My boyfriend and I visited Koh Samet island on a recommendation of a family member who travels their annually.
We were looking for a romantic getaway for 7 days and the other resorts were completely booked up (Ao Prao, Le Viram etc). We settled on Sai Kaew and boy oh boy I'm glad we did!
We booked a premier seaside room, which has it's own private pool for the area. The room was very spacious, with a great walk in shower and bathtub. The room was light and airy and we were lucky enough to have sea views! The Premier Seaside rooms are perfect for couples, they are modern and very large. We noticed family groups enjoyed their stays in neighboring rooms.
The room was about 30 seconds from the beach, which is the busy main beach on the island.
The beach is busy, but we never had a problem reserving beach lounges - there were always some available. There are hawkers on the beach selling fresh fruits and sarongs - which we actually loved! But it's usually the same hawkers walking up and down, so if you shake your head they get the picture and don't bother you any further. There are ladies set up with massage tables on the beach and I personally had 2 massages a day!
We actually spent a day touring around the island visiting the other resorts and can say that Sai Kaew is the best beach by far. There are plenty of activities to do on the beach, unlike the other more expensive/exclusive resorts which have absolutely nothing and are very boring.
This resort was very family friendly and we will definitely be back one day soon!
The breakfast was fine, the omlettes were delicious and it had the usual hot selections.
The restaurant was nice as well - definitely the most hygienic on the beach so we did eat there a few times.
We stayed there over Halloween and all the restaurant and bar staff dressed up and put on a show for the kids which was really cute.
We had the most adorable housekeeper ever, she was intrigued by Australian's and was so friendly and polite every time we ran into her.
All in all, great resort, stunning location, great for couples and families. I have no complaints and would stay there again in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sai Kaew Beach Resort is idyllically situated on two adjoining beachfronts on the northeast coast of Koh Samet. Sai Kaew beach is the most popular destination on the island, having a rustic charm of its own with an active main beach and several smaller ones.Located on the most popular beach on the island, there are ample opportunities For beach sport such as volleyball and soccer;for the sea-going enthusiast, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing and snorkeling are all available. Swim in the resort's pool, or in the warm clean waters of the Gulf of Thailand, or stroll the narrow streets of the small nearby town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sai Kaew Beach Hotel Koh Samet
- Hotel Sai Kaew Beach