Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa is 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.
The 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.
Paradise 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 a 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. Hence the hefty premium for those smack on the beach.
If you like this area but want a cheaper alternative, the sames owner also run Koh Chang Paradise Hill which is located opposite, on the inland side of the main road. It offers modern, 3 star standard hotel rooms overlooking a large pool area.