Koh Chang has plenty of other activities to keep you occupied when you need a break from the beach.
Koh Chang ATV
For an adrenalin rush, complete with lots of noise and dust, ATV vehicles are available for rent. There is a great course run by Ban Chang Thai ATV Inner in Klong Prao, taking you into the interior and finishing with a mountain stream swim. Salak Phet Adventure has also now moved to this area.
Over in Chaichet, Koh Chang ATV and Blue Resort both have their own bikes too but on a more limited scale.
Koh Chang Shooting
Keeping with that adrenalin rush, for those that can’t resist the idea of shooting off a few rounds whilst on holiday, Ban Look Chang is the island’s only gun club. It’s fully licensed with a multitude of weapons on hand, prices per set of bullets.
Koh Chang Gyms
To keep up your fitness regimes, there are several gyms on Koh Chang. BB Gym, same owners as the dive school, operate a popular open air one as you leave Lonely Beach. There’s another in the shop houses opposite the entrance to Klong Prao Resort at the northern end, a new one at Ban Hea on the corner before the large Tesco’s in Pearl Beach and a final one, Monkey Gym at the southern end of Kai Bae before the mountain up to the viewpoint. Larger resorts also have their own in-house facilities.
Per Person: 200bt/day, 1000bt/week
Two storey open walled gym with bottom floor offering spin bikes, tread mills, cross trainers, weights and more. Upper storey used for Wii games, Pilates, yoga, aerobics. Small drinks bar with BB Dive Centre next door, complete with pool and chill out areas. Open from 8.00am to 9.00pm.
Koh Chang Golf, Muay Thai, Tennis, Cycling and Archery
For those that feel the need to swing a club or racquet, Koh Chang has a driving range and a lovely pitch and putt course, as well as a good tennis court.
If you fancy kicking something or somebody, then there is a Muay Thai club in Bailan, also up for sale.
Finally, a hot but enjoyable day can be had on a bicycle tour in Klong Son and there’s now a small archery school in Klong Prao up by the road.
Siam Royal View Pitch and Putt
Klong Son – within the Siam Royal View development
Per Person: 300bt for 9 holes/100bt for kids
9 hole course played in both directions to make 18 in total, playing under the International Pitch and Putt Federation rules. Tee off intervals of 10 minutes and entry to the Beach Club. Set of clubs and 10 balls/tees at 150bt. Additional 20bt per ball and 5bt per tee.
Cookies Driving Range
Klong Son, inland towards waterfall
Per Person: 40bt per tray of 40 balls, clubs
Nice driving range with the forest and hills as your backdrop. Cold drinks, parking. Open from 10.00am till 6.00pm.
Klong Prao – inland, midway
Per Person: 300bt for 1/2 hour, 500bt per hour, Kids 200bt/300bt
Archery school for all ages. Equipment provided. English speaking staff for safety and instruction on hand. Open fomr 09.00am till evening.
Muay Thai Boxing Club
Per Person: 600bt/day, 3,500bt/week
Boxing club offering day classes, weekly or monthly. Anything from beginner to advanced in pro-fighter, women self-defence, children welcome. Open from 8.00am to 10.00am or 16.00 to 20.00.