Just out of Salakphet Bay lies the islands of Koh Laoya and Koh Laoya Klang. These two islands are home to one resort and are joined by a 50 metre long footbridge. Koh Laoya Klang has a couple of small beaches the eastern shore and a footpath encircles the island. It takes around 5 minutes to walk around it.
The main resort area is on the eastern side of the larger Koh Laoya. The resort mainly caters to Thai groups who visit at weekends and holiday periods, outside those times it is deserted except for the staff. The highlight of the island is the stunning white sand beach that runs from the pier in the northeast of the island to the southeastern tip.
This is one of the best beaches in the area, crystal clear water, white sand underfoot and views directly towards Long Beach in the southeast of Koh Chang. Pretty much the only western tourists who go here are Russian visitors in speedboats and tour boats who manage to avoid the crowds and take a tour to the less visited islands. Of course, it is much easier and cheaper to visit as part of a tour group, rather than if you are travelling on your own.
If you get the chance to go there – do it.