Koh Samed (pronounced and also spelled Koh Samet) is a small island which belongs to the Khao Laem Ya – Mu Koh Samet National Park in Rayong Province. Located in the Gulf of Thailand some seven kilometres off the coast, it is a popular weekend and holiday destination for Bangkokians. Koh Samed is about 13sqkm and hosts many small beaches and bays, most of them ... More>on its east coast. The longest and most famous beach on the island is Hat Sai Kaeo. Activities on Koh Samed are mostly related to the sea and windsurfing, snorkelling, diving and fishing are all practised here. The island has a well-earned reputation as a chill-out destination. A wide range of accommodations are available, from two-star hotels such as Ban Samet Hill to five-star resorts like the Paradee. You are sure to find an agreeable place to stay here.