Sitting on the northeast corner of Ko Samet is Pineapple Beach. Ko Samet an island known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty and traditional Thai villages. It's a lovely place to stay while visiting Rayong.
Pineapple Beach sits between Na Dan Pier and the lively Hat Sai Kaew Beach, taking up a small bay that is part of the Khao Leam Ya-Moo Koh Samet National Park. In fact, the park office is also located in this area. It is a peaceful beach that is not too crowded and popular amongst travellers that want to stay on a relaxing part of Ko Samet. However, it's also easily within walking distance of its nightlife.
Address and contact: Pineapple Beach, Ko Samet, tel: n/a
Opening times and fees: 24 hours: foreigners: approx THB200 to enter the islandWhere to stay
Hotels near Pineapple Beach are limited, but are in a great location for visiting all beaches on the island as well as enjoying some beautiful nature. This area is great for fishing and snorkelling and boasts spectacular sunrises each and every day.
The hotels in this area are mid-range properties on or close to the beach. There is a selection of budget hotels and guesthouses at Hat Sai Kaew Beach just 150 metres away from Pineapple Beach. There is also a more upmarket resort on Ao Phrao around 10 minutes away from this area.
Hotels near Pineapple Beach are small properties that consist of standalone bungalows set in lovely tropical gardens. You'll find that they offer a relaxing experience on this quiet corner of the island. They each have their own restaurant, though there are others both along the beach and in the village. For a night out, all you have to do is walk along the beach 150 metres to Hat Sai Kaew Beach—the nightlife centre of Ko Samet.