Salak Phet, Chek Bae, Long Beach Resorts and Bungalows

koh-chang-resorts-salak-phet-chek-bae-long-beachAccommodation in this far south east corner of Koh Chang at Salak Phet, Chek Bae and Long Beach, is actually very limited. Due to the lack of easily accessed beaches, the area is not a big draw for most visitors to the island and so, over time, the locals have targeted their homestays and small basic bungalow outfits solely at Thai weekenders.

A solitary luxury resort, Parama Resort, its sister boutique resort Parama Standard and Mangrove Hideaway, do offer an alternative and you’ll also find some nice guesthouses here and there around the bay. For backpackers looking to escape the crowds, the very remote Treehouse Bungalows remains the place to head for.

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Salak Phet Resorts and Guesthouses

On the whole, accommodation in Salak Phet consists of Thai homestays, but scattered about, you will find some charming surprises tucked away.

The Mangrove Hideaway, nestling by the water in the village, is a well reviewed small boutique hotel with rooms from 1,500bt, but please note this has now changed hands from its original French owners. In the heart of the fishing community, the tiny 800bt a night guesthouse, Baan Yemaya, sits at the end of a wooden walkway amongst the stilted houses, while further round the bay Picasjo House, a real curiosity has accommodation from 1,200bt.

Salak Phet Seafood is situated at the very far end of the bay, a mixture of simple a/c rooms or more elaborate cabanas over the water. Its prices range from as low as 500bt if you catch them in a generous mood up to 2,500bt. Island View Resort is a western run place down the track at the end of the bay, rooms on the water at around 1,000bt, more expensive on the hill.

Years back, a never completed road was constructed with the intention of linking up Salak Phet and Bang Bao on the west coast. It has deteriorated enormously over the years but it does give access to the remote and undeveloped Wai Chek Beach and here you will find the occasional Crusoe type pitching a tent. Wai Shak Bungalows are now closed.

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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;

The Mangrove Hideaway

East Coast – in Salak Phet village

Per Night: BB-BBBB

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With its restaurant terrace backing onto the inland klong, small boutique two storey resort with rooms and suites, lots of teak floors and wooden furniture, massage and reading areas. Kayaks and boat trips. Changed hands from original French owners.

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Salak Phet Seafood and Resort

East Coast – Salak Phet, end of the bay

Per Night: BBB-BBBB

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Sea view or deluxe rooms and cabins, a/c and ensuite, built out over the water. Large island renown seafood restaurant, boat trips and popular with Thai packages.

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Island View Resort and Spa

East Coast – Salak Phet, end of the bay

Per Night: BB-BBB

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German owned resort with 9 a/c rooms at the end of a wooden jetty, with restaurant or apartments on the hillside next to the swimming pool. Home to Gulf Charters.

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Baan Yemaya

East Coast – in Salak Phet village

Per Night: BB

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Over the water at the end of a small walkway lined with local houses. Small stylish guesthouse of just two a/c rooms with bathroom and a restaurant/cafe and terrace area. Food served all day.

Picasjo House

East Coast – on the bay in Salak Phet

Per Night: BB

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6 nicely designed rooms with a tiny pier overlooking the bay in this artist’s home. Gallery, small coffee shop, breakfast available. Free kayaks. best with your own motorbike to explore and get to the other restaurants. A peaceful spot.

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Chek Bae Resorts and Bungalows

Chek Bae is loacted over on the other side of the bay, home to a handful of older resorts that cater to the Thai holidaymakers at Rommai Chailay, Ploy and Ban Mae Resort.

In stark contrast, Parama Resort sits about half way along, an upmarket getaway, with prices starting at 6,000bt and going right up to 15,000bt. Parama Standard is just up the road, a cheaper boutique version with rooms from 2,500bt a night. You can kayak in the bay, but no one takes a dip, so for a beach, guests are ferried across to the tiny strip of sand on the island in the middle, Koh Si Khao or offered the little strand at Karang Bay View, another small Thai resort at the very end of the road.

Also at this far end, Baan Vitee Thai has a small selection of houses for daily (1,200bt), weekly or monthly rent.

Parama Resort

East Coast – Chek Bae

Per Night: BBBB++

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New luxury resort by the water, with just 18 superior and deluxe rooms or suites. Lots of high end wood finishes, swimming pool, vast fish ponds, spa, shuttle boat to the beach on Koh Sai Khao in Salak Phet bay. Restaurant with daily changing menu, wine and spirit selection. All activities can be organised, luxurious but remote.

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Parama Standard

East Coast – Chek Bae

Per Night: BBB

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New boutique resort adjunct to Parama, collection of nicely appointed, nautically styled rooms around a small swimming pool. Restaurant, pier, use of main resort facilities. All activities can be organised.

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Long Beach Bungalows

Off the Chek Bae road that skirts the bay, a newly paved old road takes you far far down to the south east corner of Koh Chang and Long Beach.

Like Wai Chek Beach, this is a remote, wild spot but it does have backpacker accommodation in the shape of Treehouse Bungalows. Rooms are cheap, 300bt, but if you do stay here, there are no shops whatsoever, so you are very cut-off.

Day-trippers from the west side head here during the day, though safe to say, it is far further than they envisaged when setting off, a 100km round trip of coming from down the west coast at Lonely Beach.

Tantawan Resort, which sits beyond Long Beach overlooking Koh Ngam is also now open to allcomers, but only with a minimum of 2 rooms booked and has no wifi, not even with your mobile provider.

Treehouse Bungalows

East Coast – Long Beach

Per Night: B

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Rudimentary old style Thai beach bungalows, all thatch and wood, arranged in rows up the hillside, shared bathroom, restaurant, cable wifi, generator electricity for 6 hours a night. It’s fun and backpacker but remember you will be with just those staying there for company. No shops.

Other Salak Phet, Chek Bae and Long BeachResorts and Bungalows

We do not list the Thai style resorts at Ploy Talay and Rommai Chailay normally used by Thai packages or the homestays around Salak Phet.

Koh Chang Marina

Salak Phet
Per Night: BBB-BBBB (with packages)

Practical a/c bungalows, motel style building and restaurant on one side of the road, with the marina and small swimming pool on the other. Very quiet.

Wai Shak Huts

Wai Chek Beach
Per Night: B

Now closed and abandoned. Ask in Ting Tong Bar Lonely Beach about staying in the house on hill.

Ban Mae Resort

Chek Bae
Per Night: BB-BBBB

18 a/c bungalows set around a lagoon or on the sea front. Kayaks, boat trips, restaurant but no beach, popular with weekenders.

Chek Bae Bungalows

Chek Bae
Per Night: B

Small little 4 bungalow resort has re-opened, but work ongoing. Basic accommodation.

Karang Bayview Bungalows

Wai Chek Beach
Per Night: B

At the far end of the track, handful of share rooms popular with Thai packages. Restaurant, small beach. Wooden bungalows now removed.

Long Beach Resort

Long Beach
Per Night: B

On the hill above the beach and accessed by following the road past the Treehouse. Never opened.

Tantawan Resort

Behind Long Beach
Per Night: BBB-BBBB

Small luxury resort tucked away behind Long Beach amongst the mangroves, with large bungalows on stilts overlooking Koh Ngam, the tiny offshore island. Restaurant. Very remote. Often closed. No wifi. Minimum 2 rooms.

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