The Chill Koh Chang is one of the resorts to put on your shortlist if you just want to get away from it all and have a week or two of boutique luxury on the island.
The smallest room is 50sqm and all are fitted and furnished to a contemporary 5 star standard. White washed walls , white linens, dark woods and colour being provided by the occasional cushion is the order of the day. The well trained staff and calm, friendly ambiance exude professionalism.
I know someone who travels the world on business and rates the Sky Room as one of the best and also best value hotel rooms he has stayed in anywhere. This is 100sqm with living room, bedroom, jacuzzi and huge balcony with sea views. Ideal for a honeymoon or just a romantic getaway.
This isn’t really a resort for families though. It is more geared up to luxury seeking couples who want to spend their days idling by the pool, which stretches the entire length of the resort from reception to the beach.
Two negative aspects are the beach, which is nothing to write home about. It’s narrow and nowhere near as good as the southern end of Kai Bae. This issue is also shared by the adjacent Gajapuri Resort and AWA Resort.
The other is the price of food & drinks. The awesome breakfast buffet is included in the price. But if you fancy a snack or a drink by the pool, be prepared to pay a hefty premium A small beer or fruit juice costs well over 200 Baht including various taxes. Ridiculous. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to eat, drink and buy refills for your minibar on the roadside within two minutes walk.
Overall, a great place to stay. But if you’re looking at one of the ground floor pool access rooms, check the reviews as a few people have mentioned in reviews and also in emails to me about problems with dampness. Probably due to the lack of fresh air circulating and the tropical plants in the landscaped gardens. The beachfront villas and rooms on higher floors get a sea breeze and so don’t have this issue.