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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Samed Club Koh Samet
Travel Blogs from Koh Samet
... not having anywhere to stay! (the island was so booked for New Years eve that about 100 Thai families were camping on one of the beaches!)
Fortunately, the myself and a friend are friendly with one of the restaraunt owners, and he agreed to rescue us and let us stay on the sofa in his restaurant! (Three girls on one sofa, not the best arrangement, but better than sleeping on the beach!)
I have no regrets about staying the extra night - we ...
... the boat. After a 45 minute ride, it was time to get off the boat. I assumed there would be a pier or a dock of some sort, but there wasn't. Instead, the ferry dropped its anchor and a tender came up beside the boat and we carefully got aboard. After a short ride, we were close to shore, but the tender couldn't come all the way in, so we had to hop off the boat, and wade through the water to the beach! Luckily I was wearing flip-flops and ...
After living in luxury at Micky's villa in Pattaya, we uprooted to the small island of Koh Samet. While the island itself is beautiful, our accommodation was a far cry from the large ensuite room with wrap around balcony overlooking the swimming pool at Micky's. Inspite of our dingy room (which resembled a cheap motel room where a local prostitute might take their prey), we were excited to be somewhere new and completely different. Our first day was spent on the beach with our ...
... doing. The further from Bangkok we got the more this was the case. In Laos children neatly lined the roads of villages smiling and waving at us, sometimes coming onto the road looking for a high-five, but relatively muted compared to other countries. In Vietnam, where the people are much friendlier than we had been led to believe by many, people of all sorts would crowd around us looking at the bikes and seemingly trying to imagine what it would be like to be riding. Indeed, on one day ...
... that was the issue. We were dropped at the Cambodia/Thailand boader at around 11am. We queued for our departure stamp on the Cambodian side in a very Un-English way; no formal lanes/good manners/organisation, but on the whole it wasn't too bad and we were through in around 20 minutes. Having spent 8 weeks in this region we had learnt the art of strategical queue manouvering and put our talent to good use. The variables to be assessed are: speed of queue ...