Travel Tips : The tropical beach island Koh Samet
|Hat Sai Keauw on Koh Samet - Thailand|
Koh Samet is about 3 hrs drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport and a 25 min ferry ride from Ban Phe to the main pier at Na Dan village. There are also speedboats going to any of the beaches. The name of the island has 2 parts and each part is written a bit different sometimes ... the first part can be "Ko" or "Koh" and the second part can be "Samet" or "Samed". And technically it is all Ban Phe in Rayong. And the island is a National Park for what non-Thai have the privilege to pay 200 Thai baht entrance fee (5 times the price as for Thai people). Normally this fee is included in the speedboat transfer to any of the beaches that are after the entrance gate (just after the village near the main pier).