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White Sand Beach Resorts, Hotels and Bungalows – Northern End

White Sand Beach resorts, hotels and bungalows have a good mix of accommodation, with two upscale resorts, several large mid-range spots, plenty of bungalows, the odd motel and a backpacker enclave.

White Sand Beach itself is usually split into two halves, with a natural division at the point where the sandy beach, the northern end, gives way to the rocks and cliffs, the southern end.

Practically, dividing up the beach also helps you and us get a handle on things, given the sheer number of hotels and rooms available, in what is the most developed and touristy area on Koh Chang.

On this page , we start with our recommendations for the more popular northern end, you can find the full run-down on accommodation at the southern end here.


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High End and Mid Range – White Sand Beach Resorts (Northern End)

KC Grande Resort and Kacha Resort are the pick of the upmarket White Sand Beach resorts at this northern end.

KC Resort is up among the best hotels on the island, offering 5 different swimming pools, luxurious accommodation on the beach, rooms by the pool and a modern 5 storey block on the opposite side of the road. Its standard deluxe rooms start at 6,250bt with the top of the range seaside villas at 10,980bt.

3 Star

Kacha Resort is more in the 3/4 star category, with villa rooms on the seaside, hotel rooms on the mountain-side and 2 swimming pools. Prices range from 3,000bt to 6,500bt.

Also worth a look at this higher end, The Erawan Koh Chang offers 35 rooms from 3,500bt to 4,000bt with a rooftop pool and well reviewed service.

2 Star

Cookies Hotel, Koh Chang Lagoon Resort and Alina Hotel stand up as three solid, 2/3 star White Sand Beach resorts. Their rooms are arranged either in two and three storey blocks on the beachside or on the mountainside of the road. Prices range from 1,800bt a night upwards.

Banpu Resort has a much more natural feel to it, large elaborate thatch roofed bungalows in a tropical garden, little pathways connecting things together and a small swimming pool by the sand. Their superior rooms are 3,500bt a night, bungalows at 4,800bt and family suites at 6,500bt.

From around 2,500bt a night upwards, Apple Resort and Bamboo Resort are a couple of 2 star smaller resorts right on the beach – they were completely renovated in 2017-18. Their neighbours in this stretch, Tantawan Resort and Sang Arun Bungalows, themselves unchanged in many years, offer prices from 2,000bt.

Due to the pandemic, resorts and hotels are showing reduced prices in peak season at the moment – these may yet go up in late 21/22 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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swimming pool seaside kc grande

KC Grande Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB++

Sea-side and Mountain-side

Deluxe beach, garden, suites and pool villas right by the sand, hillside room complex over 5 floors with rooftop swimming pool and 2 other pools, spa, restaurants, bars,  coffee shop and all activities organised. One of Koh Chang’s best luxury hotels.

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deluxe rooms seaside kacha resort

Kacha Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB++

Sea-side and Mountain-side

From standard rooms to deluxe pool villas located on both the seaside and the hillside. 2 swimming pools, children’s pool, restaurants and spa. Activities.

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front of Erawan Hotel

The Erawan Koh Chang

Per Night: BBB

Mountain-side

Hotel at the northern end built into the hillside, 3 minutes from the beach. With 35 rooms over 3 floors, accommodation comprises standard, mountain view, seaview and family rooms, suites too, all with balconies. Rooftop swimming pool with bar, restaurant and cocktail bar downstairs.

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rooms in the garden banpu resort

Banpu Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

Sea-side

Seaview rooms and bungalows, all a/c and amenities, designed with wood and thatch, small swimming pool, pretty gardens and restaurant – all beachside. Newer summery looking bungalows or rooms in small 2 storey block next door. Something a little different from the other hotels and resorts in the mid-range.

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swimming pool Bamboo @ Koh Chang

Bamboo @ Koh Chang

Per Night: BB – BBB

Sea-side

Compact 2 star resort with swimming pool. 36 a/c rooms, bathrooms, superior and standard, pool views or seaviews. Bar and restaurant area overlooking the sea, with the beach on the doorstep. WiFi.

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swimming pool Apple Beachfront Koh Chang

Apple Beachfront Resort

Per Night: BB – BBBB

Sea-side

Next door to Bamboo Resort, another small resort with swimming pool. 50 a/c rooms in different configurations, by the pool and with seaviews. Restaurant, bar on the beach. Wifi.

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Smaller Resorts and Motels – White Sand Beach Resorts (Northern End)

On the Beach

At the very end of the beach, indeed it actually has its own precariously steep street leading off the mountain for car access, sits White Sand Beach Resort, bungalows at reasonable rates, 1,600bt to 3,000bt (family, 4 persons), on the sand, a good dark-horse choice.

15 Palms has deluxe rooms overlooking the pool right on the beach, with a standard deluxe from 3,500bt. Palm Garden Hotel on the other side of the road is the original accommodation, still well maintained, open and a bit cheaper.

Mountain-side

Jinda and Arunee are two other compact resorts between KC Grande’s mountain-side block and Palm Garden. Both combine newer rooms in 2 storey blocks with their older bungalows/rooms and decent restaurants roadside, with Jinda also boasting a pool. Prices in the 1,500bt to 2,500bt range.

The Grand Koh Chang, now part of the OYO brand, sits next door to The Erawan, with rooms from 2,000bt to 2,500bt.

Places such as SP Place, Buffalo Bill Hotel (currently closed) and Baan Sai Khao, up by the road, offer yet another option with good value, clean rooms in a more motel-style setting. Prices start at 1,500bt for a double.

Southern End

Also on the seafront, Du Talay Hotel is a stylish small 3 star boutique offering whose brushed concrete rooms start at 2,500bt for a superior double rising to 3,500bt for its deluxe seaview room with spa bath.


bungalows on beach

White Sand Beach Resort

Per Night: BB – BBBB

Sea-side

At the far northern end, accessed by a steep road as you cross the mountain or by walking to the very end of the beach. Bungalows in different styles, family rooms and suites. all laid out just off the sand. Restaurant and activities.

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rooms pool 15 palms white sand beach koh chang

15 Palms (and Palm Garden)

Per Night: BB – BBBB

Sea-side and Mountain-side

Long running resort on White Sand Beach with practical hotel block on the mountain-side and 8 nicely designed boutique rooms in a small building overlooking the sea. A great little swimming pool sits next to to the very popular hang-out restaurant. It’s also now home to the Irish pub, Paddy’s Palms, which has moved from its original location at the southern end of the area.

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hotel front The Grand

OYO 853 The Grand Koh Chang Hotel

Per Night: BB – BBB

Mountain-side

At the northern end, The Grand is a recently completed small hotel, comprising 34 rooms, all a/c and ensuite. It has an in-house Restaurant, you walk straight across the road to the beach. Added now to the OYO group.

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hotel front SP Place

SP Place

Per Night: BB – BBB

Mountain-side

Next door to The Grand, SP Place offers 12 rooms, all a/c, with tv and ensuite bathroom in a two storey hotel style building by the road. Its in-house restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, coffee and there’s a cocktail bar on the front. Walk across the road to reach the beach.

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Frontage Du Talay Hotel Koh Chang

Du Talay Resort

Per Night: BB – BBBB

Sea-side

Boutique style hotel at the end of the sandy part of the beach by the beach walkway. Just 21 rooms over 3 floors, with deluxe jacuzzi specials at the front complete with terrific views over the ocean. Brushed concrete, light and airy rooms finished to high standard. Breakast terrace and restaurant by the beach. Popular with the Chinese market.

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Backpacker Bungalows – White Sand Beach (Northern End)

On the Beach

An historical hangover from the early days of Koh Chang, when longboats used to deliver travellers to this beach, the backpacker quarter is right on the sand at the northern end, just a little on from KC Grande.

Each spot has rooms built into the cliff-face with cheap (400bt+), fan, shared bathrooms at Pen’s Bungalows, Little Chang and Starbeach, an eclectic atmosphere at Bo Independent, chilled out at Malyamean and a more salubrious, expensive range at Rock Sand Resort.

At high tide, the sea does encroach a fair bit, so you might get wet walking back and forth from the action on the main street, but it’s a great ongoing alternative to the larger resorts elsewhere.

Inland

You will also find a few cheap and peaceful White Sand Beach guesthouses from 700bt a night along a little street that runs inland next to Kacha Resort, Tuk Tuk Guesthouse and Fisherman Hill Resort being the pick of the bunch. Island Lodge is currently closed. 

Sai Khao Inn also sits mountain side in its own little garden, with older style bungalows from around 1,500bt a might  


hillside bungalows Maylamean Koh Chang

Maylamean Bungalows

Per Night: B – BB

Sea-side

12 simple fan bungalows built against the cliff in the backpacker area, some with shared bathroom and cold water, some with their own bathroom and hot water. Nice hang-out restaurant high up on stilts. WiFi.


hillside bungalows Independent Bo Koh Chang

Independent Bo

Per Night: B – BB

Sea-side

Long established backpacker haunt with fan bungalows built into the rockface and an artist inspired hang-out restaurant with a lively evening bar. No children and 3 night minimum stay. Walk in only. WiFi.


hillside bungalows rock sand resort Koh Chang

Rock Sand Resort

Per Night: B – BBB

Sea-side

Perhaps the grandest of the budget accommodation and hotels at this end of the beach, fan and a/c rooms, singles, doubles, family room and busy popular restaurant. A short walk from the road to get there, trickier at high tide. Acvcess  by car via White Sand Beach Resort

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Other White Sand Beach Resorts and Bungalows (Northern End)

White Sand Beach, north or south, has far too many options to list in full, so here is a selection only to go with our recommendations above.

North to South

hotel block cookies koh chang

Cookies Hotel

Per Night: BB – BBB

Variety of standard and deluxe rooms by the sea, pool or in the three storey complex on the other side of the road. Swimming pool. Popular restaurant at Sea and Soul. Very mixed reviews among the Koh Chang hotels.

hotel block grand lagoon koh chang

Grand Lagoon

Per Night: BB – BBBB

Older style hotel with standard, superior, deluxe rooms or villas by the sea and in the complex on the opposite side of the road known as the White Sands Princess. The in house restaurant is one of the best beachfront bbqs. Swimming pool with kids’ slide.

hotel block alina grande koh chang

Alina Grande

Per Night: BB – BBB

Good value hotel on the mountain side, offering a selection of a/c single and twin rooms, all ensuite. Swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Minimart, motorbike rental. Across the road to the beach.

rooms sai khao Inn white sand beach koh chang

Sai Khao Inn

Per Night: BB

Cheaper resort tucked away on the mountain-side behind the main street, with standard or superior bungalows in rows around the garden. No restaurant but BBQ possible. Laundry and tour services available. Across the road to the beach.


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