Fire show koh samet

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Sai Kaew Beach is the most popular of the Thailand beaches on the small island of Koh Samet and is a popular destination for people staying in Bangkok. The last time I went from Ban Phe to Koh Samet it was in a rough sea and the ferry tossed wildly from side to side.

It was nearly impossible to walk on the deck and take photos approaching the island; but that was six years ago. Today the sea was almost calm as the boat chugged its way towards the palm-fringed beaches of Koh Samet. The ferry ride had only taken around 30 minutes from the Samed Group office next to Seree Ban Phe pier and most people were trying to get a good view of the island as we came closer to shore. At first glance it was pretty much as I remembered it, but in the distance I could see a new pier jutting out from the shoreline. Na Dan is now the main arrival point for the other boats from Ban Phe and is distinguished by a large female giant at the end of the pier; Pisuea Samut Butterfly of the Sea.

The ferry captain threw the boat in reverse as we approached the pier and with a roar of the engines we gracefully slid alongside. The ropes were tied off and the boat came to rest. It was just a short walk to the end of the pier and we sat down in the coconut thatched waiting area, which made a welcome relief from the sun. Late December has great weather in this part of Thailand and although there was a nice breeze, it seemed quite hot on shore and the shade was very cooling.

All around us, groups of Korean tourists were being herded into Songthaews and transported to their hotels. Our turn would come. After about 10 minutes or so, two more Songthaews arrived; our bags were loaded into one and we got into the other. Luckily a couple of people grabbed me and I quickly sat down as we made our way to Sai Kaew Beach Resort. The Resort is just a few minutes ride away and as we came into the village I noticed that there were many more shops and places to eat than on my last visit and there still seemed to be lots of construction work going on.

As the Songthaew turned into the grounds of the Sai Kaew Beach Resort I could see the recent expansion and the new buildings. Just opposite the resort is a Buddhist Temple that I had visited ly. I made a note to go back and get some better photographs. The room was just past the Spa and opposite the new swimming pool and was on the lower level, so it was easy to get to. Ten minutes were spent putting clothes away and getting a bag ready for the beach and then it was off to the beach. There were two beach towels in the room and a special calico beach bag to hold them, so that was handy. To get to Sai Kaew Beach we walked back past the Spa and Reception, through the new breakfast and restaurant area and down onto the sand.

It still wasn't high season but there were a lot of people on the beach, in fact many more than I expected. There were three rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas. Most of the chairs looked like they were occupied so we got the beach staff to set up two new chairs and an umbrella so we could sit and relax a bit. It is great to get on the beaches near Bangkok and just gorge on young coconut, boiled eggs, barbecued seafood and more. Down the beach I could see a Roti cart like the one seen in Koh Chang and in the distance were speedboats loading up with passengers going on the snorkeling tours.

Out in the bay there were people gliding about in the sky being pulled by a boat, there was even the odd banana boat and Jet Ski in use. There seemed to be a lot going on, whichever direction I looked. The tide was quite high by that time and towards the middle of the beach the water was almost lapping up to the beach chairs.

As I walked along with the sand squeaking underfoot I still recognised some of the resorts and of course Ploy Talay pub and restaurant was still there. The shady area where the ladies used to perform beach massage had disappeared in a sea of umbrellas. The empty blocks of land ading the beach front had all been consumed by new resorts and cheap accommodation.

Make sure you get some photos next to the statues. Early morning is the best time; otherwise the sun will be in the wrong position. On the other side of the rocks is Ao Hin Hok and this beach extends all the way to the next headland. The sand is just as white and fine on this beach, but it was noticeably quieter and there were still blocks of bush land that had not been developed and there was more of a relaxed atmosphere in this area of the island.

We walked along splashing in the water all the way to the end and looked back to where Sai Kaew Beach Resort was located. Koh Samet night life is fairly casual and as we walked back the tables and chairs were being set up for the on-beach dining. Dining out on the beach is one of the great things to do on Koh Samet and more than likely you will find yourself near the Ploy Talay Restaurant and Pub.

Around pm nightly they have the famous fire show for the enjoyment of patrons and people passing by. The place is always packed out and the grilled seafood is delicious and as an added bonus you get the free entertainment.

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Fire show at Koh Samet, Thailand.