Quite frankly, the worst accommodation options on Ko Samet are located on Ao Cho. The beach itself is not bad, but much better options abound on other equally pleasant beaches.
This property on the southern end of Ao Cho boasts individual mini-villas in two rows off the beach, scattered around manicured grounds. The Mediterranean-style bungalows have pale yellow walls, terracotta roofs and large picture windows through which to enjoy the great sea views. Rooms include air-con, satellite TV, fridge, hot water and breakfast. Good swimming is to be had out front, and this... Read our full review of Ao Cho Grand View Resort.
Feeling almost like a homestay, this pleasant boutique resort has several rooms that look out onto the sea or a garden. Operating as part of the Wonder Land Resort, the resort is located to the north of Ao Cho and has three individually named rooms that are bright and cheery and come with satellite TV. The Tongta Cliff Top Restaurant is set under palm trees, at the end of the rocky peninsula, and... Read our full review of Ban Tongta.
Tantawan lies somewhere between a budget and midrange option. The soft purple walls and dainty decor give it a homely feel. Standard rooms are small and only have cold showers and a no-frills bathroom while those in the main block offer more room and greater value. Set back from the sands, the resort manages to offer relative privacy while still being in the heart of the... Read our full review of Tantawan Resort.