Koh Samet - The Bangkok escape
Seeking a getaway from busy Bangkok, a quick escape to finish your holiday? Koh Samet has for long been the favourite destination for both Thais and tourists to get those feet in the water, the slow pace of island life under the skin.
For long a favourite as the finest beach place close to Bangkok. But while it was slow until a few years ago, it is now quite crowded and busy. With the fine growth of the Thai middle class and their curiosity to explore, many young Thais come in to party and enjoy life over weekends, with a guitar, Thai pop tunes and good spirit.
The beaches here are still fine, and if you jump on a long tail boat and ship around the next cape, there will be fine coves, and quiet spots for those, who seeks this. From downtown Bangkok to toes in the water, its only around 4,5 hours. As such a fine quick escape from the busyness of Bangkok.