Koh Chang has plenty of other sports and fitness activities to keep you occupied if you need a break from the beach.
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
Golf, Tennis, Cycling and Archery
For those that feel the need to swing a club or racquet, Koh Chang has a driving range in Klong Prao, roadside near the bridge. In Siam Royal View, the private villa development near the ferries, you’ll also find a well maintained pitch and putt course too – ask at the reception by the entrance for more details.
Down the little street opposite the temple there’s a decent asphalt tennis court. You can call ahead and book on 084 892 6992.
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.
Perhaps not your first thoughT on things to do on Koh Chang, the Archery School in Klong Prao certainly makes a different way to wile away an hour or two. There is an instructor on hand as needed.
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.
Monkey Gym resides at the southern end of Kai Bae, down the end of the food court street by Morgans – just before the Muay Thai gym, PP Wanrung.
Larger resorts all have their own in-house facilities.
Companies and Prices – Koh Chang Sports and Fitness
Koh Chang ShootingEast Coast
|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.|
Mix 3 Guns/18 Bullets at 2,500bt
KC ArcheryKlong Prao
|Archery school for all ages. Equipment provided. English speaking staff for safety and instruction on hand. Open from 09.00am till evening.|
Per Person: 300bt for 1/2 hour, 500bt per hour, Kids 200bt/300bt
Slow Life CyclingKlong Son
|Day Tours of 4 to 5 hours around the Klong Son area. Itinerary includes the Chinese Temple, fishing village, Thai Temple, Siam Royal View Beach area, views from Aiyapura, Ban Kwan Chang Elephant Camp and Klong Jao Leuam Waterfall.|
Per Person: 1,500 per with transfer
Siam Royal View Pitch and PuttKlong Son
|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. Set of clubs and 10 balls/tees at 150bt. Additional 20bt per ball and 5bt per tee.|
Per Person: 300bt for 9 holes/100bt for kids
Koh Chang Driving RangeKlong Prao
|New driving range by the old airfield and opposite Jai Eew Seafood. Cold drinks, parking. Open from 10.00am till 6.00pm.|
Per Person: 40bt per tray of 40 balls, clubs
Koh Chang TennisKlong Prao, inland opposite the temple
|Single hard court with floodlighting. Cold drinks, towels. Open from 7.00am to 10.00pm, additional 100bt per hour from 6.00pm (lights).|
Per Person: 200bt for 1 hour including balls and rackets,400bt with teacher
BB GymLonely Beach
|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 9.00am to 22.00, last entry at 21.00.|
Per Person: 200bt/day, 1,100bt/week
UPDATED for 2019-20 Season