Hi, we are 3 people who are looking for a good beach not too far from bangkok, my friend has only 2 weeks, so we would like to spend not more than 3 or 4 days at the beach before going up north to Chiang Mai. Does Ko Samet a good option? Or Koh Chang? can we find cheap accommodation, How long does it take to get there from Bangkok by local bus? Any suggestions about accommodation, beach, activities? Thank you very much!
If you didn't want to relax on the beaches of Koh Sammed, what else is there to see and do!
Please advise if we can hire a speed boat at around 8 pm as our flight to Bangkok doesn't arrive until 4pm? thanks and regards, Lesley
"Armed robbery is a common occurrence on Ko Samet. The local police has little to no interest in resolving those crimes. The southern end of Ao Pai beach seems to be a robbery hotspot. Armed robberies even inside hotel rooms have been reported in this area." (http://wikitravel.org/en/Ko_Samet) - is this truth? I'm planning to go there with my wife and son, this month...
Well, here's my sad story. Just yesterday me and my girlfriend, we came back from a vacation in Thailand – our first vacation together, and it was incredibly awesome, feels like a honeymoon, awesome journey. But here’s a thing – unfortunately, we lost our camera, just forgot it on a table in Seahorse Restaurant at Wong Duean beach on Koh Samet island. It happens at approx. 6-7 PM on Thursday, 13th September. It was full of amazing photos and short videos. Which are very valuable for us. It was a day before we left, and local police wasn't really helpful, and we tried our best, asked every reception on the beach, asked staff at the restaurant – but wasn't able to find it.
My good guess is – in case the camera was stolen, probably thieves would try to sell it, instead of keeping it. I know, that chances are very slim, but I will try:
So, if anyone found or buy used Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 camera, black, with a serial number FD96A002862, and with a 16GB memory card in it – anywhere around on Koh Samet island, or in Rayong, or Pattaya, or online, or anywhere else in Thailand – please, please, please, contact me! At this e-mail: email@example.com. IMPORTANT NOTICE: even if the camera had no pictures in it, it’s actually pretty easy to restore them from a formatted memory card on a computer – there’s a lot of free and easy-to-use utilites to do that. So even if it’s empty (most likely it is), please, contact me anyway, before taking a lot of pictures with it! Obviously, I won’t be asking for a camera back, and no questions asked – all I want is to try and retrieve my photos.
I will send you a link for a program and detailed instructions on how to restore deleted photos. I will explain to you and provide you online storage to upload those pictures, and I will pay any internet bills, and we would be eternally thankful for saving and returning us photos from this vacation. If you can’t upload them, maybe you can just send them via mail on a flash/CD-R, I will pay for all postage rates, etc.
If you can help to spread the word around you, or suggest any other good forums/communities where to post this note, I would be very thankful too! I know chances are very slim, but I still want to try to do everything possible.
Where is it possible to buy a Thai SIM card in Ko Samet?
I really need one.
we r a couple wanting to go to kOH SAMET for a overnight stay , bus just dont know which beach to choose from.?
we like less crowded beaches where there's little or a bit close to night life(fire jugglers) , but what we r looking more for is sun bathing and (beach shore snorkeling like some islands in phuket have)as we dont know much swimming :(
also any help with the accommodations will be obliged
budget 1000-1200 bahts beach house with ac or huts on stilts
hope get speedy answers as leaving for pattaya in 7 days
my wife and i are travelling to Koh Chang in November, and we would like to go to Koh Samet for a few days before heading back to Bangkok.
we would like to get a ferry or speedboat from Koh Chang to Koh Samet. Is this possible or would have to go via the mainland?, If it is possible how much does it cost and how long does it take to get from Koh Chang to Koh Samet?
anyone got any helpful information?
I'gonna come to Bangkok at 7 PM and take a taxi .How much time does it take to get Ban Phee pier? Can I find a speedboat after 10-11 PM to get Sae kaew beach? And how much is it ?Thanks.
Anybody want to share boat fee on 23-24 July 2010?
I will be staying in Koh Samed with my girlfriend and planning to take a boat to travel other island for fishing and scuba diving, the more people join the more cheaper boat fee. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be in Bangkok for a few days from Sat 30th Jan to Wed 3rd Feb and want a few chilled beach days; Koh Samet looks the nearest and easiest choice. Hotels online are looking quite expensive; I am wondering a) how easy it is to rock up and find somewhere reasonably priced say 800-1200baht a night and b)what beach/resort is the best choice?? I would like something relaxed but with a few restaurants/bars, beach activity etc...
Is anyone who has been there able to advise?
I am looking at visiting Ko Samet Haad Sai Kaew around New Year time (not the weekend). What are the chances of just turning up & getting a decent bungalow/guesthouse for under 1000 baht.
We are looking to stay at the paradee resort for our honeymoon, but do not want to just eat etc there. I understand that we are right at the end of the island but are there any restaurants etc nearby that are walkable or if not how difficult would it be to get transport to say candle light beach? Any tips would be greatly received
I am looking for mr. Bart Koekoek from Amsterdam Holland
birthday 13 december 1956.
He is traveling on Ko Samet
It is very urgent that he make contact with:
Mr. Maarten van der Wilk from Amsterdam
His familie is in problem.
Did anybody see him? Please let him know to cal me.
+31-626228539 or email: email@example.com
Any photos of Vongduern Beach Resort to share?
What are the recent reviews? Anyone stayed there?
Thanks in advance
What about this resort?
Any recent reviews and photos?
Planning for coming holidays.
Are there any tailors in Koh Samet?
Whats the weather like in the middle of November?
Hi All, Planning to stay there for a week in November if your reviews are good?
Any advice welcome.
I have been looking constantly for the last 5 days for somewhere to go with a relaxing atmosphere, but also be able to grab a drink in the evening..somewhere with lovely beaches and see-through water, but also nowhere more than 500B a night....
I have been to Koh Tao three times over the last 3 years and I guess Im looking for something very similar to that, but just cant seem to find it...
I have looked at Koh Chang, Koh Samet and all that area, but just cannot find a single review that says the same thing! Today is 20th Oct and I want to fly there on 24th, so as you can see, time is not on my side!!!
Any ideas please...Gulf of Thailand islands will be rainy now as otherwise I would prob just go back to Samui and the cosy little bungalows we had there one year...
And of course there are so many places which do not probably advertise on the internet so there may in fact be places like Im looking for, but I wouldnt know until I arrived...
Help please...Ko Chang pros and cons, Koh Samet pros and cons...and of course anywhere else in that area! South west is too expensive for me.
Hopefully, someone can answer me before Friday. I tried to make a reservation at Tubtim Resort but I need to call and reconfirm on Friday. After looking at many sites about Ko Samet it looks like to get a budget bungalow you really can't make reservations and you just need to go there. Is this weekend going to be too busy and we may not get get a room? Also, we may get to the pier after 6:00 p.m. and it looks like the ferrys stop then. What is the best/cheapest way to get a speedboat after 6:00 p.m.? Go to a travel agency? Are they still even open at night? I have loads of questions, sorry about that. Thanks much.
Arriving mid week in February and would like to book a beach front bungalow in Ko Samet. I would be grateful for any recommendations for somewhere quiet but within walking distance of bars and restaurants approx 2500 baht per night. Also approx cost of getting from the ferry to resort.
Thanks in advance
Ploy samet Restaurant and Mook Samed Restaurant for dining with family.
Which one is good and less expensive?
Is Koh Samet more affordable than Pattaya in terms of food and daily sea activities ?
Has anybody been to Ao Phai Beach?
How far is it to go to the to Hat Sai Kaew Beach and to WongDuern Beach?
How's entertainment and eating (day/night) in this beach?
Recent opinions or reviews(pros/cons) are all welcomed.
I am looking for a nice place to stay on Ko Samet. Preferably with a hot shower and seaview/beachfront if possible without having to pay a fortune. It would also be great if it was on a quieter beach. Any suggestions? Thanks!
we are a couplethat are arriving on koh samet on 24 of april and will be staying 10 days.....we would like to stay on beach, lung dam, thain.....
how can we book??
Best Regards Ace
1) How to and good way to travel to Rayong and Ko Samet?
b) What are the best months/time to travel to Ko Samet?
Plan to Koh Samet in Feb. with 2 kids, 6 and 4yrs old.
1) Which beach is the best choice to stay with the mini marts and restaurants with easy walking access?
2) Any recommendation for the mid range price kids friendly family resort we can choose? My budget is no more than 2500B/night. Thanks in advance!