Sunset Point at southern tip
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.
Hiking in Ko Samet
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.
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- Hiking and Walking
People watching on the beaches of Ko Samet
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.
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A spa holiday on Ko Samet
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 ...
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.
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.
If you do love seeing sunsets. Then, this is the best place for you! Our latest trip in Samet was in Ao Wai, southern part of the Island. So, we have the easiest chance to visit the Sunset point. It is the best place I ever saw in my entire life yet! I was wowed to the cliffs and the rock bays in that part! You have to be very carefull though as you might step, you know...and will fall! It's best to go there around early morning and during the afternoon before sunset. It's the best place around Samet to take Sunsets!!!
As roads around Samet Island is very bad so most of the farangs are renting a bike. But for us, neither of us love bikes so we just hike the Sunset point from Ao Wai and it took us 15 minutes to go up..Mind you,it's amazing in there and refreshing!
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Visit Koh Kudi, one day tour
Staying in Koh Samet is wonderful and the small island surrounds their is like a heaven too. Koh Kudi is about 30 mins from Koh Samet. You can take a day tour with local fisherman. It's great!!
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Ao Phai beach part 2
Ao Phai is (unless you go on the weekends when all the BKK people go there) a place with not a lot of people. You can easily find yourself 100 m to yourself...
The rocky coast
While the western coast is mainly rocky, the eastern coast has many beaches, separated by rocky promontoirs. There is a track running from north to south along the eastern coast.
Best dinner on the beach - Buddies
Buddies restaurant on Sai kaew Beach serves right on seas shore and the ambience is superb
Food is good and reasonably priced . Service is good
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Make a sandcastle!
Feeling creative? We had a great time making this sandcastle/fort. Inspired by the forts we saw in India.
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Enjoy Sun Sand & Sea
Beaches on Koh Samet are very good .Powdery white sand and clear sea, perfect for a day of swimming or sun bathing.
Torch yourself on the beach
Ko Samet is very peaceful with not a lot going on. Just lie back and relax if you can stand the sun torching your skin!
Jump off the pier!
Ao Cho pier is pretty quiet. Some of the local youths will take turns to dive off the pier into the clear blue water. Try it!
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