Koh Samet aka Ko Samed, lies only 10 km offshore from Ban Phe in Rayong province in the Eastern Seaboard. The island is easily accessible from Bangkok in less than one day’s travel. Ferry from Baan Phe to Nadan Pier and several other landings on Samet Island run daily.
Beautiful white sand beaches run along the eastern side of the island. Bungalows and resorts in all price ranges are available.
Getting to Koh Samet is quite straightforward. Buses run from the Eastern (Eckamai) Bus Station to Baan Phe. The boat and ferry connections are quite obvious — they will find you — and fares is quite reasonable.
Haad Saikhaew (White Sand Beach) is an easy walk from Nadan Pier. Transportation will be available, but try to avoid the bungalow and guest house touts. They get a commission they may take you to a different accommodation that you requested.
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