Samaesarn Island Off The Coast Of Sattahip Pattaya

Experience The Tropical Wonderland of Samaesarn Island near Pattaya

The Island of Samaesarn is good 1.4km from the coast of Sattahip province, but it is a world away from the mainland. It is a preservation area which is home to sea turtles, who lay their eggs on the beaches, for rare plants to flourish, and finespun subaqueous corals to thrive in safety .

Conservation initiatives


The island is under the protection and duty of the Thai Royal Navy. It besides has Royal backing and hold for its conservation initiatives. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is the reverence Chairman of the Royally-initiated Plant Genetics Conservation Project, and takes a great personal interest in its progress. This top-level patronage is no doubt why there have been so many environmental successes here .

Beaches

You will find five beaches on the island, and Hat Luk Lom is widely recognised as the most beautiful. It has soft, white sand which is very similar to some of the antic beaches along the Andaman coast such as those in Phuket or Krabi.

Please do not expect the type of facilities available at other beaches in Thailand. This island has very few beach facilities. You will find the odd shelter, and possibly some deck-chairs, but that is precisely the point. This is nature as it should be .

Activities

Bike hire is available and this is a fantastic room to get around the island. You can ride and take a breath when so far another unlike, stunning opinion catches your eye, and – believe you me – there will be many occasions to pause .
head to the fantastic hayfield at Hat Luk Lom and take in the landscape. This is accessible by bicycle, and the vistas are awe inspire .

Trekking

Park that motorcycle and explore the islands lush, forested inside. This is what you call truly getting back to nature. With a guide ’ mho avail you will spot many things of concern, and your appreciation of the environment you are in should surely have an effect on your future conservation efforts .

Swimming and Snorkelling

The swim is antic hera, and the waters are most surely not crowded. Snorkelling around the reef will reveal a fantastic subaqueous world of thousands of tropical fish displaying beautiful colours, and corals which are truly amazing .

Surrounding Islands

A boat trip around the smaller islands which surround Samaesarn is besides an excellent room to spend some meter. There are four such islands : Chuang Island, Chan Island, Shark Fin Rock and Rong Khon Island. Chuang Island has a small Bay at its southerly end, which is well worth the visit .

Best time to visit

The best time to visit is during the winter-summer months of January and April

Driving Directions for the Ferry Pier to Samaesarn

From Pattaya take the Sukhumvit Road towards Sattahip and Rayong. Once past Sattahip township center you continue on Sukhumvit Road to crossroads at KM10. Take a mighty turn here ( you will pass a hospital on your left field ). Take the beginning left sour, and continue until you see a signpost for ‘ The Thai Island and Sea Natural History Museum ’. You turn correct at this sign and correctly at the adjacent turning where you will see the museum. once inside the museum grounds follow the signs to the pier for a gravy boat to Koh Samaesarn .
Boats leave Tuesday to Sunday and the first one leaves at 09.00hrs. The last boat back is 16.00hrs. The gravy boat journey costs 250 baht per person .
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