KOH SAMET TIME
BAN PHE GUESTHOUSES
2. CHRISTIES GUESTHOUSE - now closed
3. S LAND RESORT
4. LA PAILLOTE GUESTHOUSE
5. HAD SUAY RESORT
6. MACGARDEN RESORT
8. BAN PHE HOSTEL - - Tel: 086-244-2241 - FACEBOOK PAGE
9. DIAMOND PHE HOTEL
H. BAN PHE THAI BOXING SCHOOL
7. RAYONG AQUARIUM - (5km from Ban Phe)
open Wednesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
closed Monday & Tuesday Tel: 038-653-741
BAN PHE AFTERNOON MARKET,
This is a small local market on a Monday & Thursday afternoon starts at 15.00. it is located just past the Municipality Pier along the roadside.
BAN PHE BUS STATION,
This is only a small car park located opposite Nuantip Pier, Buses here are To / From Bangkok Ekkamai bus
station "ONLY" The company that runs this route is called "CHERDCHAI TOUR" Tel: 038-651-528.
There is a ticket office. "Journey time to Bangkok by Bus is 3 Hours 50 Mins"
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Buses leave Ban Phe for Bangkok at - 5am - 7am - 9am - 10am -11am - 13.00 - 14.00 - 15.00 -16.00 - 17.00 -18.00
There is an extra bus service at 19.00 only on a Friday & Sunday
Mini Buses to koh Chang, Trat, Pattaya, Bangkok are easily obtained from the mini bus office located at the
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Public Buses for Rayong depart from the small bus stop in front of the municipality pier and run every 30 mins.
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BAN PHE FESTIVALS - 2017
06th-10th DECEMBER 2017
Every year since 2001 Ban-Phe has a held a food festival - although called ban phe / samed island
festival it's held in the town of BAN PHE not on KOH SAMED - WEBSITE
BAN PHE HALF MARATHON - SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017
Ban Phe half marathon - SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2017 - WEBSITE
SAMET AQUATHLON: SUNDAY 02nd DECEMBER 2017
SWIM FROM SAMET ISLAND TO MAINLAND 5km. - RUN THROUGH BAN PHE 5km.
Details & Application form here:
Ban Phe, A seaside town with one of the provinces busiest fishing ports, located approximately 19 kilometres southeast of Rayong Town.
It is also the main departure point for Koh Samet island. Ban Phe is the best place to enjoy the wide range of locally caught fresh and
The town of Ban Phe is characterized by narrow streets of shops and houses; It is a stop off point for tourists en route to the island of Koh
Samet. Boats leave regularly for the island from the Three piers. Shops in the main street stock a wide variety of marine produce and
many souvenirs and trinkets fashioned from shells of different shades and sizes.
Cooled by a sea breeze that smells slightly of drying fish, Ban Phe doesn't charm many visitors, and few people spend more than a
mandatory 30 minutes or so waiting for a bus or ferry connection out.
There are a few places to eat, sleep and check your email, so don't panic if you get stranded. A number of businesses catering to
travellers are clustered in the soi's across from the pier. The first floor of the Tan Tan Too has an internet cafe, and Blue Sky Books
across the street has a large selection of used titles, which are perfect for snapping up something to read on the beach. Most travellers
congregate next door at Christie's, a popular bar and restaurant.
Exploring the town will show you life in a typical Thai port town. Head away from the bus station and you'll get a different sense of Ban
Phe -- the further you walk, the more interesting and local it becomes. Take a walk down the beach to the east of town if time allows,
though nowhere near as inviting as the beaches that await you on Koh Samed, it's a pleasant stretch of sand and beats sitting in a
travellers cafe waiting for your boat or bus connection.
Accommodation choices are numerous and guesthouses offer rooms at a cost of 300 - 600 Baht's, with most options staggered along the
town's main pier road.
Ban Phe is also a popular Resort for potential English teachers in Thailand, as the reputable TEFL International has a school here. For
more info, or to arrange a tour, call them at (038) 652 280 or check http://www.teflintl.com.