November 2017. Read this page: More information on getting to Koh Ngam and the island now
Head way down to the far south east of Koh Chang , past Long Beach, past Hat Yuthanavy Naval Memorial and you will find the road comes to a dead end at a small shack / restaurant. The restaurant has kayaks for rent and, under 400 metres away, lies the private island of Koh Ngam. The island comprises two hills which are linked by a sandbar. Similar to a smaller version of Koh Phi-phi in the south of Thailand. On the southern side of he island is a beautiful large bay where snorkelling is possible. There is one resort on the private island, Analay Resort, so it is possible to get food and drinks here.
The island has a bit of a controversial past, it is owned by a businessman from Koh Kood who also owns Klong Chao Resort & Ananlay Resort, Koh Kood. Years ago the National Park decided that the island belonged to them and took it. They then built a resort on the island. But, after a lengthy court case, the rightful owner won and got the island, plus resort back.
Worth Visiting? For sure. A lot of people rent scooters and head down to the far south east. If you are doing this then just grab a kayak for an hour and paddle over to Koh Ngam. Lovely little island.