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Bailan Beach Resorts and Bungalows

Bailan Beach sits just over the hill from Lonely Beach but it’s another world, a quieter, more local side to Koh Chang, with plenty of mid range accommodation via its only hotel, The Mercure Hideaway or small resorts, combined with cheaper traveller bungalows.

Despite having no real beach except a self-made one at the southern end and a tiny stretch at the northern end, the area still ticks along rather nicely.

In its own understated way, Bailan serves as both a bolthole from Lonely Beach but also as an area on the island, which offers something a bit different from the normal beach holiday.

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Mid Range – Bailan Beach Resorts

Northern End

At the northern end fronting onto the small beach, Bailan Beach Resort continues to grow and grow, making it one of Koh Chang’s most dependable resorts, popular with Europeans attracted by its good value rooms. Prices start for garden view at 1,500bt, junior double at 2,500bt.

Bailan Beach Resort shares the beach with the excellent The Mangrove, a fascinatingly under the radar spot, with chic thatch bungalows and partially open air cold water bathrooms. Their 11 rooms are in the 1,500bt price bracket. Also worth a mention at this end, the octagonal bungalows of Bailan Bay Resort cling to the hillside just before you enter the village, still quietly popular after all these years, similar rates to The Mangrove.

Various other mid-range small bungalow resorts are found in this immediate vicinity. Faye Orchid Resort is on the ocean side above Bailan Beach Resort with Kamrai Resort next door, whilst Lazy Republique and St Tropez, both French owned, Green Land Resort and Baan Sanook all sit on the opposite side.

There’s nothing particularly fancy or designer about any of these resorts, but you will get good value bungalows, 1,000bt to 2,500bt a night, in a quiet garden setting, all with swimming pools.

Central Area

In the centre of the village, Harley Moon Hideaway, offers modern, clean rooms finished to the highest quality at around 2,500bt, all set in a lovely garden with a truly unique red swimming pool – it’s established itself in just a few years as one of the best Bailan Beach resorts.

Continuing past Harley Moon Hideaway, Green Cottage, the same owners as Green Land Resort above, has older style bungalows in 3 rows down by the sea, with a swimming pool, prices from 1,200bt a night.

Southern End

At the start of the beach at the southern end, The White House has been reinvigorated over the last few years after a change of owners. Its hotel style rooms at the back go from 1,400bt, with the more expensive cottages nearer to the pool at 2,900bt.

The Austrian owned Lucky Gecko Garden (currently closed) sits on the corner of The White House entrance, a handful of well kept rooms in a small garden, from 1,800bt a night. Incidentally, along the small street that leads to it from The Happy Turtle, there’s a host of bungalows and small houses to rent, worth a look if you are thinking of staying a few months.

Finally, the 3 star Mercure Hideaway, run by the European Accor chain, is the only hotel in Bailan Beach. With 96 rooms, pool access and pool villas, this represents the most upmarket choice on the beach, prices starting at 3,000bt and going up to 5,500bt for a pool villa.

Due to the pandemic, some resorts and hotels are showing full prices in peak season, some resorts indicating reduced rates – best to assume everything is fluid depending on the global situation for international travel.

Pricing Code/Per night in Baht (B): B= under 500; BB= 500 to 1,500; BBB= 1,500 to 3,000; BBBB= over 3,000;

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Mercure Hideaway

Per Night: BBB – BBBB+

By the Sea

Large 96 room resort with rooms, pool access and pool villas. Feature central swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, private beach, restaurants, pool bar. Swimming in the sea possible if tide is in in the lagoon area. Popular and keenly priced.

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The Mangrove

Per Night: BB

By the Sea

At the northern end, 15 or so hippy chic large wooden fan bungalows with rain-water bathrooms and large open terraces, all dotted amongst the trees down the hillside looking out to sea. Stylish restaurant with sun decking and small private beach. Laid back and peaceful, a terrific alternative place to stay. WiFi. Recommended.

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Bailan Beach Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

By the Sea

Large resort at the northern end with superior, family, garden and seaview bungalows or rooms. Restaurant, swimming pool and private beach area, just a little along from The Mangrove. Peaceful spot, solid and dependable.

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Harley Moon Hideaway

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

Inland, near the Sea

Centrally located, 8 large well designed and appointed a/c bungalows around a nicely kept garden with a decent sized swimming pool. Couple of cheaper rooms too at the back. Restaurant for breakfast and western food. A few minutes walk to the beach at the southern end. Jeep tours. A friendly spot run by a SA couple who are of course into Harleys.

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White House

Per Night: BB – BBBB

By the Sea

At the southern end by the sea, a minute’s walk to the beach in front of The Mercure, compact resort comprising cheaper a/c rooms in the small hotel block at the rear or whitewashed bungalows near and by the swimming pool – all connected by paths leading down to the sea. Restaurant, bar, sunbathing terraces.

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Lazy Republique

Per Night: BB – BBB

Inland, road-side

At the northern end on the hillside, French owned, tiny minimalist style resort with 8 a/c brushed concrete villas dotted about the garden. Restaurant in a smilar style with roof terrace and sunset cocktail bar overlooking the swimming pool. WiFi.

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Budget – Bailan Beach Bungalows

Backpackers and travellers originally kickstarted Bailan’s development off as they sought smoky refuge from some of their more exuberant clan partying next door at Lonely Beach and nowadays you can still find some great picks at very reasonable prices.

Northern End

At the northern end, Tarzan Island Bungalows has recently changed hands. Now known as Vanara, it is currently undergoing an overhaul of the bungalows from the old wooden style. We expect pricing to be around 1,000bt a night.

Across the road Jungle Garden, still has that old beach hut style – wood, bamboo, on stilts and with thatch roofs, ensuite – but it does it very well, stylish bathrooms in particular. Prices start at 600bt rising to 1,000bt. In the same area, 3 Trees Guesthouse (also known as Koh Chang Backpackers Hostel) has added more rooms to the existing renovated set, making about 8 in total – 500bt upwards.

In the centre, Bailan View (same owner’s as Tarzan Island before it was sold) is a cheaper version of the Jungle Garden style – ensuite, on stilts, at around 400bt to 500bt a night.

By The Sea (Central)

Down the bottom by the sea, Bai Yard Bungalows (currently closed) has a handful of older bungalows from 750bt.

Next door and the pick of the cheaper Bailan Beach resorts, Elephant Bay Resort has a prime location by the sea – colourfully painted little beach huts with a swimming pool, from 1,100bt at 1,800bt a night for standard and twin or larger suites at 2,800bt.

At the far end and also on the ocean, it’s also worth a look at Kohchang 7, a wide selection of fan and a/c huts, nothing fancy but well priced from 400bt upwards.

Southern End

At the southern end, tucked away across the road going up to the mountain area, Blue Garden Resort is a nice quiet option, similar to other resorts in the area with standard bungalows, again French owned, rooms from 1,000bt.

Finally, Rock Inn has a selection of rooms up to 1,200bt per night on the hill overlooking the entrance to Mercure Hideaway.

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Elephant Bay Resort

Per Night: B – BBB

By the Sea

Funky beach hut style fan rooms or a/c bungalows, with a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and pool table. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere. In the middle of the village by the sea, just along from Green Cottage. WiFi.

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Jungle Garden

Per Night: B – BB

By the Road

By the bridge, 11 wooden thatch bungalows, fan and a/c with well designed ensuite bathrooms, ideal for backpackers and travellers. Small bar area, no restaurant. WiFi.

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Kohchang 7

Per Night: B – BB

By the Sea

Long established, Korean owned traveller resort with huts and cabins, fan or a/c, either on the seafront or in rows behind. It’s certainly basic but it’s cheap and has a unique charm. Terrific restaurant by the sea which now serves Korean food. WiFi.

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Other Bailan Beach Resorts and Bungalows

Bailan Beach has too many options to list in full, so here is a selection only to go with our recommendations above.

Listed North to South

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Bailan Bay Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

At the very start of the village, concrete a/c or wooden fan bungalows built up the hillside overlooking the small headland. Sundown Terrace restaurant and home to Mr Khai boat trips and fishing excursions.

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Faye Orchid Garden Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Above Bailan Beach Resort at the northern end with a/c bungalows, some with sea view, in a pretty tropical garden. Restaurant, small swimming pool and massage.

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Green Land Resort

Per Night: BB

Northern end by the road, simple fan rooms in a row or larger a/c bungalows, all on a grassy area going up the hillside. No restaurant. Would need own transport but long term deals available.

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Baan Sanook

Per Night: BB – BBB

At the northern end, selection of solid a/c ensuite bungalows, laid out on the hillside in a landscaped garden, with an internet and tour shop and bar area in the building in front. Swimming pool.

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Vanara Bungalows

Per Night: BB

Next door to Sanook, Tarzan has recently changed hands and become Vanara. Renovation ongoing of the a/c stilted bungalows, ensuite, in a well kept landscaped garden. Restaurant with nightly bbq.

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Bailan View

Per Night: B – BB

Good value fan and a/c bungalows high up on stilts, in a secluded garden on the little street that runs down to Green Cottage and the sea. No restaurant but coffee and drinks available.

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Green Cottage Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Selection of garden bungalows, fan or a/c, arranged in rows with a swimming pool. Restaurant. A few minutes walk along the rocks to the beach at the southern end. Motobikes for rental.

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Lucky Gecko Garden

Per Night: BB – BBB

Austrian owned resort of 8 a/c bungalows, small or large, located off the small street down to The White House. Restaurant on site, transfers to Bang Bao Beach, daily housekeeping and breakfast.

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Blue Garden

Per Night: B – BB

Up the side street opposite Happy Turtle, small resort with 4 a/c ensuite bungalows and family room set in quiet gardens. BBQ area, restaurant, bar and pool table. French owned, friendly, easy walk to the beach at Mercure.

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Rock Inn

Per Night: B – BBB (family)

At the far end of the village on the hillside opposite Mercure, small German owned guesthouse, with a selection of cheaper fan rooms or some a/c units and larger family bungalows. Restaurant, bar and terrace, all set in delightful tropical gardens.

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