Siam Bay Resort is in a secluded location at the far southern end of Kai Bae Beach. It’s a very peaceful spot with no loud bars, annoying beach vendors or guests from other resorts wandering past your bungalow. A great location, but the resort is a mixed bag.
It was one of the first resorts on Koh Chang but underwent a dramatic facelift with new beachfront bungalows, sea view villas, pool villas and reception, restaurant and pool area all constructed a few years ago. Some of the older bungalows remain, the ‘Seaside bungalows’ and these provide inexpensive, but a bit shabby, accommodation.
The new sea view and pool villas provide some good value accommodation. The sea view villas are 60sqm in size and pool villas are approximately 100sqm and cost less than a standard room at many of the larger 3 star beachfront resorts on the island. However, you shouldn’t expect the same levels of service, cleanliness and maintenance at Siam Bay as you can as more expensive resorts or even those which are smaller and better run.
The pick of the rooms are the Beachfront bungalows which are right by the beach. The layout of the resort is a bit weird and these bungalows are built in front of one of the neighbouring Sea View Resort’s hotel blocks. Figure on around 3,500 Baht / night during high season.
Of course the downside is that due to the peaceful location, it is a bit of a walk to get to the bright lights of Kai Bae village. About 15 minutes walk along the beach to the north. There’s also an excellent, inexpensive beachfront restaurant at Porn’s bungalows – just 5 minutes walk away. So this isn’t a resort for anyone who loves their nightlife nearby. But for families on a budget or anyone looking for some good value, quiet bungalows then it can be recommended.