The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

October 22, 2014 – 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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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.

Koh Chang Weather Summary for May

June 2, 2014 – 11:17 AM |
Koh Chang Weather Summary for May

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A quick recap of the weather on koh Chang in May 2014. it’s not very scientific but it’ll give you an idea what to expect weather-wise if you visit at the end of the High Season. A hot start to the month, followed by a mix of …

Ranger Shot Dead in Trat Raid

May 28, 2014 – 12:47 PM |
Ranger Shot Dead in Trat Raid

Bangkok Post, 27 May 2014
A military ranger was shot dead yesterday during a raid in Trat.

The shooting occurred as security officials were hunting for those responsible for a deadly attack on the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) gathering in the district in February.  Two suspects were detained though authorities have …

* Price Reduced * Excellent Small Resort Business in a Gorgeous Location on Koh Chang

May 28, 2014 – 7:13 AM | Comments Off

This charming and very popular resort on Lonely Beach is located up the hill away from the busy village. 14 Rooms include 11 fan Bungalows and 3 A/C Cottages and also a large Penthouse. The restaurant area looks out to the sea and has a well-equipped and spacious kitchen. There is …

Villa Bansonthaya – 5 Bedroom Beachfront Holiday Home

May 24, 2014 – 4:39 PM |

This spacious, five bedroom holiday home is built on the 2Km long Chang Noi beach in the northwest of Koh Chang. The interior space is approx 200sqm,with another 100sqm terrace on the Ground floor and two upstairs terraces, ideal for sunbathing plus a tropical garden leading down to the private …

21 May

May 21, 2014 – 11:14 AM | 2 Comments

The rainy season is upon us.  This means that from now until mid-October all weather forecasts for the island will show an icon that combines a cloud, lightning bolt, rain and sunshine.  As that’s what you can expect, often in the same day and sometimes within the space of an …

Diving, Snorkelling Fees at Koh Rang – Starting 1 June

May 10, 2014 – 7:37 AM |
Diving, Snorkelling Fees at Koh Rang – Starting 1 June

Bangkok Post, 8 May 2014
Mu Koh Chang National Park will charge entrance fees to visitors who snorkel or scuba dive around Koh Rang, in Trat, beginning in June
Koh Rang is rich in coral and other marine life, and is one of 40 islands in the national park, which is about …

Centrepoint Ferry Pier – Gateway to Koh Chang

May 9, 2014 – 9:33 AM | One Comment

Centrepoint Ferry, one of the two main gateways to Koh Chang,  the other being the better & busier ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ pier a few kilometres away. But for many arriving on the island, it is the Centrepoint pier that provides their welcome and introduction to the delights of Koh Chang and sets …

For Sale: Gorgeous 5-bed House with 3,350 sqm Tropical Garden

May 8, 2014 – 6:09 AM |

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 large, lush and lovingly tended gardens – …

Bizzare News: American Detained for Stealing a Minibus

May 6, 2014 – 8:28 AM |
Bizzare News: American Detained for Stealing a Minibus

The Nation,  30 April 2014
American detained for stealing transport van
An American tourist was arrested in Trat’s Muang district on Monday night for allegedly stealing a Bangkok-Trat public transport van so he could catch a border bus to Cambodia.
The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Karta Singh Harta, was apprehended along with the …

Hanuman Villa. Spacious Family Home For Rent. Sleeps 6-8.

May 5, 2014 – 5:43 PM | Comments Off
vacation rental

Family Friendly Holiday Home For Daily / Weekly Rent. Traditional design built in brick and teak wood. Three floors, fully furnished with landscaped garden, 5 mins walk to both the main beaches on Koh Mak.  Weekly rates from just 180 Euro ( 7,500 Baht )

 

An End of Season Trip to Koh Mak

April 30, 2014 – 5:55 PM |

From next High Season onwards it should be possible to do a day trip to Koh Mak and have a few hours on the island.  This will be aboard the high speed Boonsiri Catamaran.  The catamaran currently runs from Laem Sok ( on the mainland ) to Koh Mak and Koh …

Solitude in the East

April 28, 2014 – 7:14 AM |
Solitude in the East

( A nice travelogue from The nation newspaper.  I often advise people who are driving down here to take the coast road from Klaeng to Chantaburi.  It’s a nice trip and you’ll see areas very few foreign tourists visit.  You can also keep going down to the beaches on the …