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.

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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.

Koh Chang Pool Competition

February 20, 2014 – 7:02 AM |

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One of the features that is a big factor in choosing a resort, especially if you either like to swim or just want to vegetate and do nothing for two weeks, is having a good swimming pool.
I’m not really sure what the best pool on Koh …

Koh Chang Now & Then – Part 2

February 18, 2014 – 8:57 AM |

A few more pictures taken back in the old days compared to the views today.  Most of the big changes have been along the roadside. i.e. in places that you never think of photographing until you notice how much they’ve changed, by which time it’s too late.
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15 February

February 15, 2014 – 8:04 AM | 4 Comments

Pool competition. When you’re planning your dream holiday in a tropical paradise ( i.e. Koh Chang ) one of the things you’ll probably consider, if you’re looking for a holiday with a couple of weeks spent doing nothing, is your hotel pool.  So, which resort has the best pool? I have no …

Russian Tour Guide Falls to Death From Hotel Balcony

February 15, 2014 – 7:50 AM |
Russian Tour Guide Falls to Death From Hotel Balcony

Pattaya Daily News – 14 February 2014
A Russian male tour guide fell from a 3rd floor balcony of a well-known hotel on Koh Chang Island. The police found traces of fighting in the room which was being used by a female tour guide of another company. The police rushed to …

The Evening Food Market at White Sand Beach

February 12, 2014 – 11:47 AM | One Comment

For the past couple of years a 100 metre long stretch of roadside in the centre of White Sand beach has been turned into a makeshift food market every evening.  Vendors line the beach side of the road selling all manner of BBQ meats and fruit and various other Thai …

Salakkok – Where Time Stands Still

February 8, 2014 – 6:32 PM |

Whilst the west coast of koh Chang has undergone dramatic changes in the past 10 – 15 years and once sleepy villagers have now become overrun with tourists, it’s good to discover that there are still some places on the island which , aside from a few satellite dishes and …

Koh Chang Weather in January 2014

February 4, 2014 – 7:56 AM |
Koh Chang Weather in January 2014

January 2014 was a very dry month on Koh Chang.  Not  a drop of rain.  However, for the first three weeks of the month it was  also cooler than normal – especially at night and early morning.   This was due to the strong northeasterly winds bringing cold air down …

Jungle Trekking

February 3, 2014 – 6:11 PM | Comments Off

Surprisingly, few people bother making the effort to head into Koh Chang’s interior on a trek. But if you need some exercise whilst on holiday jungle trekking is definitely worth doing.   Whilst there are no signposted routes, there are guided treks available to suit everyone from families with young …

Video: Music on the Beach – Cian Finn ‘Losing My Way’

February 2, 2014 – 6:39 AM |

If you like a bit of Jack Johnson, then this might suit you.  An Irish singer/songwriter called Cian Finn playing an acoustic version of one of his own songs ‘Losing My Way’ on Klong Prao beach at sunset.
If you like what you hear, check out more of his tracks at

Stay Healthy – Quick Guide to Fruit on Koh Chang

January 30, 2014 – 11:41 AM |

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, as you’ll see in …

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 …