Koh Samet is a small Thai island in the Gulf of Thailand offering some of the best beaches in Thailand. Koh Samet is normally reached overland from Bangkok (in about 3 hours).
Koh Samet hasn’t had the same level of development as other Thai islands, though there are now a couple of great luxury boutique hotels in Koh Samet.
We highly recommend the Paradee, which is undoubtedly Koh Samet's most luxurious boutique resort. Koh Samet is ideal as a relaxing getaway for those looking for a quieter Thai island holiday or honeymoon.
A little further along the Gulf of Thailand, Ko Man Nork is home to the boutique hideaway Koh Munnork Private Island Resort, a very convenient island escape, just 2.5 hours from Bangkok.