The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

April 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.

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.

Aunchaleena Beach Front Resort (Koh Chang Grand Lagoona Resort)

September 1, 2013 – 11:03 AM |

Room rates from just 1,500 baht/night. Koh Chang Grand Lagoona Resort is a strange place.  A huge resort with wide range of accommodation on a good beach.  It’s bizarre a mish-mash of styles built by one of the richest men in the country.  You probably  won’t stay there – but worth taking a look around.

The Dan Mai Cycling Route

September 1, 2013 – 8:29 AM |

Back in May there was an announcement  ( in Thai ) for a day cycling tour in Dan Mai on the east coast of the island. I was away in bangkok so didn’t bother going and judging by the total lack of any mention of it on the internet, I …

Penny’s Bungalows

August 30, 2013 – 8:14 AM | 2 Comments

Room Rates from 1,200 Baht High Season. Penny’s Bungalows is a compact, 28 room resort by the sea on Pearl Beach. It is a clean, comfortable 2 star and the rooms,which are built around a small swimming pool.  Good choice for families on a budget if you don’t need a sandy beach and want to be centrally located.

August 29

August 29, 2013 – 6:58 AM |

Last update for a while as September is a holiday month.  Our maid will be in charge of ensuring the dogs and Cambodian builders are taken care off and don’t misbehave whilst we head off to see some snow covered peaks.
A rarely visited beach.  This is near the Ao Sapporot …

1.8 Rai, Beachfront For Sale on Koh Chang

August 26, 2013 – 6:53 PM | Comments Off

It’s very hard to find any small plots of beachfront land anywhere on the island.  This plot is located a couple of minutes drive south of the ferry piers in a small bay that is home to a couple of the islands most popular small resorts.  These cater to people …

Thai Police Seize 16 ‘Illegal’ Elephants from Tourist Areas

August 22, 2013 – 11:48 AM | 3 Comments
Thai Police Seize 16 ‘Illegal’ Elephants from Tourist Areas

August 21, 2013 (AFP)
Thai police said Wednesday they had seized 16 elephants from tourist destinations as part of a nationwide swoop on operators suspected of using smuggled wild pachyderms for entertainment.
The animals were removed on Tuesday and Wednesday from camps in the southern and eastern resort areas of Ko Chang, …

Beautiful Beach House for Weekly Rent on Koh Chang

August 21, 2013 – 7:55 PM | Comments Off
koh chang beach house

Baan Rim Had, ( The Beach House )  is a beachfront villa located on Koh Chang’s largest luxury development.  The property includes three ensuite double bedrooms, western kitchen, living room,upstairs sun terrace and a garden that leads onto a 1.5Km private beach.
The house is fully airconditioned and decorated and furnished …

Couple Stole From Tourists on Khao San Rd – Koh Chang Buses

August 21, 2013 – 5:53 PM | One Comment
Couple Stole From Tourists on Khao San Rd – Koh Chang Buses

Bangkok Post, 21 August 2013
A married couple who run a tour bus business has been arrested in Bangkok on charges of stealing from their customers, a report said on Wednesday.
The suspects were identified as the owners of Sugar Travel — Sarawoot Saipanya, 41, and Chanika Saipanya, 35.  Police apprehended the …

Koh Mak Resort

August 20, 2013 – 8:31 AM |

Room rates from 1,500 Baht. Koh Mak Resort sits smack in the middle of it’s own 1.5km long beach on the north west of the island.  That should be enough of  a reason to stay there.  It’s the largest resort on the island with an ever increasing variety of new bungalows to suit all budgets.

Your Daily Instagram Photos from Koh Chang

August 19, 2013 – 5:37 PM |

What’s happening on Koh Chang right now?
This is the Instagram Feed for photos of Koh Chang, most of which are taken by people who are here right now.  You’ll see new photos everytime you come back to this page.
To see your pic here , just upload it to Instagram with …

Villa Lumi – Your Holiday Home on Koh Mak

August 16, 2013 – 4:14 PM |
Villa Lumi for rent

Teak Villa Rental on Koh Mak. This 3 bedroom holiday home is ideal for large families or groups visiting Koh Mak and who are looking for an alternative to beach bungalows.  Privacy, space and use of adjacent resort facilities.  Under 5 mins walk to both main beaches on the island. High Season Rates from 3,100 Baht / night

August 14

August 14, 2013 – 7:57 AM |

The weather has been a bit hit and miss recently.  Although the sea is pretty calm and so snorkelling and diving is possible and trips go daily. We’ve had  a few days of torrential late night / early morning rain which then peters out by mid morning and within 30 minutes …