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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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.

Crackdown on Koh Chang Land Encroachment

February 1, 2015 – 7:10 AM |
koh chang army

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31 January 2015, NNT
The director of the National Parks Bureau has visited Koh Chang in Trat province to gather information on the land encroachment problems on the island.
After a meeting with chief of Koh Chang National Park Weera Khunchairak, director of the National Parks Bureau, Samak …

Ao Sapporot Ferry Pier From The Air ( Video )

January 28, 2015 – 7:44 PM |
Ao Sapporot Ferry Koh Chang

Chances are this will be where you set foot on Koh Chang for the first time.
Ao Sapporot is the Koh Chang pier for ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ the busiest of the two ferry companies which bring people from the mainland to Koh Chang.  The majority of buses and minibuses coming from Bangkok …

Snorkelling ( Feeding the Fish ) at Koh Yuak

January 25, 2015 – 9:20 PM |
Koh Chang Snorkelling

I just got a cheap underwater camera, in preparation for a proper snorkelling holiday in a few weeks time.  Today we decided to test it by having a late afternoon, ‘Baan Rim Nam’ staff outing to  the island of Koh Yuak, a few kilometers off Klong Prao beach.  This is …

How to Get to Soneva Kiri’s Private Beach

January 21, 2015 – 12:27 PM | One Comment
Soneva Kiri Beach

Soneva Kiri is a luxury 6 star resort ( similar to a luxury 5 star resort, only it’s one better )  on Koh Kood.  The resort prides itself on keeping their guests and normal people well away from each other.
If you try to ride your scooter to the resort you …

Koh Chang’s Monkeys – Why You Shouldn’t Feed Them

January 19, 2015 – 11:42 AM | 2 Comments
Don't Feed the Monkeys

Not a very nice sight is it? But this is happening more on Koh Chang as monkeys become more dependent on food given by humans and more frequently come down to the roadside.
I remember when seeing monkeys was relatively rare in the High Season.  They usually kept away from people …

Crossing the Aranyaprathet / Poipet Border ( Siem Reap – Koh Chang )

January 18, 2015 – 12:17 PM |
Aranyaprathet to Poipet border

I thought I’d add a few photos of the Aranyaprathet / Poipet border crossing experience as a lot of people are now combining Siem Reap and Koh Chang in the same holiday.   A typical 2-week itinerary consists of flying into Bangkok then heading to Siem reap for a few …

For Sale: The Best Small Beachfront Resort on Koh Chang.

January 14, 2015 – 12:50 PM |
Amber Sands beach Resort

OK.  We’ll keep this simple.  Amber Sands Beach Resort is probably the best run and best reviewed small resort on Koh Chang.  For the past three years it’s been voted as one of the Top 25 Small Resorts in Thailand.  ( In 9th place for 2014 )
You’ll find over 250 …

Beautiful Riverside Home For Sale. Only THB 2.1 Million.

January 14, 2015 – 11:55 AM |
house for sale koh chang

If you are looking for a simple, but tastefully designed home in a peaceful area yet within easy reach of the west coast beaches and for a very reasonable price then this might be for you.
This two bedroom house has a footprint of 8m x 14m.  It has been designed …

11 January

January 10, 2015 – 8:15 PM |
Chantaburi elephants

Been a bit busy recently as mid-December  to mid-January is the busiest time of year on the island.  So aside from the guesthouse, we had a couple of trips elsewhere, the busiest month ever for transfer bookings and our new holiday home to deal with.  So not a lot of time …

Two Bedroom Homes For Longterm Rent on Koh Chang

January 7, 2015 – 8:52 PM |
House For Rent on Koh Chang

Two brand new two bedroom houses for rent in Kai Bae, Koh Chang.
These new rental homes have just been completed and are available for longterm rent – from 6 months to 1 year.  They are located in the valley in Kai Bae, just over 5 minutes walk from the main road …

Sailing / Yacht Charter

January 4, 2015 – 8:53 PM | One Comment

Koh Chang isn’t the first place you think of heading to for a sailing holiday when in Thailand. But every year more and more yachts make their way here and the fleets of charter boats at Sunsail & Gulf Charters grow in size.
You’ll find far more yachts and far better …

The Koh Chang Weather in December 2014

January 2, 2015 – 12:20 PM |
The Koh Chang Weather in December 2014

A brief summary of the weather in December 214.  As you can see, there was hardly any rain.  Just one day which was a bit wet.  Overall, another very good, dry December, no strong winds and only one prolonged overnight rain shower. Starting to get cool in the evening towards Christmas …