Paradise island Koh Samet

Paradise island Koh Samet

Small and cozy island Koh Samet attracts with its exclusive tranquility and splendor of art. He's really tiny - just over 13 sq km on the water surface of the Gulf of Thailand, 6.5 km South of the mainland. To get around the island-the resort on foot will take about two hours. Administrative Koh Samet is part of the Thai province of Rayong. This island is depicted on the coat of arms of the province. Samet island is located in Thailand on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 200 km from Bangkok, 80 km from Pattaya and 6 km from the mainland (Rayong province). Koh Samet is a great place for those who want to combine lying on the sand, among the almost untouched nature. There is one small town, village Nadan. Hotels Bungalow available on almost all the major beaches of the island. Ko Samet is the largest of a small group of Islands located near the coast.
The history of the island of Koh Samet is rooted in the XIII century. In medieval times here was shelter for sailors to escape from pirates. In the 70 years of the twentieth century, the island of Koh Samet became a "master" Thais tired of the fast pace of big city life. A weekend away from civilization so coveted that still "local" I prefer stay on Koh Samet and the surrounding Islands. Following the "old timers" Paradise has attracted foreign tourists.
The name Samet has received from Koh is "island", and Samet – "the tree is endemic to" the bark of which is used in Thai traditional medicine and boat building. The island has the form "ax" or the letter "R" with an elongated tail. Someone that will draw the imagination. The South of the island jungle. The West rocky. The East coast of the famous "beach splendor", and the Northern part of Koh Samet in Thailand attracts fans of the city. Visit the Paradise island of Koh Samet (Thailand), as part of tours offered by many travel agencies.
Koh Samet is a popular place for lovers of quiet rest. On the island, which is part of the national Park Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet, slightly, the entertainment industry, but saved the forest with rich flora and fauna. Besides beaches, the island is popular for Windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. A visit to the island - paid. Average temperatures of air and water during the year - +26 - +29 °C, but April - September is the rainy season.
Beaches are about a dozen, and they are all similar - sandy, fairly small, on the coast there are several hotels and restaurants, and nothing more. The exception is next to the pier, the beaches - Sai Kaew and Ao Pai, where there are many bars, discos and generally quite lively. The island of Koh Samet is National Park, so the sea water is very clean. In addition to uncrowded beaches, no tourist attractions are almost there, except that the temple near the pier, several viewing platforms, a couple of sculptures. It should be borne in mind that banks on the island there, but there are several ATMs near the pier and at the entrance to the national Park. Currency exchange is also possible, although the seats a little. Roads, as such, on the island there. After all, most of the possessions protected. There is a "ground trail", so the most popular form of transport bike and bike rental, which "flourishes in every step." You can travel around the island by taxi (the option from the expensive) or by foot (much cheaper).
Samet island is suitable only for a beach holiday. For those who want a beautiful nature, sea and nothing more. The place is great for adults people tired of the bustle of the city. Compared to Pattaya and Phuket, the enthusiasts here may seem a little boring. Who doesn't really like the whole day lying on the beach, this ostorova enough for two or three days to relax and be in silence. But overall, the place is very beautiful and picturesque. Luxurious beaches now will long remain a bright spot in our memory.
Koh Samet - island-idyll for lovers of quiet holidays and romantic natures. Try to see for yourself.