Koh Chang Island Guide – Resorts, How to Get to, Beaches, Activities

Koh Chang Guide

Koh Chang is Thailand’s second biggest island after Phuket, with a size of 429 square kilometres, 30 kilometres long by 14 kilometres wide and a population touching 10,000. It is located in the far east of the Gulf Of Thailand near to the border with Cambodia.

For many years, as global tourism gripped the rest of the country, Koh Chang remained strangely undiscovered despite the obvious allure of its rugged mountains, an interior of jungle and great waterfalls and its many west coast beaches. A series of government grants, word of mouth and the internet have changed all that, however, and over the last decade, development has exploded, with Koh Chang now attracting western and eastern travellers and tourists, as well as Thais from all over the country.

You can Contact Us with your questions about the Koh Chang. We are only too happy to help.

We book all the Koh Chang activities, provide private transfers to and from the island and other transport options.

We can also help with your planning as you combine a Koh Chang holiday with a trip to Koh Kood, Koh Mak, Koh Wai or Cambodia.

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Koh Chang Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows

Koh Chang resorts, hotels and bungalows number in the hundreds, with everything from luxury to boutique to simple bamboo huts, located on all of the different beaches across the island.

Luxury Koh Chang hotels and resorts range in price from 3,000bt to 4,000bt per night right up to 15,000bt or more for the deluxe pool villas. There are plenty of smaller mid range bungalow resorts where prices start at 1,000bt and for the backpacker, you can find guesthouse rooms as low as 250bt for shared bathroom, cold shower and fan, with 400bt to 500bt a good price for a basic bungalow.


How to Get to Koh Chang

We cover all the different ways of getting to Koh Chang whether by land, by air or by sea. the complete lowdown on public transport, private cars, share minibuses and more.


Private transfers, car or minibus, door to door, from Bangkok hotels, the airports, Koh Mak and Koh Kood Piers, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh to all Koh Chang resorts and hotels. Transfers available in either direction.


Bangkok Airways flies from Suvarnabhumi Airport into Trat Airport on the mainland, from where either shared minibuses or private transport delivers you to your resort on Koh Chang.


Public buses depart regularly from Bangkok at Ekamai Eastern Bus Terminal, share minibuses from Victory Monument. Direct links from Suvarnabhumi Airport, our VIP Khao San Road bus and hotel to hotel share minibuses to Koh Chang.


Koh Chang is served by two car ferries, Ferry Koh Chang and Centerpoint Ferry which run from 06.00am till 19.30. Prices are 80bt for a single adult ticket.

Koh Chang Weather

Chance of Rain
Chance of Rain
High 31° / Low 21°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High 30° / Low 19°
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
High 27° / Low 14°
High 26° / Low 14°


Things to Do in Koh Chang

You won’t be short of things to do on Koh Chang, with a wealth of activities on land and at sea, all at reasonable prices, all available daily.


Trek with the elephants in the forest for 1 hour or go for 2 hours and swim with them too. We organise it all for you.


Enjoy a day out on the sea snorkeling down in the Marine Park at Koh Rang, 5 island tours, 3 island tours, cruise to Koh Mak, speedboats and private bookings.


Koh Chang is the place to learn to dive or give it your first try. For the qualified, there’s some terrific dive sites offshore at the Marine Park of Koh Rang and at the new wrecks to the south of the island.


Jungle trekking though the forest, across the island, to the waterfalls, up the highest peaks, private treks, bird watching.


Learn to cook Thai food, from curries to noodles to desserts, small classes, great location.


Koh Chang Beaches

We take you round all the Koh Chang beaches including White Sand Beach, Lonely Beach, Klong Prao Beach and Kai Bae Beach. Our snippets give at a glance information on what to expect in each area, while out detailed guides help you explore more fully. Recommended tips for places to stay, restaurants and bars.


A tour around Koh Chang’s busiest beach, with at a glance details on what to expect and a more leisurely walk around the beach helping you find what’s where from the northern end to the southern end, all the resorts and bungalows, restaurants, bars and shops.


A tour around Koh Chang’s longest beach, with at a glance details on what to expect and a more leisurely walk from area to area, passing the waterfall, the temple, the large resorts down on the sand, elephant camps, all the restaurants and the odd bar along the way.


A tour around Koh Chang’s backpacker and party beach, with at a glance details on what to expect and more leisurely walk around the beach and village, helping you find out what’s where, everything from bungalows to resorts, restaurants and of course those bars.


A tour around one of Koh Chang’s most popular beaches for all the family, with at a glance details on what to expect and more leisurely walk around the beach and the main street, helping you find out what’s where, everything from the large resorts in the centre to bungalows, restaurants and bars and a delightful waterfall.


Koh Chang Restaurants

Our restaurant guide goes around Koh Chang beach by beach, picking out the best spots. We cover everything from seafood to coffee shops and even the East Coast.


Koh Chang Nightlife, Bars and Party

Our complete guide to Koh Chang nightlife, beach by beach. We highlight the best bars, pubs and party venues in each area, so you can hit the right spots during your holiday.

Latest Koh Chang Hotels and Resorts Recommendations


Top Ten Koh Chang Boutique Resorts for 2017-18

Our new list of the top ten Koh Chang boutique resorts for 2017-18 with resorts on west coast and east coast. Snippet reviews, photo, chance to book.

Read the full blog here, Top Ten Koh Chang Boutique Resorts for 2017-18


Trat Hotels and Guesthouses

Our guide to Trat Hotels and guesthouses with snippet information, prices and chance to book. Also where to stay at Laem Sok Pier and Laem Ngop Pier.

Read the full blog here, Trat Hotels and Guesthouses

Koh Chang Blogs

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Yacht Charter – Sailing around the Koh Chang Islands

Our guide to yacht charter and sailing in the Koh Chang islands, with snippet information on vessels, prices and chance to book.

Read the full blog here, Yacht Charter – Sailing around the Koh Chang Islands

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Private Speedboat Trips off Koh Chang

A brief guide to private speedboat trips off Koh Chang. Visits to Koh Laoya, Koh Wai, Koh Klum and snorkeling at Koh Rang. Prices and itinerary suggestions.

Read the full blog here, Private Speedboat Trips off Koh Chang

Koh Chang Transfer Updates

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Siem Reap to Koh Kood, Koh Kood to Siem Reap – Private Transfer

Our guide to getting from Siem Reap to Koh Kood or Koh Kood to Siem Reap within a day with a private transfer via Aranya Prathet/Poipet border and Laem Sok Pier. Prices, chance to book.

Read the full article here, Siem Reap to Koh Kood, Koh Kood to Siem Reap – Private Transfer

Koh Chang Property

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Bed and Breakfast on 1 Rai Land for Sale

New to the Koh Chang property market, this wonderful and unique artist inspired B&B is now available for immediate sale on the east coast. Chanote land, two bungalows, owner accommodation, turnkey, all fixtures and fittings.

Get the full information here, Bed and Breakfast on 1 Rai Land for Sale

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Small Resort for Sale

Available for immediate sale, this small resort on the Koh Chang west coast comprises of 8 villas and restaurant. An excellent turnkey business. Long lease.

Read the full blog here, Small Resort for Sale

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