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.

Escape the crowds . . . Koh Chang’s Quietest Beach is . . .

December 31, 2013 – 6:22 AM |

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I thought that posting this at the busiest time of year would be apt.  Right now the main west coast beaches on Koh Chang are all pretty busy and that isn’t to everyone’s liking.  However, with a bit of effort is it possible to have a …

Navy Seaplane on Koh Chang

December 22, 2013 – 7:18 AM |

When I set off from the house yesterday my plan was to go to Wai Chek beach – in the far south of Koh Chang.   A rarely visited beach but one that is possible to get to by scooter. I hadn’t been there for a while and so fancied …

19 December

December 19, 2013 – 8:42 AM |

Busy again with stuff away from Koh Chang, least week it was a nice drive up to Vientiane, Laos that left me wondering why someone on the island doesn’t have a specialised fruit smoothie shop by the roadside with a sideline in awesome baguettes.  No more trips away until January, …

Aussie Runs Amok on Koh Chang

December 15, 2013 – 7:55 AM | One Comment
Aussie Runs Amok on Koh Chang

Bangkok Post – 15 December 2013
TRAT – An angry Australian tourist on Koh Chang went berserk, tried to attack pedestrians with a kitchen knife, and set fire to three vehicles because his rented motorbike consumed too much fuel, police said on Saturday.
Pol Capt Banjerd Krachangsaeng, an investigating officer at the …

Just Launched! Koh Chang’s Newest Residential Development

December 15, 2013 – 7:16 AM | Comments Off

Hummingbird Residence is Koh Chang’s newest condominium development and is a luxury boutique residential complex of 3 separated buildings with a total of only 40 units.  It is located on a hillside in Bang Bao Bay on the south coast of Koh Chang, 200 metres from the sea with stunning …

Good Morning Koh Chang! Nature’s Alarm Clock A.k.a That F$%#ing Annoying Bird.

December 14, 2013 – 8:52 AM | One Comment

That is the Asian Koel.  If you don’t live in Asia it won’t mean much to you.  If you do then you will probably have heard these birds which are especially vocal during mating season.  And right now it’s the time of year for Koh Chang’s horny Asian Koel population …

Beach Villa with Private Pool For Weekly Rent on Koh Chang. Sleeps 6-8.

December 12, 2013 – 11:59 AM | Comments Off
Two Bed Beach House Privte Pool Koh Chang For Rent

Koh Chang Beach House with Private Pool For rent. Sleeps 6-8. Fully furnished, huge garden, beachfront pool. Ideal for large families or groups. Weekly or Monthly Rent. Weekly rates just 33,000 Baht.

Four Bedroom Pool Villa for Rent on Koh Chang

December 7, 2013 – 4:25 PM |
Large House For Rrent on Koh Chang

250sqm, 4 Bedroom Family Home For Rent. Ideal for large families or groups in search of a quiet vacation on Koh Chang.  This new home is fully furnished and comes with a private pool.  Weekly Rent: 33,000 Baht

3 Bedroom Beachfront Home For Rent on Koh Chang * From only 31,000 Baht/Week *

December 6, 2013 – 2:05 PM | Comments Off
Beach house for rent koh chang

This is a beautiful new home right on the beach, on the quiet East Coast of Koh Chang. This is a very quiet and peaceful area, with a stretch of remote beach and the mountainous jungle just behind. The views are lovely and calming, and at night there are just …

Koh Mak in a Day

December 5, 2013 – 12:26 PM |

Here’s a very nice travelogue, a 7 minute video shot recently of the delights of Koh Mak.  If this doesn’t convince you to spend some of your holiday time on the island, then nothing will.
Koh Mak is about 45 – 60 mins by boat from Koh Chang and also easily …

Tourist Fee Angers Koh Chang Boat Operators

December 3, 2013 – 8:08 PM |
Tourist Fee Angers Koh Chang Boat Operators

Bangkok Post 3 December 2013
Local boat operators and other local people in Koh Chang district,  an island district in Trat, demand the removal of the new chief of Koh Chang National Park on Tuesday morning.  They said new park chief Veera Khunchaiyarak, who took up the job just over a month ago, has caused …

BCU 3* Sea Kayaking Course on Koh Chang

December 3, 2013 – 12:39 PM |

I spent the week of 25 – 29 November taking the BCU 3 Star Sea Kayaking course – with Kayak Chang, the only sea kayaking company able to offer it in Thailand.  Fortunately for me, they are based at the Amari Emerald Cove on Koh Chang.  So, aside from paddling …