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    • Money exchange in Koh Samet in Thailand

      by Finland2015 Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 2:31 AM

      Can you change money there? Or do i take cash with me? Are there any bank automats?

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2015 at 8:32 AM
    • Taxi from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Ban Phe Pier

      by Sydney555 Online Now Feb 6, 2015 at 10:23 PM

      How much is a taxi directly from the airport to Ban Phe Pier (to go on to Ko Samet)? Is there a difference in price if we prebook a taxi vs just getting one at the airport once we arrive? Thanks

      7 Answers Feb 8, 2015 at 4:04 AM
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      Hotels near Sai kaew beach

      by vpas Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      Pl suggest a hotel that has sea facing rooms in sai kaew beach. We need mid range hotels so can't afford sai kaew beach resort.

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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      Hotels near Sai kaew beach

      by vpas Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      Pl suggest a hotel that has sea facing rooms in sai kaew beach. We need mid range hotels so can't afford sai kaew beach resort.

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      Which is the best beach to stay on?

      by vpas Online Now Sep 9, 2014 at 7:26 AM

      We are interested in night life and eating out and massages. We are not keen on water sports or day trips. Which is the best beach to stay for this? Is it Sai kaew or Ao Phai?

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM
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      Suggestions please

      by vpas Online Now Sep 9, 2014 at 3:15 AM

      I have the following questions --
      1.We are two mid aged couples. We are looking for 2 rooms or two bedroom villas which are sea facing. Mid range(about 3000 tbh/day) with restaurants and bars within walking distance.Please suggest some good hotels/villas/cottages(what I saw online seemed very expensive)
      2. Any suggestions for a good massage place that is clean and offers authentic massages
      3. Suggestions for good restaurants

      2 Answers Sep 9, 2014 at 10:56 AM
    • Any good beach close to Bangkok??

      by charlottexmachin Online Now Apr 30, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      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!

      2 Answers May 1, 2014 at 3:17 AM
    • What Activities on Koh Sommed!

      by administration Online Now Nov 7, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      If you didn't want to relax on the beaches of Koh Sammed, what else is there to see and do!

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2013 at 7:58 AM
    • Speed boat from Ban Phe to Koh Samet

      by lesleygj Online Now Aug 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      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

      4 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 12:53 AM
    • Crime in Ko Samet

      by pjcvreis Online Now Jun 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

      "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." ( - is this truth? I'm planning to go there with my wife and son, this month...

      3 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 12:54 AM
    • Help retrieve photos from a lost camera (Koh Samet, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1)

      by levkantor Online Now Sep 19, 2012 at 7:04 AM

      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: 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.

      1 Answer Sep 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
    • Buying a sim card in Ko Samet

      by Ljbimka Online Now Nov 22, 2011 at 4:29 AM

      Where is it possible to buy a Thai SIM card in Ko Samet?
      I really need one.

      3 Answers Nov 24, 2011 at 6:38 AM
    • need urgent help on koh samet (1st timers)

      by indian_reviewer Online Now Oct 31, 2010 at 11:05 AM

      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

    • getting to Koh Samet

      by sharklad Online Now Oct 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM

      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?


      1 Answer Oct 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM
    • speed boat

      by 1vs Online Now Sep 24, 2010 at 12:10 PM

      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.

      4 Answers Sep 27, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    • Anybody want to share boat fee on 23-24 July 2010?

      by rickwoo Online Now Jul 4, 2010 at 7:57 AM

      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


    • Help re where to stay in Koh Samet

      by Frazzlepants Online Now Jan 6, 2010 at 6:41 AM

      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?
      many thanks...

      1 Answer Jan 6, 2010 at 9:48 PM
    • Bungalow/Guesthouse availability round New Year

      by chris5153 Online Now Jul 23, 2009 at 7:57 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2009 at 6:08 AM
    • Help!

      by katieabbiss Online Now May 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM

      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

    • Where is Bart Koekoek ? The Dutch men

      by maartenvanderwilk Online Now Apr 4, 2009 at 6:14 AM

      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:


      3 Answers Apr 4, 2009 at 7:21 AM
    • Vongduern Beach Resort photos and experience to share

      by Isabelllla Online Now Nov 20, 2008 at 7:26 AM

      Any photos of Vongduern Beach Resort to share?
      What are the recent reviews? Anyone stayed there?
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2009 at 2:30 AM
    • VongDuern Villa

      by Isabelllla Online Now Nov 10, 2008 at 9:02 PM

      What about this resort?
      Any recent reviews and photos?
      Planning for coming holidays.

      1 Answer Feb 24, 2009 at 3:19 AM
    • Are there any tailors in Koh Samet?

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 26, 2008 at 2:50 PM

      Are there any tailors in Koh Samet?

      3 Answers Oct 30, 2008 at 12:10 PM
    • Weather??

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 10:41 AM


      Whats the weather like in the middle of November?

      1 Answer Oct 22, 2008 at 10:22 AM
    • Any feedback on VONG DEUAN RESORT?

      by Weeble69 Online Now Oct 21, 2008 at 10:27 AM

      Hi All, Planning to stay there for a week in November if your reviews are good?

      Any advice welcome.



      1 Answer Oct 23, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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      I just CANT seem to make a decision!!!

      by sugarpuff Online Now Oct 20, 2008 at 12:36 AM

      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.

      Thank you.

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2008 at 8:35 AM
    • Going to Ko Samet this weekend...

      by rimarhodey Online Now Oct 13, 2008 at 3:40 AM

      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.

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2008 at 6:53 AM
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      Which Beach bungalow resort would you recommend

      by kirkcowan Online Now Oct 7, 2008 at 9:52 AM

      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

      1 Answer Oct 8, 2008 at 3:14 AM
    • Ploy samet Restaurant or Mook Samed Restaurant

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 22, 2008 at 4:58 AM

      Ploy samet Restaurant and Mook Samed Restaurant for dining with family.
      Which one is good and less expensive?

    • Koh Samet vs Pattaya

      by Isabelllla Online Now Sep 21, 2008 at 7:06 AM

      Is Koh Samet more affordable than Pattaya in terms of food and daily sea activities ?

      5 Answers Sep 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM