Kacha Resort & Spa Koh Chang 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 2017, the new beachfront restaurant and rooms 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 than the rear of some roadside shop units.
The beachfront features hotel rooms and a couple of types of chalets and villas. 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 are good value for money.
The villas and chalets are more akin to very nice 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 won’t ‘Wow’ you with their architectural splendour, there’s no doubting the appeal of a comfortable room in a great beachfront location.
Main downside is that due the the limited amount of poolside area with sea views, pre-dawn sunbed wars are guaranteed. In addition the beach directly outside the hotel is nowhere near 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.