There are a range of different options in terms of accommodation on Koh Samet island. If you’re looking for budget accommodation or a private luxury resort, Koh Samet has it all. Read on to see our top picks for Koh Samet hotels ranging from $17 to $650 per night.
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- Lower End – Budget Accommodation ($17 – $50 per night)
- Mid Range Hotels & Resorts ($70 – $150 per night)
- Higher End – Luxury Villas & Resorts ($200 – $650 per night)
Read on for my top picks for the best hotels and villas in Koh Samet.
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Lower End – Budget Accommodation
These hotels range from $17 to $50 per night.
Generally staying in the town is cheaper than staying in a resort. There are plenty of guesthouses and hotels prior to entering the National Park on the road that runs from Na Dan Pier to Sai Kaew beach.
It is also filled with amenities such as shops – there are two 7-Elevens that are literally opposite each other and plenty of local shops to buy clothes, souvenirs, beach towels and everything else that you’ll need.
The hotels/guesthouses here are reasonably priced and are all within close walking distance to the beaches.
Here’s some top picks in this area:
This is one of the cheapest options available with some rooms as cheap as $17.50 per night even during high season. It is more basic than others on the island but it is clean and has all the necessities. It is also pretty close to Sai Kaew beach (450 yards).
This one is a great budget option and is just 50 yards from Koh Samet’s main beach, Sai Kaew. It features simply furnished, clean rooms at a decent price at ~$35 per night during high season.
Located right by the sea itself on Ao Phai beach, close to the main area filled with restaurants and bars. Relax in the Thai-style wooden villas that overlook the ocean. This hotel also offers a range of water sports. Prices are ~$54 per night.
Mid Range Hotels & Resorts
These hotels range from $70 – $150 per night.
If you’re not on a tight budget but don’t want to pay a fortune for a private beach resort, then take a look at these mid-range hotels that have everything you’ll need and more, but won’t break the bank.
Just 450 yards from Sai Kaew beach, this hotel is ideally located. It has a good range of facilities and nice rooms for a decent price (~$70 per night during high season).
This one is also located on Koh Samet’s main beach, Sai Kaew, so you’re close to the main area which is filled with beachfront restaurants and has a lively nightlife. It features Thai-style accommodation. Expect to pay ~$128 per night during peak season including breakfast.
Featuring tropical scenery and semi-outdoor bathrooms, what more could you want. This exquisite hotel overlooks Ao Cho beach where you can relax on a day bed or enjoy a Thai massage. It feels like luxury, all for ~$150 per night – it’s a steal!
Higher End – Luxury Koh Samet Villas
These hotels range from $200 – $650 per night.
If you’re looking for something a bit more upmarket, then Koh Samet also has a range of luxury resorts – many leading onto a private beach area.
Here’s our top picks:
Situated right on Koh Samet’s main beach, this resort is perfect if you want to be in the liveliest area close to all the restaurants, bars and shops. It has 3 outdoor pools and 2 beachfront restaurants. You can also take part in a variety of watersports here. Expect to pay ~$200 per night here during high season.
This resort offers charming traditional-style bungalows alongside the Ao Phrao beach on the western side of the island. They also offer free speedboat shuttles which bring you straight to the beach and many relaxing activities such as massages all for ~$320 per night.
This one is situated at the southern tip of the island. This exclusive resort features individual thatched-roof villas with private pools and as it is far from the main area of Koh Samet, it is secluded and feels like you’re on a private, paradise island. Due to this, it is pretty pricey, expect to pay ~$650 per night during high season. It does also have a private beach, called Ao Kiu Na Nok, which is reserved for Paradee Resort guests only.
We hope you found a Koh Samet hotel that is perfect for you. As mentioned earlier, make sure you check out Airbnb too as they have some great options! Don’t forget to use this referral link for £34 off your first trip!