The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

December 21, 2013 – 8:36 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.

Siam Kitchen, White Sand Beach

March 19, 2013 – 3:45 PM | Comments Off

Aside for a couple of good options, one of which, Boogie Chicken, I’ve already mentioned, if yo are looking for good Thai food on White Sand beach you’re going to have to walk away from the more touristy places and find restaurants which may not have  fancy decor, uniformed staff …

Spacious Waterfront Holiday Homes For Rent in Kai Bae – Low Weekly & Monthly Rates

March 19, 2013 – 9:00 AM |

Yes, that’s the view you get from the terrace and garden area of the houses at sunset.
Two adjacent houses on the waterfront in Kai Bae are now available for daily, weekly or monthly rent.  The houses have both been recently renovated and are equipped with fridge, gas cooker, bedding, sheets, …

Resolution Resort

March 15, 2013 – 6:40 PM |

Resolution Resort in Bangbao is one of the newest small resorts on Koh Chang.  The big pluses are the excellent views, peace and quiet, free wifi, free kayaks and a good restaurant.  In addition you can expect to see quite a lot of nature.  Wild monkeys are in the hills behind the resort …

Klong Prao Resort

March 15, 2013 – 6:21 PM |

Klong Prao Resort. Avoid the cheapest rooms and go for the much newer villas, good value from 2,500 Baht/night. Very good beach. Big downside is that it is popular with Russian package tourists. Bring your game face to the breakfast buffet and when grabbing a sun lounger – it is survival of the fittest.

March 14

March 14, 2013 – 8:16 PM |

Above you’ll see both the good & bad sides of Koh Chang. The sun is shining the sea is blue and people are happily swimming and sunbathing on White Sand beach a few metres from an open drain which seeps a dark black , possibly water based, liquid onto the …

Nearby: Saeng Fa, Trat

March 13, 2013 – 7:06 AM |

There are quite a few good small restaurants in Trat.  I’ve gone for Saeng Fa, not only because the food is very good but also because it is is easy to find.  Quite a few people end up spending a night in Trat, usually not those heading to Koh Chang …

Amari Emerald Cove Resort Koh Chang

March 12, 2013 – 7:22 PM | One Comment

The Amari Emerald Cove Resort Koh Chang is, overall the best resort on the island. Other resorts may be on better stretches of beach or may have more interesting architecture, but if you want luxury, well trained staff, professional Western management then go for the Amari.

Lazy Republique, Bailan

March 12, 2013 – 6:14 PM | Comments Off

Lazy Republique is a cosy, new ( opened late 2012 ) bungalow resort located roadside in Bailan village. Only four bungalows plus restaurant in a quieter area of Koh Chang.

Aiyapura Resort and Spa

March 10, 2013 – 12:49 PM |

Aiyapura Resort on Ko Chang was the first luxury resort to open on the island. Despite what you may  read it isn’t on White Sand beach but is located on the opposite side of the big hill in sleepy Klong Son, on the southern shore of a scenic bay. Good choice if you want to get away for it all.

Thailand Paramotor Club Visit Koh Chang

March 10, 2013 – 6:16 AM |

The skies are alive with the sound of motors.
This was one of those events that wasn’t publicised at all but probably should have been.  The Thailand Paramotor Club brought 40+ paramotor flyers to Koh Chang for a day of flying competitions and a night out.   Early this morning there …

Chowlay Seafood, Bangbao

March 7, 2013 – 11:13 AM |

Chowlay Seafood in Bangbao has been there since the dawn of time, or at least it seems that way as it was one of the first restaurants on the pier.  Over the years it has attracted a loyal following of both Thai and Western visitors.  The focus is on fresh …

Home Video of Thai Group Visiting Koh Chang in 2002

March 6, 2013 – 8:10 AM |

Every so often Youtube throws up some gems like this.
It’s not the most interesting video, don’t expect lots of action.  But it is one of the oldest I’ve seen from Koh Chang, taken in October 2002. It gives an insight into how Thai groups spent a weekend on the island. …