KOH SAMET TIME
THINGS TO SEE & DO ON KOH SAMET
The Koh Samet Mermaid.
Sunthorn Phu (1786-1855) is probably one of the most respected poets among Thai people. In
Phra Aphai Mani, a mermaid is saving Prince Aphai Mani from the sea and takes him to Koh
Samet. A statue that illustrates this drama is now located opposite Naga Bungalows
at the south end of SaiKaew Beach
Koh Samet Buddha.
Located in Saikaew beach area, On the road behind "Saikaew Beach resort"
Next to hotel Lima Bella
Trips to Koh Talu / Koh Kudee
Located only a few kilometres off shore, these protected islands are some of the best dive sites in the area, With
beautiful coral reefs, turtles, rays, interesting schools of fish.
This is an ideal area for snorkling with lots of breathtaking sights only seen around these islands. there are nice
coves, beautiful beaches with white powdery sand, There is no accommodation on these islands. BOAT TRIPS HERE
New Mermaid Statue holding child
This new statue holds pride of place at the south end of Saikaew beach
from August 2015
Evening Fire Shows
Daily fire Shows have now been stopped by the Thai Army
they are only available on special occasions
Thai Boxing "Muay Thai"
located at Suanson in Ban Phe.
Evening on a Squid Boat
18.00 - 23.00
There are NO longtail boats on Koh Samet
Visit "this & that" a nice clothing shop just before the school
Hire a bike & visit all the other areas on koh samet, it's a great day out, you may find your next holiday.
Koh Samet Pier's
The islands Piers has some great photo opportunities - whilst your here check out all 13 of them - LOOK AT THE PIER'S
PADI Diving centres are located at Saikaew Beach Resort / Ao Prao Resort
These centres offer lots of choices from Beginners courses to advanced sessions you can
contact these centres for further information on firstname.lastname@example.org
UDI'S Diving Centre in Ao Phai - Tel:089-130-1014 - email@example.com
Thai Cooking Classes
Learn how to cook your favorite Thai Dishes whilst on holiday. Courses held most days in large Resorts,
Yut shiva shell jewelery
This jewellery seller is located on Ao Phutsa Beach - all his items are nicely displayed on a silver tree
Telephone No = +66 (0) 86 086-4855
Take a walk down the main street to see the new pier
watching real island life. people watching. great fun
There are NO golf courses on koh samet - the nearest ones are located
on the mainland close to Rayong approx 1 hour drive from Ban Phe village.
Check out the website: emerald golf course
SEADICT KOH SAMET WATERSPORTS
Koh Samet's only boardsports centre providing Paddleboards (s.u.p)
Sailing (Hobie Catamaran), Windsurf lessons, Skimboards
check out the facebook page
COASTAL WALK OF 9 BEACHES
Saikaew Beach - Hat Naga - Ao Phai - follow the path in Ao Phai past
samed villa resort - this leads to Ao Phutsa / Tubtim - follow the path
way at the end of the beach past Tubtim Resort, this takes you to the
secluded resort of Ao-Nuan - at the end of the beach follow the up-hill
path leading to Ao Cho, walk the length of the beach through to Ao Cho
Hideaway Resort - follow the pathway through the resort to the next
beach of Ao Vongduern, here walk to the end of the beach to Vongduern
Villa Resort, follow the path to next beach of Ao Thian /Ao Sangthian
walk the full length of the pathway through to Ao Lungdum. - thats as
far as you can walk along the coast. - will take 1 - 2 hours - wear
sensible trainers - not flip flops.
CAT RESCUE CENTRE "BAAN MIAW"
This is a charity service, relying totally on donations from the public
it is located opposite Ao Klang Resort in Ao Klang in the North of the island. The owner of the resort
looks after all of the stray cats & makes sure they are well fed & healthy & organises vet visits
BAN PHE VILLAGE
Ban Phe is a very interesting typical Thai village with some great shops
and photo opportunities, - have a day away from the beaches of Koh Samed, get the ferry boat over
take a left from the ferry pier, walk 2km down into the village & explore the small "soi's" side streets.
Fishing on Koh Samet is a popular pastime, you often see the local residents sitting on the rocky prominences patiently waiting for a bite
no licence or permission is needed, enjoy your catch & have a local beach restaurant cook it for you
bring your own fishing rod with you, as you cannot rent or buy them on koh samet