Ko Samae San, Sattahip

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Ko Samae San is a small island with many sandy beaches providing excellent swimming opportunities and access to good snorkeling spots. You can bike around the island or trek through the lush forest, as well as visit a small natural history museum housing a whale skeleton. Because of the proximity of a Thai naval base, you need to book a tour through a local operator to visit this destination. Put Ko Samae San and other Sattahip attractions into our Sattahip trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • July 25, 2017
    This review is belated, as I was there in November 2016. But I am going back there in 6 weeks. The island is very small but excellent sightseeing and very very clean compared to Koh Larn. You will nee...  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Went to the island one day tour with an overnight stay. Assuming that you live in Pattaya and has no plans to visit the other islands-take a trip worth it. White sand, crystal clear water, the presence of running krabikov, causing delight for children-it's all about the island. We lived in a bungalow, completely clean and beautiful. The evening was a mini entertainment at the nearest bar. In general the nightlife comes to discos and bar parties. Overall, worth a visit, but not more than a couple of days.
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  • July 3, 2017
    Lovely little 2 day stay on Koh Samet. Beautiful beaches, great meal at banana bar restaurant and hired motorbikes to explore the island. Some beautiful views and wonderful forests.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    Secluded and peaceful island with clear blue water! Island is controlled by Thai navy and only ~500 people are allowed on the island per day so you have to get to the pier quite early in the day to secure a place on the shuttle boat to the island. The downside is the toilets on the island which could be improved. Oh and bikinis are not allowed on the island
  • March 15, 2017
    It was really beautiful island. It was a place where a very safe and clean sea was maintained because it was under the control of the Thai Navy. Not so many tourists, it was a pleasant and relaxing trip. You can enjoy snorkeling on the island, and you can see countless fish in clear waters.
  • March 23, 2017
    Beautiful, secluded island with not too many tourists. A good beach to relax, swim, and snorkel for a day trip from Bangkok. However, the transportation is very inconvenient to get here, so I had to hire a private taxi, which cost quite a bit. The cost of entering the island and the food and drinks that you can get in the island adds up. There were some garbage floating around the beach in the morning, but the current took them away in the afternoon. Public washroom was there, but I didn't think was being treated before being sent to the shore, so not sure if the good quality of the beach and water will last long. Recommended for those who are looking for a good day on the beach near Bangkok.
  • March 16, 2017
    Well preserved island by Royal project, greenery and clear water
  • December 4, 2016
    Save yourself 600 baht (thai 300). To start you have to get there no later than 6am or be stuck waiting for a boat past noon. The island's only beach is tiny and overcrowded with constant chatter on the loud speaker from a guy that thinks he's a comedian. While snorkeling (+50 baht) you'll see the same fish you've just seen at the pier. Oh there are also rusty bikes with no brakes with seats that are unreasonably low for a person of any height that you can take to a garbage filled grassy beach area. Bleh

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Quieter than neighboring resorts, Sattahip offers a good range of accommodations, though not quite the variety provided by Pattaya. Close to the sea, find mid-range and expensive resort-style hotels, along with comfortable and more economical guesthouses. Stay closer to the main road running parallel to the coast to pay less for rooms without sea views.
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