Samet Island - Rayong Thailand


Rayong located at Eastern board of Thailand, 179km by car from Bangkok. It consists of 3,552 square km area and 100 km of beach connect to the gulf of Thailand. The 10 islands group is abundant with marine resources. It contains many oddly shaped islands and rocks. The largest island is Koh Samet which is well known in South East Asia.


The average temperatures are around 28 degree Celsius.

How to get to Rayong

There are 3 ways to travel to Rayong

• 45 minutes from Bangkok airport to Utapao airport by Orient Thai Airline.

• from Bangkok by main road No. 3 or Sukhumvit road in 3 Hours.
• You can hire a taxi from the Bangkok area to Rayong province for about 2,000 Baht.

Bus (Air conditioned)
Bus time table
Bangkok - Rayong city
• from Bangkok, The bus leaves from Eakamai station, trips start from 04.00 until 22.00 every 40 minutes.

Rayong city - Bangkok
• from Rayong, The bus leave from Main station, trips start from 03.30 until 21.00, every 40 minutes.

Bangkok - Banpae (If you want to go to Koh Samet directly.)
• from Bangkok, The bus leave from Eakamai station, trips start from 07.00 until 20.30 every 40 minutes.
• from Banpae, The bus leave from Banpae station, trips start from 04.00 until 17.30, every hour.
• Check time table Bangkok: (66) 2 3912237, Banpae: (66) 38 651528
• The bus fee is 90 Baht/Trip

Samet Island

There are 14 of calm and white beaches around this Island and surrounded by colorful coral reefs, providing such aquatic sports as swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

You can engage in these activities all year around because not only the weather is always warm, but the island is not much affected by the monsoon, being located off the east coast.

You can also enjoy sunbathing and delicious seafood lunches. If you plan to stay overnight, Samet Island offers air-conditioned bungalows.

The ferry to Samet Island
The ferry leaves from Banpe Pier everyday, from 07.00 until 17.00 ,arrive at 3 piers on Samet Island, which are Thadan Pier (25min), Praw Pier (30min), Vong Duen Pier (45min).
You can hire also a speed boat from Banpe Pier to Samet , which costs around 1,000 Baht/Trip.

Getting around Samet Island
Samet Island has only one road going from the North to the South of the Island.

The taxi fees from beach to beach are
• from Thadan Pier to Vong Duen Beach, 30 Baht/trip/person
• from Sai Kaew Beach to Vong Duen Beach, 30 Baht/trip/person
• from Sai Kaew Beach to Praw Bay, 40 Baht/trip/person

you can hire also a taxi for a group of maximum 12 persons.
• from Thadan Pier to Vong Duen Beach, 200 Baht
• from Thadan Pier around the island, 1,000 Baht
• from Vong Duen Beach to Kew Bay, 400 Baht

The beaches of Samet Island.

• Vong Duen Beach (many tourism)
• Tien Bay
• Chow Bay (Diving point)
• Wai Bay (Diving point)
• Kew Bay
• Nuan Bay (many tourism)
• Tub Tim Bay
• Phai Bay (Night life here)
• Sai Kaew Beach (The longest beach of the island)
• Praw Bay (Diving point)
• Loong Dam Beach
• Karang Bay (Diving point, View point)
• Kewna Nai Bay (Diving point)
• Kewna Norg Bay (Diving point)

Published At : http://rayong.sawadee.com/

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