KohSamet is an ideal place in Thailand where shopping is more of asecondary thought in the overall importance of the whole trip. Goods are transported by boat from the mainland to the island. So they cost more, and hence one has to pay more for every item.
But that is not the only factor here. The choices are limited to bright coloured beachwear, toiletries and bug sprays, air filled beach tubes, snacks and fast food and canned drinks. Imagine a, thatch-covered stall or makeshift, where displayed items are not in particular order.
SaiKaew, AoVongDuen and AoPhai are some beaches where you will find shopping on the go as they are particularly those with a high density of tourists. Hawkers will springup in front of you to you to offer items, from flowery sarongs and hats to snacks like grilled eggs and dried squid. Even if you don’t need anything, they will come repeatedly until you buy a thing or two just to get them out of your face.