The east coast refers to the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, east of Bangkok.
Ko Samet is an island off the coast east of Rayong.
Laem Mae Pim is a beach about 20km east of the Ko Samet port. The beach is not crowded.
A fancy Novotel Hotel a few km west side of Laem Mae Pim cost about $50 in 2004.
Ko Chang is an island off the coast near That at far eastern coast.