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.

June 3

June 3, 2013 – 3:14 PM |

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A belated update as I have been out of action for a while with a bout of Dengue Fever. This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve had it, so whilst it isn’t particularly nice, it isn’t something that is life threatening to anyone who is …

Koh Chang Weather for May 2013

June 1, 2013 – 8:04 AM |
Koh Chang Weather for May 2013

The weather on Koh Chang, or my part of the island, for May 2013, from the Klong Prao Meteorological Office, i.e. outside my window.  The first couple of weeks of the month were a very good time to be on the island.  It was hot, perhaps too hot and virtually …

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

May 31, 2013 – 8:43 AM | 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 )


Yoga Classes

May 24, 2013 – 3:16 PM | One Comment

Baan Zen is a beautiful modern, wooden, semi-Thai style house, set   by the water, in peaceful surroundings.   It’s just a short walk from Klong Prao Beach and with 5 minutes walk from   Amari Emerald Cove, VJ Hotel, Tropicana Resort & Barali Resort.
Yoga is one of the best …

One Hour Walk Around Chai Chet. Views, Nature, Slums & Karaoke

May 21, 2013 – 1:39 PM |

It’s been a while since I did one of these. So here’s a little walk that you can do quite easily. Total distance is under 3KM.  Half on sealed roads & paths and half on tracks and a nature trail.  There are a couple of steep sections and it is …

Beachfront Holiday Home on Koh Chang For Daily / Weekly Rent

May 21, 2013 – 10:59 AM |
beach house rent koh chang

For Rent – Beautiful Beachfront Holiday Home on Koh Chang. Enjoy a kilometre long private beach and sunset views at this stylish 3 bedroom home located in the north-west of Koh Chang. Facilities include Beach Club Restaurant, Golf, Watersports Centre and a 35 metre Infinity pool. Rates from just 42,000 Baht/Week.

3 Bed ‘Coconut Villa’ For Rent on Koh Mak

May 15, 2013 – 7:34 AM | 2 Comments

Daily Rates From 2,000 Baht. Three Bedroom  Coconut Villa, Koh Mak Island. Coconut Villa sleeps up to 6 guests in air-conditioned comfort and is situated only 5 minutes walk from the island’s two main beaches.

Kati Culinary, Klong Prao * Don’t Miss It *

May 14, 2013 – 2:59 PM | 3 Comments

We’ve been going to Kati since it opened way back in 2005.  And in that time never had a bad meal.  In fact, in that time it’s probably been my favourite restaurant on the island.  Over the years I’ve recommended the place to dozens of people – both visitors to this …

The Harlem Shuffle Reaches Koh Chang

May 13, 2013 – 3:57 PM |

OK.  So, it’s been and gone in the rest of the world.  But, here’s a group of hip, young party people at a pool party at KLKL Hostel in Lonely Beach the other afternoon doing their version.

May 9

May 9, 2013 – 1:37 PM |

My plan was to wait until I had time to take  a quick trip to Koh Kood before I did another update.  However, the maid’s holiday had to take priority over my own so she’s off sunning herself in a village in Trat and I’m cleaning rooms.  If the inter …

Kai Bae Hut Noodle Shop

May 7, 2013 – 8:03 PM |

Kai Bae Hut Noodle Shop – as the name suggests, started out life as a noodle shop.  Noodles are still sold and by all accounts they are very good.  However, as I’m not really a fan I rarely order them.  This is one of those restaurants that I was umming …

Blues Blues Art Restaurant, Klong Son

May 7, 2013 – 1:35 PM |

One for anyone finding themselves in Klong Son and looking for a place to eat which isn’t too ‘local’ this is the place for you.  There isn’t a big choice of places to eat in Klong Son village and Blues Blues is the one good value, funky little place that …