A Convenient Beach Break
Just a four hour journey by road and boat from Bangkok, Koh Samet is the most appealing beach destination within easy striking distance of the Thai capital. The island has wide, sandy beaches and a nightlife that gets pretty lively, especially at weekends when the city kids head here. Most of the action is centred upon the northern beaches, while the southern part of the island is far more secluded and sedate.
By Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
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