Koh Samet

Rayong Province, southeast of Bangkok, is home to Ko Samet. It is Thailand’s third largest island. In the north of Ko Samet, there is a lengthy gorge, and a minor mountain range connects the east and west. The island is densely forested and dotted with coconut trees. Because of the year-round good weather on Ko Samet, guests can enjoy water activities such as windsurfing, snorkeling, and water skiing. Aside from the stunning tropical environment and the best beachfront swimming, Ko Samet is known for its low-cost, high-quality tropical fruits and seafood.

It is in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 kilometres southeast of Bangkok. Ko Samet is part of the Phe Subdistrict of the Amphoe Mueang Rayong the capital district, or Amphoe Mueang, of Rayong Province. Ko Samet is the largest and westernmost of a cluster of islands not far from the coast. Ko Samet measures 6.8 kilometres from north to south. At its closest point to the mainland, the island is 2.6 kilometres south of mainland Rayong Province; however the actual travelling distance from the main commercial tourist pier in the town of Phe to the island’s closest tourist beach is about 10 kilometres .