Sunset View Point

Hidden around the corner of Vongduen Beach, lays one of Koh Samet‘s best-kept secrets; Sunset View Point.

Located on Koh Samet, a little island just a few hours from Bangkok, Sunset View Point is located down a trodden path in Tay Koh which leads down to this.

A place so serene that with every step you take towards the sea, you can almost feel your worries slip away. Perhaps it’s from the salty ocean air that blows towards you, or perhaps it’s because it offers incredible panoramic views, but either way, Sunset View Point is the perfect place to sit back and do exactly that.

Located along the rock-strewn coast it would be easy to miss if you weren’t looking for it. But if you keep an eye out you’ll notice a sign that says Sunset View Point. The location is next to the main road so you can get there by Songthaew, ATV or motorbike very easily. If you’re going to watch the sunset right before it happens, you’ll notice a collection of bikes parked along the road’s edge as everyone has ventured to do the same… And it’s easy to see why.

S and I were on Koh Samet with friends to celebrate his 25th birthday, and after a long day riding around the island on scooters and exploring Koh Samet’s beaches, we decided to stop and spend the evening watching the day come to a close on Sunset View Point.

 

After arriving at Sunset View Point and climbing down the rugged man-made path, we could see the sea as it opened up in front of us. Blue stretching out for as far as the eye can see.

We didn’t take a picnic with us (hindsight) as it was a spontaneous stop, but it would make the perfect spot to sit down with dinner and watch as the sun dips below the horizon.

The time the sun will set on Koh Samet depends upon the time of year you’re visiting, but typically it happens around 6 pm so you should aim to be there before then. It can take quite a bit of time for the sun to set completely, and whilst temperatures are cooler – it’s still Thailand. So be safe, take some water and cover up so that you don’t burn.

As I sat sprawled on the cliffside enjoying the sounds of waves overlapping the rugged stones below the sun began to set.

     

The colours that move and merge in the sky in front of you, combined with the view across the ocean is unparalleled. There isn’t a single thing to block your view and honestly? It was one of the best sunsets I have seen.

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Have you ever been to Sunset View Point in Koh Samet?
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