Koh Chang Kacha Resort
Koh Chang Kacha Resort has been one of the most popular resorts on the island since it first opened. A few years ago the addition of a huge new hillside wing, featuring some extremely spacious and good value Family Suites, increased the popularity of this 4 star resort. And in late 2014, the new beachfront villas opened.
The downside though is whilst the size of the hotel has more than doubled, it only has a relatively short frontage onto the beach and the small beachfront pool area is regularly packed. The new annex has it’s own very large pool, which looks onto nothing more exciting that the rear of some roadside shop units.
The beachfront features hotel rooms and a couple of types of ‘villa’. In the Hillside annex which opened in late 2009, you’ll find Deluxe rooms and various types of Suites. These Deluxe rooms and the 80sqm Family Suites appear to be good value for money. The beachfront villas aren’t stand alone, they’re just very nice hotel rooms which open out onto a garden area that leads down to the beach. I was hoping for a more interesting design but whilst they wont Wow you with their architectural splendour, there’s no doubting the appeal of a very comfortable room in a great beachfront location.
Main downside is that due the the limited amount of poolside area with seaviews, pre-dawn sunbed wars are guaranteed. In addition the beach directly outside the hotel isn’t as good as that further to the north But Kacha has room prices and types to suit various budgets and is a safe bet for couples and families wanting a good, conveniently located beach resort.