This month, we would like to recommend the 4-star pool resort Saikaew Beach Resort. As the name suggests is located on the island's most popular beach - Sai Kaew. This hotel has excellent guest reviews!
Ko Samet (เกาะเสม็ด in Thai) is a rather small island where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. The water is also normally very clear here. Relaxation is the main activity here, so spoil yourself a little and "refill your batteries" in an tropical surrounding.
It is the perfect place for hiding away from daily life stress and work. Anyhow, you are still close to Bangkok and it's shopping, night life and attractions.
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Reasons to go to Samet island
There are several reasons to choose Samet as your holiday destination. First of all; the island has some of the best beaches found in the whole country. Hat Sai Kaew (Diamond Beach), Ao Vong Duan and Ao Prao are three of them. Second, the short, convenient distance to Bangkok. And third, the climate is very pleasant.
The island is located in Rayong province, Southeast of Bangkok and Pattaya and West of Trat province and Koh Chang. It is easy to go here from Bangkok, with bus from the Eastern bus terminal (Ekamai Bus Terminal) or by a mini-van. The journey takes about three hours from Bangkok to Baan Pae Pier.
Below you will find our personal accommodation recommendations for the season:
Below we have listed 25 of our favorite hotels on the Samet Island and in the province of Rayong. You will find budget alternatives, medium range hotels as well as rather exclusive, five star resorts.
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A Complete Travel Guide
Welcome to your travel guide to the Samet island, located in the central parts of Thailand, not that far from the capital city (Bangkok).
Here you will find online information about attractions, beaches, tours and the island in general. You may also book a room in a hotel, resort or a beach side bungalow from here. It is easy and 100% safe. Navigate this site with the tabs at the top. Thank you for your visit!
The Weather in Koh Samet
The climate here offers pleasant, warm temperatures all year round, but you usually divide the year into three climate seasons:
January-April can be described as the summer season. Statistically, April is the hottest month. Temperatures of 32-35 degrees Celsius is rather common then.
July to September is the wet season and then it rains more because of the current wet monsoon.
October to December can be described as the cool season and December is the least hot month, with average temperatures around 24-27 degrees Celsius during the day.
The weather right now:
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