The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

December 21, 2013 – 8:36 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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Accommodation

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.

Activities

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

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.

April 21

April 21, 2013 – 11:43 AM |

Bit of a delayed update as I wanted to wait until all the Songkran festivities were over.   Technically, it’s still High Season, but Koh Chang is quietening down now.  There’s another couple of pretty busy weeks until after the May Day holidays and then Low Season will be up …

‘Wan Lai’ Merit Making Ceremony on the Beach

April 19, 2013 – 1:19 PM |

The great and the good of Koh Chang, plus a few dodgy types who have managed to get themselves into positions of power on the island,  gathered this morning for a traditional ‘Wan lai’ ceremony on Klong Prao beach.   The ceremony marks the start of the ‘Songkran 2′ celebrations …

Songkran Fair – with added Chinese Acrobats and Baby Bungee Jumping

April 17, 2013 – 10:33 AM |

Another Thai holiday and another temple fair in Klong Prao.  These events,  with the usual mix of stalls selling all manner of food, pirate DVDs, rabbits and cast off clothing  aren’t as popular as they once were.  Temple fair burnout is beginning to set in.  Even the addition of a big …

Koh Chang Celebrates Songkran 2013

April 14, 2013 – 8:39 AM |

It is looking like one of the busiest Thai New Year holidays on the island for a while.  Thai newspapers are reporting over 3000 vehicles will be heading onto the island this weekend and yesterday people were waiting for 4 hours or more for a ferry.  These pics taken yesterday, …

For Sale . . .Cosy, roadside restaurant in Klong Prao village. Only 650,000 Baht. Established 5 years.

April 13, 2013 – 8:41 AM | Comments Off
restaurant for sale koh chang

A busy European Thai Restaurant located on the main road in Klong Prao, on Koh Chang. The main restaurant building has an area of 42 Sqm and is made up of a small kitchen area, a bar area, and a dining area.
The outside of the property has a covered patio …

Blue Lake Resort & Spa Koh Chang

April 11, 2013 – 12:32 PM |

Blue Resort & Spa is a new bungalow resort just off the beach in the Chai Chet area of Koh Chang. Conveniently located resort for mid range accommodation for people on a budget.

Tourists Warned to Wear Crash Helmets on Koh Chang

April 10, 2013 – 4:38 PM |
Tourists Warned to Wear Crash Helmets on Koh Chang

Bangkok Post – 10 April 2013
Holidaymakers – both locals and foreigners – must wear safety helmets when riding rented motorcycles to reduce the nuber of fatalities and serious injuries from accidents, Trat deputy governor Payakkapan Pokaew warned visitors to the tourist island of Koh Chang on Wednesday.
Koh Chang rental shops …

Noren Resort

April 2, 2013 – 4:07 PM |

Noren Resort is a well run mid-price resort by the roadside at the southern end of Klong Prao village.  The bungalows are very nicely appointed and facilities include a small restaurant and pool area.  Local shops and restaurants are only 2 minutes walk away.

The Kitchen, Lonely Beach

April 2, 2013 – 9:02 AM | Comments Off

The Kitchen has been around for a few years now.  It started life as a very small hole in the wall place 400 metres south but last year moved to new, much larger premises.   I’d tried it in the past and hadn’t been overly impressed.  But I kept hearing …

Koh Chang Weather March 2013

April 1, 2013 – 8:03 PM | Comments Off
Koh Chang Weather March 2013

The weather on Koh Chang for March 2013.   A very good month to be visiting Koh Chang.  Calm seas, a light breeze and plenty of sunshine.  Only a couple of overcast days at the start of the month and just the occasional light shower to disrupt the hot, humid days.

Mar 1

Mar …

Seafront 28 Room Resort for Sale Freehold

April 1, 2013 – 9:12 AM | Comments Off

Price: 65,000,000 Baht (Freehold) This popular, sea front 28 Room resort on the west coast of Ko Chang is for sale. It’s rare to see profitable, easily managed resorts for sale on Koh Chang. But if you are looking for a resort that affords you the opportunity to live on the island and enjoy a longterm return on your investment.

March 31

March 31, 2013 – 8:48 AM |

Dedicated to the Vitamin D deficient  masses in northern Europe – if this update doesn’t fill you full of the joys of spring then I don’t know what will.  ( Other than spring finally arriving. )
After posting the photo of the pollution on White Sand beach last update, it’s good to see …