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.

110sqm Building on 600sqm Land For Sale on Koh Mak * Price Reduced *

October 1, 2013 – 10:13 AM | Comments Off
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This 110 sqm building was home to a dive company on Koh Mak.   It is in good condition and structurally sound, built of concrete and with a steel framed roof.   The business has a 30 metres of frontage on the main road on Koh …

Saffron on the Sea, Pearl Beach * Don’t Miss It *

October 1, 2013 – 7:56 AM |

Saffron was already a  popular restaurant by the time I discovered it back in 2006 ( I think )  Back then Ting, the owner, was running it more as a way to rehabilitate from a near death car accident than anything.  Cooking and serving food got her up and moving …

That Was The Rainy Season That Was

September 22, 2013 – 9:30 AM |

A brief summary of the rainy  / low / green season in pictures.
This is for the people who are put off coming to Koh Chang between June – october on the grounds that the weather forecast shows nothing but rain for 4 months.  ( It’s impossible to predict the weather so …

Tourist Spots Face Flood Closures

September 17, 2013 – 9:31 AM |
Tourist Spots Face Flood Closures

Bangkok Post 15 Sep 2013
TRAT – Flooding on parts of Koh Chang could force the closure of some tourist spots. The roads to tourist attractions on the island such as Ban Salak Kok, Ban Salad Petch and Ban Jek Bae are under 80 centimetres of water in some areas.
The flooding …

Rainy Season on Koh Chang 2013

September 16, 2013 – 7:43 AM | 2 Comments

A very recent video showing what to expect if you visit Koh Chang during the rainy season.  Nicely shot by a guy who obviously knows what he’s doing with cam.  Featuring construction, beaches and good food.  The restaurant shown is one of the better ones on White Sand beach, located …

Kai Bae Waterfall – A mini adventure

September 12, 2013 – 9:45 AM | 4 Comments

There are two ways to get to Kai Bae waterfall, which isn’t marked on any maps of the island or listed in any of the print guides.  The simple way just involves walking 30 minutes inland from the 7-eleven opposite the turning for Kai Bae Hut Resort.  The more interesting …

Koh Chang Property – Background Information

September 10, 2013 – 10:10 AM | Comments Off

Koh Chang Property Information. Read this first if you are interested in buying land, a home or a business on Koh Chang island. Here you’ll find some useful background information on title deeds, details of property ownership for foreigners in Thailand and what to be very wary of on Koh Chang.

Remains Found on Koh Chang May Be Missing Brit

September 9, 2013 – 9:35 AM |
Remains Found on Koh Chang May Be Missing Brit

Bangkok Post 8 September 2013
TRAT – A human skull and bones were found on Koh Chang on Saturday evening.
Police discovered the remains in a forest in tambon Bang Bao in the south of the island.  A nylon rope was found at the scene, tied around a tree branch with one …

Koh Chang Paradise Resort and Spa

September 7, 2013 – 6:18 PM |

Room rates from 3,800 baht. Paradise Resort is one of the few places that ticks all the boxes in terms of quality of rooms, convenient but quiet location on a  prime stretch of beachfront.  Recommended for couple or families.

Warapura Resort

September 6, 2013 – 12:39 PM |

Room rates from 2,150 Baht. Warapura Resort on Lonely Beach is probably the nicest mid-size, mid-price resort on the island.  The rooms are well designed, nothing ostentatious or over the top.  Just a simple, but stylish design with whitewashed exteriors and interiors. If you like a bit of lively nightlife nearby but need some comfort and quiet during the day, check it out.

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.