Ko Samet, Rayong province
The romantic atmosphere of Ko Samet has brought many lovers together and some say whoever goes to Samet will fall completely in love with it. With an area of about 5 km2 , it is not so big that you feel lonely, nor so small that you feel suffocated. Same is truly a romantic island - the perfect place to surrender to love.
From the humble fishing village on the island’s northern shore, Samet now has a wide variety of basic and up-market accommodation around much of its coastline. It is a destination with a friendly welcome for all LGBTQ couples, especially at Say Kaew Beach, Ao Phai and Tubtim Beach.
The natural beauty and charm of Ko Samet have never faded, and still draw crowds, as they always have. What has improved on Samet are the accommodation and shops, and better roads that take lovers to every bay conveniently
Best time to go for a romantic holiday: All year round, with the best weather being from October to April. The romantic spots to view the sunset are at Ao Kio Nai, Ao Phrao and Laem Ruea Taek.
Getting to Ko Samet: take a 40-minute ferry from Ban Phe, or hop on your accommodation’s speedboat, which takes around 15 minutes. To get around on the island, take a pick-up taxi or rent a motorcycle. For
There are air-conditioned buses and minibuses from Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) and from Bangkok Bus Terminal (Ekamai) to the three eastern seaboard provinces.
Find out more romantic routes from the guide book, Love is a Journey: Thailand’s Romantic Routes, published by Tourism Authority of Thailand, by downloading free ebook here: https://tourismproduct.tourismthailand.org/detail/491