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Welcome to one of Thailands hidden jewels

Koh Samet a tropical paradise
Koh Samet has superb beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Less than seven kms off the coast of Rayong Province in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, it combines the allure of a tropical paradise with reasonable proximity to Bangkok. Koh Samet, Rayong located at Eastern board of Thailand, 179km by car from Bangkok. The Samet Archipelago includes after the largest and the only inhabited island Koh Samet also the following small islands: Koh Kudi, Koh Kruai, Ko Makham, Koh Plai Tin, Koh Chan, Koh Talu, Koh Klet Chalam, and Koh Thai Khang Kao.
Ko Samet lies about 45 minutes by boat off Ban Phe.
Since 1981, it has been part of a marine national park.
Foreigners have to pay an entrance fee of 200 Baht for adult which is normally valid for 1 month to this national park.
(Ko or Koh means island)

Koh Samet’s status as an “it” weekend getaway holiday for Bangkok tourists means the island can be very crowded during Thai public holidays. Songkran festival the traditional New Year's Day from 13 to 15 April (Thai New Year).

This beautiful island has it all: superb beaches, lovely coral reefs, excellent dining and an atmospheric night life.

Koh Samet is a very popular destination recommended to book hotell in Time. Se all hotel and Resort for booking online.

The tranquil tropical island of Koh Samed has beautifully soft sandy beaches and is surrounded by clear warm water.

Koh Samets Beackes

Haad Sai Kaew beach
Haad Sai Kaew beach or Diamond beach is the longest and one of the most popular beaches on Ko Samet. It is located in the North-East and it is about 780 meters long. This is the beach You should choose if you like to have a little people and activities around you, but at the same time live next to a almost paradise-like beach. The sand is almost snow-white and the water is invitingly green-blue.
Most visitors stay at "Sai Kaew Beach" Silver Sands beach

Aow Wongduan bay & beach
Aow Wongduan bay is a 500 meter long half moon shaped beach with the most fantastic sunrise on this island. The sand is as inviting as on Haad Sai Kaew beach and the atmosphere here is really pleasant.

Aow Phrao Bay
The only beach on the West coast of Koh Samet is a real beauty and a few elegant hotels are located here. The beach is about 200 meters long and very pleasant. The sunset from Aow Phrao bay is on a clear night a memory that will probably last a lifetime.

Aow Phai bay & beach
Aow Cho bay & beach


About Ban Phe, Rayong
A small typical Thai town located approximately 19 kilometers southeast of Rayong and sitting on 12 km of Rayong’s 57km beach.
Ban Phe is a very busy fishing port and is also the departure point for the popular island of Koh Samet. Shops around here sell seafood products such as dried squid, fish sauce, shrimp paste and some souvenirs as well as having a large Tesco Super market and some restaurants selling European food.
Ban Phe is a good place to enjoy relaxing on a long white sandy beach. Ban Phe is also best known for its fruit production and fruit markets.


Ban Phe Pier Speed Boat ferry ticket to Koh Samet
Municipality pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet) every hour from 8.00 to 17.00.
Ferry to "Ao Vongduan Pier" (Koh Samet)
Speed Boat to "Ko Samet" or any island at any time
Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya
Taxi service available

Nuantip pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet) as soon 20 persons paid ferry ticket. Long waiting times and overloaded boats are possible.
Ferry to "Ao Vongduan Pier" (Koh Samet)
Speed Boat to "Ko Samet" or any island at any time
Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya
Taxi service available
Bus terminal to Bangkok (Ekamai Bus Terminal almost every hour)

Tarua phe pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet) every hour from 8.00 to 17.00.
Ferry to "Ao Vongduan Pier" (Koh Samet)
Speed Boat to "Ko Samet" or any island at any time
Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya
Taxi Service available

Chok krista pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet) every hour from 8.00 to 17.00.
Ferry to "Ao Vongduan Pier" (Koh Samet)
Speed Boat to "Ko Samet" or any island at any time
Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya
Taxi service available

Seree pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet).

Jadet pier
Speed boat services to the (5*) resort Paradee

Sri Ban Phe pier
Ferry to to "Nadan Pier" (Koh Samet) every hour from 8.00 to 17.00.
Speed Boat to "Ko Samet" or any island at any time
Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya
Taxi service available

Ban Phe Shoppping
Tesco Lotus
Super market chain in Ban Phe. Click for Map

Rayong have Tesco-Lotus, Makro, BigC, Carrefour, Robinson, Index etc.



Ban Phe, Rayong. Attractions

Suan Son beach
1 Km outside of Ban Phe (direction east) starts this beach. A pine forest up to the sea gives this beach a unique atmosphere. The first section (driving east) of this beautiful beach is without shops or restaurants and you can easily find a calm place. After approximately 2 KM of quiet the entertainment area starts with restaurants, bars and small shopping.
On week days this area is quit calm. On weekends or public holidays it is a zone of entertainment mainly for residents from Bangkok and surrounding.

Hat Maerampung beach
5 Km outside of Ban Phe (direction west) starts this beach and it is one of the most beautiful beaches of the mainland from the region of Rayong.
Various Resorts and Hotels are located close to the beach. Some very high condominiums show that this beach is developing.
On week days this area is quit calm. On weekends or public holidays it is a zone of entertainment mainly for residents from Bangkok and surrounding.

Between Hat Maerampung beach and Ban Phe
Between Hat Maerampung beach and Ban Phe starts already the first part of the Koh Samet National Park. This is a small hilly area with an exotic coast with stones and small beaches.
There is a road going in the park after approximately 500m you leave the Hat Maerampung beach in direction of Ban Phe.

Rayong Aquarium (5 Km)
Ban Phe as a publicly accessible aquarium with many marine animals from the Gulf of Bangkok.


Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park (70 Km)
National park with tropical rainforest, waterfalls and caves.

Ban Phe Car & Motorbike rental services
Please contact us. Our cars have first class inssurance.
Motorbike (automatic gear):
Per Day: 300 THB
Per Week: 1750 THB
Per Month: 6500 THB

"Side car" motorbike or “Tuck- Tuck” motorbike:
Per Day: 400 THB
Per Week: 2000 THB
Per Month: 8000 THB

Hylux Vigo 3.0 L Diesel
4 x 4 Pick up (Autogear)
Per Day: 1500 THB
Per Week: 9800 THB

Toyota Avenza (Autogear)
Per Day: 1500 THB
Per Week: 9800 THB

Ban Phe Arival/ Departure with Bus, Taxi and Van

Ban Phe can be easy reached from:

Bangkok & International airport Suvarnabhumi:
By Taxi: Prices varies in the range of 2000-3000 THB per way.
By Minivan: Ask in your hotel or in the next travel agency (frequent daily conections)
By Bus: “Ekamai Bus Terminal“ almost every hour. The actual time table is as follows:

06.00
07.00
08.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
15.00
16.00
17.00
18.30

On Friday (only) the latest bus leave at 19.30. (No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information)

Pattaya
By Taxi: Prices varies in the range of 1000-1500 THB per way.
By Minivan: Ask in your hotel or in the next travel agency (frequent daily conections)
By Bus: To Rayong and by Songthaew to Ban Phe

Koh Chang
By Taxi:
By Minivan: Ask in your hotel or in the next travel agency
By Bus: To Rayong and by Songthaew to Ban Phe

Ko Samet
By Speed Boat: Any time
By Ferry: Every hour

Rayong
By Songthaew: Frequently every couple of minutes

The way back to your next location can be reached with the same facilities as arrived:
Ban Phe provides great and cheap Taxi services to any location.
Various Minvans circulate (frequently daily) between Bangkok, Koh Chang and Pattaya
The Bus terminal in Ban Phe offers almost every hour a trip back to Bangkok

Ban Phe departure by bus (direction Bangkok)
Busses from Ban Phe leave almost every hour in direction of Bangkok (Ekamai Bus Terminal).
The actual time table is as follows:

05.00
07.00
09.00
10.00
11.00
12.00
13.00
14.00
15.00
16.00
17.00
18.00

On friday to sunday (only) the latest bus leave at 19.00. (No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information)



Ban Phe Festival & Event
Banphe Samed Island Festival
11th Banphe – Samed Island Festival on December 6-11, 2011 at Banphe Municipality Pier, Rayong.



Ban Phe Weather & Climate
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Ban Phe Real Estate
Rayong province is an excellent location for living abroad. Only 2 hours on the new express way from Bangkok’s international airport is the unexplored beach paradise that has for a long time been known only locally. There are many things to see, to do, and to experience in Rayong.

Homes and Land for Sale
Rent or buy houses, Condos and Villa in Rayong contact us.

Business for Sale
Hotel and Resort


Ban Phe Sport

Wind Surfing
Opposite Tesco

Fitness Gym
Ban Phe Fitness
309/48 Soi Tawan,
Phe Road
www.banphefitness.com

Golf
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