The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 9:08 AM | Comments Off on Island Guide

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.

Paul’s Restaurant, White Sand beach * Don’t Miss It *

March 31, 2014 – 2:41 PM |

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It took us a while but we eventually got round to trying Paul’s Restaurant on White Sand beach after giving up on ever finding good Thai food, let alone good, non-Italian, European food on White Sands.  But fortune favours the adventurous and if you can manage …

Video Guide to Koh Chang

March 26, 2014 – 9:16 AM | One Comment

This video has been made to accompany Koh Chang’s first, and best, guide app. ( Available in the Itunes store )  Johan, the maker, has obviously spent a long time putting this video together.  It includes stills and video clips shot around the island.
The most interesting aspect is that it …

Parama Koh Chang by Epikurean Lifestyle

March 25, 2014 – 3:00 PM |

Parama Koh Chang is a welcome addition to the ranks of Koh Chang’s luxury hotels.  It also brings a new level of service and attention to details that you won’t find elsewhere.  It’s a boutique resort, with only 19 rooms and suites, which enables the staff and guests to get …

The Bangbao Peninsula

March 16, 2014 – 7:40 PM |

There’s more to Bangbao than the very touristy fishing village.  For a start there’s a very nice beach, Klong Kloi, about 1Km away which is now a very popular spot with visitors for a day trip as it has a  good selection of beach restaurants and great views south towards …

The Search for the Source of the Klong Prao River

March 14, 2014 – 4:03 PM |

Some people go looking for the source of the Amazon or Nile, I decided to do something a bit smaller scale and search for the source of the Klong Prao river.  You can’t see it very well from the map below, as it uses ‘Satellite View’but if you are using …

* SOLD * Top Rated Italian Restaurant on White Sand beach

March 10, 2014 – 7:20 AM |

This well established restaurant has been open for over 7 years and receives excellent reviews on sites such as Tripadvisor.  The restaurant is located on White Sand beach, the busiest beach on the island and is open year round. It is close to resorts and also nightlife areas – making …

8 March

March 8, 2014 – 1:26 PM |

Koh Chang’s newest museum is now open.  With the new temple in Salakphet finally completed, the original temple, a much smaller, 100 year old building, has been made into a  mini museum.  There aren’t many artifacts on display but it does tell the story of King Rama V who visited …

Koh Chang Aims for Climate-Friendly Tag

March 7, 2014 – 7:04 AM | 2 Comments
Koh Chang Aims for Climate-Friendly Tag

Bangkok Post, 6 March 2014
Koh Chang in Trat province will be promoted as the first climate-friendly tourism destination in Asean when the Asean Economic Community takes effect at the end of 2015, says the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA).

DASTA in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) …

Boutique Development – Beachfront Homes & Lots – Completed Houses Now Available

March 6, 2014 – 7:48 AM | Comments Off on Boutique Development – Beachfront Homes & Lots – Completed Houses Now Available
Beachfront homes on koh Chang for sale

Cosy, Beachfront Development on Koh Chang. Good value plots and completed homes for sale. Quiet residential area – no loud bars or traffic noise. All plots have Chanote title deeds. Prices: 2 Bed House & Land From THB 4,500,000. Completed 3 Bed with Sea Views THB 6,000,000. Completed 3 Bed Beachfront Villa THB 13,000,000

Bangkok Shutdown ( A now irrelevant look at protest tourism )

March 5, 2014 – 2:18 PM |

So, after getting emails for the past couple of months form people worrying about staying in the centre of Bangkok, I finally got time to go there last week and take a walk around the protest sites in the city centre.  The idea was to add a page to the …

Koh Chang Weather for February 2014

March 2, 2014 – 8:43 AM |
Koh Chang Weather for February 2014

The weather for February 2014.  This year the winter went on longer than normal in Thailand.  Of course winter here isnt the same as winter in Europe.  But it was noticeably cool at night and daytime temperatures barely made 30C.   The weather patterns seem to be changing with the …

More Than a Beach Getaway

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

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 the ferry. Of course, …