Koh Chang Paradise Resort
This one of the few places that ticks all the boxes in terms of high standard of accommodation; bungalows rather than hotel rooms; convenient but quiet location and prime beachfront.
Paradise Resort is located at the northern end of Klong Prao beach, a few minutes walk from the shopping plazas and supermarkets at the end of the beach. The resort has 70 bungalows plus another dozen super luxury pool villas. However, the beachfront area is never crowded as the resort has a whopping 260 metres of beach frontage where you can lay your towel and enjoy the views.
The regular bungalows are clustered together, without too much open space between them, however there are plenty of tropical plants surrounding each bungalow and so you won’t be staring at your neighbour every time you walk out of your room. The beachfront bungalows are right on the sand – it’s just a few metres from your door to the beach.
The resort is very popular with families and couples in search of 4 star accommodation on a great beach. The resort also houses a large spa with all manner of massage and herbal therapies available at the usual hefty price. ( You’ll find cheaper massages available in small roadside shops 5 minutes walk away. )
The pool villas are things of beauty, they aren’t the most original design, the usual cream walled, temple roofed affairs with good size plunge pool right in front but are very spacious and well decorated. They aren’t especially private as anyone walking along the wide pathways between the rows of villas get a clear view of the pool and deck areas. Likewise, the layout means that most don’t have very good sea views.
IamKohChang.com Reader Review
By Mick & Deb, London
It is not long since my wife and I visited the Koh Chang Paradise Resort for a fringe season holiday. For the last couple of months, my wife had worked non-stop to get the promotion that was up for grabs at her office, so I had been planning to take her to a resort that would give her the break she deserved.
Normally, it is my wife who makes lists and plans things ahead, but now it was my time to give her the perfect vacation. Anyways, I started searching over the internet for some exotic locations and surprisingly, my first thought was Thailand, since I needed her to let go of all the stress and Thailand is known for its stress relieving scenic beauty.
It was confusing at first, since Koh Chang Island has several resorts but when I came across the Koh Chang Paradise Resort, something compelled me to proceed further with the booking.
As I scrolled down, I found several heavenly accommodation choices and I selected the Beach Front Bungalow.
I booked the accommodation and the pick-up service immediately and we got on the plane. I was really happy to see a smile on her face and the stress lines on the forehead were already starting to disappear!
As soon as we landed in Trat, and walked out of the airport, the staff from the Koh Chang Paradise Resort was already waiting for us with a bouquet of flowers. They were very pleasant and welcoming. After a short drive and a boat ride, we reached the spectacular resort.
At the sight of the beachfront bungalow, my wife jumped with joy. The bungalow and the view were indeed, spectacular. As we entered the bungalow, it was highly luxurious with wooden floors, stylish walls, cabinets, comfortable sofas and coffee table in the living room and soft mattress in the bedroom. One thing that we loved the most was the lighting in the bungalow that made the environment energetic. We also found swan and flower shaped towels on our bed, which looked lovely.
The daily room service was a bit too early for us because my wife and I, both are not too fond of waking up early.
We slept-in at the day of arrival and woke up in the evening, ordered a cup of tea and then walked towards the beach. The lit-up stone-paved pathway leading to the beach was spectacular. We had a long walk on the beach that evening and then went to the Paradise restaurant for dinner. The seafood was so fresh that the honey-baked, Thai-seasoned shrimps melted in my mouth. My wife had the steamed snapper with rice, which was not bad either.
As we had only three days before moving on to Koh Kood, and the first day was already over, we decided to squeeze everything possible in the next day. Next morning, we woke up early and visited the nearby places including the Klong Plu Waterfall and Lonely Beach. After we returned to our beach resort, we spent the day chilling.
Overall, my wife and I had the vacation of our lifetime. She enjoyed her relaxing escape and I fulfilled her wish of planning one perfect thing in my life! If I visit Koh Chang Paradise Resort again, I would certainly go for the pool villa since it is more luxurious. I am happy to recommend this resort to anyone planning a trip to the island.