Craving some time away from the concrete jungle? If you’re travelling in Bangkok and would like to balance the urban excitement with some chill-out time, consider heading to a nearby island. A personal favourite is Koh Samet, and it’s perfect if you’re looking for a three- to four-day escape. I generally hate long travel days so the fact that I can be on the island within four hours of leaving Bangkok is a huge advantage. Plus, there are plenty of options for whatever you are looking for and the island is overall quite affordable no matter your budget.