The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

February 22, 2015 – 9:08 AM | Comments Off on Island Guide

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.

One & Two Bedroom Longstay Apartments & Houses in Kai Bae – Weekly & Monthly Rates

August 31, 2014 – 10:50 AM | Comments Off on One & Two Bedroom Longstay Apartments & Houses in Kai Bae – Weekly & Monthly Rates

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All units renovated in mid-2014.
Whilst it is now pretty easy to find a small bungalow or one bedroom place to rent on Koh Chang it is very difficult to find a larger bungalow especially one with two bedrooms. These new homes, completed a couple of years …

Thailand Officials Crackdown on Land Misuse on Koh Chang Island

August 30, 2014 – 8:33 PM | One Comment
Thailand Officials Crackdown on Land Misuse on Koh Chang Island

Thailand Law Forum, 27 August
Thailand’s Department of National Parks, with the help of marines from the Royal Thai Navy and local police, initiated a large scale investigation of alleged forged or improperly issued title deeds in Koh Chang on Tuesday, August 26, according to ASTV Manager, a Thai television station.
Theerapat …

Google Earth – Koh Chang Then & Now

August 29, 2014 – 5:13 PM |

Google Earth gives you the ability to not only see the current satellite photos of pretty much any location worldwide but also those from the past.  Although they don;t go too far back, 2000 is pretty much the earliest.  But for tourist areas, which have a habit of developing quickly, …

Walking to the other Waterfall

August 26, 2014 – 12:32 PM |

If you are staying in the Klong Prao area then it’s a not too difficult to walk to Klong Plu waterfall, which is the largest on the island and where you have to pay 200 Baht National Park entrance fee to get in.  However, there’s no reason not to walk …

Beautiful Beach House for Weekly Rent on Koh Chang

August 21, 2014 – 7:55 PM | Comments Off on Beautiful Beach House for Weekly Rent on Koh Chang

Baan Rim Had, ( The Beach House )  is a beachfront villa located on Koh Chang’s largest luxury development.  The property includes three ensuite double bedrooms, western kitchen, living room,upstairs sun terrace and a garden that leads onto a 1.5Km private beach.
The house is fully airconditioned and decorated and furnished …

Who’s Pool is This? A Secret Waterfall in Klong Son

August 19, 2014 – 11:41 AM |

It’s always fun to head out on the scooter and along dirt tracks to see where they lead.  Often there’s nothing of interest at the end and a couple of kilometers on a gradually narrowing, potholed dirt track ends at the house of a bemused rubber farmer or fisherman who …

( Sadly, Not a ) Typical Rainy Season Day

August 15, 2014 – 9:54 AM |

At this time of year you can expect the average day, weatherwise, to consist of some heavy overnight rain; the occasional daytime shower; a grey morning but brighter & driver afternoon; a little sunshine and fairly rough sea.  But, if you have good luck then you can also experience near …

Tourists Discover New Island Resort In East Thailand

August 13, 2014 – 7:14 PM |
Tourists Discover New Island Resort In East Thailand

Shanghai Daily 12 August
Move over Phuket and Pattaya. Here comes Thailand’s easternmost seaside resort of Koh Chang (Elephant Island) which has seen a record turnout of tourists over a long weekend that ended Tuesday, thanks to ferry boat services plying between Trat province and its tropical island lying in the …

8 August

August 8, 2014 – 2:17 PM | 2 Comments

Another lazy, belated update as a) not a lot’s happening here and b) I’m busy planning my own holidays which will involve spending September driving & walking around the nicer, more mountainous bits of Europe.
On the island, the weather has been alternating between a few days of bright, sunny weather and …

Aerial Video of Koh Rang – Popular Snorkelling Spot

July 30, 2014 – 7:34 PM |

If you take a snorkelling trip by speedboat whilst on holiday on Koh Chang you’ll almost certainly stop for lunch on Koh Rang. This is a medium sized island to the west of Koh Mak, uninhabited apart from a National Park Ranger Station. The ranger station has a camp site …

A Typical Low / Rainy / Green Season Day

July 26, 2014 – 6:31 PM |

Low, rainy or green.  Take your pick on how to describe this time of year on Koh Chang.  The island is quieter than usual One of the most common questions I get asked is “What will the weather be like  in < insert month between May and October > ?”
Who …

Wholesale & Retail Wine Business For Sale

July 24, 2014 – 10:48 AM |

This business was set up in 2004 and is Koh Chang’s leading wine wholesaler and distributor. The owner now has to relocate for family reasons & so it is for sale.
The business is running with many repeat and long term customers in hand. You’ll take over all existing contracts and …