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Koh Samet Holidays

Tranquil beaches with paradise landscapes and a laid-back atmosphere makes it all the more surprising that it is so easy to get to Koh Samet in Thailand. The east coast of this long, thin island is studded with dazzling white sand beaches lapped by transparent, turquoise seas and backed by lush tropical jungle.

Koh Samet is a small island within the Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet Marine National Park in the Gulf of Thailand. Despite its diminutive size, Koh Samet boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines in Thailand. If you love fishing and watersports on unspoilt beaches, then this is your ideal holiday haven.

Blissful beaches on Koh Samet holidays

A good range of accommodation, beachside bars and restaurants, create a relaxed vibe on Koh Samet holidays. Sit with your toes in the sand while having dinner and watch the locals perform fire shows in the evening. The sunset from the dramatic cliff side locations along the southwest coastline is another sight not to be missed. When you have had your fill of enjoying the warm Koh Samet weather on the beach, visit the southern part of the island - Ao Karang - to observe traditional life with local residents.

Koh Samet’s unspoilt natural environment and good range of facilities for watersports make it the perfect beach break as part of your exciting cultural adventures in the Far East: you can travel from Bangkok to Koh Samet in just a few hours by road.

We highly recommend you add a city stopover in Bangkok for a wonderful city and beach combination holiday in Thailand. If you have more time, explore northern Thailand and its amazing mountains and indigenous hill tribe communities with a few days in Chiang Mai.

Destination Highlights
  • Experience the spectacular of evening fire dancing shows on the beaches of Sai Kaew and Ao Phai, which draws a gathering of partygoers
  • Go diving at the reefs off the coast of Koh Samet, particularly at Shark Point and Rong Chan
  • Discover delightfully hidden beaches along the coast and on outlying islands such as Krudi and Kruai during snorkelling excursions from Koh Samet
  • Get off-the-beaten track and find quiet coves and stunning beaches that dot the coastline and are only accessible by boat

Our favourite hotels

Let us help you find the perfect Koh Samet accommodation. Browse our favourite places to stay in Koh Samet - we are here to help you find the perfect hotel.

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Paradee Resort

Koh Samet

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,489  pp

Paradee Resort

Time Zone

GMT +7 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from Ireland to Bangkok and then three hour road transfer to Koh Samet.

Currency

Thai Baht

Visa Information

No visa is required for Irish passport holders staying under 30 days.

Language

Thai - English is widely spoken

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations are required for stays on Koh Samet however we would advise speaking to your health professional before travelling.

Koh Samet is the kind of place where you can do as much or as little as you like. Lazy days on the beach and exploring the coves that dot the coastline are the order of the day here.

  • Koh Samet Beaches

    Home to some of the best beaches in Thailand, you'll find it hard not to unwind here.

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Average weather in January

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Koh Samet
28ºC
17mm

Average weather in February

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Koh Samet
28ºC
40mm

Average weather in March

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Koh Samet
29ºC
65mm

Average weather in April

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Koh Samet
30ºC
66mm

Average weather in May

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Koh Samet
30ºC
190mm

Average weather in June

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Koh Samet
30ºC
149mm

Average weather in July

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Koh Samet
29ºC
133mm

Average weather in August

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Koh Samet
29ºC
128mm

Average weather in September

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Koh Samet
29ºC
248mm

Average weather in October

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Koh Samet
29ºC
216mm

Average weather in November

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Koh Samet
29ºC
84mm

Average weather in December

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Koh Samet
28ºC
4mm
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    Katie

    Brand & Advertising Campaign Manager

    “Take advantage of the canoes available at your beach resort - they are an ideal way to explore the dramatic coastline and you can discover many hidden coves, which you will have all to yourself."

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    Rob

    General Manager - Aviation

    “Koh Samet is ideal if you don't want to take internal flights once you’ve done the lengthy international flight to Bangkok. The resorts here are reached easily by road.”

Events & Festivals

Festivals and events are wonderful to include during your Koh Samet holiday, offering a glimpse into the country’s authentic culture and traditions.

  • Songkran

    The exuberant festival of Songkranis celebrated on Koh Samet, just like it is in the rest of Thailand. People see in the Thai New Year with five days of temple visiting, parades and water fights.

Local Cuisine

Get a flavour of the local culture through your palate during your Koh Samet holiday. Discover our favourite foodie hotspot.

  • At the southern tip of Koh Samet the exclusive Paradee Resort is home to "The Restaurant" where Thailand’s own celebrity chef creates delicious Asian Fusion dishes. Chef McDang is Thailand’s royal celebrity food expert and his creations are the perfect accompaniment to sunset views over Ao Kieuw Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Koh Samet is easily combinable with many other resorts throughout Thailand. It's close proximity to the capital make it ideal for twinning with Bangkok. It's also easy to add onto itineraries involving the Southern Islands of Thailand so you can explore more. Speak to one of our Koh Samet Destination Specialists for inspiration.

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