The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

December 21, 2013 – 8:36 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.

Couple Stole From Tourists on Khao San Rd – Koh Chang Buses

August 21, 2013 – 5:53 PM | One Comment
Couple Stole From Tourists on Khao San Rd – Koh Chang Buses

Bangkok Post, 21 August 2013
A married couple who run a tour bus business has been arrested in Bangkok on charges of stealing from their customers, a report said on Wednesday.
The suspects were identified as the owners of Sugar Travel — Sarawoot Saipanya, 41, and Chanika Saipanya, 35.  Police apprehended the …

Your Daily Instagram Photos from Koh Chang

August 19, 2013 – 5:37 PM |

What’s happening on Koh Chang right now?
This is the Instagram Feed for photos of Koh Chang, most of which are taken by people who are here right now.  You’ll see new photos everytime you come back to this page.

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August 14

August 14, 2013 – 7:57 AM |

The weather has been a bit hit and miss recently.  Although the sea is pretty calm and so snorkelling and diving is possible and trips go daily. We’ve had  a few days of torrential late night / early morning rain which then peters out by mid morning and within 30 minutes …

The Chantaburi Coast – a detour on the way to/from Bangkok

August 6, 2013 – 4:07 PM |

The coastline around Chantaburi is popular with Thai visitors but still pretty much undiscovered by foreign tourists.   It’s similar to the beaches further west in Rayong or on the opposite side of the Gulf in Hua Hin  - with long casuarina lined beaches with coarser sand than that found …

Does former PM Thaksin have a ‘War room’ on Koh Chang?

August 5, 2013 – 9:06 PM | One Comment
Does former PM Thaksin have a ‘War room’ on Koh Chang?

Bangkok Post, 4 Aug 2013
The leader of the People’s Army Against Thaksin Regime on Sunday claimed a government “war room” to handle the planned political rally has been set up on the tourist island of Koh Chang and is under the direct command of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Taikorn Polsuwan …

Bangbao Pier Gets a Roof

July 29, 2013 – 11:12 AM |

A couple of months ago work on adding a roof to the walkway along Bangbao pier began.  The roof stretches the length of the narrow old pier – about 350 metres and a second wider roof will be built over half of the newer extended pier.  I think the idea …

July 28

July 28, 2013 – 11:56 AM |

As High Season comes to an end, landlords thoughts turn to putting up as much concrete as as quickly as possible in order to have shiny new bungalows & shophouses ready by November for the next influx of visitors to Paradise Island (© Trat Tourism Authority ) . This allows …

Four Bedroom Luxury Sea View Villa For Rent on Koh Mak * From Just 22,000 Baht / Week *

July 24, 2013 – 10:21 AM |

Gorgeous, luxurious traditional Thai house on Koh Mak.
Koh Mak Garden Villa is based on traditional Thai design and is known locally as “Ruen Faet Thai” , or the Twin Thai Villa. Built on tall stilts to benefit from the cooling sea breeze, the property has a total floor area including …

Koh Chang Preservation Group leader arrested in April plot to kill Pong village chief

July 21, 2013 – 6:58 PM |
Koh Chang Preservation Group leader arrested in April plot to kill Pong village chief

Pattaya Mail, 19 July 2013
A leader of the Koh Chang Preservation Group has been arrested for allegedly masterminding a plot to kill a Pong Sub-district village chief.
Sombut Sonthiphin, 43, a one-time candidate for the Koh Chang Council, turned himself in to Region 2 police July 4. He denied charges of …

July 15

July 15, 2013 – 12:44 PM |

You may have already guessed from the photos above that this  update of the Koh Chang Guide has very little to do with Koh Chang.  That’s a) because I’ve been on holiday and b) because I’ve been back on KC a couple of days and it’s raining & c) I …

Koh Chang Weather for June 2013

July 15, 2013 – 7:59 AM | Comments Off
Koh Chang Weather for June 2013

The weather for June 2013.  Pretty much the same pattern as in previous years.  Some very nice days interspersed with a couple of grey wet ones.  The good news is that although it rained virtually every day, most rain was overnight and so the daytime, from 10am onwards on most …

Riverside House & Land for Sale – Only 100 metres to the Beach & Sea * Price Reduced *

July 14, 2013 – 1:02 PM | Comments Off

I know this house well as it is owned by an old friend who first came to Koh Chang 6-7 years ago, stayed at our guesthouse, liked the area so much that he and his wife went looking for a place of their own on the Klong Prao estuary. However, …