- is one of the best beaches in the island of Ko Samet
near Pattaya. Palms and trees form a near perfect tropical landscape, and there are usually no many people here. Shore and seabed: sand.  Find hotels in Ao Prao
There are few hotels near the beach, but in general they are very expensive by the standards of Thailand. Find hotels in Ao Prao
How to get there 
Fly to Bangkok International Airport - Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
Taxi directly from the airport to Pattaya costs about 1500 bahts. Make sure to negotiate the price before the trip to avoid surprises. Journey will take from 1.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic.
There is also frequent bus service between the airport and Pattaya. It departure from Level 1 (Doors 7-8), costs about 150 baht per way and goes about 2 hours (or longer if traffic jams).
You need to get by bus or by taxi from Pattaya to Ban Phe
town, and next take a ferry to Ko Samet island. Some boats get directly to the beach of Ao Prao.
The main transportation option in the island of Samet is by "songthaew" (some kind of shuttle mini bus). Find flights to Ao Prao
When to go 
The best time to travel to Samet island is a dry season from November to April. Also the weather is usually very good in the summer half of the year (except September).
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