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1. Scuba diving

Scuba diving
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18 km
from city center
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With over 16 beaches, Koh Samet has many decent underwater sightings for the diver in you. Although not as famous as Koh Tao for diving, Koh Samet does have some beautiful seascapes. Some well-known sightings are pufferfish, stingrays and some rare black-tip sharks.

2. Wat Ko Kaew Pitsadan

Wat Ko Kaew Pitsadan
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Wat Ko Kaew Pitsadan is Koh Samet's only temple with a big Buddha statue. With a seven-metre tall beautiful white concrete Buddha statue, the Wat Ko Kaew Pitsadan is Koh Samet's one and only temple.

3. Sai Kaew Beach

Sai Kaew Beach

2 km
from city center
3 out of 23
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Also known as Haad Sai Kaew, Sai Kaew Beach is located towards northern Phuket Island. It is one of the very developed beaches and hence subject to mass tourism. One will find umpteen restaurants along with with a lively nightlife scene, loud music, and a good crowd as well. Besides these, Sai Kaew Beach is also famous for plenty of water sports like water skiing, jet-skiing, banana boating, canoeing, wakeboarding, and scuba diving.

4. Fire Show At Ploy Talay

Fire Show At Ploy Talay
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2 km
from city center
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Flaunting neon-lit interiors and waterfront open-air tables, Ploy Talay is the busiest of the string of beach restaurants on Hat Sai Kaew. Watch beautiful traditional Thai dances with phenomenal pyrotechnics and fireworks after 8:30 PM every night, shortly before which DJs pump up the crowd. The fire show is visible from the beach, but people enjoy their relaxing Thai, Chinese and seafood dinners here.

5. Snorkelling in Koh Samet

Snorkelling in Koh Samet
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Koh Samet’s eastern coast boasts expansive white-sand beaches fringed with coral reefs, like Ao Prao beach, Ao Wai, Wong Duean, and Ao Cho beach. Due to their proximity to Bangkok and Rayong, these beaches welcome many travellers and ex-pats for fun-filled snorkelling trips, with equipment rented out for about THB 400. Koh Samet’s crystalline waters shelter stone hills, fish, crabs, spiny lobsters, clams, turtles and harmless sharks.

6. Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park

Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park
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5 km
from city center
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Mu Koh Samet National Park, or Khao Laem Ya Park, is a Thai marine park off Rayong’s coastline. Spanning 131 square kilometres in the Gulf of Thailand, the park comprises an archipelago and smaller islets, ideal for boating, island tours, and water sports like snorkelling. These include Koh Samet, Chan, Talu, Kudi, Kham, and Plai Teen islands, ancient nestling rainforests, waterfalls, alluring reefs, sandy beaches and wildlife reserves.

7. Parasailing in Koh Samet

Parasailing in Koh Samet
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Loved by enthusiasts of extreme aqua sports, parasailing is an adrenaline-packed activity you can enjoy on specific beaches with strong ocean currents in Koh Samet. A parachute lifts you 500 feet over the ocean, presenting magnificent views of beaches. The best places for parasailing include Sai Kaew Beach, where an academy offers PADI-certified tours, and beaches like Ao Kiu Na Nok and Ao Wong Deuan.

8. Canoe And Kayak Rides in Koh Samet

Canoe And Kayak Rides in Koh Samet
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Canoeing and kayaking are fun and eco-friendly ways to sail around Koh Samet, soak in the captivating island, coastline and ocean views, and explore remote beaches. The eastern coast of Koh Samet is less rocky than the west, where beaches like Ao Phai, Ao Wong Deuan, and Ao Kiu Na Nok offer thrilling canoe and kayak rides along gentle currents. Both single and double kayaks are rented out starting from THB 400.

9. Deep Sea Fishing And Squid Fishing in Koh Samet

Deep Sea Fishing And Squid Fishing in Koh Samet
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Enriched with vast varieties of underwater life, Koh Samet is well known for encouraging tourists to try deep sea fishing on a local fisherman’s boat. The deep waters of Koh Samet’s beaches, like Ao Prao and Ao Phai, are home to trevally, grouper, parrotfish, dorado and many more fish species. You can cook your catch afterwards and even go squid fishing at night.

10. Windsurfing and Catamaran in Koh Samet

Windsurfing and Catamaran in Koh Samet
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Sheltering legendary surf spots close to Bangkok and Rayong, Koh Samet is a hotspot for windsurfing on catamarans that provides scenic island, beach and sunset views. Beaches on the northern side of Koh Samet island, like Sai Kaew beach, offer strong offshore winds and ocean currents for enjoyable windsurfing tours. Most resorts and water sports centres on the beaches rent out equipment and catamarans.

11. Island Tours in Koh Samet

Island Tours in Koh Samet
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Flaunting extravagant resorts, beach bars, restaurants, and numerous tourist attractions, Koh Samet is known for its laid-back environment and cream-white beaches. Island tours by boats, motorbikes and cars offer visits to Koh Samet’s eastern and western coasts, filled with beachside bungalows, high-end spas, Buddhist temples, bustling eateries and cabaret shows. During the island tour, one can also explore Koh Talu and Koh Chan and even go snorkelling and fishing.

12. Beachside Massage in Koh Samet

Beachside Massage in Koh Samet
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While Koh Samet’s eastern coast is flanked by luxury spas, Thai massages offered on the beaches are very popular among both locals and tourists seeking to de-stress. Flag down the hawker passing with a beach blanket and low stool to enjoy a relaxing Thai massage under the shade of palms. It is recommended to discuss and settle the price with the masseurs before availing of their services.

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Beaches in Koh Samet

13. Ao Prao Beach

Ao Prao Beach
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1 km
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Ao Prao beach is a calm, crescent-shaped beach on Koh Samet’s northwest corner. Alleged to offer the best sunset views on the island, Prao beach flaunts palm-fringed shores, white sands, offshore reefs and aqua-blue waters. There is also a namesake luxury resort and fishing village on the beach. A plethora of water sports are offered, including diving, snorkelling and speed boating.

14. Ao Wai

Ao Wai
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33 km
from city center
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Tucked into a beautiful bay surrounded by rocky capes from both sides, Ao Wai is a solitary white-sand beach on the south coast of Samet Island. Ao Wai is a must-visit for all nature and water sports lovers, with inviting waters where coral reefs guide you on swimming and snorkelling adventures. Exotic birds inhabit the jungles behind, while a lone resort on the beach features a panoramic restaurant.

15. Ao Phai

Ao Phai
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1 km
from city center
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Boasting rapid development over the past decades, Ao Phai beach is a scenic, compact stretch of white sand with plush resorts, waterfront restaurants and nightclubs. Craggy boulders serve as the picturesque “cape wall” between Ao Phai and Samet Island’s other beaches, while the warm ocean offers great snorkelling and diving experiences. Onshore, swaying palms create shade during afternoons. Fire shows and parties happen at night.

16. Ao Wong Duean

Ao Wong Duean
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Sandwiched between Sai Kaew and Ao Prao beaches, the crescent-shaped, wide Ao Wong Deuan beach is located on Koh Samet’s east coast. Filled with boats, canoes, speedboats and jet skis, Ao Wong Deuan boasts silvery sands, luxury cabana resorts, bamboo homestays, and even an internet cafe. Bars and restaurants offering fresh seafood, tasty cocktails and upbeat music huddle can be found in the beach’s centre.

17. Nightlife in Koh Samet

Nightlife in Koh Samet
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Catering to budget-conscious travellers, backpackers, and Thai tourists visiting every weekend from Bangkok, the nightlife in Koh Samet is commanded by the island’s nightclubs, restaurants, scenic beach bars and massage salons. The most pulsating nightlife destinations on Koh Samet for cocktails, dining and fire shows are Hat Sai Kaew and Ao Phai, with the hotspots including Naga Bar, Audi Bar, Island Bar, Gecko Bar, Rasta Bar, and Sunrise Bar.

18. Ao Cho

Ao Cho
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Featuring quiet restaurants and chic low-rise resorts, Ao Cho beach in the north of Wong Duean is perfect for relaxed island getaways. Filled with white sand, the beach is surrounded by tropical foliage and is divided in the middle by a wooden pier which extends into the ocean. Watersports like jet skiing and banana boating are available, as are seafood shacks, beach bars, and Thai massage spas.

19. Nadan Pier

Nadan Pier
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2 km
from city center
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Nadan Pier is a picturesque ferry terminal on Koh Samet overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. The pier was built with sparkling white and blue colours to help ferry passengers notice it from a distance. One can enjoy thrilling walks on the pier or grab snacks from vendors. It is the island’s main entry and exit point, as boats are not allowed to drop passengers off at resorts elsewhere.

20. Ao Kiu Na Nok

Ao Kiu Na Nok
4.3 /5

4 km
from city center
20 out of 23
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An abode for family getaways, Ao Kiu Na Nok, is a secluded stretch of white sand, sea and palm groves. Tucked into the island’s southernmost nook, Ao Kiu Na Nok is accessible by a short hike through luscious jungles. A few restaurants and bars line up the beach. Its turquoise waters are suited for swimming, canoeing, parasailing and jet skiing all year round.

21. Ao Tubtim

Ao Tubtim
4.1 /5

1 km
from city center
21 out of 23
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Gazing upon mesmerising sunsets, Ao Tubtim is one of Koh Samet’s oldest private beaches, backed by a boutique resort. Several Thai and eclectic restaurants, open-air shacks, massage spas and beach bars sit dappled in the shade of dense jungles. Alongside sunbathing and swimming, beach volleyball games take place here. Visitors can also enjoy snorkelling, diving and speed boating in the water.

22. Ao Thian

Ao Thian
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
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Punctuated by giant boulders that shelter sandy spots, Ao Thian beach creates the ultimate castaway ambience on the Gulf of Thailand. It remains one of Koh Samet’s most easy-going beaches with almost no crowds on weekdays, though Bangkok university students can be found serenading the stars on weekends with all-night guitar sessions. There are a few casual bungalow accommodations, seafront bars and restaurants.

23. Ao Karang

Ao Karang
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Locally called Ao Pakarang, Ao Karang is a small and quiet beach at the far southern tip of Koh Samet. Dotted with fine white sand and tall casuarinas, the beach has a holiday resort and restaurants offering must-try lobsters, shrimps and seafood. A rocky promontory on Ao Karang greets visitors with views of Koh Samet’s southernmost tip that one cannot get on the island.

FAQs on Koh Samet

How can I commute within Koh samet?

There is only one main road, which is a little rocky, in Koh Samet. Walking around is the best way to explore. Other options are taking a songthaew costing 600 Baht for a private trip, and 50 Baht for shared, or renting a scooter for 200-300 Baht per day.
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