Koh Samet (Koh Samed) Guide

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A small but perfectly formed island just a short hop from Bangkok. Ko Samet is a popular destination for Bangkok folk to visit for the weekend, but many backpackers have had a great time here too. Beautiful white fine sand is one of its noticeable attributes, and it’s a protected national Park, so development should not get out of control. Because of its proximity to Bangkok, you will find it gets busy on the weekends, which affects accommodation availability (and prices)…

Points of Interest

Weather Forecast

Sun
14 Apr

29 - 41°C

partly-cloudy-day

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3%

Mon
15 Apr

28 - 41°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
3%

Tue
16 Apr

29 - 37°C

partly-cloudy-day

1mm
12%

Wed
17 Apr

29 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
12%

Thu
18 Apr

28 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
12%

Fri
19 Apr

28 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
6%

Sat
20 Apr

28 - 41°C

clear-day

0mm
3%

Sun
21 Apr

29 - 41°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
3%

Mon
22 Apr

29 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
3%

Tue
23 Apr

29 - 39°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
3%

Wed
24 Apr

29 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
9%

Thu
25 Apr

29 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
22%

Fri
26 Apr

30 - 40°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
16%

Sat
27 Apr

29 - 41°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
35%

Historic Weather (2022)

Month
Average Max Temp
Average Min Temp
Average Humidity
Average Daily Rain
Jan
31°C
19°C
67%
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Feb
31°C
20°C
69%
2mm
Mar
34°C
24°C
68%
3mm
Apr
33°C
23°C
70%
6mm
May
31°C
24°C
83%
9mm
Jun
34°C
25°C
75%
5mm
Jul
32°C
24°C
84%
11mm
Aug
31°C
24°C
86%
10mm
Sep
30°C
24°C
89%
18mm
Oct
29°C
21°C
83%
4mm
Nov
31°C
22°C
79%
2mm
Dec
28°C
18°C
72%
0mm

How to Get to Koh Samet

The gateway port to Koh Samet is Ban Phe, Rayong Province. You can get there easily from Bangkok by taking a bus from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai). This can take 3 – 4 Hours. Alternatively, you can get a mini-van booked through a local travel agent. This may be a bit quicker but more cramped. The quickest and most comfortable way is to book a taxi for a 2.5 to 3-hour journey (2 if you are lucky). If you share the cost with a couple of others, this won’t break the bank unless you are on a tight budget.

Be aware that there are several piers running at Ban Phe, so make sure you are at the right one if you have pre-booked your boat in advance. When at the port, you can take the slow boat, which leaves at regular intervals between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, and take 30-45mins, costing about 100 baht, or take a speedboat. Prices for speedboats may vary if you wish to have the speedboat all by yourself. Prices are regulated so if the price is too steep, I’d double-check.

Once on the island, you will have to pay a national park fee of 200 baht for adult foreigners, for which you will receive a ticket which is worth keeping on you.

To get to your accommodation, unless you are staying by the pier, you will need to take a Songthaew.

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