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East Coast Resorts, Villas and Bungalows

Koh Chang east coast resorts, villas, bungalows and guesthouses are scattered all the way along the road which runs from the ferry piers down to the turning to Salak Khok in the south of the island. They are centred at the two villages, Dan Khao and Dan Mai.

The accommodation is comprised of several small boutique resorts, luxurious and deluxe villas, standard bungalow resorts catering both to tourists and Thai weekenders, guesthouses and Koh Chang’s only spa.


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Staying on the East Side

If you do decide to stay on this side, you should be aware of the following:-

  • The east coast beaches are few and far between and none are of the same quality as those over on the west coast.
  • Getting about is tricky as the songthaew taxis only run this route 3 times daily each way. Additionally, the companies running the island activities, on the whole, do not collect from this side due to the extra distances and time involved.
  • There is very little happening outside the east coast resorts themselves, with restaurants and shops in short supply. Nightlife is non-existent.

Putting that aside, the east coast is very local, undeveloped, less touristy, peaceful and laid back – its star attractions. You can overcome the lack of transport by renting your own motorbike or indeed car and the resorts are generally more than willing to help.


Dan Khao – Koh Chang East Coast Resorts, Villas, Bungalows

Just before Ao Sapparot pier (fast ferry), OYO Baantalay has little cabins down the lane which leads to the fishing boats’ jetty – 500bt per night, maybe useful for being first in the queue on the first ferry. The older Thai resort, Mayuree Pink, used by Thai packages, sits about halfway between that pier and Centerpoint.

The Beach

About 3kms beyond Centerpoint, Dan Khao is the first area signposted on the east coast. With its narrow coarse red sand beach, it is home to 3 boutique east coast resorts. Amber Sands, Sunrise Beach and Serenity Resort.

Rates at Amber Sands are from 3,500bt for the superior bungalow to 6,300bt for the family room. Serenity has deluxe bungalows at 3,250bt and one of its villas from 6,000bt. Sunrise Beach Resort, 7 bungalows and a swimming pool, has prices from 2,000bt to 3,500bt.

Also on this beach, the tiny guesthouse Pen and Cesar has just two rooms at 1,200bt a night, while Baan Mai Rim Fang Nam at the far end is a larger Thai style homestay, prices from 800bt a night but normally sold as packages. Chanmai Nai’Lay, next door, ia another newer homestay by the sea, standard bungalows by the sea.

Southern Area

Continuing on further in Dan Khao, Blessed is a charming small guesthouse by the ocean, starting at 2,500bt a night, with a larger family option too . Garden of Joy, an 18 room resort, complete the choices with rates at 2,300bt for a garden view bungalow up to 3,750bt for the family option, peak season. There are also a handful of smart bungalows down by the sea just before Garden of Joy, 1,500bt a night, which could suit a long stay, though no there are no facilities.

The Villa Development

On the way out of Dan Khao, Baan Talay Thai is a oceanside private villa development, where many of the properties are available for holiday rent in minumum blocks of 3 to 5 days. Expect to pay at least 15,000bt per night for a 5 bedroom pool villa, 8,000bt for 3 bedroom with communal pool, 5,000bt for 2 bedroom with pool, in peak season. The Terrace, in the same development and sleeping 6 to 8 is very similar at around 5,000bt a night.

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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Amber Sands Resort

Per Night: BBB-BBBB

On the Beach, Dan Khao

First in the line of beach resorts in Dan Khao, compact resort of a/c ensuite bungalows, beach house (top or bottom) or family villa set in a perfectly manicured garden with the small swimming pool at the centre. Well reviewed restaurant, massage, kayaks. Very peaceful, recommended.

Reviews, Photos, Prices at Booking.com
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Serenity Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

On the Beach, Dan Khao

Just down from Amber Sands, Serenity offers selection of deluxe a/c ensuite bungalows in the garden or 8 closely-packed large family villas with roof terraces (some with plunge pools) next door. Bar, Cinnamon restaurant, swimming pool. Recommended.

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Sunrise Beach Resort

Per Night: BBB

On the Beach, Dan Khao

On the beach between Amber Sands and Serenity Resort, deluxe beachside cabanas with larger doubles and family bungalows at the rear. Lovely, feature length swimming pool with bar, restaurant, kayaks, motorbike rental. WiFi.

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Blessed

Per Night: BBB

By the Sea, Dan Khao

At the end of Dan Khao down by the sea, fabulously decorated artist’s guesthouse, with 2 standard a/c ensuite rooms and new family suite. Breakfast and other food available, activities and transport. BBQ area with sala and kitchen, kayaks, private beach (east coast style).

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Garden of Joy Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Far end of Dan Khao

Couple of kms after the above four places, an older 18 room resort set out over three levels leading down the sea – restaurant roadside at the top, different styles of a/c bungalows, doubles and family dotted around the garden and at the bottom, ocean-side, the swimming pool and bar. Small beach, kayaks, motorbike and car hire. WiFi.

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Baan Talay Thai

Per Night: BBB-BBBB (with 5 days bookings)

Far end of Dan Khao

A little further along the coast from the Dan Khao resorts, small private development comprising 2 bedroom to 5 bedroom a/c villas, beachfront or seaview, commmunity pool or own pool, all self-catering with fully fitted kitchens. Beach is east coast style, kayaks available,transport hire easily arranged (and useful to explore the island), WiFi.

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Prices, Reviews, Photos, Book Now at Agoda
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The Terrace

Per Night: 5,000bt a night (with 3 days minimum booking)

Far end of Dan Khao

In the Baan Talay Thai development, smart modern villa one row back from the seafront, 3 doubles, ensuite bathrooms, open plan kitchen and sitting room, small garden and above ground plastic plunge pool. WiFi.


Dan Mai and Salak Khok – Koh Chang East Coast Resorts, Villas, Bungalows

About five kilometers from Dan Khao, Dan Mai is the next town along. It’s the island’s administrative centre with the main hospital and police station, so once again staying here is very quiet and local.

North Dan Mai

About 3 km out before the village, Crown View Beachfront Resort opened late 2020, with its unique combination of either single bedroom houses (over 2 storeys) or larger 3 bedroom houses, together with an oceanside pool and restaurant . Rates are from 8,500bt to 22,500bt per night (mimimum stay 2 nights, peak). Almost opposite its turning and more humble in its aims, 2L Hostel (currently closed) sits roadside, with one mixed and two single sex dorms at around 400bt a bed.

Around the next corner, OYO Siriporn Resort has a handful of bungalows by the sea with more opposite on the hillside, 1,500bt to 1,800bt a night, whilst further down also hillside, Fuengfah Hotel (Flower House) offers cheap rooms and bungalows from 750bt.

Central Dan Mai

Once in the village itself, Baan Chid Talay sits next to the ocean with its 8 or so large house-like bungalows at 1,900bt a night upwards, very good value. You can also find a camping spot at Tippayarat – look out for the small sign off the main road (ocean-side) towards the end of the villige.

By the hospital, Elsyian Pearl has now been closed due to the owner being extradited to USA on charges of fraud and money laundering to which he has apparently pleaded guilty.

South Dan Mai

At the the other end, Good View is owned and managed by Seaview from Kai Bae. Aimed mostly at Thai tourists, their simple bungalows with seaview start at 1,200bt, perhapas worth a look.

In an altogether different vein, the privately owned Wave Villas are on the seafront just down from Good View. Luxury Wave Vi#wavealla (A) and Wave Villa 2 (B) are both holiday rentals, with slightly different rates. Depending on the dates, there is a minimum 5 to 10 night stay as part of their booking critera, with prices in peak starting at 30,000bt a night for 8 persons.

As you leave Dan Mai, OYO Lung Chaloem Bungalows, also geared more to Thai weekenders than western holiday makers, has basic fan rooms from just 400bt a night, with other a/c larger bungalows also available at 1,200bt.

A few hundred metres further on, you’ll spot a small street leading to Home Bar, which lies around 3km inland in a beautiful location amongst the trees. It is both homestay and camping, tents at 350bt a pitch.

Than Mayom

Continuing another few kilometres along the coast, Na Tara Resort, near to Than Mayom waterfall, is a Bangkok style boutique resort with prices in the 2,000bt to 4,500bt a night range, mainly attracting Thai weekenders.

On the main road, the tiny Privacy Resort is Kiwi/Thai owned, a very well kept place with a handful of bungalows and a small swimming pool but like Na Tara, it is undoubtedly isolated. Rooms from 1,850bt a night to 2,000bt.

Next along, a clearly signed track leads seawards to the sometimes open Kooncharaburi Resort. Its a huge sprawling place, boasting a wonderful pool, house like bungalows and a very peaceful location, but it remains almost completely empty. If open, prices are from 2,500bt a night but deals are most definitely to be had. On the track to it, you’ll pass Flukies, another Thai homestay of wooden cabanas built around a lake, which itself teems with nightly phospherence.

Salak Khok

Finally, hidden away in the mangroves on the east side of Salak Khok, one of the very best east coast resorts, Spa Koh Chang, offers in-house detox programs, but you can still stay as a guest if you do not follow a course. Their cheapest oriental rooms at the rear are 1,300bt, the upper hillside doubles at 5,000bt, the lovely pool villa 9,000bt .

Tip: The most common complaint in many reviews for all these spots is feeling a little trapped, so having your own transport is a real boon.

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Crown View Beachfront Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB++

By the Sea, near Dan Mai

Owned by an Aussie/Thai couple,  brand new, unique accommodation among the east coast resorts offering six European style fully self-contained a/c villas with kitchens. Four of the villas are 1 bedroom in double storey buildings, two are 2 bedroom, single level and one is a 3 bedroom set-up, also single level. It has a decent feature length pool, its in-house Boat House restaurant, an east coast style beach and plenty of on-site parking. Available for long term as well as short term rental.

Reviews, Photos, Prices at Booking.com
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Luxurious Wave Villa (A)

Per Night: 27,000bt a night (with 3 days min. booking), peak season at 35,000bt per night (with 10 days min. booking)

Far end of Dan Mai

One of three large sumptuous modern villas on the sea at Dan Mai. 4 double bedrooms, private pool, fully fitted kitchen, lounge area, terrace, patios, sun loungers, WiFi. Transport would be an advantage. Local restaurants nearby.

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Wave Villa 2 (B)

Per Night: 20,000bt a night (with 7 days booking only), peak season at 30,000bt

Far end of Dan Mai

Second of the modern villas on the sea at Dan Mai. 4 double bedrooms, private pool , fully fitted kitchen, lounge area, terrace, patios, sun loungers, WiFi. Transport easily arranged.


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Na Tara Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

After Than Mayom Waterfall

After Than Mayom waterfall on the coast road, small boutique resort primarily used by Thai weekenders, with luxury suites upstairs or down, sepaarte family cabin on the creek and an infinity pool running the full length with self-made beach area. Restaurant and coffee shop. Kayaks, but no real beach. Remote so would need your own transport.

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The Spa Koh Chang

Per Night: BBB-BBBB (exc.courses)

Before Salak Khok

Hidden in the mangroves on the coastal road side of Salak Khok bay, natural style retreat with hill cottages, pool villa or double roomsa the rear. Fasting/detox programs, yoga, reiki, massage, herbal steam roomm, gym and swimming pool. Vegetarian food. Can stay without doing a course. Recommended.

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Other Koh Chang East Coast Resorts, Villas, Bungalow and Guesthouses

Primarily aimed at the Thai domestic market, the Koh Chang east coast does have other accommodation options. We list some of them here, north to south.

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OYO Baantalay

Per Night: B – BBB

Beach hut style bungalows and larger share rooms down by the sea amongst the jetties. Restaurant. Popular with Thai packages despite its curious location near the main Ao Sapparot ferry. Parking. WiFi.

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Mayuree Pink Resort

Per Night: B – BBB

On the road between Ao Sapparot and Centrepoint ferries, a Thai resort with a/c rooms or bungalows. Restaurant. Popular with weekenders and packages, useful for early departures. No beach. Parking. WiFi.

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Baan Mai Rim Fang Nam Bungalows

Per Night: B – BBB

At the far end of Dan Khao, family run homestay with a few bungalows by the ocean. Its restaurant and large wooden house also sit over the water. Weekly and monthly rates, intersting choice for the intrepid traveller. Parking. WiFi.

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Siriporn Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Just before Dan Mai, small family resort of 6 a/c ensuite bungalows by the sea, with more on the hillside opposite . No restaurant. Sea is great for kayaking, but not for swimming. Best with own transport, especially if seeking a decent beach. Parking. WiFi.

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Baan Mai Rim Fang Nam Bungalows

Per Night: B – BBB

At the far end of Dan Khao, family run homestay with a few bungalows by the ocean. Its restaurant and large wooden house also sit over the water. Weekly and monthly rates, Parking. WiFi.

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Baan Chid Talay

Per Night: BB – BBB

By the sea in Dan Mai near the Chinese temple. 10 large house-like bungalows, a/c, ensuite and with cooking and sitting areas. Cafe on site, BBQ. Friendly Thai hosts, an alternative choice. Popular with Thai packages. Parking. WiFi.

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Good View Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Cute concrete a/c bungalows by the sea just after Dan Mai with a wooden pier and seafood restaurant (great coastal views). Popular with Thai weekenders. No beach but can kayak and perfect sunrises. Managed by Seaview. Parking. WiFi.

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OYO Lung Chaloem Bungalows

Per Night: B – BBB

A bit further on from Good View with fan and a/c bungalows of different sizes located by the sea and in the garden. Restaurant and shop, small rough sand beach. Own transport would be best. Thai packages. Parking. WiFi.

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Privacy Resort

Per Night: BB

Tiny very private resort by the main road a few kms after Than Mayom waterfall, with a handful of a/c bungalows and a small swimming pool. Breakfast available. Isolated, but can rent scooters. Friendly, helpful Kiwi owners. Parking. WiFi.

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Kooncharaburi Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

Thai style resort in lovely location by the sea offering huge villa style bungalows and rooms. Swimming pool, restaurant. Isolated so would need own transport and usually very empty or just closed! Parking. WiFi.


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