Ko Samet Is Beautiful!

Trip Start Oct 15, 2009
Trip End Dec 15, 2013

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Ao Prao Resort

Flag of Thailand  , Rayong,
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sumalai and I went round trip by minivan from Bangkok to/from the Samed Resorts Pier. Ao Prao and Le Virmarn tranports their guests by speedboat (about 10 minutes) at regular intervals. We stayed at Ao Prao and met the people who will help us with the wedding next month. I will spare you the details and let the plans be a surprise.

I must tell you that the Ao Prao Beach is the most beautiful I have seen in Thaialnd. I was not so impressed with Koh Lanta last year. Ko Samet is more Thai, and this site is very quiet and beautiful. There are 3 resorts along the Ao Prao Beach. Ao Prao and Le Virmarn, where the wedding events will be held, are very beautiful. The gardens are lush and very green, the rooms are lovely and the sea, well the sea is sparkling clean, warm and a pretty color. The mountains nearby are different from the south. They look more like Samui than Phuket. The geography is not quite as unusual, but it is very pretty. The best certified dive shop leaves from the beach here, and snorkeling, kayaks, sailing, etc. is available right at the beach too. Noah says that the activities are much cheaper in the Village of Hat Sai Kaew or Silver Sand Beach. Songthaws run day and evening and that's only abouy 10 minutes away. I didn't get over there but there are restaurants and some shopping, and of course a 7/11 where we can stock up on reasonably priced potable water.

Plan to bring a book or two. The library shelf had just about every language but English there. Prepare to relax. And watch the blog for the photos I took if you want to see what the resorts look like. I can't wait to stay there for a few days and have some time to relax!

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