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.

July 28

July 28, 2013 – 11:56 AM |

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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 …

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, …

Six of the Best Accommodation Options on Koh Chang

July 3, 2013 – 1:51 PM | 39 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.

June 25

June 25, 2013 – 12:26 PM |

Red flags flying, big waves but no lifeguards in sight. This time last year the tower on White Sand beach was manned by a couple of guys with all manner of safety and rescue equipment. This year it’s deserted.
Why? Possibly because within the space of a couple of weeks in …

Koh Chang’s Klong Phlu Waterfall Closed to Visitors

June 17, 2013 – 5:53 PM |
Koh Chang’s Klong Phlu Waterfall Closed to Visitors

17 June 2013 (NNT)
Continuous heavy rains have forced Trat provincial authorities to temporarily close Khlong Phlu Waterfall in fear of possible forest runoffs.
The local national park unit said the waters of Khlong Phlu Waterfall in Koh Chang could reach critical levels due to days of torrential rain. Visitors are being …

50% Discount on all Unsold Plots at Koh Chang’s Largest Luxury Development.

June 17, 2013 – 3:58 PM | Comments Off

All remaining, unsold plots at Siam Royal View, Koh Chang’s largest luxury development have just been discounted by 50% by the developer.  This is a one off offer and is valid only until 31 July 2013.
This never to be repeated offer from the developer and is a great opportunity for …

Top Rated Boutique Guesthouse For Sale on Koh Chang

June 7, 2013 – 6:37 AM | Comments Off

This 7 room boutique guesthouse is located 3 minutes drive south of White Sand beach, in a quiet area with frontage onto the main road.  The present owner has decided to sell for family reasons, but since taking over the business he has refurbished the rooms & turned it around …

“The Maldives” dream of Thailand

June 5, 2013 – 7:48 AM |
“The Maldives” dream of Thailand

The Nation, 4 June 2013
Thailand is in the mission to match Koh Kood and Koh Chang with the Maldives.
 According to government spokesman Theerat Rattanasewee, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today updated ministers on her visit to the Maldives prior to the Cabinet meeting. She was impressed with the islands’ tourism management …