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A serene Thai island known for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs, popular among locals and tourists alike.

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What is the quickest way to get to a beach from Bangkok? If you aren’t looking to take another flight, then your answer is surprisingly a bit of a hidden gem. Koh Samet is 3-4 hours on a bus or in a mini-bus, then a half hour or so boat ride away. Koh Samet is the island where Thais living in Bangkok go to get away from city life for the weekend. It is a relatively small and simple island with great beaches and no large resorts, but plenty of bungalows and banana pancakes. Find a bungalow for a few nights, lay out on the beach, and wait for the vendors to come around selling fresh fruit, coconuts, cold drinks, and whatever else you could need directly from the luxury of your sarong on the sand.

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