Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Thian

Ao Thian 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. On weekends, Bangkok univ…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Wai

Ao Wai is a lovely beach far removed from everything else (though in reality it is only 1.5km from Ao Thian).
Beach in Ko Samet

Hat Sai Kaew

In the island’s northeastern corner near the ferry pier, Hat Sai Kaew, the 'town beach', is the island’s widest, dirtiest and wildest stretch of sand. Sunbathers, sarong-sellers, speedboats, jet skis and restaurants…
National Park in Ko Samet

Khao Laem Ya/Mu Ko Samet National Park

Ko Man Klang, Ko Kudee and Ko Man Nok, along with Ko Man Nai to the west, are part of Khao Laem Ya/Mu Ko Samet National Park. This official status hasn’t kept away all development, only moderated it. Ko Kudee has a …
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. It's a wide, flat arc with a shallow gradient that's good for kids. The tracks and bu…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Hin Khok & Ao Phai

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

Ao Phutsa

South of Ao Hin Khok and Ao Phai is cute, sandy Ao Phutsa (Ao Tub Tim), which strikes a good balance, being relatively accessible but generally not too crowded. Basing yourself here lets you enjoy the beach's best m…
Beach in Ko Samet

Ao Prao

On the west coast, Ao Prao is one of the island's prettiest. It's secluded but backed by three high-end resorts, so it still gets quite busy. It's a pleasant spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail.
Viewpoint in Ko Samet

Southern Tip Viewpoints

At the southern end of Ko Samet, the road ends at a national park compound (more or less abandoned, but with toilets and a small stall selling drinks and snacks). Here, short trails lead to two viewpoints, with the …