Combining the city of Bangkok with the nearby island retreat of Ko Samet is the ideal way to enjoy both city and beach in Thailand without flying down to the south of the island. Just three hours from Bangkok, Ko Samet is the ideal weekend beach getaway for visitors and locals alike.
Whilst most tourists head further south for their island visits you will find fewer visitors here which makes it ideal and more authentic in our opinion. A great deal of the island is protected as part of Khao Laem Ya – Mu Ko Samet National Park, making it clean and relatively unspoilt.
Start your trip in Bangkok for three days before driving and taking the ferry to Ko Samet for four nights.
11-12 hours direct from UK