White Sand Beach Resort is all about location, location and . . . . . . . location. Most of the bungalows come a distant second place to the beautiful, peaceful private 500 metre long beach which is the overwhelming reason to stay here.
This area, the very far north of White Sand beach is only accessible by an amazingly steep, 600 metre long single lane, access road or by walking 15 minutes along the beach from the main, busier area of White Sand beach.
If you just want to open the door of your air-con bungalow and have sea and white sand outside your door then this is the place to be. It is also possible to kayak further north, past the headland to discover hidden coves and a sea cave. On the hillside behind the resort monkeys are a common sight.
The main negative, aside from distance to shops and amenities, is that the bungalows might be a bit basic for some. Although some rooms have now been upgraded and the flowery blankets and mock-satin bedspreads have been replaced with more modern bed linen and furnishings. Also, don’t expect any pampering from the staff and expect to have to do some walking to get to/from restaurants and shops in the evening.
So it’s not for everyone, but for active families/couples who don’t need LCD TVs or arty, designer touches in their rooms it’s OK. And it’s definitely one of the better options on Koh Chang for beach lovers who enjoy the simple life on a budget.