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Tuesday, Oct. 23rd 2012 at 12am
The beaches are nice and there are affordable hotels at the beach. It helps if you like animals because there are many dogs walking around on the beach, that's a "feature" of this island. The famous Thai poet Sunthorn Phu wrote about this island and a large statue of him can be found on the beach. Like most islands Ko Samet is ideal for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
On the island the roads are poor. You can travel with a Songtaew or you can rent a motorbike or quad bike. The roads are very narrow, be careful! There is one little town centre with some shops, there's not a whole lot to see on the rest of the island. You will be surprised at the size of the island, it feels very small. If you are looking for a nice Island near Bangkok to relax and enjoy the beach Ko Samet is a good choice. If you are looking for an exiting night life Ko Samet is not your best option.