Koh Chang beaches are, almost exclusively, spread out along the west coast, with two large mountains at either end.
The principal area is White Sand Beach, by far the most developed and touristy, though not on the scale of the main spots in Phuket or indeed Koh Samui.
Lonely Beach has become the main draw for the travellers and party crowd, whilst Klong Prao Beach, the longest stretch of sand, attracts a generally older crowd with its large upscale resorts and quiet atmosphere. Kai Bae Beach is a little bit of everything – touristy, backpacker and family friendly, a great choice .
Beyond those, there are plenty of other spots to explore among the Koh Chang beaches from the quieter Bailan Beach, the fishing village at Bang Bao, its neighbour, Bang Bao Beach, and the up and coming spots of Chai Chet and Pearl Beach.
Or head across the mountain to the more local Klong Son and then down the rural and undeveloped Koh Chang East Coast. The south east corner of the island completes the picture at Salak Phet or the remote and wild Long Beach.
We have organised the Koh Chang beaches according to their popularity and when you visit their individual pages, we give at a glance breakdowns for those in a hurry and more leisurely island paced tours for those with time to spare.