the island: it takes only 5 minutes to cross onto the other side - where the sea is much rougher. On the plus side is that you can see amazing sunsets from there. Highly recommended.

    my perfect beach

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