The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 9:08 AM | Comments Off on Island Guide

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.

Bizzare News: American Detained for Stealing a Minibus

May 6, 2014 – 8:28 AM |
Bizzare News: American Detained for Stealing a Minibus

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The Nation,  30 April 2014
American detained for stealing transport van
An American tourist was arrested in Trat’s Muang district on Monday night for allegedly stealing a Bangkok-Trat public transport van so he could catch a border bus to Cambodia.
The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Karta Singh Harta, was …

Hanuman Villa. Spacious Family Home For Rent. Sleeps 6-8.

May 5, 2014 – 5:43 PM | Comments Off on Hanuman Villa. Spacious Family Home For Rent. Sleeps 6-8.
vacation rental

Family Friendly Holiday Home For Daily / Weekly Rent. Traditional design built in brick and teak wood. Three floors, fully furnished with landscaped garden, 5 mins walk to both the main beaches on Koh Mak.  Weekly rates from just 180 Euro ( 7,500 Baht )


An End of Season Trip to Koh Mak

April 30, 2014 – 5:55 PM |

From next High Season onwards it should be possible to do a day trip to Koh Mak and have a few hours on the island.  This will be aboard the high speed Boonsiri Catamaran.  The catamaran currently runs from Laem Sok ( on the mainland ) to Koh Mak and Koh …

Solitude in the East

April 28, 2014 – 7:14 AM |
Solitude in the East

( A nice travelogue from The nation newspaper.  I often advise people who are driving down here to take the coast road from Klaeng to Chantaburi.  It’s a nice trip and you’ll see areas very few foreign tourists visit.  You can also keep going down to the beaches on the …

25 April

April 25, 2014 – 11:57 AM |

Beach Life.  It’s one of the best times of year to be on the island.  Anyone who visited over Christmas and New Year won’t have seen the beaches like they are now – devoid of people and far wider, due to the lower tides, than during peak season.  The temperatures …

Cut Free from Stress at Koh Kut

April 23, 2014 – 9:52 AM |
Cut Free from Stress at Koh Kut

 Bangkok Post 10 April 2014
Although hard to get to, Trat’s second-largest island with its idyllic forests, beaches and waterfalls is well worth the trip
The journey from Bangkok takes around seven hours, including a 90 minute speedboat ride to the island. Koh Kut is a getaway destination where you can dip …

A Very Complete Koh Chang Video Guide

April 19, 2014 – 6:53 AM | One Comment

Firstly, this video is in Russian, so unless you speak the language you won’t have to play it with the volume turned up.  It’s also over 45 minutes long. There’s a lot to see. But on the plus side it does include some great aerial shots of Koh Chang. So …

Influx of Travelers Returning From Songkran Holiday in Ko Chang Results in Major Traffic and a Long Ferry Queue

April 18, 2014 – 2:06 PM |
Influx of Travelers Returning From Songkran Holiday in Ko Chang Results in Major Traffic and a Long Ferry Queue

From National News Bureau of Thailand
TRAT, 16 April 2014 
Travelers have started to travel back home to go to work tomorrow, and on Ko Chang, this has resulted in a major traffic jam and a long queue for the ferry.From Pineapple Bay to Ko Chang National Park Headquarters, vehicles have been …

Songkran 2014 on Koh Chang

April 17, 2014 – 10:27 AM |

Another year, another Songkran festival on the island.  pretty much the same as every year with long queues at the ferry piers when people arrived on the island and even longer queues when they all decided to leave at the same time on the same day.   In between, lots …

Helicopter Trip over Koh Chang

April 9, 2014 – 8:00 AM |

This video was made a few months ago by someone flying in a small Thai Navy helicopter. Most of it is around the north of the island, you’ll see a lot of Klong Son bay and the Siam Royal View housing development but there are good shots of the coastline …

4 April

April 3, 2014 – 7:57 PM | 3 Comments

I managed to visit a few places this month, unfortunately they weren’t the places I had planned to visit, so no pics of nearby islands this update.
 Songkran is coming and Klong Prao temple is the main location for festivities on the west of the island.  Head there to see a …

Koh Chang Weather in March 2014

April 1, 2014 – 8:41 AM |
Koh Chang Weather in March 2014

The weather on Koh Chang for March 2013.   Overall, a pretty good month but there was more rain than last year.  Most days had the usual mix of high temperatures and humidity.  Towards the end of the month it got very hot, making the sea too warm to cool …