Ko Samet, Thailand
Located 220 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, Ko Samet is a tranquil and serene island just a casual drive and a short boat trip away from all the hustles and bustles of the city life. Be it for a weekend of delightful feasts and flavorsome treats, or a well-deserved indulgence in the glorious sea and inexhaustible sunbeams after a long week at work, this well-liked island will give you a taste of Thailand in a recognizably different way.
From the first step out of the high-rise building in Bangkok to the gate of the pier in Ban Phe where the boats await, travelers will be able to experience an exciting transition in sight and in senses from the beginning to the very end of their journey. Each step away from the city brings a intriguingly different aroma and taste, all which are equally as fascinating and refreshing.
The wonders of this country is endless - Thailand just would not have it any other way.
Having planned for this trip for some time, I finally got to see the locals' favorite hideaway myself. Being the beach bums that I am, the trip to the island was as amazing as it could be.
- Ko Samet is a part of the national park so foreign visitors need to pay an entrance fee of 200 baht (40 baht for locals)
- Yes, the Thais might be overly calculative and business minded so travelers might feel as though they need to pay for every breath that they take while vacationing here. To avoid bad services, try tipping. It does not have to be a lot, but a little goes a long way!