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.

Video: Promoting The Natural Beauty of Koh Chang

September 21, 2014 – 9:08 AM |
Unseen koh Chang

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This video was made  Thai university students as an entry for the 2014 ‘Creative Tourism’ contest held by the Thai Tourist Authority to promote the natural beauty and local way of life around Thailand.  Some very nice footage, well worth watching to get a feel for …

Flash Floods Pound Koh Chang Resorts

September 11, 2014 – 10:42 AM |
Flash Floods Pound Koh Chang Resorts

Bangkok Post 9 September 2014
TRAT – Work gangs were cleaning up on Koh Chang, repairing bridges and washed-out roads on Monday, after the resort island was hit by flash floods following torrential rain on Sunday night.

Tourists and local residents on Koh Chang in Trat province use a temporary foot crossing at the washed-out Khlong Phlu …

Runoff Wipes Out Homes on Koh Chang

September 10, 2014 – 10:34 AM |
Runoff Wipes Out Homes on Koh Chang

Pattaya Mail, 8 September
Heavy rains last night caused devastating runoff in two sub-districts of Ko Chang, a popular tourist destination in this province.  Five villages in Ko Chang Tai sub-district are cut off from the outside as deep flooding impedes residents from leaving their homes.
The heaviest impact was in Ban …

Koh Chang Weather for August 2014

September 8, 2014 – 8:09 PM |
Koh Chang Weather for August 2014

A quick summary of the weather on Koh Chang in August 2014     August is usually pretty good, especially the last two weeks of the month.   And this year was no exception.  After a wet start of the month the sun came out and there were almost three weeks of …

Koh Chang Hit Hard by Flash Floods

September 8, 2014 – 1:40 AM |
Koh Chang Hit Hard by Flash Floods

Bangkok Post 7 September 2014
The island district of Koh Chang in Trat province in the East was hit by flash floods that followed a heavy downpour on Sunday night after continuous rain over the past two days, causing damage to houses and public utilities.
One villager was missing, reports said.
The heavy …

A Rare, 1 Rai Plot of Seafront Land, Chanote, For Sale on Koh Chang

September 7, 2014 – 9:20 AM |
danmai - Koh Chang

It’s very hard to find 1 Rai plots of beachfront land for sale anywhere on the island.  This rare opportunity plot we offer for sale is located just a short drive south from the ferry piers on the outskirts of a local village. A hospital, police station, small shops & …

Low Carbon Image for Koh Mak

September 7, 2014 – 8:04 AM |
Low Carbon Image for Koh Mak

The Nation,  04 September 2014
Thailand’s first “low carbon” destination, Koh Mak in Trat province, was launched yesterday in a bid to enhance “quality” tourism and attract niche markets.
The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) and the Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) yesterday introduced Koh Mak, an …

VJ Searenity

September 4, 2014 – 7:27 PM |

From 2,100 Baht/night VJ Hotel & Health Spa is sandwiched between the two of the best five star resorts on the island – the Amari Emerald Cove and The Dewa at the southern end of  Klong Prao beach. Good value rooms and nice location.

2 September

September 1, 2014 – 12:17 PM | One Comment
Kai Bae elephants

Phuket & Hua Hin have being getting all the press recently as far as Junta cleanups of undesirable beach restaurants, illegal buildings etc go.  But there has been some low key action taken on Koh Chang which hasn’t been mentioned in any English language news, but has been featured on …

One & Two Bedroom Longstay Apartments & Houses in Kai Bae – Weekly & Monthly Rates

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 AM | Comments Off on One & Two Bedroom Longstay Apartments & Houses in Kai Bae – Weekly & Monthly Rates

All units renovated in mid-2014.
Whilst it is now pretty easy to find a small bungalow or one bedroom place to rent on Koh Chang it is very difficult to find a larger bungalow especially one with two bedrooms. These new homes, completed a couple of years ago fill the need.
These …

Thailand Officials Crackdown on Land Misuse on Koh Chang Island

August 30, 2014 – 8:33 PM | One Comment
Thailand Officials Crackdown on Land Misuse on Koh Chang Island

Thailand Law Forum, 27 August
Thailand’s Department of National Parks, with the help of marines from the Royal Thai Navy and local police, initiated a large scale investigation of alleged forged or improperly issued title deeds in Koh Chang on Tuesday, August 26, according to ASTV Manager, a Thai television station.
Theerapat …

Google Earth – Koh Chang Then & Now

August 29, 2014 – 5:13 PM |
View comparison - Koh Chang

Google Earth gives you the ability to not only see the current satellite photos of pretty much any location worldwide but also those from the past.  Although they don;t go too far back, 2000 is pretty much the earliest.  But for tourist areas, which have a habit of developing quickly, …