This is a lovely place if you are looking for a quiet time. A beautiful hotel, tasty food, a beautiful beach. The area is rather boring though. This is a great place to get some rest for a day or five. After that you probably will get bored. We visited Ko Samet for a day and it is a beautiful island. We can recommend it. I can recommend eating at Kim's place, because the restaurant at the hotel is rather expensive. You can go to the Banphe by bus. There is this shuttle driving to Kho Samet on fixed times.