When we talk about beaches in Thailand, not many people would think of Rayong. Most travelers don’t even know what it is. If you mention Koh Samet, however, that name might ring a bell. Although many tourists have no idea about Rayong, it has been a well-known province among the locals for a long time.
It is full of natural resources. Koh Samet is the perfect place aside from the sun, sand and surf, the place has a lot to offer all types of people. If you ever travel to Rayong (regardless of whether you do so with your family, friends or if you decide to fly solo), here are some of the activities you should do there:
Explore the beautiful beach of Koh Samet
Many people go to Koh Samet because it is only a couple of hours away from Bangkok by car. When you arrive in Rayong, you will have to take a ferry to the island. You can go on a commercial ship or book a private speedboat for a faster ride.
Because there are not many tourists on the island, Rayong is incredibly beautiful and well-preserved. If you prefer going to the beach in peace, you have come to the right place. Ao Wai and Ao Pakarang are the two tranquil beaches where you can fully relax.
For those who are looking for something fun to do at the beach, they also have water sports that you can try. Going on a banana boat ride is a fantastic activity to do with your friends and family. You can also go snorkeling if you want to spot marine life.
Enjoy the nightlife
When you get to Koh Samet, you will understand why it is famous among Thai locals. Since it is not a well-known tourist attraction, it is not crowded or noisy at all. You will get to savor the moments and appreciate nature as much as you want. If you think that is boring, you are wrong. The nightlife in Koh Samet is also not disappointing.
In fact, there are so many things there that you will not usually see elsewhere. For a crazy night out, we suggest you go to Sai Kaew Beach or Ao Phai. These areas have unbelievable fire shows on the beach.
However, we must warn you that said shows can be both terrifying and exciting at the same time. If you cannot handle situations like this well, it would be best for you to stay in your hotel room.
Learn about Thai literature
Who could have thought that you can read up on Thai literature when you go to the beach? If you see enormous statues of humans and giants in the sea, do not be surprised. These are characters from Thai literature called Phra Abhai Mani. Koh Samet inspired the setting wherein the novel takes place. This is why you will see random statues scattered around. If you want to learn about them, go ahead and read the labels on the shoreline.
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