Pattaya Rental Car Trip Destination Ideas – Koh Samet
Pattaya is a common destination for many expats and tourists regardless if the visit is for work purposes or for recreational activities. Locals, as well as the aforementioned, who are thinking of going somewhere different for the weekend, can certainly visit Koh Samet. The location is merely a short drive away from Pattaya. Koh Samet is famous for its sandy beaches, corals and crystal clear water. Do read on if you are intrigued!
Diamond beach is one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samet. Diamond beach spans 1km long and 25-30m wide and the space is mostly taken up by restaurants. The beach is filled with activities for you to take on, all day long. During the day, visitors and beachgoers can enjoy sunbathing, snorkelling, jet skiing and windsurfing to their heart’s content. Then at night, it is all partying, dining, and barbequing right from the time the sun sets! The nightlife at Diamond beach is lively and lasts until the wee hours into the morning.
Travel to the mountains
Locals, tourists or expats can rent a mountain bike in one of Koh Samet’s many bicycle shops for a cycling session through its mountains. The adrenaline rush that is coupled with the constant cool breeze, is an experience everyone must try.
Several companies on the island offer boat trips around the island at affordable rates. A boat trip is a great way to relax while enjoying the fantastic scenery and sea breeze. It is a welcoming change from the hustle and bustle of working life and should definitely be considered if the individual wishes to experience something else rather than the nightlife and the crowded city.
Wine & dine
There is definitely no shortage of bars and restaurants in Koh Samet. Barbeque stands pop up along the Diamond beach during the day and is replaced by ice-cream stands during the night. There are also a few Thai eateries in town and the diner is sure to get his or her money’s worth as the food is affordable and very authentic. Bars are aplenty and with each outlet, it offers their signature martini and beer concoction; diners and beachgoers will be spoilt for choice!
Travelling to Koh Samet by foot or by public transportation is time-consuming and may be tiring. It is also certain that you may have to walk quite a distance to your destination! Hiring a car is a much better option as it allows you to travel to your destination or attraction of choice in a much quicker and comfortable manner.