At Hat Mae Ramphueng Beach, apart from fresh seafood, we enjoy so much swimming and relaxing by beach, the scenery is just great . This white sandy beach is very long, around 12 kms stretch. The next beach is Hin Khao beach, another interesting area to stop by and further is Ban Kon Ao, the area with interesting lifestyle of small fishing community.
Enjoy picking and and tasting various kinds of fresh tropical fruits such as durian,mango,dragon fruit,and many more.You can also self pick and sample ripe fruits right from the trees.
Open daily : 7.30 am - 6 pm
There are so many fruit to learn and try to eat for your experience. You'll get more fun to pick it by yourself and eat fresh fruit unlimited in that farm. You can eat as much as you want but don't put them in your pocket when you're full.
Do you want to feel like Robinson for a day or a week? Live in a the four-star hotel "Novotel Lim Pae" for two nights, feel the pressure of civiilsation, then take a speed boat on the beach, head towards these islands on the way to Ko Samet, do some snorkelling and a picknick on the deserted beaches, and then head to Samet at sunset, arrive there at dawn, as if you were beached.
The speedboat trip from the Novotel to Vongdeuan beach at Samet (my favorite ...) depends on what you include: a one - or two engine-boat, a stop-over on the archipelago in between, the length of the stop-over. Anyway, transport in Thailand is as cheap as nowhere, it would only add between a thouand and two and a half thousand Baht to your bill (in 2005: 30 to 60 dollars), but leaving you with an unforgettable experience.
We made a short visit at Suan Wung Kaew, A big park in nice landscape, hill and to the end inside the area, nice beach there. They provide nice bangalow, good view of the sea. In the past Suan Wung Kaew was very famous place to visit, nowadays as I can see .. quiet but still nice beach.
The photos took when I was on the way back from Chanthaburi Province to Bangkok, we decided to have lunch somewhere in Rayong so we went to Ban Phe, have lunch and enjoy view of beach there. There is long beach road where we could see many restaurants along, view of beach and a lot visitors enjoy activities on beach.
..that I've been telling in my Ko Samet/Samed page in my shopping tips was exactly located here in Ban Phe. You can walk around the area and fell in love with those smelly dried foods,hehe..It's really worth checking for,you know!
...I thought of sharing this as I was amazed how cute it is and took this from the restaurant we had lunch in. It has something to do with the pretty blue skies..I was hoping the bus for Bangkok that we're waiting to will be more faster and it did!
...From the bus I really wanted to jump off as I wanted to get some sunset pics from there.We we're too far though as the driver was too lazy to drive! The people in our back was talking about how he drives slowly and wanted to take over the drivers seat! Jesus!
Well, I did took a pic from the bus after all. When we arrived, there's no sunset already..
...Just as we entered in Ban Phe we saw the very colorful decorations that says" Welcome to Ko Samet Festival!" from December 6-10,2003!
So, just as after we got back from the island we explore the area around but we didn't get to see some of the sights as we only had a couple of hourse before our bus leaves..So, we checked out some sales in the Festival Markets and they have some nice stuffs..
The pic was a traditional free ride to all the people around the province..
The island is 20mins away by private boat. It is really small, its about 6 km long and some 131 sq km in area. Most of the island is surrounded by National Parks so u can sorta expect a 'Survivor' sorta scenery. Lol! The best time to visit Koh Samet is during the weekdays as the weekends gets really busy with day trippers from the mainland. I havent got the time to visit the island myself, but i wouldn't give this a miss if i wasn't staying in Rayong for just a day!