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Koh Samet

Listed under Islands in Changwat Rayong, Thailand.

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Koh Samet has superb beaches, which are enjoyed by a mix of backpackers and resort-relaxers. They tend towards quiet cleanliness which isn’t interrupted by strong currents or the monsoonal season. The whole island is a national park – you have to pay a small entrance fee to enter which goes towards maintaining the island’s thick rainforests and white sand.

The beaches offer the same blend of activity: windsurfing, jet skiing and kayaking, and relaxation: doing nothing in the sun and nice surrounds.

The island is just off the coast of Rayong Province in the Gulf of Thailand, but more importantly only a few hours drive from Bangkok.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Koh Samet, Thailand: Just another wonderful day in Paradee”

By: William Cashmore for The Telegraph First Published: 23 Mar 2009 Until recently, if you had put Koh Samet into your search engine then the majority of results would have been for backpacker hostels, cheap eats and raucous nightlife. There is still a… Read more...

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