Best Boutique Resorts on Koh Chang – 2022-23

Searching for the best boutique resorts on Koh Chang but overwhelmed by the endless choices?

Well, you need look no further as we have done all the hard work for you with our definitive list for the 2022 – 23 season.

The resorts are not listed in any rating order. You can also jump straight to each one:-

Nest Sense – Lonely Beach – Best Boutique Resorts

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A Pool Villa at Nest Sense

The first Lonely Beach boutique resort to feature in our best of list, Nest Sense is a luxurious affair.

At the far southern end of the village, the 18 room resort comprises two rows of pool villas and a small block of deluxe rooms at the rear. All sit in a very private tiered area overlooking the sea.

Each a/c ensuite room has a TV, safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, fridge and WiFi. The 2 styles of pool villa, larger in size than the deluxe rooms, throw in a rain shower, cable TV and an extra pull-out bed.

Dining and Location

The in-house restaurant and bar are open all day, whilst you can also wile away the hours in and around the infinity pool, with its stunning views out over the ocean.

You can walk to the actual Lonely Beach in about 12 minutes. The resort can organise taxis, bikes and tours as required.

In Summary

Nest Sense is one of Koh Chang’s best boutique resorts but it also has a charming lack of showiness about itself, instead letting the inherent sleek design and superb location do the talking.

Prices and Booking

Standard rates for Deluxe Rooms start at 6,000bt in high season or 3,700bt and 4,950bt early bird, Seaview Villas at 10,000bt or 6,075bt and 8,100bt and Pool Villas at 11,000bt or 6,700and 9,000bt respectively

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Little Sunshine Resort – Klong Son – Best Boutique Resorts

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The main building at Little Sunshine with the pool in the middle

The long running boutique resort, Little Sunshine is situated in the largest private development on the island, Blue Haven (formerly Siam Royal View), in Klong Son about 7 minutes from the ferry pier.

With a wonderful location right on the seafront, Little Sunshine comprises two adjacent villas, which have been joined together to make the main resort. Within this small complex, you’ll find one of the Paradise double rooms (upstairs) and one of the Golden Suites (downstairs) as well as the restaurant and cafe, the reception area and the swimming pool.

Separate to that, another villa overlooks the golf course which has a double or twin Paradise Room upstairs and downstairs, a Golden Suite, complete with kitchen, living area and plunge poo. Finally, you can rent a whole villa, the Royal House, with one by the sea or one by the golf course. Both of these comprise 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen area, living area, separate toilet and plunge pool.

Amenities in all the rooms include a king or queen size bed, doubles or twins, ensuite bathroom, a/c, storage space, WiFi, safe, TV.

Dining, Facilities and Location

The resort itself has its own swimming pool, together with a small restaurant come coffee shop. The private beach runs across the front of the whole development, so no problem for when you want to take a dip in the shallow waters of this bay.

As a guest at the resort, you also get to use the facilities of Blue Haven, which includes a magnificent 30 metre infinity pool, a pitch and putt golf course and The Beach Club.

There is a shuttle which runs up to Klong Son Village for the shops and you can organise taxis to head to white Sand Beach for its shopping, restaurants and a night out. Hvaing a rental car or motorbike would give you more flaxibility

In Summary

Little Sunshine Resort sets out to provide impeccable service, combined with privacy, no fuss and tranquillity away from the crowds. It achieves both effortlessly, hence its inclusion in our best boutique resorts list.

Prices and Booking

In peak season, Paradise Rooms are 4,160bt a night, the Golden Suite at 8,160bt and the Royal House at 14,785.

Amber Sands – Dan Khao, East Coast

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The pool at Amber Sands

Located on the east coast in Dan Khao, a kilometre or so down from Centerpoint Ferry, Amber Sands Beach Resort is a small compact resort on the beach.

It comprises just 8 bungalows and a family room, arranged around a central swimming pool in wonderful mature tropical gardens. All bungalows are a/c, with ensuite bathrooms, king size beds, an additional fan, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, together with in-room WiFi.

Dining, Facilities and Location

Overlooking the sea and open all day, the excellent in-house restaurant and bar serves Thai and western food. If you want to step out, there are two other resorts just along the beach in addition to the well reviewed The Souk restaurant.

The resort rents out kayaks to explore the local coastline or motorbikes to head off to other areas. Alternatively, the owners can organise car hire or you can charter one of the local taxis (songthaews) – around 500bt on a special charter to White Sand Beach.

In Summary

Amber Sands is a wonderfully peaceful, laid back boutique resort, where guests come to escape the crowds on the west coast. Service and attention to detail are faultless, but most importantly, the management and staff also keep things simple. Everything is done with the minumum of fuss, which in turn maintains the resort’s super relaxed atmosphere.

Prices and Booking

Rooms in high season start at 3,500bt per night for the Superior Bungalow, 4,000bt for Beach House (Upstairs or downstairs) and 4,200bt for the Family Bungalow.

Chivapuri Beach Resort – Bang Bao Beach (Klong Kloi) – Best Boutique Resorts

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Villas at Chivapuri

In a secluded spot at the far end of the west coast, Chivapuri Beach Resort is a sophisticated boutique resort of 20 or so rooms.

The rooms themselves, standard or deluxe garden, are over two floors in a series of traditional Lanna-roofed houses with polished wooden floors.

Each room comes with ensuite bathroom, balcony, LCD TVs, DVD players, mini-bar, in-room safe, rain water shower, hairdryer, bathroom accessories, WiFi, refridgerators and coffee-tea makers. Bathtubs are available in the deluxe rooms. There is also a junior suite, family house and a beachside villa.

Dining, Facilities and Location

Ideally situated between the rooms and the beach, you’ll find one of Koh Chang’s most scenic infinity pools, complete with its own loungers and pool bar. The in-house restaurant is open all day, with another separate coffee and bar area a few metres further down the beach. In-house massage is available.

You can wander along Bang Bao Beach for restaurants and a couple of laid-back bars. Taxis wait all day up by the bridge so you can easily hop to other areas and there are outlets for motorbike rental.

In Summary

Chivapuri is perfect for couples or indeed a family wanting a quiet, private resort which combines high standards of room with excellent overall service.

Its location is near perfect, under the trees right on the beach, with the sea and sand just a few steps from your room. If you want that ultimate beach holiday spot, where you can swim before breakfast in calm blue waters, Chivapuri Resort ticks the box.

Prices and Booking

Superior Double Room at 5,500bt, Deluxe Double Garden Room at 6,500bt, Deluxe Double Ocean View Room at 7,500bt, Junior Suite (3 persons) at 7,500bt, Beachfront Villa at 10,000bt, Family Suite at 12,500bt, Family Executive Suite at 13,500bt, Family Seaview Room at 14,000bt – peak season, including taxes and breakfast. Their site is here. Deals available through the affiliates.

Serenity Resort and Residences – Dan Khao, East Coast

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The resort pool at Serenity with villas behind

Back on the east coast, 100 metres along from Amber Sands Resort on the same stretch of beach, Serenity Resort is an equally impressive offering.

Closely packed and conencted by paths, the resort comprises a/c ensuite Deluxe Bungalows, either with garden or ocean view. Each bungalow has a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi as standard.

For families and groups of friends, Serenity also offers a small selection of Two Bedroom Villas and 3 Bedroom Villas, which are in two parallel rows running from the road to the beachside pool. Perfect for either families or groups of friends, each villa boasts a well equipped kitchen, ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom and a large and comfortable sitting room. Their unique selling point are the roof terraces, which have superb seaviews, a BBQ, ample loungers and a shaded area at the rear. Some even have jacuzzis or mini plunge pools.

Dining, Facilities and Location

Well recommended for its Thai, western food and sunset cocktails, the restaurant and bar sits beachside. The small swimming pool is in front of the villas section but open to all guests. You can rent kayaks, SUPs and motorbikes.

For dining, see options given with Amber Sands above.

In Summary

The resort itself is wonderfully peaceful, with great service and friendly staff and management, whilst the villas are excellently appointed and make an ideal choice for friends or families. Yes, you are a little away from things over on the east coast but either by renting a car or just using the songthaew taxis, it’s easier enough to get over to the more tourist areas.

Prices and Booking

Outside of peak, rates for the Deluxe Bungalows are between 1,775bt and 3,800bt (ocean view), 4,500bt to 5,400bt for Two Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool, 4,950bt to 5,950bt for Beachfront Villas, 5,500bt/7,500bt (not oceanfront/oceanfront) for 3 Bedroom Villa. The Villa at Serenity, privately owned but managed by the resort, is just under 10,000bt outside of peak.

Vayna Boutique – Klong Prao Beach – Best Boutique Resorts

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Looking back over the pool, accommodation at the rear, restaurant to the left – Vayna Boutique

At the southern end of Klong Prao and right on the beach, Vayna Boutique is the newest addition to the boutique resorts on Koh Chang. It’s not actually a new build but rather a clever and tasteful redesign and rethink of the old Sereanity (sic), a 2 star hotel that had seen better days.

The rooms – Simple Thai, Local Thai, Tropical Thai (3 with seaview) – are ground, 1st or 2nd floor on either side of a central corridor which leads from front to back of a two storey building. A delightful passageway housing rattan chairs and covered with foliage and plants, runs alongside.

Amenities in all the rooms include air conditioning, flat-screen TV, cable channels, refridgerator, mini-bar, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, outdoor seating area and WiFi access.

Dining, Facilities and Location

The accommodation building looks down on the feature swimming pool, with its loungers, decking and excellent views out over the sand and sea. Vayna also has a jacuzzi and massage.

Open daily, Bamboovana sits to one side of the pool, offering Thai and western cuisine, with a buffet breakfast and a nightly BBQ. The separate beach bar serves from 11.00 to 23.00.

You can step straight out from the resort onto Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang’s longest stretch of sand at around 3 km. Dewa and Emerald Cove are your immediate neighbours. If you stroll north and up the canal, you can reach the main road in the central section of the village, complete with its wide array of restaurants. If you walk out the back of the resort up to the main road, there’s a handful of dining options, Italian, seafood and Thai among them. Kai Bae is only ten minutes away, great for a bit of nightlife and also full of recommended restaurants.

Klong Prao Beach is very tidal so the sea does retreat a long way at certain times – taking a dip is not so easy.

In Summary

Vayna Boutique is a romantic boutique resort that would suit couples rather than families. Its rooms are simple, clean and uncluttered, there are some lovely desogn flourishes throughout the resort and it has a terrific location on the beach. For a few days R & R, it’s definitely one to put high on your list of possibles.

Prices and Booking

In peak, rates for the Simple Thai are between 2,780bt and 3,270bt (double, twin, twin plus), 3,500bt for Local Thai, 3,400bt to 3,950bt for Tropical Thai, (twin, double, balcony) .

Crown View Beach Resort – Dan Mai – Best Boutique Resorts

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The One Bedroom Houses at Crown View Beach Resort

Tucked away in a secluded private spot by the sea, Crown View Beachfront Resort brings a unique western flavour to the Koh Chang boutique resorts.

The resort comprises three different sizes of accommodation, all built and equipped to the highest specification. 4 Single Bedroom Houses over 2 floors sit at the back of the resort. They offer one bedroom with a double bed, ensuite bathroom and a balcony upstairs, whilst downstairs, a kitchenette (stove top, fridge, microwave, cutlery and crockery) share the space with a sitting area.

The low rise 2 Bedroom Luxury Villa and Three Bedroom Luxury Villa also have fully equipped kitchens as well as large seating and dining areas and ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom. Roll-out beds are also available for kids in all villas.

Dining, Facilities and Location

With seating inside (a/c) or outside on the terrace, the Boathouse restaurant opens from breakfast at 07.00 through until 22.00. It serves both Thai and western dishes off menu, supplemented by a fully stocked bar and cafe.

The lovely feature length pool, one of Koh Chang’s finest, sits adjacent to the ocean, with a shaded area behind for loungers and an outdoor pool table. You can also play lawn chess. In front of the pool, there is a small beach too, though it’s east coast style – much rougher than those on the west coast.

Having your own transport is an advantage if staying at Crown View Beach Resort. With it, you can explore further down the east coast, where you’ll find a couple of good restaurants about 5 minutes away or beyond them, plenty of local Thai food, coffee shops and minimarts in Dan Mai, the island’s administrative centre. Heading north, on the other hand, you could eat at the resorts, Ambers Sands and Serenity (see above) or continue on to Klong Son (Blue Haven Bay) or over the mountain to White Sand Beach, about 25 minutes drive.

In Summary

Crown View is the newest boutique resort on Koh Chang and it brings with it, something new – a destination resort where the focus is on home from home comforts through the accommodation. On the one hand, it seems suitable for older couples but on the other hand, the houses make perfect spots for a family getaway.

Prices and Booking

The Single Bedroom House is 6,650bt a night in peak season, whilst the Two Bedroom Luxury Villa is 10,940bt and the Three Bedroom Luxury Villa 18,000bt. Deals available for 7 nights stay and early bird bookings.

UPDATED November 23

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