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You won't want to leave

Ao Pakarang, Ko Samet T: (038) 644 271-4, (081) 437 8565 F: (038) 644 275

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Nimmanoradee Resort

We let out a big sigh when it came time to leave this small, peaceful and well-presented resort at the far southern point of Samet.

Photo of Nimmanoradee Resort

Along with numerous kayaks, a small swimming pool, Thai massage salas and a charming open-air gazebo-style restaurant/bar, the grounds brim with orchids, frangipani, hammocks, swings, birdsong and secluded benches where you can catch the sunrise. Nestled on a hillside that enjoys direct sea views, airy octagon shaped cottages are painted in soothing pastel yellow, pink and blue. They come in a few different sizes, but all boast high ceilings, enormous windows, hardwood floors, elegant paintings of lotuses, comfortable beds, soft lanterns, air-con, TVs, fridges and polished modern bathrooms with basin sinks. With double beds on either side of the biggest rooms, which are truly enormous, families will be well-served here. Nimmanoradee is also popular with honeymooners, and if you're here on a weekend, you might find yourself swept up in a Thai wedding ceremony. Though English is not the staff's strong suit, they're exceedingly polite and can arrange snorkelling, fishing trips and transport directly from the resort. Note that when we looked, rates on were almost 50% cheaper than the walk-in rates we were quoted.

Our rating:

Last updated on 10th November, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
2,250 baht
3,000 baht
Beachfront bungalow
2,850 baht
3,800 baht
Family room
3,975 baht
5,300 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 2,250 baht, high season 3,000 baht. Notes: Cottage
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: 2,850 baht, high season 3,800 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 3,975 baht, high season 5,300 baht. Notes:

Nimmanoradee Resort
Ao Pakarang, Ko Samet
T: (038) 644 271-4, (081) 437 8565 F: (038) 644 275

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