Despite only being open since January 2019, BeachBox @ Koh Chang has racked up a very impressive number of super-positive reviews. (Despite the box-like rooms not actually being on the beach.)
But fear not, BeachBox is located just one minute’s walk from the laid back Hat Sai Noi beach on the south coast of Koh Chang. The accommodation is in stark, concrete and glass boxes. There are fan and air-conditioned rooms.
The largest have two Queen size beds, making them ideal for a family travelling on a budget. All are very simple and free from clutter.
The larger bungalows have one floor to ceiling glass wall which makes the rooms brighter than they would normally be – as they’re surrounded by tropical greenery. Inside furniture is limited to the very bare essentials. Plus a wall mounted flat screen TV and mattress on a concrete base, rather than actual bed.
There isn’t a restaurant, although cold drinks are available,. But guests can get breakfast at numerous restaurants on Hat Sai Noi or Klong Kloi beach.
From a business perspective it’s a very practical design. Easy to keep clean and tidy and unlikely to go out of fashion any time soon. And for guests, the price is cheap but they get good value for money and can stay in a far more modern bungalow that they would be able to afford elsewhere on the island.
As with many of the top rated resorts, what sets them apart from other places, and ensures the continuing great reviews, is the owner and the staff. And BeachBox are certainly doing things the right way, with many guests commenting on how friendly and helpful the staff are.
Overall, a definite recommendation for a budget bungalow in the south of Koh Chang. No real downsides other that no sea views and not being beachfront, but for the price, there’s nothing to really complain about.
BeachBox @ Koh Chang is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 69 written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018
What a wonderful place! -BeachBox is wonderful place and I had a great time at there. P’Pui & P’Kiwi are so nice and... read more - Nathiya - 31/03/20
Amazing stay! Die Box war gemütlich und sauber.
Die Gastgeber haben uns viel geholfen und unterstützt - waren dort in der Corona... read more - Patrycja - 24/03/20
Exceptional Отличное расположение - в 5 минутах от хорошего не каменистого пляжа, но при этом в полной тишине и абсолютно... read more - Gaspar - 22/03/20
Idéal aventure Tout le reste est très bon Salle de bain mal aérée
Donc mauvaise odeur - Guide - 17/03/20
Very good die beiden sind unglaublich bemüht und hilfsbereit, wenn es darum geht, den perfekten Aufenthalt zu gestalten. Man hat sich... read more - Lena - 12/03/20
Exceptional BeachBox was absolutely fantastic! The staff are very warm and welcoming. It's in a great area, close... read more - Jennifer - 08/03/20
Good introduction to Koh Chang! I enjoyed staying in BeachBox, it's close to one of the beaches (few minutes walking), Bang Bao village is... read more - Mateusz - 04/03/20
Perfect place to stay in Koh Chang Everything! Very sweet owners, as clean as it gets, cosy modern loft style room, great location close to the... read more - Olivier - 04/03/20
Modern and worth value of money New place, clean, great service - Rémi - 04/03/20
Exceptional Nice and clean hotel. Staff were welcoming and easy to talk to - Teresia - 03/03/20