Beach in Ko Samet

Hat Sai Kaew

In the island’s northeastern corner, Hat Sai Kaew is the island’s widest, whitest and wildest stretch of sand. Sunbathers, sarong-sellers, speedboats, jet-skis and restaurants take up almost every inch of space. At …
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Hin Khok & Ao Phai

Less frenetic than their northern neighbour of Hat Sai Kaew, Ao Hin Khok and Ao Phai are two gorgeous bays separated by rocky headlands. The crowd here tends to be younger and more stylish than the tour groups who g…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Phutsa (Ao Tub Tim)

South of Ao Hin Khok and Ao Phai is wide and sandy Ao Phutsa (Ao Tub Tim), a favourite for solitude seekers, families and couples who need access to ‘civilisation’ but not much else.
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Wong Deuan

Ao Wong Deuan, meaning 'crescent moon bay', is Samet's second-busiest beach, with a range of resorts and more modest guesthouses.
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Thian

Ao Thian, or 'Candlelight Beach', is punctuated by big boulders that shelter small sandy spots, creating a castaway ambience. It remains one of Samet’s most easy-going beaches and is deliciously lonely on weekdays. …
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Wai

Ao Wai is a lovely beach far removed from everything else (though in reality it is only 2km from Ao Thian).
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Prao

On the west coast, Ao Prao (Coconut Beach) is worth a visit for a sundowner cocktail, but the small beach is outsized by high-end resorts that promise (but don’t deliver) solitude.
Monument in Ko Samet

Mermaid Statue