The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 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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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.

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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.

Chinese Tourist Drowns Off Koh Chang Coast

July 2, 2014 – 8:41 PM |
Chinese Tourist Drowns Off Koh Chang Coast

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1 July 2014 (NNT)
A Chinese tourist reportedly drowned near Koh Chang in Trat after he was swept away by strong waves. Local rescue teams have retrieved the body of a 19-year-old Chinese tourist identified as Guo Jiachang from the southern part of the island. Witnesses said Mr …

Koh Chang Weather in June 2014

July 2, 2014 – 1:58 PM |
Koh Chang Weather in June 2014

The weather on Koh Chang, or my little part of it, for June 2014.   June is one of the quietest months on the island and is often pretty wet.  But this year was the wettest for a few years.  Some very heavy overnight rain.  However, the afternoons and evenings …

Join the Volunteers Keeping Koh Chang Clean

June 26, 2014 – 7:36 AM |

For the past few years, Koh Chang has had an annual cleaning day. This involved a lot of pomp and ceremony, free t-shirts all round, pats on the back from the Governor of Trat for the resort owners who lent their staff to the operation, plus a slap up meal at the …

Flying Trat to Bangkok on Bangkok Airways

June 24, 2014 – 9:35 AM |

I usually drive when I go back to Bangkok.  When I say usually, I mean always with , I think, three exceptions during the past 10+ years when I used one of the van services.  This meant that I hadn’t ever flown on Bangkok Airways non-stop Trat to Bangkok service.  A …

17 June

June 17, 2014 – 7:30 AM | One Comment

How things change . . . The first week of June was glorious, blue skies, some cloud, a little overnight rain and deserted beaches. Literally deserted beaches, as the photos below show.
But now, mid-June, the beaches are still deserted but we’ve had a week of cool, grey, wet weather. Hopefully …

What Wat? Bangbao Temple & Klong Son Temple

June 12, 2014 – 6:55 PM |
buddhist temple koh chang

Located at the opposite ends of the west coast of Koh Chang, Bangbao and Klong Son villages are both fishing communities and both have their own small temple called a ‘wat’.   Neither of these two temples is visited much by tourists.   Mainly because there isn’t anything spectacular to …

Koh Chang . . .Zombie Apolcalypse, Coup or Low Season?

June 7, 2014 – 6:57 PM | One Comment

Having been hunkered down in my bunker awaiting the all clear after the coup, I emerged to find that Koh Chang was deserted.  Was this a result of people being frightened off by the coup? Had there been a zombie apocalypse I hadn’t heard about? Or was it simply low season?
These photos …

Chantaburi Fruit Fair

June 2, 2014 – 8:20 PM |

We weren’t planning a trip to Chantaburi this morning.  At least I wasn’t.  But there was a restaurant that my significant other wanted to try for a long time and as I wasn’t so busy we headed off.  Chantaburi is only an hour’s drive from the mainland ferry pier and is …

Koh Chang Weather Summary for May

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

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 heavy downpours daily plus …

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 …