The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 9:08 AM

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.

Koh Chang Monk Hugging Foreign Babes to be Investigated

November 25, 2014 – 11:09 AM
Klong Prao monk

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This news has been all over Thai Facebook pages and also there was a 5 minute segment with report and analysis on the breakfast news yesterday.   That’s what happens when a monk gets even a little bit frisky with a female.  The monk in the …

Klong Kloi Beach – the new Lonely Beach(?)

November 24, 2014 – 9:30 AM
Klong Kloi Beach

I was down in Klong Kloi beach the other day and it struck me that it was becoming another Lonely beach.  I don’t mean the modern Lonely beach where bars compete with each other to have to loudest sound systems and you can’t get to sleep until 5am due to …

19 November

November 19, 2014 – 2:24 PM
Koh Chang Trail Race

Who fancies some exercise?
On 28 February Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia is holding Koh Chang’s first adventure race the ‘Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2015‘ . There are three events – 13Km, 35Km and 66Km.  The event will …

Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang Adventure Race – Feb. 2015

November 16, 2014 – 9:52 AM
Unseen Koh Chang Race

So who fancies a bit of exercise?
On 28 February Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia is holding Koh Chang’s first adventure race the ‘Ultra & Trail Unseen Koh Chang 2015’ .  There are three events –  13Km, 35Km and 66Km. …

Blessings From the Godfather – at Lonely Beach

November 14, 2014 – 10:22 AM
Lonely beach Sprits

In Klong Son, there’s a Chinese style temple.  The original settlers on Koh Chang were Chinese sailors and until around 100 years ago there was a Customs office in Dan Mai village that dealt with Chinese merchants who were sailing past on their way to ports on the east coast …

‘Sea of Lights’ – Loy Krathong Festival in Salakphet, koh Chang

November 10, 2014 – 12:02 PM
Loy Krathong Koh Chang

The Loy Krathong festival was held across Thailand on the night of 7 November.  On Koh Chang the main festivities for people on the west coast of the island were centered around Klong Prao temple, where there was the usual temple fair, loud music, games, food and plenty to drink.
However, …

Loy Krathong Festival on Koh Chang

November 8, 2014 – 10:13 AM
Loy Krathong 2014 Koh Chang

SITREP: Mission Accomplished.  Novelty plastic garlands secured. Request permission to take out the old lady attempting to sing on stage.
Another year, another Loy Krathong festival at Klong Prao temple.  These don’t really change much year on year.  You know what you’re going to get.  Occasionally there’s a nice surprise – …

A Postcard from . . . Koh Chang

November 8, 2014 – 9:28 AM

The Independent 8 November 2014
The island of Koh Chang is a short boat journey into the Gulf of Thailand, an hour from the mainland and close to the border with Cambodia.
Its unobtrusive tourist strips, clear water beaches, dense forest and gigantic waterfalls are particularly popular with German, Dutch, and Russian …

Klong Neung Waterfall – A Mini Adventure

November 5, 2014 – 1:52 PM
Koh Chang Waterfall

I hadn’t planned to go to this waterfall, but was out on my scooter nearby and suddenly thought that it’d be fun to go back to Koh Chang’s least visited waterfall. The last time I had been there was a couple of years ago. ( For the pedantic, technically , …

Klong Son

November 1, 2014 – 9:38 AM
Klong Son

Klong Son, Koh Chang: 2014-15 Update

✔  Lovely bay – but all beachfront owned by property developer
✔ Great area to explore by scooter / bicycle and see local life
✔ Two cement works,  two 7-eleven minimarts and a pointless public parking area

A few minutes after leaving the ferry pier you’ll pass through …

30 October

October 30, 2014 – 2:24 PM
Cookies Koh Chang

New on Koh Chang.   Although many business owners are saying the island is quieter than normal for this time of year, that hasn’t meant any cease in the push to develop the island and build more and larger resorts.  Two large resorts opening up are the all new Awa …

Around Bangbao Fishing Village – October 2014

October 28, 2014 – 10:46 AM
Bangbao Fishing Village

There haven’t been as many changes in Bangbao fishing village this year as compared to last , when the walkway between the houses was covered to make it resemble a narrow indoor market.  The main area that has been developed is the land on the peninsula that faces east looking over …