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Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

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Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

We would like to visit the nice beaches of Southern Thailand from Bangkok but want to avoid the hassle and costs of flying to the southern part of Thailand..

So we are considering Ko Chang (5 hours away) and Ko Samet (3 hours or so away)..

Which one is more interesting and has better scenery?

We want a beautiful beach area but not TOO secluded and has interesting things to do besides lying on the beach all day long for 2 days.

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1. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

I've been in both island.

Is there any budget limit?

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2. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

Just a note: You can consider taking a flight from Bangkok to Trat and then boat to Koh Chang Island to save your time.

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4. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

yes there is a time/ budget limit, which is why we aren't flying down to Phuket and transfer to the nearby islands

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5. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

Leyas(Mr. Stability),your still posting ,that,link,but then you call Koh Chang the Maldives.Mr. See Saw

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6. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

You have more choice of accomodation in Koh Chang Island.

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7. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

If budget and time are the key factors then its Koh Samet.

2.5hours from Bangkok and you are there. The cost of getting to Samed will definitely be cheaper roughly B200 for bus and ferry ride plus additional B200 to enter the national park.

Koh Chang is nicer but its a 5hour bus ride about B650 then ferry about B50-150. Basically with Koh Chang you will only get to spend 1 fullday and 2 partial days at the beach. 1 full day will be spent travelling.

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8. Re: Ko Chang or Ko Samet as 2-3 day side trip?

Need to check the timetable of the ferry ride otherwise you will need to have a speed boat waiting for you to arrive at Koh Samet Island.

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