A short boat ride from Pattaya, and you'll sink your toes into the shores of Ko Samet. It's a popular getaway island, and for good reason. You'll have the day to do exactly as you wish here – be it sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or strolling along the talcum powder white sands.
Legend has it that Ko Samet is laden with hidden pirate loot though nowadays, this island in the eastern Gulf of Thailand is more famous for its pristine turquoise waters and white palm-fringed beaches – it's a true slice of heaven. And once we've moored up on the island, you'll get to choose how you spend your free time here.
The forested interiors are all protected but the main attraction are its beaches. Simply sit back and sunbathe, try out a water sport if you wish, and soak up the tropical rays in an idyllic setting. A beach-side lunch completes your day.