Bhumiyama Beach Resort
Bhumiyama is situated at the southern end of Lonely Beach, the main backpacker’s beach on Koh Chang.
The plus point of being sandwiched between two wooden hut backpacker resorts is that you can always get a cheap meal or drink easily. The downside is that you’re surrounded by backpackers with only a beachfront boundary rope separating you from the unwashed masses.
So this resort is suited to younger couples who like to go out and party a bit or families with older kids who want to introduce them to the joys of travelling gently. If you are looking for good seafood restaurants, Italian restaurant with silver service, authentic Thai food and local village life then this isn’t for you. The area is geared up towards emptying the pockets of gap year students. Although, as the area goes more upmarket, there are an increasing number of very good drinking & dining options further south on the main road.
That said, the beach is excellent and even at high tide there is a wide strip of powdery white sand and plenty of space to sunbathe. Getting out and about can be a bit of a hassle if you are staying south of Kai Bae as even in high season the pick up truck taxis are infrequent during the evening. On the map, it doesn’t look to far to walk or cycle to Kai Bae, but the road is extremely steep and narrow.