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.

Salakkok – Where Time Stands Still

February 8, 2014 – 6:32 PM |

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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 …

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 …

Video: Music on the Beach – Cian Finn ‘Losing My Way’

February 2, 2014 – 6:39 AM |

If you like a bit of Jack Johnson, then this might suit you.  An Irish singer/songwriter called Cian Finn playing an acoustic version of one of his own songs ‘Losing My Way’ on Klong Prao beach at sunset.
If you like what you hear, check out more of his tracks at

Stay Healthy – Quick Guide to Fruit on Koh Chang

January 30, 2014 – 11:41 AM |

You’ll find good fruit everywhere on Koh Chang.  The High Season is actually the time when a range of fruit is harder to find and also can be more expensive.  ( The main fruit season in this part of Thailand is from April – July. )
However, as you’ll see in …

How to Make a Trip to Klong Plu Waterfall a Bit More Exciting

January 28, 2014 – 11:06 AM |

Klong Plu waterfall is the main waterfall on the west coast of the island.  It costs 200 Baht to get into , as it’s in the National Park, so if you are going there you want to get your money’s worth.  The Visitor’s Centre near the entrance won’t keep you …

26 January

January 26, 2014 – 2:25 PM |

January 17 marked the annual celebration of the World War Two ‘Battle of Koh Chang’ where the Thai Navy did their best to beat off an attack by the French.  It’s morphed into quite  a party atmosphere now with four nights of live music, food and market stalls set up …

* SOLD * Riverside House For Sale on Koh Chang ( Near Us! )

January 18, 2014 – 1:42 PM | Comments Off
koh chang river house for sale

This is a rare opportunity to buy a beautiful riverside house , in the centre of the West coast of Koh Chang, on the Klong Prao river estuary. The only place on the west coast where you can moor a boat directly outside your home.   The house is located …

Thaidaho Vista Resort

January 14, 2014 – 9:58 AM | Comments Off

Thaidaho Vista Resort ( formerly Koh Mak Vista ) is a boutique guesthouse with some of the best views you’ll find anywhere in this part of Thailand. Only five rooms and 5 minutes walk to Koh Mak’s two main beaches. Under new management as of December 2011 Rooms from 1,000 Baht/night

Hello Deer! Visiting Koh Kradat

January 14, 2014 – 6:27 AM |

Koh Kradat, a private island off the northwest coast of Koh Mak, doesn’t attract many visitors.    It’s a relatively flat island whose claim to fame is that it was the first island in Thailand to have a Chanote land title deed.   There’s one run down resort that has …

About my Koh Chang Restaurant Guide

January 12, 2014 – 1:07 PM | 11 Comments
Koh Chang somtam

Start Here: Updated for 2013 -14
First off – Thai food only.  There are some nice Italian places, plus a very good Mexican and another great little Greek restaurant.  But, to be honest, if you want Western food the best place to eat it is in Europe.
The original plan was to …

11 January

January 11, 2014 – 2:13 PM |

Another delayed update.  The period over New Year is the busiest time for everyone on the island and when you also have a constant daily barrage of emails from people who  have forgotten to book accommodation or transport to get to the island, replying to them leaves little time for …