The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

October 22, 2014 – 9:08 AM | Comments Off

The island of Koh Chang . . . to some it’s the ‘Maldives of Thailand‘ to others ‘The Oriental Eden of the East‘ or even the ‘Last Paradise of Natural‘ 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 is 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.

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Koh Chang resort and hotel reviews. Room rates and locations of over 70 Koh Chang hotels, resorts, guesthouses and slummy chipboard huts from 300 - 30,000 Baht/night. Book online or through a reputable local tour agent.


Koh Chang activities. You'll probably want to leave the confines of your hotel at some point. But what will you do? Where will you go? Who will organise it for you? Read this and discover the numerous ways to fill your days on Koh Chang.

The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang

Read the Koh Chang Island Guide. Each beach on Koh Chang attracts a different type of visitor. Find out what you need to know about the different areas of the island. There is something for everyone whether it be beer and hookers or peace and quiet.


Property on Koh Chang. Everyone will be your best friend once they know you want to buy real estate here. Listings of businesses, homes and land for sale on Koh Chang and Koh Mak. Plus new information on what not to buy and why not to buy it.

Photo Galleries

Pictures of Koh Chang and other islands. Unimaginative, but un-Photoshopped, photos taken around the island which should give you an idea of what to expect when finally reach Koh Chang, if you can't be bothered to read the 'Island Guide' section.

Stay Healthy – Quick Guide to Fruit on Koh Chang

January 30, 2014 – 11:41 AM |

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You’ll find good fruit everywhere on Koh Chang.  The High Season is actually the time when a range of fruit is harder to find and also can be more expensive.  ( The main fruit season in this part of Thailand is from April – July. )
However, …

How to Make a Trip to Klong Plu Waterfall a Bit More Exciting

January 28, 2014 – 11:06 AM |

Klong Plu waterfall is the main waterfall on the west coast of the island.  It costs 200 Baht to get into , as it’s in the National Park, so if you are going there you want to get your money’s worth.  The Visitor’s Centre near the entrance won’t keep you …

26 January

January 26, 2014 – 2:25 PM |

January 17 marked the annual celebration of the World War Two ‘Battle of Koh Chang’ where the Thai Navy did their best to beat off an attack by the French.  It’s morphed into quite  a party atmosphere now with four nights of live music, food and market stalls set up …

* SOLD * Riverside House For Sale on Koh Chang ( Near Us! )

January 18, 2014 – 1:42 PM | Comments Off
koh chang river house for sale

This is a rare opportunity to buy a beautiful riverside house , in the centre of the West coast of Koh Chang, on the Klong Prao river estuary. The only place on the west coast where you can moor a boat directly outside your home.   The house is located …

Thaidaho Vista Resort

January 14, 2014 – 9:58 AM | Comments Off

Thaidaho Vista Resort ( formerly Koh Mak Vista ) is a boutique guesthouse with some of the best views you’ll find anywhere in this part of Thailand. Only five rooms and 5 minutes walk to Koh Mak’s two main beaches. Under new management as of December 2011 Rooms from 1,000 Baht/night

Hello Deer! Visiting Koh Kradat

January 14, 2014 – 6:27 AM |

Koh Kradat, a private island off the northwest coast of Koh Mak, doesn’t attract many visitors.    It’s a relatively flat island whose claim to fame is that it was the first island in Thailand to have a Chanote land title deed.   There’s one run down resort that has …

About my Koh Chang Restaurant Guide

January 12, 2014 – 1:07 PM | 11 Comments
Koh Chang somtam

Start Here: Updated for 2013 -14
First off – Thai food only.  There are some nice Italian places, plus a very good Mexican and another great little Greek restaurant.  But, to be honest, if you want Western food the best place to eat it is in Europe.
The original plan was to …

11 January

January 11, 2014 – 2:13 PM |

Another delayed update.  The period over New Year is the busiest time for everyone on the island and when you also have a constant daily barrage of emails from people who  have forgotten to book accommodation or transport to get to the island, replying to them leaves little time for …

Chumnan, Klong Prao

January 10, 2014 – 6:09 PM | 3 Comments

Chumnan, in the centre of Klong Prao village is probably one of the most popular small restaurants on the island.  It’s one of those places where everyone goes to eat – not just tourists.  It’s nothing much to look at, a mish mash of stone tables & benches outside and …

Koh Chang Now & Then – Part 1

January 6, 2014 – 11:05 AM |

I thought that as we’d been on the island for over 10 years it’d be good to start a monthly feature where I sit back in my armchair, flick through a tattered photo album and ramble on to anyone within earshot about how things have changed  for the worse.
However, as …

Two Bedroom Holiday Home For Rent on Koh Chang

January 4, 2014 – 11:06 AM | Comments Off
Two bedroom housefor rent on Koh Chang

Two Bedroom House For Weekly Rent. Located in a beachfront residential development on the quiet east coast of the island.  Fully furnished with communal swimming pool. Weekly Rent: 22,000 Baht.

Koh Chang Weather – December 2013

January 4, 2014 – 9:22 AM |
Koh Chang Weather – December 2013

A quick summary of the Koh Chang weather for December 2013, from the Klong Prao Meteorological Office, i.e. outside my window. As with last year, another very good December.  Novembers good weather carried on and with the exception of a couple of grey, overcast days the weather was great.  Last …