Lazy Republique is one of the best reviewed ‘flashpacker’ resorts on Koh Chang. It’s a small place with only a handful of bungalows. Guests can relax in the restaurant or spacious garden area. Free wi-fi is available and the cool, concrete bungalows have all the conveniences you need without being over fussy.
With only a few rooms, the French/Thai owners can spend a lot of time getting to know their guests and helping them plan their time on the island. And that’s reflected in the reviews the resort receives.
It’s located roadside in the quiet village of Bailan, just south of the far busier and noisier Lonely beach. So the Bailan area is popular with people who are looking for good value accommodation away from package tourists and away from, but within easy reach of, nightlife areas.
There is a small beach in Bailan and this is accessible for Lazy Republique guests through Bailan Beach Resort which is directly opposite.
If you want friendly owners and an inexpensive, modern AC bungalow in a peaceful spot then this should definitely be on your shortlist. High season room rates from around 1,200 Baht.