Koh Samet Island in the Gulf of Thailand

Koh Samet Island in the Gulf of Thailand  |  Koh Samet, Thailand  |  A must visit, either for the day or overnight. When I told the concierge of my hotel that I was coming, he said …” Carlos, you should at least stay one night to experience the island in full…”, unfortunately that was not  possible, but now that I have seen it, I fully agree with him. Located on the Gulf of Thailand, it offers a great value option for those on the budget or with not enough time to explore other options on the gulf or the Andaman Sea. Only 4 hours away from Bangkok by car and ferry, and 2 hours from Pattaya. (find the full Flickr Photo Album below). Continue reading Koh Samet Island in the Gulf of Thailand

Carlos Melia LIVE from Koh Samet Island

Carlos Melia LIVE from Koh Samet Island  |  Koh Samet, Thailand  |  Escaping from all the craziness of Pattaya, which I must say although being a very much fun destination, it is not my type of idea of a relaxing time at the beach. So I did some research on my options around this area, and thanks to the recommendations of a few local friends and the concierge at the Siam Bayshore Hotel, I came up with two options Koh Samet and Koh Chan. Being Koh Samet the closest one to Pattaya, and THB 1200 after, I was on my way to this beautiful island in the Gulf of Thailand. Continue reading Carlos Melia LIVE from Koh Samet Island