Koh Samae San
If you are one tired of a long journey, Koh Samae San is not the problem. It just takes about 30 minutes. Koh Samea San is an island in Amphur Sattahip, Chon Buri. Getting there doesn’t take a very long time because the island is not too far from Bangkok. Koh Samae San is under the control of the Royal Thai Navy. Visitors can only have a one-day trip but cannot stay overnight. However, they can stay at the resorts near the pier. Koh Samae San is one of nine islands in the Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with the objectives of promoting the island as a place for learning and conservative traveling. Visitors can go snorkeling, riding on a glass-bottom boat, kayaking and biking around the island. There are facilities provided such as snorkel sets, life jackets, bathrooms, showers, and restaurants. Even there are five beaches in Koh Samae San, visitors can go swimming only two beaches that are Hat Thien and Hat Luk Lom. The impressive views of white sand, clear water and beautiful coral reefs are the results of effective conservation. Visitors are welcomed to Koh Samae San every day and every season, but the number of visitors is limited by 500 persons/day. There are not any advanced tickets, so visitors have to buy the ticket at the reception building of Natural History Museum, Khao Mar Jor pier (9 a.m.-5 p.m.). The queue card will be given at 6 a.m. For more information, call 0 3843 2473 or 0 3843 2475. Transportation Take a Bangkok-Rayong bus to Sathahip Market, then take a two-row-bench pickup to Khao Mar Jor pier.