Hello from Ko Samet, one of many beautiful Thai Islands. We arrived here on Saturday, December 2nd. We took a 4 hour bus ride from Bangkok and then a 15 min. speed boat ride to the Island and were dropped off right at our beach. We had to jump off the boat into the water. Thankfully the water temperature is around +32.
Ko Samet really is beautiful. So far the weather has been perfect. It has been around +33 degrees every day with clear blue skies, no pollution and fairly low humidity.
The Island is really different than some others in the sense that there are no big hotels and condos built along the beaches. We are staying at the main beach and along here, there are just bungalows. There isn’t one hotel. It is really beautiful to see as when you walk down the beach, you just see cute little bungalows built in the jungle. We are staying in a bungalow that is built back into the jungle. It only costs us around $35.00 CDN which includes air conditioning and breakfast.
We have also found the food here really amazing. And many of you know, Thai food is awesome. In addition to Thai food, all the restaurants grill seafood right on the beach. So far, everyday, we have Thai food for breakfast and lunch and grilled seafood for supper.
The 1st day, we arrived in the early evening. We checked into our bungalows and went for supper. The restaurants often set up mats right on the beach and you sit right on the sand and eat on a little table. The first night, there was a 5 person fire show. Afterwards, we went to one of the beach bars.
Yesterday, Dec. 3rd, we had a relaxing day at the beach. We caught some rays and around 4 pm, we went snorkelling. We saw many different kinds of fish. As we mentioned above, the water is around 32 degrees. With that, you tend to spend hours and hours in the water.
Today, Dec. 4th, we took a 6 hour boat tour around the Island. We fished, ate the fish we caught, snorkelled and visited a shark, turtle and fish farm. It was a great day as we were able to relax on deck chairs on the boat while still seeing and doing many great things.
We hope to be able to put up a few pictures towards the end of the week of our time in Bangkok and some of Ko Samet.
Well, we’ve gotta go. We have some relaxing to do. After all it is an Island – a lifestyle we certainly could get used to.