Accommodation in Koh Samet
Types of Accommodations
Koh Samet has many fine resorts and hotels. Many of these have rooms with high standards, even if the price is reasonable. The most affordable kind of accommodation is to rent a simple bungalow or a house on a monthly basis (for long-termers), but as the island is small (and a National Park), this type of accommodation is available only to a very limited extent.
Most visitors here stay in one of the hotels or resorts on the island. A majority of these hotels are situated in the beaches in the north and east: Hat Sai Kaew (Diamond beach) and Ao Vong Duan Beach, but also in Ao Prao Beach on the west coast.
If you want to celebrate your honeymoon or wedding day here, or just want a very comfortable stay, we would like to recommend one of these quality, high class, hotels located on Ko Samet. The rates for a suite, or small private villa, start from about 4000 Baht per night. We would like to recommend Paradee and Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa.
Koh Samet is a popular tourist destination also among the Thais, especially Bangkok residents. On weekends and Thailand holidays, it may be prudent to make sure that there are accommodations available in advance.
Did you know that our hotel rates are among the most competitive you'll find anywhere. Most often significantly lower than if you make your reservation directly at the hotel. In addition, the booking procedure is simple and safe.
BEACH IS REFLECTED IN THE SHADES - Photo by Jens W, Yenit.com
Prices for Room and Bungalows
A very simple room or bungalow starts from about 400 Baht a night, but then you will only have a bed, a simple toilet and a fan.
A hotel room with air condition, a wider bed and hot water starts from about 800 Baht a night. Some of these resorts also have a pool.
A medium class hotel room that also has a sofa and TV, fridge and sometimes a bathtub starts from about 1700 Baht per night. This price sometimes include breakfast.
A luxury room or suite costs about 4000 Baht, and up, per night. Then you should expect great spa facilities, jacuzzi, steam room, gymnasium and at least two restaurants.
During the last couple of years, many small bungalow resorts has popped up on the most popular beaches; Hat Sai Kaeo, Ao Pai and Vong Deuan. During the high season, these beaches are not only crowded with foreign tourists. Many Thai residents also come here to enjoy the beach and escape the big cities. We recommend that you do the reservation for your hotel or bungalow on the Internet in advance, so the rooms are not all occupied when you arrive.
DETAIL FROM A HOTEL BATHROOM - Photo by Jens W, Yenit.com
THAI PINK-WHITE ORCHID - Photo by Jens W, Yenit.com
Camping on the Island
On the beaches of the south, there are very few hotels but instead it's possible to spend the night in a tent. Some resorts on the island also offers camping on their own territory for a fee. Camping is only recommended for those who can withstand the heat in the morning. After the sunrise it is usually very hot in a tent in Thailand.
Please note that it might be a little risky to carry valuables and cash, if you have the misfortune of having a thief in the neighborhood. To store your valuables and money in a concealed security belt is probably a very good idea.
Do not forget mosquito repellent. Otherwise mosquitoes will probably bite you while sleeping. Mosquitoes are experts at getting into the tent.
You are also able to rent a tent at some resorts and shops. The prices vary but they tend to be around 250-1000 Baht a night, depending on the size of the tent.
Book Your Accommodation
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AT THE HOTEL POOL NEXT TO THE SEA - Photo by Jens W, Yenit.com
Your Safety on Your Holiday
It is wise to leave your values in the safety box in the hotel or resort before you are going out to swim, to sunbath, to dine etc. If your belongings are stolen from your room, not many hotels will compensate you.
We also recommend you to lock your room with the safety chain (if there is one) before you go to sleep.
If you are renting a motorbike in Thailand, do always use a crash helmet. Do also remember that many traffic accidents here occur under the influence of alcohol. Do not drive if you have been drinking!
DETAIL FROM A RESORT SPA - Photo by Jens W, Yenit.com