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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Accommodation

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.

Activities

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

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.

Crossing the Aranyaprathet / Poipet Border ( Siem Reap – Koh Chang )

January 18, 2015 – 12:17 PM |
Aranyaprathet to Poipet border

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I thought I’d add a few photos of the Aranyaprathet / Poipet border crossing experience as a lot of people are now combining Siem Reap and Koh Chang in the same holiday.   A typical 2-week itinerary consists of flying into Bangkok then heading to Siem …

For Sale: The Best Small Beachfront Resort on Koh Chang.

January 14, 2015 – 12:50 PM |
Amber Sands beach Resort

OK.  We’ll keep this simple.  Amber Sands Beach Resort is probably the best run and best reviewed small resort on Koh Chang.  For the past three years it’s been voted as one of the Top 25 Small Resorts in Thailand.  ( In 9th place for 2014 )
You’ll find over 250 …

Beautiful Riverside Home For Sale. Only THB 2.1 Million.

January 14, 2015 – 11:55 AM |
house for sale koh chang

If you are looking for a simple, but tastefully designed home in a peaceful area yet within easy reach of the west coast beaches and for a very reasonable price then this might be for you.
This two bedroom house has a footprint of 8m x 14m.  It has been designed …

11 January

January 10, 2015 – 8:15 PM |
Chantaburi elephants

Been a bit busy recently as mid-December  to mid-January is the busiest time of year on the island.  So aside from the guesthouse, we had a couple of trips elsewhere, the busiest month ever for transfer bookings and our new holiday home to deal with.  So not a lot of time …

Two Bedroom Homes For Longterm Rent on Koh Chang

January 7, 2015 – 8:52 PM |
House For Rent on Koh Chang

Two brand new two bedroom houses for rent in Kai Bae, Koh Chang.
These new rental homes have just been completed and are available for longterm rent – from 6 months to 1 year.  They are located in the valley in Kai Bae, just over 5 minutes walk from the main road …

Sailing / Yacht Charter

January 4, 2015 – 8:53 PM | One Comment

Koh Chang isn’t the first place you think of heading to for a sailing holiday when in Thailand. But every year more and more yachts make their way here and the fleets of charter boats at Sunsail & Gulf Charters grow in size.
You’ll find far more yachts and far better …

The Koh Chang Weather in December 2014

January 2, 2015 – 12:20 PM |
The Koh Chang Weather in December 2014

A brief summary of the weather in December 214.  As you can see, there was hardly any rain.  Just one day which was a bit wet.  Overall, another very good, dry December, no strong winds and only one prolonged overnight rain shower. Starting to get cool in the evening towards Christmas …

Thailand’s Best Street Food – Book Review

January 1, 2015 – 2:03 PM | One Comment
Thailand's Best Street Food

It’s not often that I do book reviews. But the publisher’s of a recently released book on the Best of Thailand’s Street Food were kind enough to send me a copy of the snappily titled ‘Thailand’s Best Street Food’  and it turns out it’s a very interesting & informative read.  In …

Kulen Mountain Cycling – Off the Beaten Track in Siem Reap

December 31, 2014 – 1:36 PM |
Kulen Cycling

A lot of people now combine Siem Reap and Koh Chang in a holiday.  It’s the ideal combination of culture and beach.  There are also a lot of interesting tours you can do in Siem Reap , aside from the usual temple tour to Angkor Wat.
For example, a couple of …

Koh Kood By Scooter

December 28, 2014 – 7:45 AM |
Koh Kood by Scooter

I’ve added a few galleries of photos from Koh Kood over the years.  It’s a great island to visit if you love nature, peace and quiet, crystal clear water and deserted beaches.  But it is too quiet for some people and you can find yourself stuck in your resort.  It’s …

Koh Chang Beach Vendors Face New Year’s Crackdown

December 25, 2014 – 1:58 PM | 2 Comments
Koh Chang Beach Vendors Face New Year’s Crackdown

Of all the possible targets, Koh Chang’s beach vendors are not one of the problems facing the island.  Compared to vendors on other islands or beach resorts, they’re very laid back and don’t hassle visitors. In 10 years of running this site I haven’t had one email from anyone complaining about them. …

The Dan Mai Bypass

December 17, 2014 – 2:49 PM | One Comment
Dan Mai

Dan Mai, the administrative capital of Koh Chang now has a new road.  Pretty exciting news ( if you happen to live in Dan Mai ) and, to be fair, it is probably the most interesting thing to happen there since the fish sauce factory closed down over 20 years ago.
I’m …