Klong Son

The Aiyapura Koh Chang

The Aiyapura Koh Chang

The Aiyapura Koh Chang was the first luxury resort to open on the island.   Despite what you may see mentioned on some booking sites, it isn’t on White Sand beach but is located in sleepy Klong Son, on the southern shore of a very scenic bay.

224 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 isn’t a resort to stay at if you want shops and restaurants within walking distance, there isn’t anything.   And if you do make it to Klong Son village you will find that this is a local village with very little in the way of businesses or services aimed at tourists.   Although a small waterpark opened near the resort in early 2020. 

Deluxe room interior at Aiyapura Resort

However,Klong Son is good if  you like to see some ‘real life’, away from the more touristy areas of the island. It’s a great location to bicycle around.  You can head to the old fishing village and also inland to the elephant camp and waterfall along narrow roads with very little traffic.  

But it also means that for a night out you need to go over the big hill to White Sand beach using the resort’s shuttle service.

The Aiyapura is also home to an indoor trampoline park, which is a great ways to spend an afternoon.  Adjacent is their own in-house bakery, Bread Oven, with a range of drinks and home made cakes and pastries. For Thai and international dishes, guests can head to the Rabiangtalay Restaurant by the beach.

The resort itself has very spacious grounds and is an ideal spot to get away from it all.   Reviewers love the service and  high standard of rooms.  But bear in mind that the resort only has an artificial beach and the bay isn’t ideal for swimming in. 

This, plus the out of the way location, count against it being an ideal choice if you are planning a family holiday with kids in tow. However,  for a couple wanting to escape for a week and chill out it’s definitely recommended.

The Aiyapura Koh Chang villas

Very quiet area and relaxing stay, with plenty of loverly views 😀 - Breakfast was very good. Location was excellent, a beautiful view of the ocean and mountains from my balcony room 😞 - More available free bus services to White Sands . I recommend every 2 hours for mini bus pick from motel
Exceptional 😀 - Amazing hotel with great staff and location. Beautiful swimming pool. Lot of facilities. Staff is very attentive and looked after us like nowhere else before. We stayed a full week with our family and friends (group of 18) and everyone was very happy with his stay. Thanks so much to the team! 😞 - Nothing
Amazing stay at this wonderful resort. Must visit 😀 - The staff is so good. Polite, helpful and happy to help. They even got us early check in and late check out. Also prepared vegan and vegetarian meals on our request. The property is too good and big enough to keep you occupied
Exceptional 😀 - We had a wonderful stay at Aiyapura. We really enjoyed our stay at the resort. It is very idyllic and well run. The staff was very friendly. Everyone was very accommodating. The breakfast (lunch/dinner) was plentiful, the pool and garden great and the view was simply spectacular. We will be back.
Exceptional 😀 - Great big bungalows with sea view, amazing service from the staff,highly appreciated.very quiet at all times of the day 😀 great sunbeds on the big terrace with sea view, such a lovely place
Superb 😀 - Was quite beautiful setting 😞 - The water in room was discoloured

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