UPDATED for 2018-19 Season
Koh Chang has plenty of other sports and fitness activities to keep you occupied if you need a break from the beach.
ATV – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
For an adrenalin rush, complete with lots of noise and dust, ATV vehicles are available for rent.
Ban Chang Thai ATV Inner in Klong Prao run three sessions daily, 1 hour and 2 hours, taking you into the jungle interior and finishing with a mountain stream swim.
Salak Phet Monster Adventure, which moved to this area a couple of years back, offer a very similar experience but at higher rates due to using larger and more powerful vehicles.
Shooting – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
Keeping with that adrenalin rush, for those that can’t resist the idea of shooting off a few rounds whilst on holiday, Koh Chang Shootin (Ban Look Chang) is the island’s only gun club. Fully licensed with a multitude of weapons on hand, prices are per set of bullets.
It is located by the sea a few kilometres after Than Mayom Waterfall all the way down the east coast road
Golf, Tennis, Muay Thai, Cycling and Archery – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
For those that feel the need to swing a club or racquet, Koh Chang has a driving range in Klong Prao, roadside near the bridge. In Siam Royal View, the private villa development near the ferries, you’ll also find a well maintained pitch and putt course too – ask at the reception by the entrance for more details.
Down the little street opposite the temple there’s a decent asphalt tennis court. You can call ahead and book on 084 892 6992.
In Bailan Beach, the Russian owned Muay Thai club is open daily for introduction classes and training. Longer residential courses are also available.
For an enjoyable day, you can guide join the affable Thai guide, Mr Chat, on his bicycle tour around the local area of Klong Son. Run most days, it’s nothing too strenous so the activity will suit all the family, with a maximum number of participants at between 6 and 8.
Perhaps not your first thoughT on things to do on Koh Chang, the Archery School in Klong Prao certainly makes a different way to wile away an hour or two. There is an instructor on hand as needed.
Gyms – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
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 at their center on the left as you leave Lonely Beach.
Koh Chang Gym sits in one of the long row of shop houses opposite the entrance to Klong Prao Resort, the northern end of that area.
Monkey Gym resides at the southern end of Kai Bae just before the mountain up to the viewpoint.
Larger resorts all have their own in-house facilities.
Companies and Prices – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
ATV InnerKlong Prao, by Ban Chang Thai Elephant Camp
|300cc power engine 4 wheel vehicles, with training track to get you started. Jungle course, mountain swim. Damage not covered by insurance. 09.00am, 12.00pm and 15.00. |
Per Person: 2,800bt to 3,750bt for driver and passenger - 60/90 mins sessions
Koh Chang ShootingEast Coast
|Packages at varying prices for shooting on the small range with different guns from Magnums to Colts and Smith and Wesson. Training courses, cafe. Free transfer.|
Mix 3 Guns/18 Bullets at 2,500bt
KC ArcheryKlong Prao
|Archery school for all ages. Equipment provided. English speaking staff for safety and instruction on hand. Open from 09.00am till evening.|
Per Person: 300bt for 1/2 hour, 500bt per hour, Kids 200bt/300bt
Muay Thai Koh ChangBailan Beach
|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.|
Per Person: 600bt/day, 3,500bt/week
Slow Life CyclingKlong Son
|Day Tours of 4 to 5 hours around the Klong Son area. Itinerary includes the Chinese Temple, fishing village, Thai Temple, Siam Royal View Beach area, views from Aiyapura, Ban Kwan Chang Elephant Camp and Klong Jao Leuam Waterfall.|
Per Person: 1,500 per with transfer
Siam Royal View Pitch and PuttKlong Son
|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.|
Per Person: 300bt for 9 holes/100bt for kids
Koh Chang Driving RangeKlong Prao
|New driving range by the old airfield and opposite Jai Eew Seafood. Cold drinks, parking. Open from 10.00am till 6.00pm.|
Per Person: 40bt per tray of 40 balls, clubs
Koh Chang TennisKlong Prao, inland opposite the temple
|Single hard court with floodlighting. Cold drinks, towels. Open from 7.00am to 10.00pm, additional 100bt per hour from 6.00pm (lights).|
Per Person: 200bt for 1 hour including balls and rackets,400bt with teacher
BB GymLonely Beach
|Two storey open walled gym with bottom floor offering spin bikes, tread mills, cross trainers, weights, Smith machine, Power Cage with barbells 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 9.00am to 22.00, last entry at 21.00.|
Per Person: 200bt/day, 1,100bt/week