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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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.

Six of the Best Accommodation Options on Koh Chang

November 2, 2014 – 1:51 PM | 58 Comments
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You’ll find details of loads of places to stay in the Accommodation section.  But if you want a few places where you can’t really go wrong then take a look at this page.  Just six resorts / bungalows / guesthouses plus a few alternatives ranging from 5 star luxury to basic beach huts.

30 October

October 30, 2014 – 2:24 PM |
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New on Koh Chang.   Although many business owners are saying the island is quieter than normal for this time of year, that hasn’t meant any cease in the push to develop the island and build more and larger resorts.  Two large resorts opening up are …

Around Bangbao Fishing Village – October 2014

October 28, 2014 – 10:46 AM |
Bangbao Fishing Village

There haven’t been as many changes in Bangbao fishing village this year as compared to last , when the walkway between the houses was covered to make it resemble a narrow indoor market.  The main area that has been developed is the land on the peninsula that faces east looking over …

White Sand Beach Photos – October 2014

October 26, 2014 – 11:31 AM | 5 Comments
White Sand Beach photo

I took a walk around White Sand beach yesterday to take a few photos and see what’s changed since last high season.  Good news is that the beach is much tidier – the army have had a crackdown on deckchairs and sun-loungers, so you won’t see as many out on …

Tourist Arrivals in Trat Province Drop By More Than 50%

October 21, 2014 – 9:40 AM |
Tourist Arrivals in Trat Province Drop By More Than 50%

BANGKOK, 21 Oct (NNT) – The chairman of Trat Chamber of Commerce has revealed that tourist arrivals in the first 9 months of this year have dropped by more than half of last year’s number.
Trat Chamber of Commerce Chairman Sumitr Keawkajee said that the province is seen a substantial decline …

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

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 officials, after the authorities …

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

October 17, 2014 – 8:39 PM |

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 |

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 |

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 |

* 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 |

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 …