White-sand beaches, vibrant sunsets and a pristine interior
A quintessential tropical island paradise, Koh Samet comes complete with a jungle-clad interior and pure white sand. Less than three hours from Bangkok by car and speedboat, the island feels a million miles from the frenetic streets of the Thai capital.
The north of Koh Samet is popular with backpackers and visitors who want to take advantage of the island’s nightlife. However, if you travel to the narrow southern tip of the island, you’ll find quiet beaches, rugged countryside and a great choice of walking routes. Also located on the south of Koh Samet is The Paradee. One of our favourite beach resorts in Thailand, The Paradee has the unique benefit of having access to Koh Samet’s east and west-facing beaches. This means you can watch the sun rise in the morning and set at night, all from the comfort of your private balcony or from the beautiful soft, white beach.
The closest major island to Bangkok, and one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations, Koh Samet remains surprisingly undeveloped. The perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy Thailand’s natural beauty, it’s a fantastic beach escape.