KC Grande Resort and Spa occupies the a prime stretch of beachfront on White Sand beach. It offers some great accommodation in recently built hotel blocks and luxury beach villas. Worth splashing out for if you want to stay on the most popular beach on Koh Chang,
KC Grande Resort & Spa is one of the most popular resorts on the island. It’s also one of the largest. In total, there are over 200 rooms and villas.
The beachfront ‘Seaside’ hotel blocks house the ‘Seaview Deluxe’, ‘Deluxe Garden’ and ‘Grand Delux Sea View’ rooms in a three floor block set back from the huge lagoon pool. The pool opens directly onto the beach. Another smaller beachfront pool is located about 100 metres north near the beach villas.
Although there are a lot of rooms, there’s also plenty of beachfront for kids to play on without getting under the feet of other guests. It’s an ideal resort for families or couples.
In early 2013 , two more hotel blocks opened situated on the inland side of the main road. These also have their own swimming pools – one being on the rooftop. A very nice spot to sunbathe or have a drink at sunset. It’s also usually quiet and with relatively few kids. In these blocks you’ll find the ‘Ocean View’, ‘Pool Access’ and ‘Pool View’ rooms.
By the beach, just north of the main pool is where you’ll find KC Grande’s ‘Paradise Villas‘. If you want to splash out on a luxury beachfront bungalow then this is the place to book on Koh Chang. There’s also another pool in this area of the resort. (That’s four pools so far.)
Facilities include all the usual stuff you expect a 4 star resort to have e.g a kid’s club, beach massage, kayak and SUP hire and a poolside gym.
Buffet breakfast is at The Beach Restaurant – a large restaurant . . right by the beach. The rooms are all well away from the nearest loud bars, but just walk 2 minutes down the beach and you can have your pick of beachfront restaurants and bars at which to dine and down cocktails. The nearest 7-eleven is by the entrance of the resort.
Definitely recommended. But be aware this is a very large resort and during the busiest times of year, from Christmas until late February, it might be too full and crowded for some. It won’t be an ideal place to stay if peace and quiet are a prerequisite.
On the flip side, it’s on a great beach; there’s a good range of rooms to suit different budgets and with four pools you can usually find a place to escape from noisy kids.
If you can afford it, the beachfront ‘Paradise’ villas are among the best accommodation, in terms of location and amenities, that you’ll find on the island. While the roadside rooms offer all the home comforts without paying a premium for being by the beach.