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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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.

19 November

November 19, 2014 – 2:24 PM |
Koh Chang Trail Race

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Who fancies some exercise?
On 28 February Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia is holding Koh Chang’s first adventure race the ‘Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2015‘ . There are three events – 13Km, 35Km and …

Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang Adventure Race – Feb. 2015

November 16, 2014 – 9:52 AM | 2 Comments
Unseen Koh Chang Race

So who fancies a bit of exercise?
On 28 February Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia is holding Koh Chang’s first adventure race the ‘Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2015’ .  There are three events –  13Km, 35Km and 66Km. …

Blessings From the Godfather – at Lonely Beach

November 14, 2014 – 10:22 AM |
Lonely beach Sprits

In Klong Son, there’s a Chinese style temple.  The original settlers on Koh Chang were Chinese sailors and until around 100 years ago there was a Customs office in Dan Mai village that dealt with Chinese merchants who were sailing past on their way to ports on the east coast …

‘Sea of Lights’ – Loy Krathong Festival in Salakphet, koh Chang

November 10, 2014 – 12:02 PM |
Loy Krathong Koh Chang

The Loy Krathong festival was held across Thailand on the night of 7 November.  On Koh Chang the main festivities for people on the west coast of the island were centered around Klong Prao temple, where there was the usual temple fair, loud music, games, food and plenty to drink.
However, …

Loy Krathong Festival on Koh Chang

November 8, 2014 – 10:13 AM |
Loy Krathong 2014 Koh Chang

SITREP: Mission Accomplished.  Novelty plastic garlands secured. Request permission to take out the old lady attempting to sing on stage.
Another year, another Loy Krathong festival at Klong Prao temple.  These don’t really change much year on year.  You know what you’re going to get.  Occasionally there’s a nice surprise – …

A Postcard from . . . Koh Chang

November 8, 2014 – 9:28 AM |
A Postcard from  . . . Koh Chang

The Independent 8 November 2014
The island of Koh Chang is a short boat journey into the Gulf of Thailand, an hour from the mainland and close to the border with Cambodia.
Its unobtrusive tourist strips, clear water beaches, dense forest and gigantic waterfalls are particularly popular with German, Dutch, and Russian …

Klong Neung Waterfall – A Mini Adventure

November 5, 2014 – 1:52 PM | 2 Comments
Koh Chang Waterfall

I hadn’t planned to go to this waterfall, but was out on my scooter nearby and suddenly thought that it’d be fun to go back to Koh Chang’s least visited waterfall. The last time I had been there was a couple of years ago. ( For the pedantic, technically , …

Six of the Best Accommodation Options on Koh Chang

November 2, 2014 – 1:51 PM | 60 Comments
Koh Chang hotel pool

You’ll find details of loads of places to stay in the Accommodation section.  But if you want a few places where you can’t really go wrong then take a look at this page.  Just six resorts / bungalows / guesthouses plus a few alternatives ranging from 5 star luxury to basic beach huts.

30 October

October 30, 2014 – 2:24 PM |
Cookies Koh Chang

New on Koh Chang.   Although many business owners are saying the island is quieter than normal for this time of year, that hasn’t meant any cease in the push to develop the island and build more and larger resorts.  Two large resorts opening up are the all new Awa …

Around Bangbao Fishing Village – October 2014

October 28, 2014 – 10:46 AM |
Bangbao Fishing Village

There haven’t been as many changes in Bangbao fishing village this year as compared to last , when the walkway between the houses was covered to make it resemble a narrow indoor market.  The main area that has been developed is the land on the peninsula that faces east looking over …

White Sand Beach Photos – October 2014

October 26, 2014 – 11:31 AM | 5 Comments
White Sand Beach photo

I took a walk around White Sand beach yesterday to take a few photos and see what’s changed since last high season.  Good news is that the beach is much tidier – the army have had a crackdown on deckchairs and sun-loungers, so you won’t see as many out on …

Tourist Arrivals in Trat Province Drop By More Than 50%

October 21, 2014 – 9:40 AM |
Tourist Arrivals in Trat Province Drop By More Than 50%

BANGKOK, 21 Oct (NNT) – The chairman of Trat Chamber of Commerce has revealed that tourist arrivals in the first 9 months of this year have dropped by more than half of last year’s number.
Trat Chamber of Commerce Chairman Sumitr Keawkajee said that the province is seen a substantial decline …