Bungalows and resorts on Lonely Beach Koh Chang come in many shapes and sizes, from cheap backpacker rooms with paper thin walls, shared bathroom and cold shower to boutique resorts at Nest Sense and Warapura Resort and even some pool villas at Siam Beach Resort.
You’ll find somewhere to suit all budgets, just do bear in mind that Lonely Beach is a party area with lots of late night music from the parties and bars.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – On the Beach
There are just four places on Lonely Beach itself. Bhumiyama Beach Resort has emerged over time as the most upscale, with large Lanna style houses over two floors, lovely gardens and pools. Siam Beach Resort offers pool villas, hotel style rooms and even old style wooden bungalows on the hill.
The very popular Nature Beach Resort continues to grow and grow, mixing chic thatch rooms alongside brand new boutique style bungalows and a pool. The cheapest accommodation is at Siam Huts, a long time favourite of Koh Chang backpackers. Here, older wooden bungalows still go for around 300bt to 400bt a few steps away from the sea.
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;
Bhumiyama Beach Resort
Per Night: BBBB+
Large garden and sea view rooms or villas set in pretty tropical gardens. Swimming pool, jacuzzi and restaurant. Private atmosphere though located in the middle of the beach.
Nature Beach Resort
Per Night: BB-BBB
Very popular resort with different styles of bungalows on the sand and set back by the klong or canal behind. Great hang out restaurant, Nature Rocks, in prime location and night time party venue. New swimming pool. A Lonely Beach institution.
Per Night: B-BB
Backpacker resort with a/c bungalows on the beach, fan huts behind or along the rocks. Chill-out restaurant and once a week loud party venue. Minimart by the road. Swimming pool, all in all a busy and very favoured spot. Walk-in only.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – The Village
The rest of the bungalows and the two premier boutique resorts, Warapura Resort and Nest Sense are found in the village, a 5 to 10 minute walk south from the beach itself.
The village is laid out in a grid system, with two sois or streets, Soi Tian Chai 1 and Soi Tian Chai 2, running parallel with one another as they lead off the main road down to the rocky seafront. Along each of these, you will find bars, restaurants, guesthouses and bungalows, all jostling for space and attention.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – Soi 1
The cheapest guesthouse type rooms, at the offshoots of bars like Himmel, Ting Tong and Stone Free, are found down Soi 1, with other bungalows on their own little tracks connecting back to Soi 2, places like Maco Jaco Bungalows or behind the shops themselves, Yellow Mango and Cafe Del Sunshine.
For the guesthouses, expect cold water, shared bathrooms and parting with 250bt to 300bt, for the bungalows, a little more at say 350bt to 400bt, fan and bathroom inside, still of course cold water.
Sunflower Bungalows is a long establised and popular choice along here, a mixture of different sized bungalows in a garden area from 500bt. The newly renovated Friend Bungalows straight opposite is another basic economy choice perhaps worth a look.
At the bottom of Soi 1, Sea Flower offers very reasonable rates from 600bt for its bungalows by the ocean on the rocks. It’s just a short walk along the back route to the actual beach. Meanwhile, Sunset Huts, at 1,000bt for a/c and hot water, also sits on the seafront here, its restaurant deck one of Lonely Beach’s hidden secrets. Follow the accommodation along the shore to connect back to Soi 2 at its end.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – Soi 2
Located on the bottom corner of the narrow connecting street which runs parallel to the sea from Soi 1 to Soi 2, you will find the small Blue Sky Resort at 500bt to 1,500bt a night. Opposite, the boutique Warapura Resort, a firm favourite with that flashpacker crowd has rooms ranging from 2,500bt to 3,000bt.
Going back up Soi 2 towards the main road, KLKL Hostel offers a combination of rooms and dorms, even a swimming pool but still has cheap prices at 450bt upwards. The budget Marco’s Guesthouse and Antenna are on either side just a little further up and finally, Lam Yai Bungalows, in the same vein as Maco Jaco Bungalow, consists of cheap and cheerful bungalows with cold/hot water bathrooms.
Per Night: BBB-BBBB
Lonely Beach’s first boutique resort with sea view, poolside and private villas with roof terraces. Swimming pool, stylish restaurant. Ten minutes to the beach.
Per Night: B-BB
At the bottom of Soi 2 in the village, uniquely designed hostel with large reception, separate two floored units of fan rooms with bathroom. Swimming pool and bar.
Blue Sky Resort
Per Night: B-BB
Tucked away on the corner of Soi 2, this small resort has a handful of a/c and fan bungalows by the sea and in two neat rows in the garden behind. Tent accommodation in singles and doubles possible too, alongside drinks and simple Thai food in the tiny cafe. Wifi. A laid back artists’ atmosphere and only a few minutes from the beach via the back bridge.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – Street and Soi 3
Emerging back on the main thoroughfare, yet more Koh Chang bungalows line each side of the road as you head further south.
Both Lonely Beach Resort and Kachapura have high standard bungalow accommodation within well kept gardens, the former also boasting a small pool. Expect prices starting at 800bt a night upwards. Janrassamee is a 1,500bt smart little home stay, while Magic Garden continues to evolve with both thatch and concrete rooms still putting out an all-together happy backpacker vibe.
BB World of Tapas has very cheap dorm accommodation out back and Margaritaville offers a small selection of stylish 1,500bt rooms behind the bar and restaurant.
There’s a few Russian owned spots too, with the pick of them, Exotic Bungalows, 1,000bt rooms and a small swimming pool. The tiny Green Sun next door is a popular 350bt budget choice, though it has just 8 bungalows and no garden. Opposite, Fish House, its large rooms up on stilts, comes in at 1,500bt a night during the high season.
On the mountain side, you will also find another narrow street, Soi Tian Chai 3. Various small bungalow resorts, Day and Night, Janina’s, Little Eden, Easy House sit across from one another as the street climbs up to Oasis Resort at the top. Their location on this side of the road, in theory, does give them a more peaceful air than down in the village, though the music from the bars will of course still carry. Prices are in the 500bt upwards bracket.
Per Night: BB
Cute fan and a/c bungalows in pretty landscaped gardens. A peaceful atmosphere, despite being in the middle of the village. Cafe.
Little Eden Bungalows
Per Night: BB
On the way up the inland hill in the village, 11 fan bungalows and 3 a/c cottages laid out in garden setting. Restaurant. Quiet, though, as with elsewhere around here, party noise does still carry.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – Southern End
At the far southern end, as you leave the village and head towards Bailan Beach, a final small street leads to the new boutique resort, Nest Sense, complete with large seaview chic villas, a small hotel style block and an infynity pool. It adds another dimension to bungalow accommodation here in Lonely Beach and its prices at the bottom end match those at Warapura Resort, 2,000bt to 3,000bt per night, though things do go a good deal higher than that.
Paradise Cottage at the end of this street has been around for many years, a stylish mix of lounge bar, restaurant, weekly party and still chic, brushed concrete bungalows.
Per Night: BBBB
On the same little road leading to Paradise, as you leave the village towards Bailan Beach, terrific boutique resort with villason two levels overlooking the sea and additional rooms at the rear. No beach but with small infynity pool. Bistro style restaurant, 15 minutes walk to Lonely Beach. Chic, tasteful, peaceful, though party sounds may carry even here.
Koh Chang Bungalows and Resorts in Lonely Beach – Summing Up
As you make your final choice, it is worth bearing in mind that Lonely Beach is party central and because of all the parties, an apparently quiet spot one night can transform itself the very next night into a bass-thumping crowd puller. In theory, there is a cut off time of 12.00pm, but things do rumble on and on and on.
As long as you are fully aware of this, it’s a great place to hang out, the small beach remains one of Koh Chang’s very best, you’ll meet a lot of nice people with whom to share a beer or cocktail and at some point, you may well fall head over heels in love (or drunk).
Given you’re on holiday, it’s also good to know that the one thing Lonely Beach on Koh Chang does not do very well, is get up early.
Other Bungalows in Lonely Beach
Lonely Beach has far too many options to list in full, so here is a selection only to go with our recommendations above.
Per Night: B-BB
Long established backpacker resort with 8 concrete a/c and 10 wooden fan bungalows, all set in a small garden. Restaurant and minimart, right in the heart of the village, next to Ting Tong Bar.
Per Night: BB
One of the very first resorts on Lonely Beach, local family, a/c bungalows and cheaper fan huts, restaurant with decking on stilts over the water down in the village. Bar and dj, occasional party.
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