Because Koh Samet is actually a national park, tourism has been controlled on this island in comparison with others in Thailand. Access to the island is only by boat, the number of visitors tends to be limited largely to residents of the Resorts at Ao Prao. The beachfront is formed in a slight curve with gentle hills rising from a rocky base at either end. An absolute scenic delight. Here, you can enjoy all beach activities in safe crystal-clear warm waters that are a joy to swim in.