Koh Samet, an idyllic island 200km southeast of Bangkok and 6km off the coast of Rayong province in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, is a peaceful haven of alluring tropical paradise yet in reasonable proximity to Bangkok’s city life. ‘Discovered’ in the ’70’s by Thai teenagers and young couples searching for a quick getaway from Bangkok, Koh Samet is an eden of natural beauty, secluded beaches and lush interiors – home to exotic wildlife like monkeys, hornbills, gibbons and spectacular butterflies. Approx. 180km drive from Bangkok, the 10 island group comprises 3,552sq km area and 100km beach. The northeastern part of the island has been described as having the ‘whitest squeakiest sand in the kingdom!’
Squeaky White Sand
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