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Sail boarding, boogie boarding, tubing, jet-skiing, sailing, hiking and kayaking are only some of the things to do in Koh Samet, apart from hugging those glorious beaches that is. Nature has been generous and the island is renowned for its pristine beaches, some secluded and some more active as well  as untouched natural beauty in the island's interior. All our Koh Samet beach hotels offer great facilities such as pools, spas, restaurants and bars, but here are some attractions and activities outside the resort wall.


  • Koh Samet Beaches

    Hat Sai Kaew is a beautiful 800 meter ribbon of sand featuring the largest concentration of hotels, beach-side bars and restaurants lighting up the seafront. Ao Hin Khok, favoured by backpackers is much smaller than Hat Sai Kaew and also offers good restaurants, bars, fire shows and some other entertainment. Ao Phai offers slightly more up-market hotels while Ao Phutsa is a small secluded beach, but very romantic. Hat Ao Phrao is host to mainly top-end accommodation.
  • Water Sports

    Scuba diving is a big activity with a few operators offering trips to nearby dive sites. A popular diving site is at Hin Pholeung. It has two towering underwater rock pinnacles featuring stunning coral gardens and offers excellent visibility. All our resorts in Koh Samet offers their guests the opportunity to arrange diving trips and scuba diving courses with a reputable PADI registered scuba diving centre located on Hat Sai Kaew. They offers all the gear and you can book via your resort on arrival.
  • Nightlife

    The raunchy nightlife one would find when staying in big tourist centers like Phuket or places like Pattaya is definitely absent on Koh Samet. Weekends may see a little partying, but apart from a few nice cozy bars and restaurants you can expect peaceful evenings. This is a get-away-from-the-rush destination for people to enjoy quieter relaxation.
  • Bang Bao Fishing Village

    The village is a great place to walk and shop for souvenirs, and an equally great place to dine on freshly caught seafood. The restaurants perched over the sea provide a fantastic setting and it’s a great place to spend a lazy afternoon taking in some fresh sea air. Fishing boats still call this village home although these days there are as many snorkeling and scuba boats here.
  • The Poet and the Mermaid

    In a poem of Sunthorn Phu, a revered Thai poet from the 19th century tells the story of prince Aphai Mani being rescued from the sea by a mermaid. They subsequently got married and lived happily ever after. A statue to illustrate the story has been placed on Hat Sai Kaew (diamond beach) on Koh Samet.
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