Koh Chang has plenty of other sports and fitness activities to keep you occupied if you need a break from the beach.
Shooting – Koh Chang Sports
Keeping with that adrenalin rush, for those that can’t resist the idea of shooting off a few rounds whilst on holiday, Koh Chang Shooting (Ban Look Chang) is the island’s only gun club. Fully licensed with a multitude of weapons on hand, prices are per set of bullets.
It is located by the sea a few kilometres after Than Mayom Waterfall all the way down the east coast road
Koh Chang Shooting
Hat Sai Daeng, East Coast
Mix 3 Guns/18 Bullets at 2,500bt
Packages at varying prices for shooting on the small range with different guns from Magnums to Colts and Smith and Wesson. Training courses, cafe. Free transfer.
Golf, Tennis, Cycling – Koh Chang Sports
For those that feel the need to swing a club or racquet, Koh Chang has two options.
In Klong Son near the ferries, you’ll find a very decent 9 hole pitch and putt course within the grounds of the Blue Haven (formerly Siam Royal View) private villa development – ask at the reception by the entrance for more details.
Meanwhile, for tennis fans, there is a decent asphalt tennis court down the little street opposite the Klong Prao temple. You can call ahead and book on 084 892 6992.
On two wheels, for an enjoyable day, you can guide join the affable Thai guide, Mr Chat, on his bicycle tour around the local area of Klong Son. Run most days, it’s nothing too strenous so the activity will suit all the family, with a maximum number of participants at between 6 and 8.
The archery school and golf driving range, both in Klong Prao, have now closed.
9 Hole Pitch and Putt Blue Haven
Klong Son, Blue Haven Bay Development
Set of clubs and 10 balls/tees at 150bt. Additional 20bt per ball and 5bt per tee.
9 hole course played in both directions to make 18 in total, playing under the International Pitch and Putt Federation rules. Tee off intervals of 10 minutes and entry to the Beach Club.
Koh Chang Tennis
Per Person: 200bt for 1 hour including balls and rackets, 400bt with teacher
Single hard court with floodlighting. Cold drinks, towels. Open from 7.00 to 22.00, additional 100bt per hour from 18.00 (lights).
Slow Life Cycling
Per Person: 1,500bt per with transfer
Day Tours of 4 to 5 hours around the Klong Son area. Itinerary includes the Chinese Temple, fishing village, Thai Temple, Blue Haven Bay area, views from Aiyapura, Klong Son Elephant Camp and Klong Jao Leuam Waterfall.
Gyms – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
To keep up your fitness regimes, there are several gyms on Koh Chang.
- BB Gym, same owners as the dive school, operate a popular open air one at their center on the left as you leave Lonely Beach.
- Koh Chang Gym sits in one of the long row of shop houses opposite the entrance to Klong Prao Resort, the northern end of that area.
- Dolphin Fitness is next door to Marin Coffee and Indie Sushi at the top of Walking Street, north Kai Bae.
- Larger resorts all have their own in-house facilities.
Per Person: 200bt/day, 1,100bt/week, Deals available.
Two storey open walled gym with bottom floor offering spin bikes, tread mills, cross trainers, weights, Smith machine, Power Cage with barbells and more. Upper storey used for Wii games, Pilates, yoga, aerobics. Small drinks bar with BB Dive Centre next door, complete with pool and chill out areas. Open from 9.00 to 22.00, last entry at 21.00.
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