Koh Samet has plenty of places to stay, from hostels to 5 star hotels. Koh Samet hotels are often full. At busy times it is normal for there to be no rooms available on the island. When it comes to booking your room, we advise using a booking website. Generally the prices are the same on the different booking websites, however we recommend Booking.com, they have a wide choice of Koh Samet hotels, and they often have free cancellation available should your plans change.
The cheapest time of year to visit Koh Samet is low season, which runs from June-October.
Koh Samet is sometimes regarded as an expensive island for accommodation, but that doesn’t have to be the case. The cheaper accommodation is often found in the main village, with fan rooms available from 400b per night, just remember that you get what you pay for! It is generally difficult to find Koh Samet hotel rooms with air conditioning for less than 1000b per night. Prices at different times of year can vary hugely, for a busy time it can easily be double the price that you could get in low season.
Because the island is more expensive for basic facilities like water and electricity, you should expect to get slightly worse value for money here compared to most destinations on the mainland, the exceptions being our picks below:
Here is a selection of our favourite Koh Samet hotels:
Koh Samet Hotels
Best Value(normally under 1600 per night)
Located just off the main road in a quiet new development we think Blue Moon offers the best value for money on the island, every room has king sized beds, good mattresses, cold AC, and reliable WiFi. There’s no restaurant on site but it’s barely one minute away from the main street which has plenty of dining options. They only have 8 rooms so we’d advise booking ahead for busy times.
Tok’s has a great location at a quiet part of Saikeaw beach, the restaurant is good value and has a large menu. Other Koh Samet hotels may offer more facilities and luxury, but we feel this one is a great all rounder for it’s price range. Unlike most hotels on Koh Samet they tend not to increase their price during busy times such as public holidays, so book well in advance to get a bargain price otherwise it is sure to be fully booked.
Mid Range (normally under 3000 per night)
Featuring 2 swimming pools and apartment style rooms, Pandora Resort is a nice place for longer stays on the island, situated in the quieter Northern end it’s probably best to rent a motorcycle to get the most enjoyment out of your stay here, they have motorcycle rental available on site. The nearest beach is a few hundred meters away and whilst it’s not the most picturesque beach on the island it is often empty.
With a swimming pool and a beach side location, the popular Samed Pavillion resort offers good value compared to many others in similar locations. Featuring a great breakfast and modern rooms it is often fully booked. This hotel is ideal for families, there are normally kids running around, so if you’re looking for somewhere a little quieter then we’d recommend one of our other choices.
Saikeaw Beach Resort is the biggest hotel on Samet, the grounds and restaurant are second to none. It occupies a great spot on Saikeaw Beach and has an unbeatable range of facilities and activities.
Paradee is truly in a class of it’s own when compared to all other Koh Samet hotels. The facilities and service here are unbeatable, located on the only truly private beach on the island, you’ll feel like you’re a world away from the hustle and bustle of Saikaew Beach. A stay here is an experience you will not forget.
For stays longer than a month, it is worth considering a rental