Where To Stay In Ko Samet: Top 10 Beautiful Beachfront Places - Updated 2024

Where To Stay In Ko Samet: Top 10 Beautiful Beachfront Places - Updated 2024
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Ko Samet is a region that is located three hours from Bangkok which is accessible by bus or train; you can also take the more relaxing ferry ride if you want to start your holiday a bit early. It’s one of the most calming places in the country to visit, known for the various beaches and vacation rentals, so if you need a reprieve from your life, get on the plane now! Once you get to Ko Samet, settle in, grab a drink, and relax in the beauty that the beaches in the area have waiting for you. And if you need help deciding where to stay in Ko Samet, let this article show you the top places to stay!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 06, 2024.

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1. A luxury holiday at Sai Kaew Beach Resort (from USD 272)

This beautiful property sits in between Sai Kaew and Pineapple beaches, each which are just a 1-minute walk away from the resort. Sai Kaew Resort is also located within Khao Laem Ya National Park and can be accessed by the Seree Ban Phe Pier that is located on the mainland or from Ko Samet proper. Its location offers travellers the best of both worlds: seclusion and beach views.

Sai Kaew Resort has a variety of activities available for their guests, including the chance to get a Thai massage on the beach as well as wind surfing and scuba diving lessons. The resort has amenities for travellers who’d like to stay on the property, however, there are three outdoor pools available. This is a great destination for those who love being just minutes from the beach.

Sai Kaew Beach Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 8/1 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Muang, Rayong
6.57 km (4.1 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Live in tropical paradise at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort (from USD 74)

A vacation in a place as beautiful as Ko Samet deserves an equally charming place to stay. Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort may not be one of the fancy hotels, but it sure tugs at the heart with its open-air, tropical vibe. There are plenty of room options at the resort, you could stay at a grand villa with your own private pool or at one of the oceanfront suites that get you closer to the beach. It’s a win-win, either way!

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

Address: 44 Moo 4, Phe Sub- District, Muang District, Ao Cho, Ko Samet, Thailand, 21160
6.75 km (4.2 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

3. Take some time to unwind at Samed Grandview Resort (from USD 137)

Samed Grandview Resort offers holiday-goers a private place to relax and unwind in-between adventures. This resort, which is located just one minute away from Sai Kaew Beach just like Sai Kaew Resort, is still secluded, however, allowing travelers to have a quiet holiday that can turn into an adventure in just a short walk.

This resort is an authentic Thai-style holiday, with accommodations mirroring the best of Thai architecture and living styles. All rooms and villas offer private balconies as well as amazing views of the gardens and the beach. There are also no less than five beaches within a 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometer) walk from the resort for travelers who want to explore all the beaches this island has to offer.

Whether you want to lounge all day on the beach or have a night out with friends, trying delicious authentic Thai dishes, Samed Grandview Resort is one of the most calming getaways you could ever hope to have.

Samed Grandview Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 95/2 Moo 4 Tumbon Phe, Amphur Muang
6.48 km (4.1 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests

4. Take advantage of the infinity pool at Ao Prao Resort (from USD 236)

Ao Prao Resort is one of the top-rated beachfront accommodations in Ko Samet. With its lush surroundings and towering trees, this resort is indeed heaven on earth. Start your day in Ko Samet by walking on the shore or taking a dip at the luxe infinity pool at Ao Prao Resort. You could satisfy your cravings for delicious Thai food late at night too, as the on-site restaurant serves until midnight. Take advantage of your stay by joining light water activities such as snorkeling and kayaking.

Ao Prao Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 60 Moo 4 Tumbol Phe, Muang, Rayong
5.08 km (3.2 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Keep the stress at bay at SummerDay Beach Resort (from USD 149)

SummerDay Beach Resort may be small with only six rooms, but its charm isn’t lost on its guests after their stay. The design of the rooms, which we’d say borders on industrial rustic, is a great contrast to the view of the beach. The resort is located in one of the less populated areas along the beaches, so privacy is your best friend here. Each room opens to a balcony with a couple of lounges, where you can sit at night and enjoy the sound coming from the waves.

SummerDay Beach Resort

Address: Sai Kaew Beach, Ban Phe, Sai Kaew Beach, Ko Samet, Thailand, 21160
6.53 km (4.1 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

6. Feel the warm welcome by Samed Villa Resort (from USD 187)

This modest resort is where you want to stay around Ao Phai Beach and Tubtim Beach. You can choose among standard rooms or villas with either a garden view or sea view. After you’ve filled yourself up at the complimentary breakfast buffet, lounge under the shades of the towering trees by the beach and enjoy the sound of the waves coming at you. Samed Villa Resort has an on-site massage house too; keep the stress away and head to Lotus Massage.

Samed Villa Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 89 Moo 4, Koh Samed Ban Phe, Rayong
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

7. Enjoy privacy at House 33/1 Island House Rentals (from USD 43)

If you prefer the feeling of living as the locals do, then perhaps staying in one of the homes provided by Island House Rentals will be a good fit for you. This highly rated apartment is a short walk from the city centre and has local shops and restaurants all within walking distance. Even better is the fact that Sai Kaew beach is just 500 meters (0.3 miles) from your doorstep!

This is an apartment that can accommodate up to three people and offers views of both the city and the beach. The hosts live in the area, so if you’ve got any questions about what to do in Ko Samet, just give them a call: they’re more than happy to help! They can even arrange motorbike and car rentals for you.

The local village and the Na Daan Pier aren’t too far away from this private Ko Samet accommodation, and while this isn’t a hotel, it definitely feels like it! Maid service is available, and you are given access to heated water and air conditioning. It is one of the best Airbnb rentals on the island, giving you the feeling that you are a resident, not a tourist, in Ko Samet.

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Koh Samed, Rayong, Thailand
6.06 km (3.8 mi) from Rayong Aquarium
204 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioner works pretty well
great wi fi comfy bed
great location good wifi good ac (but none downstairs heads up)
i really liked the interior design of this apartment
room: perfect for two people
the room is clean and comfortable
the apartments were clean and maintained
the house is clean so are the sheets and towels
it was clean and the cleaner came every other day
space was clean and can comfortably sleep 3
the contact with our host was good
the host is very nice and patient
lizzie and her staff were great at handling any requests during our stay
the owner was very super nice and capable to understand my bloody french accent on the phone ;)
staff is so sweet she gave us a lot of useful information and made us feel at home
location was great a quiet area and close to the beach restaurants
cosy well located and comfortable
great location and just minutes to the beach
the location is great in the middle between the pier and the park very easy to reach
it is pretty close to the main beach
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8. Feel the sea breeze at Avatara Resort (from USD 132)

Just a few humble steps from Sai Kaew Beach is where you’ll find Avatara Resort. While this resort is just right by the beach, their rooms surprisingly give a vibe that you’re in a different world. You get to enjoy the privacy of your room and the boundless beauty of the beach once you step outside. It is highly recommended to dine al fresco too. Opt for a meal by the beach, and go up to the bar right after.

Avatara Resort

Wifi Available

Address: 106 Moo 4, Jep's Beach ,Koh Samed, T. Phe, Muang ,Rayong
6.29 km (4.0 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

9. A peaceful hidden gem at Paradise Sea View Bungalow on Paradise Island

For a beautiful view, why not try Paradise Sea View Bungalow on Paradise Island? This is a very new addition to the Airbnb site; however, it is shaping up to be one of the most interesting private accommodation listings in the area.

This is an entire private apartment that can accommodate up to two guests and is just five minutes from the Ao Vong Dueng Beach, which is considered a secluded escape from the daily rigors of mainland life. An outdoor pool, easy access to shops and restaurants in the village, and watersports are also available. The host lives in the area as well, so be sure to ask for recommendations of what to do while you’re in the area!

6.92 km (4.3 mi) from Rayong Aquarium
7 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

10. Just steps from the beach at Tubtim Resort (from USD 104)

Located on the white and sandy shores of Tubtim Beach is Tubtim Resort, one of the oldest resorts in the Rayong District. This is one of the highest-rated places for travelers; it is a laid-back, casual hotel that believes the only thing a person needs is a good bed to sleep in, air conditioning and the beach!

If for any reason you’d like to get out of your private accommodation and explore the area, you will find that canoeing and snorkeling attractions are available through the resort. You can also step into the beachfront restaurant and try a sampling of their renowned Thai and international dishes, all which can be enjoyed at the bar area. If you’d like to relax, get a massage at the spa, or relax in your air-conditioned room.

Tubtim Resort SHA extra plus

Wifi Available

Address: 13/15 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Amphur Muang, Ko Samed, Rayong
6.38 km (4.0 mi) from Rayong Aquarium

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Internet services Massage Canoeing Tour desk

A moment to relax in a beachfront getaway

While there are many different experiences you can have in Thailand, Ko Samet gives you the luxury of relaxing on the beach with only the sound of the water as a companion. These top places to stay in Ko Samet will give you great views to bask in and an excellent place to retire to, no matter how long you’re in Thailand. Check these out, along with the things to do, the next time you’re planning a holiday in Ko Samet!

Frequently asked questions about where to stay in Ko Samet

1. Which hotels in Ko Samet are good for families?

Take your entire family for a much-needed vacation in Ko Samet, and book these hotels that are suitable for you: Samed Grandview Resort, Ao Prao Resort, SummerDay Beach Resort, and Samed Villa Resort.

2. What hotels in Ko Samet have nice views?

It’s hard to find a hotel in Ko Samet that doesn’t have a nice view. The entire island is truly a paradise. Check out these hotels with nice views: SummerDay Beach Resort, Samed Villa Resort, and Sai Kaew Beach Resort.

3. What hotels in Ko Samet are good for couples?

Ko Samet is indeed an excellent getaway for honeymooners or all other couples. These hotels in Ko Samet should make your list if you’re looking for a place that’s suitable for couples: Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort, Samed Grandview Resort, and Ao Prao Resort.

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