Weekend Getaway: Ko Samet

kohsamet
kohsamet

With new jobs on the horizon and the thought of "real life" looming, we decided to make a quick escape last weekend to the island of Ko Samet. Only a few hours south of Bangkok, Ko Samet is a perfect weekend getaway for both locals and tourists with tons of activities and a rowdy nightlife scene.

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saikaew
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meow
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islandtree
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rockbeach

We spent our days with the wind whipping through our hair as we explored the length of the island by motorbike in search of the best beaches. It didn't take long to land on our favorite: a quiet and luxurious beach tucked away on the island's northeastern side called Ao Prao, which very fittingly translates to Paradise Beach.

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scooter
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aoprao2
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aoprao3

By night, we heated things up with beachside fire shows and freshly caught seafood before taking over the dance floors of the local bars and making ourselves known with the other party people on the island.

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fireshow
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candlelightscallops

| PHOTOGRAPHY | by Amanda Boleman and Casey Gaarder