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If you're looking for a laid-back, relaxed and chilled island atmosphere, you should not miss Koh Samet, Thailand. One of the closest islands to Thailand’s capital city, this T-shaped beach destination is famous for its beautiful beaches, and crystal clear water in Asia. Visitors also flock to this island for its eye-catching coral reefs. Koh Samet is one of Thailand’s best holiday spots for families on a weekend getaway.Don’t Miss
This compact island is teeming with a host of different activities and interesting attractions. The calm water, which usually features good visibility of the island’s reefs is a perfect window to the underwater world. Tourists can enjoy many days of snorkelling and diving, and when the island has been explored, it is easy to catch a boat to the outer islands, such as the breath-taking Ko Talu.
Samet is fringed by a large number of peaceful beaches, providing tourists with a place to relax and a place for entertainment. The busiest and most-central beach in the island is Diamond Beach, known by locals as Hat Sai Kaew. Beach restaurants line the water, and visitors can try parasailing or even jet skiing while staying here. The eastern side of the island is where tourists will find a huge list of beaches.
It’s not just Koh Samet that tourists should explore while on a getaway here. There are several small islands resting just off the coast which can be reached by speed boat. The seven-island speed boat tours are always a popular attraction for our visitors.Restaurants and Bars
The food in Koh Samet is enticing and inexpensive. The beaches of Ao Phai and Hat Sai Kaew boast a large number of barbecue-style restaurants. Nevertheless, there are several establishments that are designed to cater for international visitors, as food like hamburgers, pasta and pizza continue to grow in demand. Once the sun goes down, certain areas of the island offer a buzzing night scene. Ao Pai and Hat Sai Kaew boast the largest concentration of bars on Koh Samet island, hence their popularity for an evening out.