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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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.

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.

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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.

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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 …

Jinda Restaurant, White Sand Beach

March 28, 2013 – 4:05 PM | Comments Off

Jinda is located roadside at the far north of White Sands beach.  It is part of the resort of the same name and has been owned and operated by the same local family since it’s inception almost 20 years ago.  It’s a no frills restaurant with better than average decor, …

Saving Baby Killer Whales on Koh Chang

March 25, 2013 – 9:04 PM |

Last week two young killer whales were rescued from fishermen’s nets in Salakphet Bay, Koh Chang.  It is extremely rare, pretty much unheard of in fact,  to see these creatures in the waters around Koh Chang and to date there have been no reported sightings of their parents.
No-one seems to …

Two Young Killer Whales Rescued From Fishing Nets off Koh Chang

March 25, 2013 – 9:51 AM |

BANGKOK, 22 March 2013 (NNT) –
Two killer whales stuck in fishnets were rescued near Koh Chang by Department of National Parks officials. They are now under the supervision of a veterinarian team from Chulalongkorn University.
According to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the 2 killer whales are now recovering …

* BARGAIN PRICE * 3 Rai Land ( Chanote title ) with Sea and Island Views For Sale

March 24, 2013 – 11:35 AM |

This 3 Rai (4,800sqm) plot of hillside Chanote titled land overlooks both Bangbao Bay and the luxury Tranquility Bay Residence development  where the 60sqm condos sell for almost 7 million baht.
The land stretches from the main road back to the hillside and then up an incline.   At present some …

* Price Reduced * Well Established Jewellery & Handicraft Boutique For Sale on Koh Chang + Thailand distributor for European Watch brands

March 22, 2013 – 1:19 PM |
* Price Reduced * Well Established Jewellery & Handicraft Boutique For Sale on Koh Chang + Thailand distributor for European Watch brands

*Price Reduced * Boutique Jewellery Business For Sale. Well known, established business in a prime location on White Sand beach.  The current owner has built the business up over 5 years and it is recognised as selling the best & widest ranges of handcrafted jewellery, leather and handicraft products on the island.  Price: 2,200,000 Baht

Exotic Bungalows, Lonely Beach

March 20, 2013 – 6:06 PM | Comments Off

Exotic Bungalows is a recently renovated six bungalow resort located on the busy main road in the heart of Lonely Beach. Good option for party goers on a budget.