Bailan Beach Resorts and Bungalows

bailan-beach-resorts-koh-chang Bailan Beach sits just over the hill from Lonely Beach but it’s another world, a quieter, more local side to Koh Chang, with plenty of mid range accommodation in bungalows and small resorts.

Despite having no real beach except a self-made one in front of the The Mercure Hideaway at the southern end and a tiny stretch at the northern end, the area still ticks along rather nicely. In its own understated way, it serves as both a bolthole from Lonely Beach but also as an area on the island, which offers something a bit different from the normal beach holiday.

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Bailan Beach Hotels, Resorts and Bungalows – By the Sea and the Road

The Mercure Hideaway, run by the Accor European chain, is the only hotel in Bailan Beach. Rated at 3 to 4 stars, its 96 rooms and handful of pool villas represent the most upmarket choice on the beach, with prices starting at 2,500bt and going up to 7,500bt.

At the opposite end, Bailan Beach Resort continues to grow and grow and this too makes for one of Koh Chang’s most dependable resorts, popular with Europeans attracted by its good value 2,000bt rooms. It shares the beach with the excellent The Mangrove, a fascinatingly under the radar spot, with chic thatch bungalows and partially open air cold water bathrooms. Their 11 rooms are in the 1,500bt price bracket.

Just up from The Mangrove but on the other side of the road, the tiny Lazy Republique offers a cheap 800bt flashpacker option. Various other mid-range small bungalow resorts are found in its immediate vicinity, from the Dutch owned Orchid Resort on the ocean side above Bailan Beach Resort to the French run St Tropez and Baan Sanook opposite, all long established. Kamrai Resort, offers something different as some of their accommodation comes with small kitchen areas. Even throwing in the small swimming pools, there’s nothing particularly fancy or designer about any of them, but you will get good value bungalows, 1,000bt to 2,00bt a night, in a quiet garden setting. You can also add Green Cottage Resort to that list as a furher solid choice. It’s located down the street that leads from the main road to the sea in the centre of the village.

Also worth a mention, the octagonal bungalows of Bailan Bay Resort cling to the hillside just before you enter the village, still quietly popular after all these years, while at the start of the beach at the southern end, The White House is a compact resort, with 2,000bt villas spaced around the swimming pool looking out over the sea. It does have additional cheaper rooms over its car-park at the back.

Bordering The White House and along the small street that leads to it from The Happy Turtle, there’s now a host of bungalows and small houses to rent, worth a look if you are thinking of staying a few months. Lucky Gecko Garden sits on the corner, its 6 rooms at 1,800bt a night.

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Pricing Code/Per night in Baht (B):
B= under 500; BB= 500 to 1,500; BBB= 1,500 to 3,000; BBBB= over 3,000;

Mercure Hideaway

Per Night: BBB-BBBB

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Large 96 room resort with rooms and villas, some with plunge pools. Swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, private beach. Swimming possible if tide is in in the lagoon area. Has become much more popular in the last couple of years.

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The Mangrove

Per Night: BB

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At the northern end, 15 or so hippy chic wooden fan bungalows with open bathrooms, dotted amongst the trees and looking out to sea. Stylish restaurant with sun decking and small private beach. Laid back and peaceful.

Bailan Beach Resort

Per Night: BB-BBB

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Large resort at the northern end with superior, family, garden and seaview bungalows or rooms. Restaurant, swimming pool and private beach area, just a little along from The Mangrove. Peaceful spot, though its bar is an anomaly.

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Lazy Republique

Per Night: BB

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At the northern end on the other side of the road, tiny minimalist style resort with 4 a/c rooms in a garden setting, restaurant with roof terrace for sunsets and cocktails. Currently building more bungalows at the back.

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Bailan Bay Resort

Per Night: BB

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At the very start of the village, concrete a/c or wooden fan bungalows built up the hillside overlooking the small headland. Sundown Terrace restaurant and home to Mr Khai boat trips and fishing excursions.

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Green Cottage Resort

Per Night: BB-BBB

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Selection of garden bungalows, fan or a/c, arranged in rows with a swimming pool. Restaurant. A few minutes walk along the rocks to the beach at the southern end. A safe well run choice.

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Bailan Beach Backpacker Resorts and Bungalows

Backpackers have not been forgotten, they after all started Bailan’s development off as they sought smoky refuge from some of their more exuberant clan partying next door at Lonely Beach and you can find some great picks, very reasonable prices, at Tarzan Island Bungalows (simple fan huts and larger bungalows), Jungle Garden (wooden thatch style bungalows), Bailan View (wooden affairs up on stilts) and the pick of the bunch at Elephant Bay Resort (colourfully painted little beach huts with a swimming pool).

Bailan Huts meanwhile, has interesting cabanas right on the sea front. Expect prices from 500bt to 1,000bt, with some bargaining possible.

Elephant Bay Resort

Per Night: BB

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Funky beach hut style fan rooms or a/c bungalows, with a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and pool table. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Transport to the beaches and parties. In the middle by the sea, just along from Green Cottage.

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Other Bailan Beach Resorts and Bungalows

Bailan Beach has too many options to list in full, so here is a selection only to go with our recommendations above.

Orchid Resort

Per Night: BB-BBBB

Dutch owned resort above Bailan Beach Resort at the northern end with a/c bungalows, some with sea view, in a pretty tropical garden. Restaurant, small swimming pool and massage.

Baan Sanook

Per Night: BB

Half a dozen a/c bungalows on the hillside at the northern end with an internet, tour shop and bar area in the building in front. New owners and seems to be a step-up.

Tarzan Bungalows

Per Night: B-BB

Next door to Sanook, around 40 fan or a/c bungalows of different sizes up the hillside in pretty landscaped gardens, some very cheap and best ignored, better ones built on stilts. Restaurant with nightly bbq and house band.

Kamrai Resort

Per Night: BB

5 large bungalows, almost mini-houses with kitchen and lounge, spaced out under the trees at the back and two similar rooms in a building at the front. No restaurant. Opposite Tarzan at this northern end.

Jungle Garden

Per Night: B-BB

6 wooden fan bungalows in small garden, next to the popular lounge bar, which itself serves food and drink from early till late. Chill out areas over the (dry) riverbank and next door to Kamrai. Another choice for backpackers.

Bailan View

Per Night: B-BB

Good value fan and a/c bungalows high up on stilts, in a well tended, secluded garden on th little street that runs down to Green Cottage and the sea. No restaurant but coffee and drinks available.

The White House

Per Night: BB-BBBB

Cheaper a/c rooms off the car park or whitewashed bungalows bunched around the swimming pool. Restaurant, bar and sunbathing spot. Just two minutes to the beach in front of the Mercure here at the southern end.

Lucky Gecko Garden

Per Night: BBB

New Austrian owned resort of 8 a/c bungalows, small or large, located off the small street down to the White House. Restaurant on site, daily transfer to Bang Bao Beach, housekeeping and breakfast. Sociable spot.

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