Complete Guide: Where to stay Koh Samet, Best Koh Samet Hotels
Where should I stay on Koh Samet? That’s the question I always get from my clients and many other people who plan holidays in Thailand. Most of these folks have never been to Thailand before. They’re unfamiliar with the islands, the beaches or the island hopping experience. So they want opinions from returning travellers who know the scene well.’
Backpackers frequently ask questions regarding accommodation on Koh Samet. Before they arrive, they want to know if it’s safe and whether there is somewhere cheap to stay. After arriving, the main question is which area of the island to stay at. Should I stay on Pattaya Beach or Ao Choa Beach? There are many considerations to make when deciding where to stay.
But here’s is a complete guide on the best places to stay on Koh Samet!
#1 Ao Prao Resort
This resort is situated on the sandy beaches of Ao Prao, surrounded by tropical flora. It has large rooms with private balconies facing the sea.
Ao Prao Resort guests may swim in the outdoor pool or participate in water activities like canoeing or snorkelling. Trails for hiking and biking are also accessible. From Koh Samet to Ao Prao Pier, the resort offers a complimentary shuttle service.
The air-conditioned rooms at Ao Prao Resort include wooden floors and contemporary Thai décor. A TV with satellite channels and a DVD player are supplied, in addition to tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar. A hairdryer is provided in the private bathrooms.
#2 Paradee Hotel
Paradee Hotel provides teak and Thai silk adorned villas with an own balcony and free internet access on the palm-fringed beaches of Koh Samed Island. It has a library on the premises.
Paradee offers homes with thatched roofs, a separate living space, and a large bathroom. Each villa has its own private pool and terrace. There is a flat-screen television, DVD player, and mini-bar in each room.
Massage treatments may be enjoyed in Paradee’s spa, or you can go windsurfing or snorkelling in the water. At the hotel, you can book island day tours and diving instruction.
#3 Samed Villa Resort
Samed Villa Resort is located in Ko Samed, near Ao Phai Beach and Tubtim Beach, and offers accommodations right on the beach. Guests may dine at the on-site restaurant or unwind with spa treatments in the property’s Thai-style wooden home. There is free WiFi throughout the resort.
The rooms include a private balcony with views of the garden and the sea, as well as a TV with satellite channels. For your convenience, some rooms include a sitting area and tea/coffee making amenities. There is a private bathroom in each room. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are included in the room rate.
Guests may participate in a variety of activities (check out the Koh Samet activities) throughout their visit, including sunbathing, kayaking, cycling, snorkelling, and boat cruises.
#4 Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa
At Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, visitors may enjoy lazy days by the infinity outdoor pool and indulge in exquisite treatments. It has a PADI-certified diving school and beautiful bungalows along Rayong’s Ao Prao Beach.
Three times a day, a free speedboat shuttle runs between Koh Samet and Ao Prao Pier. Cottages Le Vimarn also offers transfer services to Bangkok.
Traditional woven textiles and wooden furnishings are used to adorn the bungalows. All units include a satellite TV, DVD player, and minibar, and some have spacious private balconies with Jacuzzi baths.
#5 Larissa Samed resort
Larissa Samed resort is tucked away from the island’s busiest areas and has a private beach. It also has pleasant accommodations, a garden, and free WiFi.
Sai Kaew Beach, as well as several restaurants, pubs, and a 24-hour convenience store, are all within walking distance. The main port on the island is about a 5-minute ride away.
Air conditioning, satellite television, and a terrace with chairs are all included in the rooms. There’s also a mini-fridge and an electric kettle. In the en suite bathroom, there is a shower.
#6 Green Bay Samed Resort
Green Bay Samed Resort offers comfortable accommodations with air conditioning. It has a tour desk and free Wi-Fi connection throughout, and is located 50 yards from Haad Sai Kaew Beach.
Ao Phai Beach is 550 yards away, while Na Dan Pier is 0.6 miles away at Green Bay Samed Resort. U-Tapao Airport is 32.3 miles from this resort.
A flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and an electric kettle are included in every room. An en suite bathroom comes with free amenities and a hairdryer.
#7 Vongdeuan Resort
Ao Phai Beach is a 7-minute drive from Vongdeuan Resort. It provides contemporary accommodations with complimentary WiFi. On request, canoeing and snorkelling equipment can be supplied.
Sai Keaw Beach, Ao Prao Beach, and Nah Dan Pier are all within a 10-minute drive of the resort. Pattaya is 1.5 hours away, while Suvarnabhumi Airport is 2.5 hours away. Bangkok is about a three-hour drive away.
Satellite TV, a minibar, and an electric kettle are included in each apartment at Vongdeuan Resort. There is also a sitting space and a hair dryer. An en suite bathroom comes with free amenities.
The outdoor swimming pool is a great way for guests to cool down. Laundry and safe deposit lockers are among the other services available.
Vongdeuan Restaurant serves a wide range of foreign cuisine. Tempo Coffee Shop serves beverages and small nibbles.
#8 Banthaisangthain Resort
On Sang Thian Beach in Koh Samet, Banthaisangthain Resort features a private beachfront with stunning clear seas and sandy beaches. It provides Thai-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and a balcony, within a 5-minute walk from Ao Vong Duan.
All of the air-conditioned rooms include a satellite TV, a refrigerator, and power is available 24 hours a day. The bathrooms provide hot water showers, towels, and amenities.
Hat Sai Kaew (Diamond Beach) and Ao Phai are both 30 minutes away from Banthaisangthain Resort. Ban Phe Pier is a 20-minute speedboat trip away. Transfers to and from the island are available for an additional fee.
Guests can hire a barbeque grill or canoe or kayak along the shore for enjoyable outdoor parties. There are also laundry services provided.
#9 Sunrise Villas Seaview
Sunrise Villas is located in Nadan on Ko Samed’s north coast. Its air-conditioned rooms include a terrace and a view of the sea. There is free Wi-Fi available.
All rooms have tiled floors and are simply furnished. Satellite TV, a refrigerator, and a safety deposit box are included. Showers are available in the private bathrooms.
Sunrise Villas is located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Pattaya and 3 hours from Bangkok. There is no charge for parking.
Guests may hire a bicycle or book day tours at the tour desk to explore the region. The resort also has a barbeque area and laundry services.
A range of eateries, both foreign and local favourites, are within easy walking distance.
#10 Bann Ploy Sea
Baan Ploy Sea is located just a few feet from Ao Klang Beach and provides rooms with private balconies. It has an outdoor pool as well as a restaurant. The entire residence has free Wi-Fi access.
Baan Ploy Sea is a 10-minute ride from Na Dan Pier and Sai Keaw Beach. Baan Phe Market is a 30-minute drive and a 30-minute boat trip away.
The tour desk at this elegant hotel can assist visitors organise sightseeing trips and offers soothing massage treatments. There is also a laundry service provided.
Air conditioning, a minibar, and a private balcony are standard in all rooms. In the en suite baths, there are free toiletries.
Fresh fish and genuine Thai cuisine are available at Baan Ploy Samed Restaurant, which is located on the beach.