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.

A Quick Look Around Salakphet

March 15, 2015 – 7:23 PM |
Salakphet Koh Chang

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January and February have been far busier than normal, so I haven’t had time to get out and about to take photos and as as much content to the site as I’d have liked.  Usually when I had a plan to something came along and the …

11 March

March 11, 2015 – 8:12 PM |
Chinese tourist drive into the sea on Koh Chang

Back on Koh Chang after a well deserved holiday in The Maldives.  This was a tax-deductible fact finding mission to determine how the Koh Chang archipelago, described by some attention seeking politicians and the TAT as the ‘Maldives of Thailand’ compared to the real thing. Needless to say the real thing …

* Only 6.9 Million Baht * Two Bed Corner Unit Condo with Panoramic Sea Views

March 10, 2015 – 10:06 AM | Comments Off on * Only 6.9 Million Baht * Two Bed Corner Unit Condo with Panoramic Sea Views

New Two Bed Condo – Corner Unit. Great Views. This is a corner unit and has uninterrupted views over Bangbao and towards the islands to the south of Koh Chang.  The condo is fitted and finished to western standards with double glazed windows, a built in kitchenette with Electrolux appliances, parquet flooring etc.  Ready to move into.  Price: 7,900,000 Baht

Island in the Sun ( Koh Mak in The Bangkok Post )

March 8, 2015 – 5:41 PM |
Island in the Sun ( Koh Mak in The Bangkok Post )

 Bangkok Post 5 March 2014
Crystal clear water, uncrowded beaches and sunshine are not the main reasons for Sel Bellai, a Dutch businessman, and his family to visit Koh Mak every year for four years.

“We love Koh Mak because it’s the real Thailand,” said Bellai, who has been to many places …

Koh Chang’s First Adventure Trail Run – UTKC2015

February 28, 2015 – 10:47 AM |
Ultra Trail Koh Chang 2015

I’m going on holiday today for a week, so no time for a proper write up.  But early this morning, it was a 6.30am start, I took part in the Ultra trail Koh Chang event in the south east of the island.  Pics taken with my phone whilst running, so not …

Island Guide

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

Koh Mak in the New York Times : ‘Old Thailand’ Found on Sleepy Islands

February 22, 2015 – 7:55 AM |
Koh Mak in the New York Times : ‘Old Thailand’ Found on Sleepy Islands

New York Times, 20 February 2015
Under a blazing midday sun in late 2013, Allen Stewart surveyed the scene before him: The Gulf of Thailand, a spectrum of blues, stretched out as far as the eye could see. To the west, the jagged, emerald-hued peaks of Koh Chang emerged; the Cardamom …

Koh Chang Wedding Photography

February 13, 2015 – 5:39 PM |
Koh Chang Wedding Photographer

Planning to get married on Koh Chang?  You need a wedding photographer!
Why do you need a wedding photographer? An increasing number of people are now choosing to get engaged, celebrate a special occasion or even get married, or at least have a blessing ceremony, here on the island.  You can …

The Big Race: Getting Fit For UTKC 2015

February 13, 2015 – 8:01 AM | 2 Comments
Koh Chang Trail Race

I mentioned this when the inaugural Ultra & Trail Koh Chang 2015 was announced last October.  This is Koh Chang’s first adventure race and is being organised by Go Adventures Asia, an event planner that specializes in organizing races, triathlons etc across SE Asia.  So it’s a professionally organised and …

Dan Kao Beach a.k.a Sai Daeng Beach a.k.a that Beach just South of the Ferry Piers

February 8, 2015 – 5:09 PM |
Amber Sands Beach Resort

Drive a couple of minutes south of the main ferry pier on Koh Chang and you’ll pass Centrepoint pier, the much quieter ferry from the mainland, and then a few hundred metres to the south you’ll reach a small beach which is home to three great little resorts.
I’m not exactly …

5 February

February 5, 2015 – 3:58 PM |
Watching over Koh Chang

Koh Chang made it onto the national news.  The army have been checking on , what they a say are illegally built resorts, businesses and homes.  These are built too close to the sea; on National Park land or on untitled farmland, which according to the letter of the law shouldn’t …

The Findig Shop – Proof Time Travel is Possible

February 2, 2015 – 8:18 PM | 2 Comments
The Findig shop Koh Chang

If you can remember shopping in the late 70s or early 80s then this is for you.  Koh Chang offers visitors a chance to relive their youth with a throwback to the days when stores such as Littlewoods or Woolworths ruled the world.
They succeeded by piling all manner of crap …