Photo: Late light on Ao Phrao.

Ko Samet is so big, we've split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Samet as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don't know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Samet's different areas.

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Ao Phrao

All three of Ao Phrao's resorts are spread over a lush hillside across the tiny road from the beach. Le Vimarn should satisfy those looking to be pampered. While Ao Prao Resort remains popular among the older set, its standard rooms stacked on top of each other don't seem to warrant higher prices than its neighbour. In our view, funky Lima Coco is the pick of the bunch.

Lima Coco Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Phrao, Ko Samet
T: (02) 938 1811

Attracting groups of younger upper middle class Thai fashionistas on weekends, Lima Coco is young and fun while maintaining the exclusive air that Ao Phrao is synonymous with. Equipped with all the mod-cons you'd expect, bright white Mediterranean style villas have funky splashes of cherry red, sunflower yellow and royal blue to contrast white-washed walls, cool tile floors and wide windows.... Read our full review of Lima Coco Resort.

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Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa
Luxury - over 8,000B
Ao Phrao, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 104-7

From the white umbrellas lining its turquoise pool to its dramatic oceanfront entryway, Le Vimarn Resort sets the standard for luxury accommodation on Ko Samet. With the same wealthy owner as Ao Prao Resort, Samed Club, Baan Ploy Sea, Paradee and Le Vimarn Samed on Ao Wong Duen, Le Vimarn attracts a well-heeled weekend crew while being almost deserted on weekdays. The emphasis here is on... Read our full review of Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ao Phrao? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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