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.