February saw a long weekend and the chance to ‘get away’ for a short break. Ever mixing work and pleasure, I booked a weekend in Koh Samet, the destination for a school camp at the end of the month, and so an opportunity to see what was available on the island and do some planning.
Koh Samet is an island just 3 hours from Bangkok. We flew down to Bangkok with one of the low cost airlines (approximately £25) and had booked a taxi for the transfer from the airport over to Ban Phe near Rayong. From Ban Phe a free boat took us over to the island (approximately a 30 minute crossing). All travel arrangements went very smoothly and we were soon checking in to our hotel for the weekend, the Sai Kaew Beach Resort. Here we stayed in one of the ‘cabins’ close to the pool and just a few steps down to the Northern Beach. A slightly further walk led directly to the Eastern Beach – a much longer expanse of white sand gently sloping into the water. The Beaches in Thailand really are very beautiful – and there is always plenty of space!
All of the photos below were taken on Koh Samet by Shanhong or myself.
Of course, knowing both Shanhong and myself, our holiday was filled with good food… the fact that we sat on the beach to eat it all, just made it even more special! The rest of the holiday, apart from trying to arrange things for camp was spent relaxing by the pool, relaxing by the room, relaxing on the beach, relaxing…… you’ve got it – it was a lazy weekend!!
All in all, it was a nice trip – we got a bit of sun, had a good break… and did get contacts for Grade 10 camp – now I just have to persuade school to pay some of the expenses and we are made! Next break is April, when we’ll be off to see our new home in Beihai! Keep in touch. Trevor & Shanhong xx