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.

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.

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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 …

Paradise Cottage, Lonely Beach

August 9, 2013 – 6:59 PM | 2 Comments
paradise cottage lonely beach

Paradise Cottage, Lonely Beach. Stylish, modern fan and AC bungalows only 5 minutes walk from Lonely Beach nightlife. Peace and quiet by the sea from only 700 Baht/night during High Season.

Makathanee Resort

August 8, 2013 – 3:55 PM | One Comment

Room rates from 1,400 baht. Makathanee Resort is probably the nicest of Koh Mak’s beach resorts. It’s a good two star standard and has a range of rooms from beach bungalows to new hotel rooms, the cheapest of which don;t have views.

The Chantaburi Coast – a detour on the way to/from Bangkok

August 6, 2013 – 4:07 PM |

The coastline around Chantaburi is popular with Thai visitors but still pretty much undiscovered by foreign tourists.   It’s similar to the beaches further west in Rayong or on the opposite side of the Gulf in Hua Hin  - with long casuarina lined beaches with coarser sand than that found …

Does former PM Thaksin have a ‘War room’ on Koh Chang?

August 5, 2013 – 9:06 PM | One Comment
Does former PM Thaksin have a ‘War room’ on Koh Chang?

Bangkok Post, 4 Aug 2013
The leader of the People’s Army Against Thaksin Regime on Sunday claimed a government “war room” to handle the planned political rally has been set up on the tourist island of Koh Chang and is under the direct command of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Taikorn Polsuwan …

Bangbao Pier Gets a Roof

July 29, 2013 – 11:12 AM |

A couple of months ago work on adding a roof to the walkway along Bangbao pier began.  The roof stretches the length of the narrow old pier – about 350 metres and a second wider roof will be built over half of the newer extended pier.  I think the idea …

July 28

July 28, 2013 – 11:56 AM |

As High Season comes to an end, landlords thoughts turn to putting up as much concrete as as quickly as possible in order to have shiny new bungalows & shophouses ready by November for the next influx of visitors to Paradise Island (© Trat Tourism Authority ) . This allows …

Four Bedroom Luxury Sea View Villa For Rent on Koh Mak * From Just 22,000 Baht / Week *

July 24, 2013 – 10:21 AM |

Gorgeous, luxurious traditional Thai house on Koh Mak.
Koh Mak Garden Villa is based on traditional Thai design and is known locally as “Ruen Faet Thai” , or the Twin Thai Villa. Built on tall stilts to benefit from the cooling sea breeze, the property has a total floor area including …