Published on 12/02/2023
The Seahorse Ferry Company, after a protracted hiatus of four months, shall resume its weekly nautical journeys between Sattahip and Koh Samui, commencing operations on Thursday, the 16th of February. The ferry underwent a necessary period of repair and maintenance, which temporarily suspended its services shortly after its launch. However, it has since been restored to full functionality and is eager to accommodate passengers once again.
The ferry voyage spans approximately 12 hours in either direction, with a designated departure time of 5pm from Pattaya and 4pm from Samui. Upon arrival at the destination port, passengers can anticipate reaching port at 8am, providing ample time to commence their day revitalized and prepared to embark on new adventures. The ferry’s itinerary incorporates the time needed for embarkation and disembarkation at each port, which is alloted a duration of between 1 and 1.5 hours.
For those contemplating a journey between Koh Samui and its peripheral islands and the Pattaya region, the Seahorse Ferry presents a better mode of transportation. Boasting a commodious and spacious interior, in addition to a plethora of amenities and facilities, passengers can expect to traverse with greater comfort than by utilizing traditional modes of transportation such as trains or buses.
The ship provides a diverse selection of seating options to accommodate all types of travelers and their varying budgets. From simple recliner seats to more luxurious capsule beds and even opulent private quarters that are like mini-hotels, there’s a choice for every taste. Although prices may differ, it’s expected that rooms will cost approximately 3,000 baht for the overnight voyage.
The ferry boasts exceptional facilities and amenities, far surpassing the typical standards of a Thai ferry. Onboard, you’ll find a restaurant, a bar, a kareoke bar, a disco, yes a disco, and even a spa, and massage services. The ferry is also equipped with two levels of car parking, providing convenient transportation options for vehicles like cars or motorbikes.
The beach boasts fine, soft sand of a light creamy shade and is free of any litter, making it a delightful and pristine spot for visitors. As you climb the hills above the northern end of the beach, you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay and the surrounding area. You’ll see a small section of Plai Laem Beach from the other side of the cape, the isle of Koh Som, and the larger neighboring island of Koh Phangan.
Overall, Samrong Beach offers a serene and peaceful atmosphere for visitors looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Its beautiful sandy shore and stunning views make it a must-visit destination for those visiting Koh Samui.
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