The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

April 22, 2014 – 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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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.

Four Bedroom Pool Villa for Rent on Koh Chang

December 7, 2013 – 4:25 PM |
Large House For Rrent on Koh Chang

250sqm, 4 Bedroom Family Home For Rent. Ideal for large families or groups in search of a quiet vacation on Koh Chang.  This new home is fully furnished and comes with a private pool.  Weekly Rent: 33,000 Baht

3 Bedroom Beachfront Home For Rent on Koh Chang * From only 31,000 Baht/Week *

December 6, 2013 – 2:05 PM | Comments Off
Beach house for rent koh chang

This is a beautiful new home right on the beach, on the quiet East Coast of Koh Chang. This is a very quiet and peaceful area, with a stretch of remote beach and the mountainous jungle just behind. The views are lovely and calming, and at night there are just …

Koh Mak in a Day

December 5, 2013 – 12:26 PM |

Here’s a very nice travelogue, a 7 minute video shot recently of the delights of Koh Mak.  If this doesn’t convince you to spend some of your holiday time on the island, then nothing will.
Koh Mak is about 45 – 60 mins by boat from Koh Chang and also easily …

Tourist Fee Angers Koh Chang Boat Operators

December 3, 2013 – 8:08 PM |
Tourist Fee Angers Koh Chang Boat Operators

Bangkok Post 3 December 2013
Local boat operators and other local people in Koh Chang district,  an island district in Trat, demand the removal of the new chief of Koh Chang National Park on Tuesday morning.  They said new park chief Veera Khunchaiyarak, who took up the job just over a month ago, has caused …

BCU 3* Sea Kayaking Course on Koh Chang

December 3, 2013 – 12:39 PM |

I spent the week of 25 – 29 November taking the BCU 3 Star Sea Kayaking course – with Kayak Chang, the only sea kayaking company able to offer it in Thailand.  Fortunately for me, they are based at the Amari Emerald Cove on Koh Chang.  So, aside from paddling …

1 December

December 1, 2013 – 6:56 PM | One Comment

I spent last week taking the BCU 3 Star Sea Kayaking course – with the only sea kayaking company able to offer it in Thailand.  Fortunately for me, they are based at the Amari Emerald Cove on Koh Chang.  So, aside from paddling down to the Amari every day, I …

Scots actor James McAvoy to raise funds for Koh Chang crash victim by giving fans the chance to star in his latest movie

November 18, 2013 – 9:34 AM | 2 Comments
Scots actor James McAvoy to raise funds for Koh Chang crash victim by giving fans the chance to star in his latest movie

Daily Record, 9 November
The Filth star has offered fans the chance to visit him on the set of his new movie Frankenstein to raise money for road crash victim Graham Hogg, who is stranded in Thailand with a £15,000 medical bill.
James McAvoy has come to the rescue of a biker stranded …

The Trek Across Koh Chang – Coast to Coast in a Day

November 17, 2013 – 9:54 PM | 4 Comments
Jungle trek across Koh Chang

In the past guided walks across the island have been possible but these always involved an overnight stay camping in the middle of the jungle.   I was never too keen on that idea and I knew that in the past it was possible to walk across the island in …

Return to Koh Kood

November 13, 2013 – 6:48 AM |

Just a few photos from a recent trip down to Koh Kood.  A great island to visit and probably the best in Thailand for lovers of beaches, jungles, waterfalls and deserted roads – ideal for cruising along on on your rental scooter. However, you’ll only really enjoy the island if …

10 November

November 10, 2013 – 2:46 PM |

On November 17 , it will be time to grab a few hundred Baht’s worth of the finest Chinese weapons grade fireworks, a couple of large Beer Changs, and head down to the local river, ocean or large muddy pond to celebrate Loy Krathong – the Thai festival of something …

Trat History Museum

November 2, 2013 – 7:27 AM |

In the centre of Trat you’ll find Trat History Museum, a small museum that covers the history of Trat from it’s early days as an important stopover for Chinese traders to the occupation by the French in the early 1900′s and the World War Two Battle of Koh Chang.   …

White Sand Beach October 2013

October 31, 2013 – 11:01 AM |

Just a few photos taken on day last week on White Sand beach.  You’ll notice the tide is pretty high.  it isn’t like this all the time  - chances are there will be much more sand visible when you visit.   The far northern end of the beach is way …