The Splash Koh Chang is the island’s newest resort. It opened in September 2020 at as time when Thailand was still isolated from foreign tourists. However, it has proved to be an instant hit with Thai visitors and expats.
Heavily discounted room rates helped, but the resort is notable because of it’s huge 700sqm lagoon pool area which features a mini-waterpark. This makes it an ideal choice for families.
The Splash is located on the site of the old Cabana Resort, adjacent to the Emerald Cove, at the far south end of Klong Prao beach. The new owners, who also own the nearby The Dewa and AWA Resort in Kai Bae, have extensively remodeled and renovated the existing rooms. The beach area was cleared to make way for a large bar and restaurant area and sundeck with loungers.
The highlight for many visitors, especially families lies at the rear of the property. What was a huge (and always empty) car park is now the site for the lagoon pool. The largest of it’s type on the island. There are three adult slides, three kids slides. The pool is surrounded by a sundeck and garden area. The reception and small car park are roadside.
The pool and waterslides are easily visible to passersby. This is a good sales tactic, as this is the only hotel pool on Koh Chang with water slides and is only accessible by guests staying at The Splash.
As far as accommodation goes. The 85 rooms at The Splash Koh Chang are a good 4 star standard. They aren’t over the top, super luxurious, but are stylish, modern and very spacious. The smallest, the Superior rooms are 40Sqm. Followed by Deluxe rooms 45Sqm. The Deluxe rooms are on the upper floor of the buildings in the photo below, the Superior rooms are at ground level with less privacy.
The Cottages (individual bungalows) are 55Sqm and the largest are the Family rooms at 70Sqm and the massive 140Sqm Family Suites. The suites come with a king bed, bunk beds, living area and private sun deck with sea views.
The location is good too. The nearest 7-eleven minimart is on the opposite side of the road. :-) There are also some small restaurants close by. But most guests will probably head either north to Klong Prao village or south to Kai Bae for dinner. They are both under 2 minutes by pick up truck taxi. Or an easy 10 – 15 minutes walk.
The main downsides would be:
– This isn’t a resort for anyone who want to laze by the pool and enjoy sea views. The pool doesn’t have any views to speak of – other than the roadside and garden area.
– The huge waterpark pool is great for kids . . . which means if you’re looking to escape the excited screams of youngsters, this may not the the best hotel for you.
– The beach isn’t great. Similar to the Emerald Cove next door, sun-loungers aren’t on the narrow strip of beach itself. They’re on sand covered land by the beach. And the problem is that access to the real beach requires wading past the Emerald Cove to get to the start of Klong Prao beach proper or walking around to The Dewa and accessing the beach there.
But overall, definitely recommended for families with kids of all ages who enjoy splashing around. But if you prefer somewhere better for couples, then the nearby Emerald Cove or The Dewa are both worth checking out.
The Splash is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 23 written reviews on Booking.com since 1 November 2018
Good The slider was nice, my son had great fun with it! Don't understand why the hotel charged us extra... read more - Ching-huei - 04/12/20
ดีมากๆเลย ที่นี่ดีมาก พนักงานดี ยิ้มแย้ม บริการดี มีบริการยกกระเป๋า อาหารอร่อย บรรยากาศโดยรวมมีชีวิตชีวา อยู่ในโรงแรมสดชื่นกว่าออกมาข้างนอก - พื้นสระว่ายน้ำมีเศษไม้หรือใบไม้บ้างประปราย แต่สระสะอาดดี
- ประตูห้องน้ำเมื่อไปชิดกำแพงด้านในจะไปกดโดนปุ่มล๊อค เมื่อปิดห้องน้ำแต่ไม่มีคนด้านในจะเปิดห้องน้ำไม่ได้ค่ะ ต้องเรียกพนักงาน - Parada - 29/11/20
Our daughter had a blast in the water park and on the beach. We live on the island and will be back! Super friendly and accommodating staff, great sunset views at the beachfront restaurant. Rooms are modern and quiet with very... read more - Todd - 07/11/20
Great mini waterpark hotel Mini waterpark, great design, beautiful restaurant. Clean rooms. Good location, plenty of options to have lunch or dinner around.... read more - Gaelled15 - 25/10/20
Nice hotel for a good price Breakfast staff was very nice, the pool is amazing for the kids, the restaurant near the beach is nice... read more - Filipa - 25/10/20
My holiday.❤️ ที่พักสวย บรรยากาศดี ติดทะเล เครื่องเล่นสวนน้ำสนุกสุดๆ พนักงานบริการดี และแก้ไขปัญหาได้ดี ครั้งหน้ามีโอกาสจะกลับมาพักแน่นอนค่ะ ไลน์อาหารเช้าน้อยไป และไม่หลากหลาย ในบางช่วงเวลาที่คนเยอะ ทำให้อาหารหมด/ขาดช่วง และโต๊ะไม่ว่าง ควรเพิ่มราวตากผ้าหน้าห้องไว้ตากผ้าที่เปียก ห้องพักไม่ค่อยเก็บเสียง ไม่มี Massage Zone ควรเพิ่มเมนูอาหารที่ S-Bar อีกนิด - Ousana - 20/10/20
Single mom with kid Great hotel for kids. Good for family vacation. My don love the water slides area so much. The hotel... read more - Pla - 19/10/20
Highly recommend Staff was always very happy, food was great, and the hotel was very clean. We would highly recommend this hotel. - Patrickmcdonah - 18/10/20
Recommended Awesome!!! We highly enjoyed with the water slide especially the straight one (yellow +orange color) so fun! This... read more - Wipawan - 01/10/20
Very enjoyable mini break , will definitely stay there again on my next visit to Koh Chang. The breakfast was good, the location good, the beach bar and beach area were very good, the superior room... read more - Delboy1952 - 30/09/20