The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 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.

More Than a Beach Getaway

March 1, 2014 – 9:44 PM | One Comment
More Than a Beach Getaway

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27 February Bangkok Post
Its white sand and blue waters are a selling point, but travel to the eastern side of Koh Chang for an entirely different experience

You may have visited Koh Chang before and might, like me, have always turned right, towards the west, after disembarking …

Koh Chang Rotary Club 1st Anniversary (. . . with chicks on cars )

February 25, 2014 – 6:58 AM |

Oh, all of  sudden you’re interested in Rotary Club events . . .
Rotary clubs worldwide engage in all manner of fund raising activities for good causes.  And the Koh Chang Rotarians are no exception.  To celebrate their first anniversary a fund raising event was held to raise money for the …

Elephant Trekking

February 23, 2014 – 3:40 PM | Comments Off

There are now six elephant camps on Koh Chang.   Four are located in the Klong Prao   area, by the roadside , one is in Kai Bae and one is in the north of Koh Chang, 2 kilometres down an inland valley.   All offer the same types of …

Gun & Grenade Attack on anti-Government Supporters in Trat

February 23, 2014 – 9:41 AM |
Gun & Grenade Attack on anti-Government Supporters in Trat

The Nation, 23 February
The spokesman of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee in Trat Sunday believe that the attackers who lobbed grenades and fired at a PDRC rally in the northern province are not local people.
Trat PDRC spokesman Suwicharn Suwannakha said all local people know and love each other well and …

Koh Chang Pool Competition

February 20, 2014 – 7:02 AM |

One of the features that is a big factor in choosing a resort, especially if you either like to swim or just want to vegetate and do nothing for two weeks, is having a good swimming pool.
I’m not really sure what the best pool on Koh Chang is.  I don’t …

Koh Chang Now & Then – Part 2

February 18, 2014 – 8:57 AM |

A few more pictures taken back in the old days compared to the views today.  Most of the big changes have been along the roadside. i.e. in places that you never think of photographing until you notice how much they’ve changed, by which time it’s too late.
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15 February

February 15, 2014 – 8:04 AM | 4 Comments

Pool competition. When you’re planning your dream holiday in a tropical paradise ( i.e. Koh Chang ) one of the things you’ll probably consider, if you’re looking for a holiday with a couple of weeks spent doing nothing, is your hotel pool.  So, which resort has the best pool? I have no …

Russian Tour Guide Falls to Death From Hotel Balcony

February 15, 2014 – 7:50 AM |
Russian Tour Guide Falls to Death From Hotel Balcony

Pattaya Daily News – 14 February 2014
A Russian male tour guide fell from a 3rd floor balcony of a well-known hotel on Koh Chang Island. The police found traces of fighting in the room which was being used by a female tour guide of another company. The police rushed to …

The Evening Food Market at White Sand Beach

February 12, 2014 – 11:47 AM | One Comment

For the past couple of years a 100 metre long stretch of roadside in the centre of White Sand beach has been turned into a makeshift food market every evening.  Vendors line the beach side of the road selling all manner of BBQ meats and fruit and various other Thai …

Salakkok – Where Time Stands Still

February 8, 2014 – 6:32 PM |

Whilst the west coast of koh Chang has undergone dramatic changes in the past 10 – 15 years and once sleepy villagers have now become overrun with tourists, it’s good to discover that there are still some places on the island which , aside from a few satellite dishes and …

Koh Chang Weather in January 2014

February 4, 2014 – 7:56 AM |
Koh Chang Weather in January 2014

January 2014 was a very dry month on Koh Chang.  Not  a drop of rain.  However, for the first three weeks of the month it was  also cooler than normal – especially at night and early morning.   This was due to the strong northeasterly winds bringing cold air down …

Jungle Trekking

February 3, 2014 – 6:11 PM | Comments Off

Surprisingly, few people bother making the effort to head into Koh Chang’s interior on a trek. But if you need some exercise whilst on holiday jungle trekking is definitely worth doing.   Whilst there are no signposted routes, there are guided treks available to suit everyone from families with young …