A Relaxing Weekend On Koh Samet Island

Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
Trip End Jun 08, 2011

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hi Everybody!

Yes yes yes finally I can get to this blog. For those that are reading this for the first time, the reason that I have been delayed for so long in writing this is because I had a little bit of an injury (hence the toe pictures at the end of the blog). Who knew that a toe could cripple such a gladiator like myself. But I am pleased to say that I am all healed up now and am good to go!

I left at about 5:30 on Friday evening and sprung for a taxi, because it was so late, to take me down there. I arrived at the pier at Baan Phe, which is a smaller and a really really ghetto version of myrtle beach, and after checking in on the mainland, was ushered onto a speed boat to take me to my resort. It was about 9pm at night, pitch dark, and I was in the FRONT of a little speed boat that was seriously traveling about Mach 2 speed through the Gulf of Thailand to my resort. It was insanely bumpy and even all the spankings that I got as a kid couldnt compare to the pain that I was feeling in my bum at that point. I no longer fear prison. When I finally arrived at the resort the speed boat literally pulled up right to the beach in front of where guests were sitting at the restaurant. I was quickly greeted by porters to take my bags, while everyone at the outdoor restaurant was watching me. It felt pretty gangster. 

The resort that I stayed at was called Samet Ville www.sametvilleresort.com and I could not recommend it more! It was so amazing. There is a very touristy part of the island at the north end with shops, restaurants, bars, etc., but Samet Ville Resort is located on the south end of the island in a little cove, totally isolated from everything. I didnt know if I would be ok with the seclusion at first, because the nearest form of civilization was 20 min from this resort. But it proved to be amazing and exactly what I needed. It was so uncrowded that it felt like I had the whole beach to myself. After I arrived, I checked in and headed to my room. It was tiny, but it was a private bungalow on some rocks over looking the entire beach. I unloaded my bags, headed to the resort restaurant, and had a couple amazing meals of seafood that was caught right at the resort. I then headed back to our bungalow, made some drinks, and just sat on the rocks under the stars. It was near-perfect and definitely what I needed.

The next day was really uneventful and that was exactly what I wanted and needed. Just explored the beach a little in the morning, laid out on the beach with an amazing book, got incredibly burnt, had some more great meals at the restaurant and spent another evening under the stars. It was just absolutely gorgeous.This was paradise. The pictures really don't convey how beautiful the beach and resort were but with such close proximity to where I live, I will be happy to take anybody there that comes to visit!

On Sunday I was picked up by the speed boat, gangster style again, and was brought back to Baan Phe where I hopped on a bus and was back home by 1pm. Quite an amazing weekend.

But, one of the main issues that I was having all weekend, is that College Football started!!  And, no surprise, Thailand does not really concern itself with American College Football so there was no way that I could get updated on scores. There was obviously no internet at the resort and I only had 6 tv channels all in Thai. I was dying! Now since it was week one, I am sure that Timmy Tebow and #1 Florida was winning by like 1000 points and my Michigan Wolverines were probably losing by 1000 to ITT Tech or something, but I still missed it so bad! I was blowing up my boy Scottie's phone like crazy finding out scores. Thankfully the boys in blue won that weekend. Next up is those darn Irish.

Overall, it was a spectacular weekend and I couldnt have been happier with how things went and my accommodations. I thank God that I could be living in such an amazing place. Certainly plan on doing it again very soon as well as checking out some more islands in Thailand. Check back to the blog soon as I should have another one posted soon of my shenanigans for this week. Thank you all for reading!

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