Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak, Koh Wai – The Islands Guide

UPDATED for 2019

The Thai islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Wai are located on the eastern side of the Gulf Of Thailand, sharing a maritime border with Cambodia.

If you are planning a holiday in this part of the world, then look no further than these islands. From luxurious resorts to backpacker bungalows, beautiful beaches around each corner, restaurants, nightlife and a fantastic daily choice of things to do, Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak have it all.


Koh Chang – The Islands Guide

Koh Chang – the largest and most popular of the islands with deluxe hotels, boutique resorts or backpacker huts. Fabulous beaches, diving and snorkeling, waterfalls, elephant trekking, jungle treks, offshore islands, massage and spas, restaurants and nightlife.

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How to Get to Koh Chang

All the information needed to get from Bangkok hotels and Airports to Koh Chang – private transfers, ferry timetables, share minibuses, buses, flying to Trat Airport, speedboats between the islands, Cambodia onward travel.


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Koh Chang Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows

Visit here for our accommodation tips on each and every beach, with a full round-up on all the options. Look out for our recommendations in every category including luxury and boutique hotels, bungalow resorts, backpacker hostels. Booking available with our affiliates at the best online prices.


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Koh Chang Beaches

Our at a glance guides or our in-depth tours around all the beaches. From White Sand Beach to Lonely Beach, Klong Prao to Kai Bae and the east coast, Bang Bao to Salak Phet, we have Koh Chang covered.


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Things to Do in Koh Chang

A full round up of all the activities on Koh Chang – everything from elephant trekking to jungle trekking, snorkeling boat trips to learning to dive, cookery school to massage, getting a tattoo to where to shop.

Koh Chang Restaurants

Beach by Beach, our recommendations on where to find the best Thai and western food across the island.

Koh Chang Nightlife

Our recommendations on the best bars and where to party, beach by beach.

 

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Koh Kood – The Islands Guide

Koh Kood, the second largest of the islands, with backpacker rooms, boutique and luxury resorts, white sand beaches and waterfalls, mangroves, huge old trees, diving and snorkeling, local fishing villages, speedboats, charming wooden piers, sunsets and tranquillity.

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How to Get to Koh Kood

All the information needed to get from Bangkok hotels and Airports to Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood – private transfers, boat timetables, bus/boat combination, buses, flying to Trat Airport, speedboats between the islands, Cambodia onward travel.


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Koh Kood Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows

Our accommodation tips on each beach, with recommendations in all categories including luxury and boutique hotels, bungalow resorts, backpacker hostels. Chance to book at the best prices online with our affiliates.


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Koh Kood Beaches

Our at a glance guides or our in-depth tours around all the beaches. From Klong Chao to Ao Phrao, Bang Bao to the fishing villages on the east coast, we show you around Koh Kood.


Things to Do in Koh Kood

Guide to diving and snorkeling off Koh Kood as well as details on the waterfalls and ancient trees.

Koh Kood Restaurants

Our recommendations on the best places to eat right across the island – seafood, western and Thai.

 

Koh Mak – The Islands Guide

Koh Mak, the family island, with small friendly resorts, backpackers huts, wild coasts, long sweeping beaches, cycling, kayaking, snorkeling, dive schools, forest walks, offshore islands, restaurants and relaxing bars.

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How to Get to Koh Mak

All the information needed to get from Bangkok hotels and Airports to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak – private transfers, speedboat timetables, buses, flying to Trat Airport, speedboats between the islands, Cambodia onward travel.


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Koh Mak Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows

Our accommodation tips on each and every beach, with recommendations in for the boutique resorts, bungalow resorts and cheaper backpacker options. Booking available with our affiliates at the best online prices.


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Koh Mak Beaches

Our at a glance guides or our in-depth tours around all the beaches. From Ao Kao Beach to Ao Suan Yai Beach, Turtle Beach to Ao Nid, we have Koh Mak covered.


Things to Do in Koh Mak

Guide to diving, snorkeling and kayaking off Koh Mak as well as tips on bicycle paths in the forests.

Koh Mak Restaurants

Full round-up of the best restaurants on Koh Mak including seafood, Thai and western recommendations.

 

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Koh Wai – The Islands Guide

Koh Wai, the smallest of the islands, a handful of resorts and bungalows dotted along a coastal path, lovely white sand beaches, great snorkeling, electricity from generators, no shops or vehicles, escape and unwind.

Koh Wai Resorts and Bungalows

Only 5 places to stay on the island – rounded up here with booking links where available.

How to Get to Koh Wai

Private Transfers, speedboats from Laem Ngop Pier, boats from the other islands, 999 Bus – it’s all here.

 

We offer door to door private transfers from Bangkok, either a hotel a condo or the airports to and from Koh Chang and the mainland piers for Koh Kood and Koh Mak or even international travel to and from Cambodia.

Advance booking of activities and things to do on the Islands from snorkeling to diving to elephant trekking is another of our services.

Finally, we can put together bespoke packages for you – hotels, Bangkok tours, transfers, boat trips – ideal for groups and wedding parties.

If you have any questions on Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak or Koh Wai, please do Contact Us. We will be only too happy to help.

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A day trekking in Salak Phet up the 650m Koh Laem peak, with its breathtaking 360 degree views of Koh Chang, followed by a descent via the top tiers of Kheeri Phet Waterfall.

 

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