Feel like an escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok or the nightlife of Pattaya, Koh Samet is just a few hours drive from either City, Pattaya being a little closer. Koh Samet is a quiet Island paradise ideal for rest and relaxation. Although some development has started to occur on Koh Samet it is still relatively untouched in comparison to its equivalent islands in the south of Thailand. There are now some rather nice restaurants that expand onto the white sand where you can enjoy some fantastic food in the most beautiful of settings.
Koh Samet has been declared a National Park in Thailand and therefore has an entry fee. Thai citizens pay 40 baht, foreigners (farangs) pay 400 baht. If your ferry arrives at the main pier and you take a songthaew (truck like taxi) to the beaches, there will be a stop at the main ticket checkpoint. If your ferry arrives at one of the beaches, an officer will collect the fee as you step out onto the white sand……
The ferry for Koh Samet is taken from Ban Phe…….
Ferry from Ban Phe to Koh Samet
Ferries for the main pier ‘Na Dan Pier’ leave every hour
Ferry leaves at 9:00, 12:00, 13:30 and 17:00 every day to Vong Duern Beach at 40 Baht per ticket
Ferry leaves at 11:30 and 14:00 to Ao Wai at the cost of 80 Baht per ticket
Ferry leaves at 10:00 Ao Kiu at 100 Baht per ticket
Ferry leaves at 08:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 16:00 to Ao Prao at 80 Baht per ticket
Ferry from Koh Samet to Ban Phe
Ferries from the main pier ‘Na Dan Pier’ leave for Koh Samet every hour.
Ferry leaves Vong Duern Beach at 08:30, 12:00, and 15:30
Ferry leaves Ao Wai at 14:00
Ferry leaves Ao Kiu at 08:00 and 12:00
Ferry leaves Ao Prao at at 10:00, 12:30, 15:00 and 17:00.