Spirit tree on Ao Wai, Ko Samet

Spirit tree on Ao Wai, Ko Samet

Spirit tree on Ao Wai, Ko Samet

Taken on: 25th January, 2008. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

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Dotting the far south of Ko Samet's long peninsular tale, this trio of secluded, picturesque beaches could be just the ticket for those seeking quietude and romance.

With luscious white sand shaded by palms and a few mangroves, Ao Wai is arguably Ko Samet's most idyllic beach. It's a good choice for families or couples looking for a peaceful spot to splash in the surf, though a gentle drop off makes more serious swimming possible as well. Even if you don't stay here, it's well worth stopping by on a day trip.

Ao Kiu Na Nok is dominated by salubrious top-end resort, Paradee, which sadly replaced the basic bungalows that once made this a skinny-dipping backpacker hideaway. Luxury doesn't come cheap at Paradee and you can spend over 70,000 baht a night if you wish to avail yourself of all their creature comforts.

Along with the tiny Ao Kiu Na Nai beach along the west coast, the beautiful stretch of white sand that makes up ... Read our complete Ao Wai travel guide

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