The Guide For Independent Travelers to Koh Chang »

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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.

8 August

August 8, 2014 – 2:17 PM | 2 Comments

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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 …

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 …

Little Sunshine Resort

July 12, 2014 – 8:17 PM | 2 Comments

Little Sunshine Resort is Koh Chang’s newest and smallest boutique resort.  A Swiss/Thai family has converted their three luxury beachfront villas on Koh Chang into a luxurious retreat managed by a small team of professionally trained staff.  If you need 5 star comforts but prefer a more homely, private but welcoming atmosphere than a large resort can offer,  this is the place for you.  High Season rates from 3,000 Baht/night.

Beautiful Thai-Style Holiday Villa For Sale on Koh Mak

July 9, 2014 – 12:03 PM | Comments Off on Beautiful Thai-Style Holiday Villa For Sale on Koh Mak


This beautiful red brick and teakwood home is located on the island of Koh Mak.   It comprises two floors and has a total living area of approx 170sqm.   It is built on a 650sqm of Chanote titled land.   Near neighbours include several other expat home owners.   …

Bungalow in 800sqm Landscaped Garden For Sale

July 8, 2014 – 9:32 PM | Comments Off on Bungalow in 800sqm Landscaped Garden For Sale

This cosy studio bungalow sits on an 800sqm Chanote titled plot of land on Koh Mak.   The internal living area is approx 50sqm – studio bedroom plus bathroom, and outside there is a large terrace area and covered seating.
As the land is large, the bungalow could easily be extended, …

7 July

July 7, 2014 – 1:49 PM | 2 Comments

After the wettest  June for a few years the weather has perked up a bit in July. Some nice sunny days and no big storms ( yet).  However, the sea is still quite rough and another tourist drowned a  week ago off Lonely beach.  So, if you need to cool off …

Chinese Tourist Drowns Off Koh Chang Coast

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

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 Jiachang had ignored warnings …

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 …