The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

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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.

Trade on Koh Chang Regulated by Army to Return Space to the Public

October 20, 2014 – 8:13 AM |
Trade on Koh Chang Regulated by Army to Return Space to the Public

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TRAT, 19 Oct 2014 (NNT) – Officials in Koh Chang District, Trat Province remove 8 vending booths encroaching on Baan Chaichet Village road, reclaiming the space for public use.
Joining in the operation were District Chief Peera Iamsunthon and Trat Navy Chief Lieutenant Manot Boontube, and related …

Koh Chang From Above : Klong Prao Resort & Chai Chet Resort

October 17, 2014 – 8:39 PM |
Klong Prao Resort

A new series beginning today of aerial photos taken from my ‘Koh Chang Drone’ .  I’m still learning to fly and control it properly at the moment, so these are just some initial photos from , I think, my ninth and tenth ever flights, which were earlier today.  I’ll also start …

Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Fisherman’s House For Sale on Koh Chang

October 9, 2014 – 12:12 PM |
House for sale

This three bedroom house is originally a fisherman’s house. Located right on a beautiful lagoon , it was recently renovated into a full-fledged wooden villa that retains the unique charm of traditional Thai houses while offering the comfort of modern habitat.
The current owners use it as a rental property as it’s …

8 October

October 8, 2014 – 6:55 PM |
Beach Koh Chang

Holidays over and back to Koh Chang for a couple of weeks of getting the guesthouse ready for the coming High Season.  It’s been grey and wet recently so I’ll add a more informative update in the next couple of weeks when good weather and me having free time coincide.
Whilst …

Masses of Colourful Aurelia Jelly Fish seen at Trat Center Point Ferry

October 6, 2014 – 10:33 AM |
Masses of Colourful Aurelia Jelly Fish seen at Trat Center Point Ferry

TRAT, 28 September 2014 (NNT)
Hundred of thousands of colorful Aurelia Jelly Fish are floating all over the Trat Province seaside, especially at Center Point Ferry, offering a nice surprise for tourists who are crossing over to Koh Chang.
The jelly fish have appeared for 10 days due to the recent reduction …

Gorgeous 5-bed House with 3,350 sqm private Tropical Garden * Price Reduced *

October 5, 2014 – 11:31 AM |
Koh Mak house for sale

* Price reduced by THB 2 Million *
This imposing three-story, two-wing property is of classical Thai design and has a built area of 492 sqm.
Features include open-plan living and dining, a steep pitch “temple roof”, seven verandas and balconies and a large teak sala nestled in the glorious grounds.
The very …

Video: Promoting The Natural Beauty of Koh Chang

September 21, 2014 – 9:08 AM |
Unseen koh Chang

This video was made  Thai university students as an entry for the 2014 ‘Creative Tourism’ contest held by the Thai Tourist Authority to promote the natural beauty and local way of life around Thailand.  Some very nice footage, well worth watching to get a feel for Koh Chang away from …

Flash Floods Pound Koh Chang Resorts

September 11, 2014 – 10:42 AM |
Flash Floods Pound Koh Chang Resorts

Bangkok Post 9 September 2014
TRAT – Work gangs were cleaning up on Koh Chang, repairing bridges and washed-out roads on Monday, after the resort island was hit by flash floods following torrential rain on Sunday night.

Tourists and local residents on Koh Chang in Trat province use a temporary foot crossing at the washed-out Khlong Phlu …

Runoff Wipes Out Homes on Koh Chang

September 10, 2014 – 10:34 AM |
Runoff Wipes Out Homes on Koh Chang

Pattaya Mail, 8 September
Heavy rains last night caused devastating runoff in two sub-districts of Ko Chang, a popular tourist destination in this province.  Five villages in Ko Chang Tai sub-district are cut off from the outside as deep flooding impedes residents from leaving their homes.
The heaviest impact was in Ban …

Koh Chang Weather for August 2014

September 8, 2014 – 8:09 PM |
Koh Chang Weather for August 2014

A quick summary of the weather on Koh Chang in August 2014     August is usually pretty good, especially the last two weeks of the month.   And this year was no exception.  After a wet start of the month the sun came out and there were almost three weeks of …

Koh Chang Hit Hard by Flash Floods

September 8, 2014 – 1:40 AM |
Koh Chang Hit Hard by Flash Floods

Bangkok Post 7 September 2014
The island district of Koh Chang in Trat province in the East was hit by flash floods that followed a heavy downpour on Sunday night after continuous rain over the past two days, causing damage to houses and public utilities.
One villager was missing, reports said.
The heavy …

A Rare, 1 Rai Plot of Seafront Land, Chanote, For Sale on Koh Chang

September 7, 2014 – 9:20 AM |
danmai - Koh Chang

It’s very hard to find 1 Rai plots of beachfront land for sale anywhere on the island.  This rare opportunity plot we offer for sale is located just a short drive south from the ferry piers on the outskirts of a local village. A hospital, police station, small shops & …