Chai Chet Resort is located in a superb location on the headland overlooking Klong Prao beach. Whilst the resort doesn’t have any actual beachfront, it is only a 2 minute walk to the beach from the reception area.
This resort is very popular with Thai groups, so before you book check that you aren’t staying over a long weekend of Thai public holiday as the resort will be packed out and room rates higher. The resort doesn’t offer as many frills as other beach bungalow resorts right on the sand and the rooms obviously have never been touched by an interior designer, and are a bit dated but with AC bungalows for under 2,500 Baht/night in high season it’s a good combination of location, views and price.
The Sea View Villas which have amazing views across the bay are the highlight of the resort. These are very spacious and are better value than similar accommodation in many other resorts. and the panoramic views from the inland mountains, along the length of Klong Prao beach and to the outlying islands are awesome.
The cheaper rooms are tucked away from the sea on a hillside and also by a small inlet from the sea. This is an interesting area as you will see some of the locals who still fish for a living taking their boats out and also returning and sorting their catch, fixing nets etc.
The rocky headland is a great place to watch the sunset and the resort also has it’s own jungle trekking trail that takes you along a path that runs by the some before cutting back over the headland to the resort. All the shops, restaurants you need are close by on the main road which is a couple of minutes walk away. But the resort’s own restaurant is inexpensive and serves very good Thai food.
If the view from your room is paramount, then there aren’t many better options on Koh Chang than the Sea View Villas at Chai Chet Resort.