Koh Chang has over 350 hotels, resorts and bungalows, so, whatever your holiday budget and whether you are a family, a couple, a group of friends or a solo traveller, there will be something that suits your needs.
Yet, trying to work out which of all those places to stay is best for you, can seem pretty daunting. Well, worry not, as we have done all the homework for you and filtered the accommodation into much more manageable lists.
We start with our category round-ups. Here, we use our local expertise to bring together our picks and recommendations for places to stay across a whole range of options – from luxury to boutique, mid-range to budget, 3/4 to hostels and more.
We then take you round the island beach by beach, with specific tips on where to stay in each area, west coast and east coast, all budgets covered.
We bring together our top picks for best hotels, resorts and bungalows across all the the beaches on Koh Chang. Categories include luxury, boutique, mid range and budget.
We choose our top ten luxury resorts on Koh Chang, chic resorts to stylish hotels. Snippet information on The Awa, The Dewa, KC Grande Resort, Emerald Cove, The Chill and others.
Our detailed summary of the best boutiques on the island, with resorts includings Amber Sands, Warapura, The Mangrove, Nest Sense, Serenity Resort, Harley Moon Hideaway, Chivapuri Beach Resort.
Our round-up of the top budget places to stay on Koh Chang. From bungalows to dorms, options on all the main beaches including Pajamas, Blue Lagoon, Klong Kloi Cottages, Oasis Bungalows and many others.
Head here for detailed information on our 3/4 star resort picks across the island, including Chang Buri Resort, Ramayana Resort, Koh Chang Paradise Resort, The Spa Koh Chang, Centara Tropicana Resort, AANA Resort, Kacha Resort and Barali Beach Resort.
Yet more options with our selection of value for money hotels on Koh Chang. Information guide prices and a chance to book at Erawan, Mercure Hideaway, Paradise Hill, The Gallery, Du Talay and Marina Sands.
Looking for a mid range resort on Koh Chang? Our updated guide gives you some excellent recommendations across the beaches – KB Resort, Noren Resort, Bhuvarin Resort, Garden Resort, Tropical Beach and more.
Ideal for budget travellers, our guide to Koh Chang’s top hostels and dorms across all the beaches – Habitat, Pajamas, Bee Sleep and BB Hostel among the choices. Snippet information, prices and a chance to book.
White Sand Beach has one of the best Koh Chang resorts at KC Grande Resort, with standard rooms at 3,500bt up to deluxe villas from 10,000bt. Look out too for Kacha with its prices ranging from 3,300bt to 8,800bt and The Erawan at 5,000bt a night.
For mid range accommodation, Du Talay Hotel, Cookies Hotel, Banpu Resort, Apple Beachfront, Bamboo and Alina Hotel all fit the bill, their rates hovering around 3,000bt. Alongside them, you’ll also find plenty of cheaper resorts and bungalows, where you can secure deals for 1,000bt to 1,500bt.
The main backpacker quarter is found down on the sand at the northern end, with cheap rooms from as lows as 500bt at places like Independent Bo.
Head to Klong Prao Beach for some of the most upmarket Koh Chang resorts at The Dewa, The Emerald Cove and Santhiya Tree. Well appointed rooms, slick service, feature swimming pools and spas come as standard, rates from around 5,000bt to 18,000bt a night.
With plenty of other great places such as Centara Tropicana Resort, Ramayama Resort, Aana Resort and Spa and Barali Beach Resort, no question, you are spoilt for choice on this beach. Expect rooms at those to range from 3,000bt to 8,000bt.
Up by the road and at the far northern end of the beach, you can still find cheaper rooms and 2/3 star resorts, 500bt to 3,000bt as a guide, with Noren Resort, The Gallery, KP Huts, Blue Lagoon Bungalows, Baan Rim Nam and Riverview Hosteljust a few of the names to look out for.
Lonely Beach, at the other end of the island, is the backpackers’ centre, with 100’s of suitable rooms for travelers on a budget.
Expect shared bathroom and paper thin walls at the cheapest end of the scale with prices in the 250bt to 300bt range. Hostels with dorms, mixed and single sex are similarly priced. Or you can stay in smaller resorts at places like Oasis Bungalows, Little Eden, Sea Flower, Kachapura, Paradise Cottage and on the sand itself, Nature Beach Resort, prices from 600bt to 2,500bt.
Bhumiyama Beach Resort moves things into more upscale territory with rooms from 4,000bt. Lonely Beach is also home to two great boutique resorts at Warapura Resort, 1,800bt to 5,000bt a night and Nest Sense, where a standard room starts at 4,400bt, going up to 8,800bt for a pool villa.
Kai Bae Beach has three fabulous top end resorts, the Awa Resort, The Chill and Gajapuri Resort, all in a row on the sea, right in the middle of town. Their rooms come in at 4,500bt at the lower end of the scale, but go up to 17,500bt for the pool villas.
At the southern end, Seaview Resort remains very popular after all these years and you’ll not go far wrong at mid range resorts like KB Resort, Kai Bae Beach Resort, The Stage or The Garden Resort. Rooms here range from 2,500bt thorugh to 9,000bt for a honeymoon suite
For more straightforward bungalow accommodation, try Porn’s Bungalows, Paradise Bungalows and Sea Breeze, 1,500bt to 2,500bt. For backpackers, Siam Cottages ticks most boxes, 700bt a night.
Chai Chet Beach is often overlooked, but its reputation continues to grow, with two of the stand-souts, the terrific mid range Flora i Talay, bungalows from 3,200bt and Pajamas, next door, for backpackers (430bt dorm beds).
Both of these are just down the road from the highly recommended Paradise Resort and Spa, one of Koh Chang’s best long-running resorts, where bungalows start at 3,500bt upwards. Its sister hotel Paradise Hill is across the road, 2,500bt.
Chai Chet Resort over on the cape has accommodation at a similar price and Koh Chang Thai Hill Resort offers good value up near the road at the northern end.
You will also find motels, guesthouses and long stay rooms around the plazas including Luxury Guesthouse at 1,000bt a night.
Chang Buri Resort is the stand-out of the Koh Chang resorts on South White Sand Beach. Its rooms and swimming pools on both sides of the road go from 2,000bt for standard to 6,500bt for the pool villas. Look out too for Koh Chang Grand View Resort, another solid 3 star mid range choice at 2,500bt standard to 4,800bt for deluxe.
Keeree ele Hotel offers a distinctly boutique Bangkok style at 2,000bt a night, with Paddy’s Palms, another small hotel choice, immediately next door. Other mid-range resorts include Plaloma Resort, the German owned Top Resort and at the far end, Para Resort. Expect room prices from 1,500bt for doubles to 4,000bt for family.
For backpackers, try Koh Chang Hut Hotel, where you can pick up rooms from as low as 500bt a night.
Please note that all of the hotels and resorts at this end of White Sand are not on the beach.
Up at Bailan Beach, the Mercure Hideway has emerged as one of the most reliable good value Koh Chang hotels. Offering rooms from 2,550bt a night, it makes for a very solid choice despite its less than wonderful beach.
The mid range Bailan Beach Resort and the boutique Harley Moon Hideaway are the pick of the other resorts, bungalows from 2,500bt upwards. Kamrai Resort is another 1,500bt under the radar spot, with its own small swimming pool.
Look out too for the very private Mangrove at the northern end, 1,500bt a night for its chic wooden and thatch huts.
Backpackers and travellers can find beach cabanas at Elephant Bay, brushed concrete bungalows at Lazy Repuplique, both with pools or thatch huts at Jungle Garden – prices from 600bt.
Despite its lack of a sandy beach, Pearl Beach has is a quietly popular place to stay on the island. The resorts owners are friendly, you can easily hop over to White Sand Beach for more action and its prices are very keen.
Ban Ton Rak, the roadside small 2 star resort, offers doubles from 1,600bt to 2,500bt, with swimming pool.
Penny’s Bungalows, its near neighbour Saffron on the Sea and Privilege are all in a similar bracket as are the the older resorts such Keereeta, Remark and Resortel.
Inland at the start of the village, TP Huts is the pick of the cheaper spots, fan rooms from 550bt, but look out too for its neighbours, Macura Resort and Alisa op up on the hill at Elephant and Castle.
Bang Bao Beach also throws a few great choices into the mix via its peaceful resorts and its backpacker accommodation.
At the far southern end of the beach, the top boutique Chivapuri Resort has large villas starting at 3,500bt, whereas next door, the stylish Tropical Beach Resort has rates as low as 2,500bt for its circular brushed concrete villas.
In contrast, heading back up the sand, Klong Kloi Cottage offers simple beach bungalows from 400bt, whilst its neighbour Bang Bao Beach Resort is pricier at 1,700bt a night upwards. Yu Yu Golden Beach has a large choice at similar rates.
Backpackers now have lots of choices too behind the beach, from Treehouse Cottages on the creek to Sea You Place, Lakchai, Freedom Home, Santisook and T-Garden, all further back along the sandy access road. You should be able to get a room with shared bathroom at 300bt, 500bt for bathroom inside.
Bang Bao offers up a few very good mid range resorts on the north of the bay.
Bhuvarin Resort is the pick of them, fabulous view, 2 pools, room starting at 2,500bt a night but look out too for its neighbour, Resolution Resort or the long running Nirvana Resort, which is located in the same area.
Cliff Cottage combines glamping bell tents with bungalows, prices from 650bt upwards. Backpacker thatch huts can be hunted down at Rasta Beach and Hippy Huts, 250bt for shared bathroom.
Guesthouses on the pier itself include El Greco, Paradise, Buddha View and Ocean Blue in the region of 750bt to 1,200bt a night.
Over in the south east corner of Koh Chang, Parama Resort, run by the Epicurean chain, provide high end exclusivity at Chek Bae, prices ranging from 2,500bt a night to 17,500bt for an ocean view suite.
There are a handful other Koh Chang resorts, mostly for Thai weekenders nearby, so prices tend to be part of a package. On the remote Long Beach, Long Beach Resort sits at the opposite end of the scales, with shared bathroom fan huts at 300bt.
Salak Phet, over on the other side of the bay, has mainly Thai homestays, but look out for, Mangrove Hideaway with rooms from 1,500bt a night looking out over the mangroves, the tiny guesthouse Baan Yemaya at 600bt, its sister hostel Sleepover! and Salak Phet Resort, complete with its famous seafood restaurant at 1,600bt to 4,000bt.
East Coast Koh Chang resorts and villas are concentrated at Dan Khao, a few kilometres down from the two ferry piers at Ao Sapparot and Centrepoint.
Amber Sands Beach Resortand Serenity Resort, two of Koh Chang’s premier boutiques, line the red sand beach with Sunrise Beach a new good value addition. If you are looking to get away from it all, these are a great place to start with prices from 3,250bt a night, though having a motorbike to go to and fro during the day is a good idea.
Further down, the artist’s guesthouse Blessed offers just a couple of rooms from 2,500bt, while Garden of Joy provides a wide selection at 2,750bt to 4,500bt in peak. Baan Talay Thai is a private housing development, with 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom villas for weekly rentals another couple of kilometres along.
At the far end of the east coast at Salak Khok, you can detox at the The Spa Koh Chang, rooms from as low at 1,800bt upwards excluding the programs.
Klong Son, nearest town to the ferries, is home to the largest private development on the island at Siam Royal Bay.
Villas from 7,750bt a night together with condos from 4,000bt a night compliment a mid range hotel, Marina Sands and smaller resortrs at Boat House, Little Sunshine and Laguna Beach. Facilites include a 40 metre pool, 9 hole golf course, spas and restaurants.
Aiyapura Resort and Spa, a stalwart among the Koh Chang resorts, overlooks the southern side of the bay, rooms from 4,000bt a night.
Scattered about the town and down near the sea, you will find other small resorts, motels and guesthouses such as Evergreen Resort, Feel@Chill, Pukdee, Garden Lodge, Riverside. Rates go from 350bt through to 2,000bt.