Category: Features

In our Features section of the site, we post all our regular updates, tips and recommendations from the Koh Chang Islands.

We have grouped them into following categories to help you find them easily or you can just scroll down the full list below:-


Koh Chang Accommodation - Home to our Top Ten Lists for luxury or boutique resorts ,  budget options, mid range and many more. We post our best of  recommendations too, so you'll not be short of ideas when picking that perfect place to stay.  Also in this category, we feature a selection of resorts in more detail including Awa, Nest Sense, Emerald Cove.

Travel - Head here for Airport guides to Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Don Mueang (DMK) and Trat (TDX). In addition to their travel tips on getting to Koh Chang, we post features on travel from Suvarnabhumi, Trat and transfers from Bangkok. Cambodia Transfers - Siem Reap to Koh Chang or Koh Kood,  Phnom Penh too.

Koh Chang Activities.  - Complimenting our Things to Do pages in the main Koh Chang area of the site, here we bring you features on specific days out.  From trekking up mountain peaks to private speedboats around the small islands or visits to the waterfalls, we give you some ideas for time away from the beach.

Koh Chang East Coast Beaches - quick guides to Long Beach and Wai Chek as well as the east coast areas of Dan Khao and Dan Mai.

Koh Chang Restaurant Reviews and Food - We review some of the top places to eat around Koh Chang. There's also  a couple of fun Thai food articles on durian and bananas.

Bangkok - With our snippet guides to a few temples, we take you sightseeing in the capital city.

News from the Islands - Updates on festivals like Songkran and events, local news, it's all here.

Koh Chang Islands Seasons - guides to the hot and the rainy seasons.

Trat - a tour around the markets and a guide on Places to stay.

Visa - new Thailand visas such as the STV (Special Tourist Visa).

Use these features and articles in conjunction with the main site pages as per the menus.


Entry Requirements for Thailand July 2022

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From 1st May 2022, double vaccinated travellers can fly into the country or enter via a land border without the need for pre-flight tests, mandatory room quarantine or any additional tests on arrival.

Instead, they simply need to apply for the Thailand Pass pre-entry by uploading proof of vaccination and proof of $10,000 health insurance to the website.< Unvaccinated travellers (over 18) must still quarantine at a SHA+ hotel for 5 days and take a mandatory RT-PCR test on Day 5. They can, however, avoid this quarantine and have the exact same freedom as the fully vaccinated by uploading a negative RT-PCR test (within 72 hours of their flight departure to Thailand) to the Thailand Pass system.

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Thailand Pass and Covid 19 Entry Requirements – UPDATED April 2022

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After nearly 20 months of closed borders and a stalled tourist industry, Thailand is finally relaxing its strict entry requirements for double vaccinated holidaymakers, long term visa holders and indeed its own returning citizens.

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Travel Services and Timetables for Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak – November 2021

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s Thailand begins to open up again to foreign visitors, services to and from the Koh Chang islands are slowly increasing.

Here are the latest timetables for boats and flights:-

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Samui Plus Sandbox – No Covid 19 Quarantine Entry to Thailand – July 2021

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Following the start of the Covid-19 Phuket Sandbox on 1st July, Koh Samui is now launching a similar scheme, Samui Plus, from 15th July. This will allow for double vaccinated foreigners to travel to the island without quarantine.

In essence, you need to stay in a designated hotel for 14 days, of which the …

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Swimming Pools on Koh Chang – Our Picks

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We whisk you around some of Koh Chang’s best swimming pools. All the great places to take a dip and cool off with a gallery of pictures from The Dewa to KC Grande Resort, The Splash, Koh Chang Resortel, The Beach Club and more.

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STV- Special Tourist Visa – Covid 19

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Guide to the Thailand entry criteria during the Covid 19 pandemic, including details on the new STV (Special Tourist Visa). There is a mandatory 14 day hotel quarantine at your expense.

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