Koh Chang Guide

Welcome . . .

. . . to Koh Chang.

An island that's been described by some as the ‘Maldives of Thailand‘ and by others as‘The Oriental Eden of the East‘ or even the ‘Last Paradise of Natural‘ ( You'll have to ask the Tourism Authority of Thailand what that means ) But to anyone who has ever been here, or who lives in the real world, this is all marketing nonsense.

What you want to know is ‘What's Koh Chang really like?‘ The good, the bad and the stuff hotel booking sites 'forget’ to mention. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place to find out.

My name's Ian, I've been running this travel guide to the island since early 2004.  The original idea was to use it to get customers for our guesthouse ' Baan Rim Nam', near Klong Prao beach.

However, it's grown a bit over the years and is now the largest site about the island.  There's well over 1,000 pages of photos, reviews and Koh Chang related stuff.  Some of it is probably worth reading if you plan on visiting the island for a holiday.

There are various, sensible, practical sections that give you all the information you need.

And . . . if all this isn't enough for you, and you need a daily dose of Koh Chang related photos and news.  Then you'll find that on Facebook.com/iamkohchang & Twitter.com/iamkohchang

Resort Ideas


Renting a House or Bungalow Longterm

Properties for Monthly and Yearly Rent on Koh Chang I have a couple of places listed for long-term rent on the island but there are many more houses, bungalows and apartments that can be rented monthly.  There are a couple of...read more...

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Klong Prao Beach Hotels Tips

Baan Rim Nam Guesthouse

If you like this site then maybe you’ll like our Koh Chang guesthouse . We’re right in the centre of the west coast of Koh Chang but are hidden away from the hustle and bustle on a quiet...read more...


Best Boutique Resorts on Koh Chang

What are the Best  Boutique Resorts on Koh Chang? These aren’t the most expensive boutique resorts, they’re just great, friendly, well-run small places to stay.  You don’t get...read more...


Six Value For Money Resorts on Koh Chang

Top Mid-Price Resorts Here’s a selection of 3 star resorts that offer value for money accommodation and would be ideal for a family or couple. There are plenty more I could have mentioned, but...read more...

Getting Here


How to Get From Siem Reap to Koh Chang

( Fairly correct as of July 2016 ) Over the past few years I have noticed a big increase in the number of people who are making the most of a two week holiday by combining the wonders of Angkor Wat with the beaches of Koh...read more...

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Songkran 2016 in Photos

Some photos from the Thai New Year ( Songkran ) celebrations on Koh Chang – April 13,14 & 15 2016. This year was the usual mix of traffic jams and mayhem.  Perhaps a bit more subdued than...read more...

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The Black Sand Beach at Laem Ngop

2016 Update: It’s five years since I first visited Laem Ngop’s main and only tourist attraction the Black Sand Beach.  And it hasn’t changed much.  The walkways have been...read more...

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More Videos

Around Island

Bangbao by Drone

Flying over Bangbao fishing village It’s been a while since I added any aerial videos.  I had a drone, a Phantom, but the stress of wondering if it would ever return when it flew a few hundred...read more...