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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 Wong Duen

Though our favourite places to stay on Ao Wong Duen are still the old faithful resorts at the southern end, deals can be scored at some of the newer, smaller spots towards the centre of the beach. Competition can be stiff on weekdays, so don't be afraid to haggle (always with a smile of course) until you capture the best rate.

Nice & Easy Bungalow & Sea Horse 2 (Green Place)
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Ao Wong Duen, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 370

Wong Duen's accommodation scene gets confusing once you reach the north-central part of the beach. There's the rather tired Malibu Garden and Sea Horse Bungalow, and then the smaller Sea Horse 2 (aka Green Place), which literally shares land with pricier Tom Pizza Resort -- there's absolutely nothing to distinguish which rooms belong to which resort. Then there's Nice & Easy, which is apparently... Read our full review of Nice & Easy Bungalow & Sea Horse 2 (Green Place).

Samet Cabana Villa
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Wong Duen, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 320

With 60 rooms in various styles spread over a large flat area at the beach's northern end, long-running Samed Cabana is Wong Duen's most noticeable resort. The cheapest superior rooms are set in two-storey blocks in the garden at the far back end of the resort. We'd probably splurge for the poolside superiors, which make up for a lack of sea views with direct access to the resort's contemporary... Read our full review of Samet Cabana Villa.

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Vimarn Samed
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Wong Duen, Ko Samet
T: (086) 330 4002

At the end of a rocky path lined with clay lanterns and traditional Thai rain collection vases to the far northern tip of Ao Wong Duen, Vimarn Samed offers stylish accommodation with a range of options. Clinging to the sides of a rocky finger of land, the romantic wood bungalows are designed to evoke a classic Thai style, with dark wood walls, gabled roofs and terraces with sea views. Though they... Read our full review of Vimarn Samed.

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Vong Deuan Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Wong Duen, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 171

Spacious wooden stilted bungalows with giant outside decks help to make long-running Vong Deuan Resort another reliable midrange favourite. The bungalows at this sprawling yet quiet resort come in four different styles, each with its own private bathroom and terrace. Close to the beach are large Thai style bungalows built to look like traditional homes. Farther back are chic white villas, and... Read our full review of Vong Deuan Resort.

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Vong Duern Villa
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
Ao Wong Deun, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 260

As we wandered amid Vong Duern Villa's white-washed cottages spaced well apart within tropical foliage, we saw a cat lazily lying on a bench, a guest doing Tai Chi in an empty courtyard and a young couple sitting serenely on the rocks that form Ao Wong Duen's quiet southern point. Though a fairly large resort, this is one of the most relaxing spots on the island. The cheapest rooms are in a long,... Read our full review of Vong Duern Villa.

Where to next?

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

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