Just over approximate 3 hours from Bangkok, bustling streets of Bangkok, experience a peaceful and tranquil retreat on the unspoiled island of Koh Samet. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, just off the coastline of Rayong Province, Koh Samet is the largest island in the Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and is an area of outstanding and unspoiled natural beauty. Much of the island is still undeveloped and covered in dense, tropical jungle that gives way to beautiful stretches of white sand beach, hidden coves and gently curving bays.
For a comfortable and convenient journey, we are pleased to arrange VIP transfers between Bangkok and Ao Prao Pier in Rayong Province. From here, a short 25 minute sea crossing by shuttle boat will transport you to Ao Klang Pier on the quiet northern coastline of Koh Samet, just a few minutes away from the Samed Club at Ao Noi Na. This peaceful stretch of pristine white sand beach offers a quieter alternative to the more popular and crowded Sai Kaew Beach and a chance to embrace a more traditional way of island life. Should you wish to experience the dining and nightlife hotspots on Sai Kaew Beach, then it is only a short taxi or motorbike ride away.
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Located only 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong and Koh Samet can be accessed within approximate 3 hours by different means of transport to suit your convenience. Driving is easy and the road is well-indicated. Even though cars are not allowed on to Koh Samet, there are parking service on the mainland at “Ao Prao Pier,” exclusively for hotel guests, where you can leave your car and ferry/speed boat to the island. Buses frequently leave Bangkok’s Ekamai Bus Terminal to Ban Phe where the piers to the island are located. It is also possible to fly but the nearest airport is located Chonburi which will require a road transfer to Rayong.
Rayong is the Eastern gateway to the North and Northeastern part of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong and Bangkok.
Buses from Bangkok to Rayong depart regularly from Ekamai Eastern Bus Terminal (near BTS Ekamai station) and Minibus Station (at Chatuchak) to Ban Phe, Rayong .
From Ekamai, two bus service providers are Cherdchai Tour and Krua Kun Pa. The bus from Cherdchai tour operates everyday starting from 7.00 - 18.30 continuously (Tel. 02-391-2804).
Mini bus from Krua Kun Pa starts from 7.30 - 20.00, (Tel. 062-859-3065).
From Minibus Station (at Chatuchak), PP minibus operates every day from 4.30 - 14.30 continuously (Tel. 080-446-4128).
Please note that the bus companies are not under the hotels' management. Information may change over time. For further details and information, kindly contact the transportation provider directly.
Rayong is roughly 200 km southeast of Bangkok. There are several different routes to drive between Bangkok and Rayong. The most popular route starts from Bangna-Rayong Road (Highway No.34) via Bang Phli and Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan province and Highway No.3 at km 70. The total distance is approximately 220 km.
If guests are coming from different direction, please type in Google Maps application, 'Ao Prao Pier.' For Paradee guests, please type 'Jadet Pier,' which is located beside Ao Prao Pier. Our piers are exclusively for Samed Resorts Group's guests only.
Ao Prao Pier : https://goo.gl/maps/q6UnTsFds2mRZZme7
Jadet Pier : https://goo.gl/maps/EqpqxMf4caEL9AhT6
The nearest airport to Koh Samet is U-Tapao, about 45 km from Ban Phe. There are limited flights on Bangkok Airways, Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air to and from U-Tapao, namely into and out of Chiangmai, Koh Samui, and Phuket.
There is no direct scheduled flight from Bangkok to Rayong, but Bangkok Airways has daily flights from Samui to Utapao Airport, which is approximately 1 ½ hours by bus from Rayong. Some charter airlines fly directly to Utapao Airport where vacationers can disembark for either Rayong or Pattaya without having to pass through Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.
|Shuttle Boat Schedule|
|Schedule||From Ao Prao Pier||11AM / 1.30PM / 4PM|
|From Ao-Klang Pier (Koh Samet)||10AM/ 12.30PM / 3PM|
|Private Speed Boat Service (Service 24 hours)|
|1 engine, Maximum 1-6 persons included child and infant||: Fee at THB 2,000.- per boat per one way|
|2 engines, Maximum 7-18 persons included child and infant||: Fee at THB 4,000.- per boat per one way|