Ko Samet, Thailand
Ko Samet is one of the Eastern Seaboard islands of Thailand, located in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 200 kilmeters from Bangkok. It is known for its white sandy beaches, exotic coral and crystal clear waters. Most of the island (excluding the Na Dan area) belongs to the Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park.
One of the most beautiful and most popular beaches on Koh Samet, Hat Sai Kaew is 1 kilometer long and 25 – 30 meters wide.. From dusk to dawn, visitors can enjoy sunbathing, swimming, jet skiing, windsurfing, riding on a banana boat or even partying at night.
Things to See & Do
* Diving & snorkeling
* Diamond Beach
* Water sports
* Coral reefs
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Travel Links – Travel to and from Ko Samet is typically via the small local port at Ban Phe (Thai: บ้านเพ) on the coast. Travelers from Bangkok frequently travel by bus, with departures to Ban Phe from Bangkok's Eastern Bus terminal, the Ekkamai bus station, and travel time from Bangkok to Ban Phe of approximately 3½ hours. Owing to the island's close proximity to the coast, just 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) offshore, boats travel casually from Ban Phe to Ko Samet in approximately 30 minutes.