Koh Samet is a cozy little island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, south of Bangkok, named after the local ‘Samet’ or tea trees that grow there in lush abundance. The archipelago of Samet, other smaller islands and the headland of Khao Laem Ya form the Khao Laem Ya–Mu Ko Samet National Park. Nature lovers are drawn to the park for its tropical jungles and local wildlife. Statues of local folklore characters like that of Phra Aphai Mani and mermaids or sirens greet visitors at the island’s main port as well as at the Hat Sai Kaeo beach. The island’s sickle shaped bays with secluded coves, white sandy beaches and azure waters of the Indian Ocean also attract weekenders and global travelers alike. You can also enjoy a wide choice of adventurous water sports and beach parties with barbeques and entertainment shows by local performers.
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