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.

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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.

Aana Resort and Spa

September 5, 2013 – 7:20 PM |

From 2,900 Baht/night. Aana Resort is located just off Klong Prao beach on the Klong Plu river estuary.  It’s hidden away, out of sight of the main road and with no loud bars, tailor shops, tour agents etc nearby.  Good option if you like peace and quiet on an estuary most visitors to the island never see. ( You can also wave to us, our house is opposite.)

VJ Hotel and Health Spa

September 4, 2013 – 7:27 PM |

From 2,100 Baht/night VJ Hotel & Health Spa is sandwiched between the two of the best five star resorts on the island – the Amari Emerald Cove and The Dewa at the southern end of  Klong Prao beach. Good value rooms and nice location.

Bam & Tom, Klong Prao

September 4, 2013 – 3:31 PM |

Bam & Tom is one of many restaurants selling simple Thai food plus BBQ chicken and various types of somtam.  You’ll find this type of restaurant across the island.  Bam & Tom stands out as the owners have made an good effort to provide both a spotlessly clean dining area …

Cookies Hotel

September 4, 2013 – 2:37 PM |

Room rates from 2,000 Baht.  Cookies Hotel is in the centre of White Sand beach, Koh Chang.  It provides good 2 star standard rooms right by the sea.  If you want everything on hand and don’t need luxury, then it’s a  popular choice.

Koh Chang’s Most Scenic Road

September 3, 2013 – 9:55 AM |

“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.”  
Of course that all depends on where your destination is.  If, for example, you were travelling from Piopet to Angkor Wat, then it’d be total bollocks as the journey is just something you endure in order to see one of the …

Weather on Koh Chang August 2013

September 2, 2013 – 6:43 AM | Comments Off
Weather on Koh Chang August 2013

The weather in brief.  Very brief – just one little icon to sum up a day, which is hard when there can be everything from thunderstorms & flooding to brilliant sunshine to a light showers in the same day.   Yet another pretty nice, relatively dry August.  As in previous …

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, …