The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

October 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.

Beachfront Homes and Villas on Koh Chang

October 30, 2013 – 12:51 PM | Comments Off

Homes For Sale on Koh Chang’s Largest Development. Beachfront and second row plots still available. Phase 1 is now 85% Sold Out. Over 50 homes already completed or under construction. Pool, restaurant and 1 Kilometre private beach. Plots + Houses from THB 7 Million.

Swimming with Dolphins at Oasis Seaworld, Chantaburi

October 30, 2013 – 12:05 PM | Comments Off

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For over 2 years swimming with dolphins hasn’t been possible, the dolphin show was still running, but the chance to swim with the dolphins was always the main attraction & for virtually all western visitors the only real reason to go.  The good news is that …

24 October

October 24, 2013 – 1:55 PM | Comments Off

The photo above that probably caught your eye was the one of the two snakes.  One isn’t so obvious as its head is inside the other’s mouth.
At the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to some of the best snake photos you’ve ever seen.  These were taken by …

Why is Koh Chang called Koh Chang?

October 22, 2013 – 7:17 AM | Comments Off

Koh Chang a.k.a. Elephant island – the name sounds pretty cool.  But why call it elephant island when there are no indigenous elephants on the island?
There’s no 100% definitive answer as to why this island is called ‘Elephant Island’. A couple of ideas put forward in guidebooks suggest that: it …

Tak Bat Devo Merit Making Ceremony on Koh Chang

October 20, 2013 – 3:59 PM |

Tak Bat Devo is a merit making ceremony that takes places across Thailand on the first day of the eleventh waning moon of the year.   It’s marks the day that seven years after his Enlightenment, he went up to Tavatimsa heaven, the abode of Indra God, for the rainy …

Kidnap Attempt on Two Young Australian Children on Koh Chang

October 20, 2013 – 8:28 AM |
Kidnap Attempt on Two Young Australian Children on Koh Chang

The Australian 20 October 2013
The young children of an Adelaide couple have narrowly avoided being kidnapped during a family holiday in Thailand.
The couple, James and Naomi Strange had just arrived at the island resort of Ko Chang a fortnight ago when an unidentified woman attempted to take their daughters Milly, …

SOLD – Cosy House on 1 Rai Sea View Land For Sale

October 14, 2013 – 12:53 PM | Comments Off

Kai Mun a.k.a. Boogie Chicken, White Sand beach

October 13, 2013 – 6:50 AM |
kai mun boogie chicken koh chang

White Sand beach is a wasteland when it comes to finding a place for a good, cheap Thai lunch.  There are hotel restaurants and touristy restaurants but very few value for money places where you can guarantee on getting a good meal cooked the way it should be – i.e with a bit …

Koh Chang By Bicycle – A Slow Life Cycling Tour

October 12, 2013 – 1:29 PM |
Koh Chang Cycling Tour

At last, a cycling tour on Koh Chang.  At first glance all those hills and the busy road down the west coast may make you think that you’d be mad to cycle on Koh Chang but fear not, an enterprising young Thai tour guide and cycling enthusiast called ‘Chat’  has …

Uninterupted Sunset Sea Views from this 1 Rai Cliff Top Plot For Sale on Koh Chang.

October 9, 2013 – 12:49 PM | Comments Off

Privacy & Exclusivity For Sale. Amazing sea views from the only plot of clifftop land with Chanote title for sale on the west coast of Koh Chang.1,600sqm, walled and with all infrastructure in place, access by public road. Peaceful location yet under 5 mins drive to busy beach areas. Price: 15,000,000 Baht

October 6

October 6, 2013 – 3:13 PM |

After three weeks of  Western food it’s good to be back home.  Even I was getting a bit sick of  bread and cheese every morning, followed by more bread and cheese at lunch and meat & potatoes for dinner.  All washed down with Unfortunately, no amount of walking in the …

Scuba Diving on Koh Chang

October 5, 2013 – 12:51 PM | Comments Off

Dive Trips, PADI Courses and IDC on Koh Chang. A lot of people visit Koh Chang and go diving so it seemed only right that I provided some more detailed info on diving trips and courses here and also partnered with a dive school that I knew had a good reputation for providing a high standard of customer service and dive training.

With that in mind I contacted ‘BB Divers’  who many people in the know have recommended to me and who are also the only 5 star IDC training centre on the island.  So they must be doing something right.