Klong Prao

Emerald Cove Resort

Emerald Cove Resort, Klong Prao beach, Koh Chang

Overall, The Emerald Cove Resort, is one of the best on the island.   Other resorts may be on better beaches or may have more inspiring architecture, but if you want luxury, well trained staff, and a place where everything works as it should, then book it.

295 reviews
(This score is based on the number of written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018. Because recent reviews are more relevant than those from many years ago.)

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This stems from the fact the resort was part of the well known Amari chain until late 2014.   It is currently run independently but looks set to be rebranded as a Marriott resort at some point in the future.  (A couple of announced dates have come and gone, so no idea when or if that might happen.) 

So, think it as you would a  ‘Starbucks’, it costs more than a regular hotel but you know what you are getting before you walk in the door.  If you like your home comforts, appreciate good service and don’t want any shocks,  surprises or screw ups, then it’s is for you.

Sea view suite at Emerald Cove Resort, Koh Chang

The design of the hotel isn’t that inspiring.   The rooms are located in three low rise hotel blocks built around a central pool area fronting onto a large garden and beach area.  In fact, the resort looks far better at night when the walkways and ponds are illuminated, than it does in daylight.

The actual beach is very narrow outside the resort.   Walk 10 minutes to the north for a far nicer stretch of sand and a handful of great beach restaurants which are ideal for evening meals or a quick snack and fruitshake during the day.  There is a sandy area by the shore line which is filled with sun-loungers for guests.

One of the keys to the hotel’s success is in its staff training, unlike many of the more expensive resorts on the island the staff here tend to know what they are doing and also do it efficiently.

There are several small places to eat and drink within 5 minutes walk of the Emerald Cove – the resort’s  restaurants are pricey, as you’d expect in a 5 star.   However, ‘Sassi’ the Italian restaurant is excellent. If you want more variety or  a night out then it is easy to walk north along the beach to one of the restaurants take a pick up truck taxi into Kai Bae, 2 minutes drive to the south. 

Or even walk there, it’s only about 15 minutes  away.  In Kai Bae you’ll find plenty of  cheaper restaurants plus all manner of small shops and bars.  Or Klong Prao village is also an easy 15 minute stroll, just cross the bridge near Centara Tropicana Resort and walk through Blue Lagoon bungalows.

Exterior of Emerald Cove Resort, Koh Chang

Emerald Cove Resort is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 295 written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018

Exceptional Очень понравилось проживание, жили месяц семьей из трёх человек. - Maria - 29/03/20 

Great service -Service was good
-Nice location
-Nice pool, gardens and a perfect place to relax -Its a bit tired, you can see...
read more - Tor - 22/03/20 

Nice place on a beautiful beach staff were friendly and helpful Beautiful beach lined with a number of bars/restaurants and at low tide you can easily walk 2km
Pool was nice...
read more - Paul - 21/03/20 

Exceptional Leuke attentie in de vorm van een taart tijdens verjaardag! Super mooi zwembad en heel vriendelijk personeel, uitgebreid ontbijt... read more - Henriette - 14/03/20 

schöne Entspannung, gute Restaurantauswahl außerhalb des Hotels große Auswahl beim Frühstück
sehr großes Zimmer
schöne Anlage Liegen waren morgens schon immer mit Handtüchern belegt - Miriam - 13/03/20 

Superb Hotelli oli todella rauhallinen ja viihtyisä. Hotelli ei myöskään ollut liian suuri. Rantaan oli lyhyt matka. Aamupala oli monipuolinen.... read more - Markus - 12/03/20 

Wunderbarer Ort für einen entspannten Urlaub Super Lage direkt am Strand, kleiner Supermarkt und viele Restaurants mit unterschiedlichem Standard fussläufig zu erreichen, supernettes Personal (besonders... read more - Kathrin - 09/03/20 

Séjour dans chambre aile de Luxe Premium. Le confort de la literie et des oreillers.
La magnifique piscine, les transats confortables et la plage.
Situation idéale proche...
read more - Audrey - 08/03/20 

Lugnt och avkopplande Stora rymliga rum med balkong som man kunde sitta på efter stranden. Sängarna var underbara.Mycket bra frukost. Läget perfekt.... read more - Barbro - 06/03/20 

Einfach traumhaft zum Entspannen Das Zimmer war sehr geräumig und wurde jeden Tag gereinigt. Besonders die Dusche hat uns gut gefallen, da sie... read more - M - 05/03/20 

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