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Where To Stay In Ko Samet: Top 5 Beautiful Beachfront Places - Updated 2020

Where To Stay In Ko Samet: Top 5 Beautiful Beachfront Places
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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 which hotel or resort to choose, let this article show you the top five places to stay in Ko Samet!

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1. A luxury holiday at Sai Kaew Beach Resort (from USD 155)

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 Koh 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

Address: 8/1 Moo 4, Tumbol Phe, Muang, Rayong
Price: from 155 USD

Fishing Babysitting/child services On-site parking Canoeing Outdoor pool Shuttle service (additional charge) Air conditioning Free parking

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2. Take some time to unwind at Samed Grandview Resort (from USD 80)

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

Address: 95/2 Moo 4 Tumbon Phe, Amphur Muang
Price: from 80 USD

Free WiFi Karaoke Garden Soundproof rooms Live music/performance Internet services WiFi Meeting/banquet facilities

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3. Enjoy privacy at House 33/1 Island House Rentals (from USD 48)

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 Koh Samed 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 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.

House 33/1. Island House Rentals
Koh Samed, Rayong, Thailand
205 reviews
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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:
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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4. 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!

Paradise Sea View Bungalow on Paradise island
7 reviews
Private room 2 Beds 2 Guests

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5. Just steps from the beach at Tubtim Resort (from USD 69)

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.

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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 5 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 the next time you’re planning a holiday in Ko Samet!

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