Welcome to Koh Samet, located in the Gulf of Thailand approximately 200km from Bangkok and 80km from Pattaya. The island is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike due to its’ picturesque beauty and its’ proximity to Bangkok. Koh Samet is a small yet popular island, where you can find both lively nightlife and quiet beaches.
Koh Samet takes its name from the Samet tree which grows all over the island. It has long been a locals’ favourite getaway from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Samet was forever stamped into Thai cultural history when Royal classical Thai poet ‘Sunthorn Phu’ set part of his epic poem “Phra Aphaimani” on its shores in 1821. The story follows the adventures of a Prince exiled to an undersea kingdom ruled by a love-sick female giant.
These days Koh Samet (or Samed as its is also spelt) is famous for its pristine white sandy beaches, adventure activities and pampering. Most of the island is a designated National Park. More and more visitors come every year wishing to enjoy all that Samet has to offer. This website will give you an insight into the island and provide you with the information you need to ensure that this is a unique holiday that you will remember forever. Here you will find information on Koh Samet hotels, nightlife, restaurants, and things to do on Koh Samet.