For most visitors to Koh Samet, simply escaping the congested city life of Bangkok for the beautiful beaches on offer will suffice. If you require a bit more than tranquil relaxation on a beach there is still plenty to keep you occupied. Below is a collection of some of the popular past times available to you while you visit Koh Samed.
Diving & Snorkeling
The Tranquil waters and coral reefs of the Gulf of Thailand that surround Koh Samet, mean that all levels of divers are catered for. Being part of the Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet National Park most of the waters are protected ensuring quality diving all year round. The surrounding shallow waters make the perfect setting for snorkeling.
Like most destinations by the sea. Seafood is never in short supply and on Koh Samet it’s no different. If you are not a lover of food from under the sea then there is still plenty to wet your appetite. There are plenty of Local thai cuisines and foods from around the world to settle your hunger on the paradise island of Samet.
Ko Samet has a lively nightlife scene, but if you are looking for the wild nights you find on party islands such as Koh Phangan then be prepared to be a little disappointed. Having said that with the island attracting a regular supply of backpackers, there are still plenty of bars and parties to keep the average party animal entertained. For those that enjoy a relaxed pace of nightlife escape to one of the quiet beach bars and sip cocktails under the stars.
Spa and Massage
Whether you are looking to relieve the aches and pains from an active day sightseeing or you are looking to simply unwind in a therapeutic manner a spa and massage treatment is the perfect remedy . Thailand is famous for its massages that help revitalise the body and for many, a massage "Thai Style" is an essential part of the trip. If you are looking for a massage, you will not have to look far for somebody that is more than happy to help.
While relaxing on the beach is generally the norm on Koh Samet, those looking for a more energetic approach to there trip, have a variety of options to get there blood pumping. Still there are plenty of activities to do in between relaxing on the beach with numerous water sports available. Alternatively kick back in your sun lounger while one of the beach masseurs relaxes your mind body and soul amongst Koh Samets white sands.