Had Sai Kaew (Diamond Beach) is on the island's northeastern corner. It's the island's biggest and busiest strip of white sand lined with sun worshipers, jet-skis, open-air restaurants, and sarong hawkers. When the sun goes down, a serious party vibe takes over. Ao Wong Deuan, another busy beach, means crescent moon bay in Thai. Resorts, beachside massage huts, and watersports are popular here. The more isolated Ao Tubtim is great for families. Ao Thian is popular with divers and offers shady spots and a castaway vibe. Right down south are the chilled-out bays of Ao Kiu Na Nok (on the east coast) and Ao Kiu Na Nai (on the west coast), which are both the exclusive domain of the island's most expensive resort—Paradee. There are also a few upmarket resorts on the northwest side of the island at Ao Prao where speedboats take guests over to Ban Phe. In Thai, had means “beach,” and ao means "bay." Most of Samet's beaches are a series of little bays with smooth, clear water.

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