Let’s refresh our memory a bit. The last time we spoke to you, we were on our first ever backpacking adventure in Koh Samed at the Baan Thai Sang Thian resort; relaxing and just like that those 2 days were over. So, the night before we checked out, we did the same thing again, we started hunting for our next adventure and that’s then we found Koh Chang.
So it was a couple a years’ back and as someone said that ‘the first impression is the last impression’, well, to add to that – we’d like to say that, that the first experience is always priceless!
The check-in at Banthai Sanghathian, Koh Samed, Thailand was super easy, we got a room which was right on the beach. Yes, who wouldn’t want that!! The room was nice and clean. They had their small private white sandy beach; the view was just perfect! And, here when we say sandy, we mean that it was so soft and non-grainy that you could just feel the smoothness on you palm.
On the flip side, the hotel didn’t have a restaurant, though there were plenty of places just next door, additionally, we had some visitors in the form of mosquitoes, so you might want to carry a mosquito repellent with you.
So now let’s get to the facts… yes, how to get there?
We traveled to Baan Thai Sang Thian in 2013, it was our first trip overseas. We knew we wanted to spend time on the beach but we didn’t want to go to Phuket or Pattaya. That’s when one of our dear friends suggested Koh Samed. It’s a small but beautiful island located on the South East of Thailand. It’s a 2 to 3 hour drive from Bangkok by car/bus. We boarded the shared cab in the morning from our hotel in Bangkok (Grand President, Bangkok, Thailand), got down at Nuanthip Pier and from there we took a ferry to Koh Samed Island.
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We are Shrey and Ash, a “couple” of travel fanatics who are on a mission to help others explore our beautiful planet. Our aim is to help you travel more with less. We have been traveling within India since 2008 and we just loved it but we always thought traveling outside India would be very expensive, until we had our first trip to Thailand in 2012. Yes you can stay in a $200 a night hotel, but what we realized was, that you can also use the same money and stay for a week elsewhere, and it didn’t have to be a shady accommodation. There is so many ways you could save money and so many places that you can eat. We fell in love with the people of Thailand and with how beautiful the country was (There is more to Thailand than Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Phi Phi)
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