First the bad news, if you want to see the sea or even be able to easily walk to the sea from your resort on Koh Chang then Ramayana isn’t the resort for you.
But all is not lost. There is a regular shuttle that takes guests to the beach at The Dewa & The Awa, the Ramayana’s sister resorts at the southern end of Klong Prao beach and in the centre of Kai Bae beach.
And there are more plus points. Good quality rooms of a 3 star standard and very reasonable room rates, which are a couple of thousand Baht/night cheaper than an equivalent room right on the beach. In addition the resort does have great sunrise views over the inland mountains – a view that you won’t see if you are staying by the beach.
So for anyone in need of a comfortable, contemporary room and happy to rent a scooter or car to get around and swap a beachfront location for considerable savings on room rates then Ramayana would be ideal. The area around the resort is quiet, there are a couple of restaurants on the river, near Aana Resort, 5 minutes walk away and a couple of roadside cheap Thai restaurants and small mini-mart in the vicinity but you’re probably going to want to hop on a pick up truck taxi in the evening and head to one of the busier areas to dine out.
Good value and recommended, so long as you are fully aware of the lack of beach and lack of shops & nightlife nearby.