This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ko Samet.
Ko Samet (Koh Samet), Thailand, is an island in the Gulf of Thailand. It is off the coastline of the coastal province of Rayong in the Gulf of Thailand. It is comparatively easy to reach; it's only around two hundred kilometres from the capital of Bangkok. Getting to Ko Samet, you firstly need to get to the province of Rayong. Many tourists, particularly backpackers, take a bus or a taxi service. Be careful with taxis, though -- some of the drivers could try to rip you off. There are also flight links available connecting Phuket and Ko Samui. Getting from the mainland to the island, you also have different options such as speed boats and ferry boats. While the ferry takes around forty minutes, a speedboat can take you to Ko Samet within fifteen minutes.
You can choose from many different hotels of every class, holiday apartments, and hostels in Ko Samet (Koh Samet), Thailand. Most of the accommodation such as the Ko Samet (Koh Samet), Thailand hostels are located around the beaches on the east coast. The island also has a vibrant nightlife. Many bars and clubs focus on backpackers and offer comparatively cheap drinks. The main tourist season on the island is generally from November until February and from June until August. During those periods, it can become very difficult to find an affordable place to stay with a good price. So book your Ko Samet (Koh Samet), Thailand hostel ahead, if you do not want to be disappointed.
Most people visit the island to enjoy the beautiful, white sandy beaches and the laid-back atmosphere. Ko Samet is particularly renowned for its beaches, exotic coral, and crystal-clear waters. Hat Sai Kaew, the diamond beach, is especially worth checking out -- it's one of the most beautiful and most popular beaches on island. The excellent beach is around one kilometre long and roughly thirty metres wide. A lot of space is taken up with deck chairs from the beachfront restaurants, though. If you want to try out some activities, windsurfing, sailing, and jet skiing are offered. Mountain bike rental is available on the island, as well. If you want to sweat less, take a motorbike from the countless bike hire shops. Another must-do on Ko Samet is viewing the lovely sunset from the dramatic cliffs along the southwest coastline. It is also a perfect spot for pictures.
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