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There are upwards of 350 Koh Chang hotels, resorts and bungalows, so trying to work out where  to stay can seem a thankless task.

Well, worry not, as we have done all the homework for you and filtered it all down into much more manageable lists. Whatever your holiday budget, family, couple, a group of friends or a solo traveller, there will be something that suits your needs. 

Here’s some to get you started.

Luxury Resorts and Hotels

At that luxury end, prices range from 4,000bt right up to 20,000bt or more for the deluxe pool villas – look out for KC Grande (White Sand Beach), Santhiya Tree, Dewa, Aana and Emerald Cove (all Klong Prao Beach) or Awa, The Chill, Gajapuri and Seaview (all Kai Bae Beach).

Mid Range Resorts

Mid range choices include Kacha, Chang Buri (White Sand Beach), Flora I Talay (Chai Chet), Koh Chang Paradise (Chai Chet), Ramayana (currently closed), Klong Prao Resort, The Splash (Klong Prao Beach), Kai Bae Beach Resort, KB Resort (Kai Bae), Mercure Hideaway (Bailan), Spa Koh Chang (east coast) and Bhuvarin (Bang Bao), where prices come in a bit cheaper around 2,500bt to 9,000bt (pool villas).

Boutique

For boutique resorts, expect to pay in the region of 2,500bt to 8,800bt with our top tips including Chivapuri (Bang Bao Beach), Vayna Boutique, Barali Resort, Nest Sense and Warapura (Lonely Beach), Harley Moon Hideaway (Bailan), Amber Sands, Serenity (east coast), and Little Sunshine (Klong Son).

Villas

There are plenty of rental villas on Koh Chang too – Blue Haven Bay in Klong Son is the main focus, but there’s another development over on the east coast at Baan Talay Thai and you’ll find them on other beaches, Pearl Beach in particular.

Bungalows and Guesthouses

For the budget traveller, you can find guesthouse rooms as low as 250bt for fan, shared bathroom, cold shower or 500bt to 2,000bt for fan or a/c ensuite bungalows. Lonely Beach and Bang Bao Beach are both good places to start your search but suggestions from around all the beaches include Independent Bo and Sai Khao Inn (both White Sand Beach), Privilege, Saffron on the Sea (Pearl Beach), Papaya Cottage, Baan Rim Nam, Watercolours, Lin Bungalows (Klong Prao), Paradise, Sea Breeze, Porn’s (Kai Bae), Oasis, Nature BeachSea Flower (all Lonely Beach), Lazy Republique (Bailan), Cliff Cottages, Coconut Garden (Bang Bao), Indie Beach, Klong Kloi Cottage, Freedom Home (Hat Sai Noi, Bang Bao Beach) and Treehouse (Long Beach). 

Hostels and dorms have also hit the Koh Chang accommodation scene in the last few years –  Pajamas and Habitat (both Chai Chet) just a couple of the choices on offer.

Prices given are for the peak Xmas period via booking sites, not the hotel websites. They are intended as guides only.


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We take you round the island beach by beach, with specific tips on Koh Chang hotels in each area, west coast and east coast, all budgets covered.

White Sand Beach (North) | White Sand Beach (South) | Klong Prao Beach | Kai Bae Beach | Lonely Beach | Chai Chet | Bang Bao Beach | Bang Bao | Pearl Beach | Klong Son | Salak Phet, Chek Bae and Long Beach | East Coast | Bailan Beach

You can also had across to Koh Chang accommodation in our Features section, where we regularly update our picks and recommendations for Koh Chang hotels an resorts across a whole range of options – from luxury to boutique, mid range to budget and many more.

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White Sand Beach (North) – Koh Chang Hotels

White Sand Beach plays host to one of the best Koh Chang hotels at KC Grande Resort, with 5 different pools and accommodation both beachside and hillside – deluxe hillside rooms at 6,250bt, pool villas from 10,980bt.

Look out too for the 3/4 star Kacha, also on both sides of the main street, with its prices ranging from 3,000bt to 6,500bt or the small 35 room hotel The Erawan (with rooftop swimming pool) at 3,500bt to 4,000bt a night.

Mid Range

For where to to stay in mid range accommodation, the larger resorts include Koh Chang Lagoon Resort, Cookies Hotel and Banpu Resort, where rates start at 1,800bt through to 6,500bt for family suites. All have decent pools as well as beachside options. 15 Palms sits in amongst them, a much smaller resort, with rates from 3,500bt.

Further along the beachfront heading south, prices per night start at 2,500bt upwards at the boutique hotel Du TalayApple Beachfront, Bamboo and Alina Hotel (slightly cheaper).

Budget Tips

Alongside them, you’ll also find plenty of cheaper accommodation , where you pick up bungalows or rooms rates in the 1,500bt to 2,500bt range – White Sand Beach Resort, Jinda, Arunee and Sai Khao Inn to name just a few.

The main backpacker and traveller area is down on the sand at the northern end, with cheap rooms built into the hillside from as low as 350bt at places like Independent Bo and Maylamean.

 

White Sand Beach (South)

Chang Buri Resort is the stand-out of the Koh Chang resorts at the southern end of White Sand Beach. Its rooms and swimming pools on both sides of the road go from 2,000bt for standard to 6,500bt for the pool villas.

Look out too for Koh Chang Grand View Resort, another solid 3 star mid range choice at 1,500bt standard to 3,800bt for deluxe.

Mid Range

Keeree ele Hotel offers a distinctly boutique Bangkok style, its cheapest options at 700bt rising to 2,000bt a night, with Sea Sun, another small hotel choice, immediately next door.

Other mid-range resorts include the swiss owned Plaloma Resort, the German owned Top Resort and at the far end, Para Resort. Expect room prices from 1,500bt for doubles to 4,000bt for family.

Budget Tips

For backpackers, try Koh Chang Hut Hotel, where you can pick up rooms from as low as 500bt a night.

Please note that all of the hotels and resorts at this end of White Sand are not on the beach – it’s a few minutes walk to the north.

Klong Prao Beach – Where to Stay

Klong Prao Beach has the highest concentration of luxury resorts and hotels on Koh Chang including Santhiya Tree, The Dewa, Aana Resort and the Emerald Cove. Assume well appointed rooms, slick service, feature swimming pools and spa as stanbard. Prices will start in the region of 4,000bt for a deluxe whilst the top end pool villas and ocean suites go from 17,500bt to 22,000bt.

Of course, it’s not just high-end on offer and there are some excellent large mid range resorts where prices range from 2,500bt to 7,500bt and more  – look out for Centara Tropicana, Barali Beach, The Splash and Vayna Boutique or 3 star Klong Prao Resort and Ramayana (currently closed).

Bungalows, Small Hotels and Guesthouses

For guesthouses, the northern canal is home to two good value choices – Baan Rim Nam, newly renovated with rooms from from 1,200bt upwards and next door, the 5 rooms at Dutch owned Watercolours, similarly priced. For bungalows at this end, Leelawadee, has a selection just back from the road at 1,500bt to 2,200bt. Down on the sand, Tiger Huts was a terrific budget choice but is now awaiting renovation.

Both roadside, the small hotel, The Gallery (1,500bt upwards) or next door, the bungalows of Iyara Boty (1,800bt in peak) give you a couple of choices in the central area. Just around the back from them, Papaya Cottage offers rooms at 1,300bt to 1,500bt, no pool but within easy reach of the beach.

Further south, Boonya and OYO Kachapol are another two to add to the mix, similar prices.

Kai Bae Beach  – Where to Stay

Kai Bae Beach boasts three fabulous top end resorts – Awa Resort, The Chill, Gajapuri Resort – all in a row on the sea, right in the middle of town. Their rooms come in at 4,500bt at the lower end of the scale, but go up to 16,000bt for the deluxe beachfront suites and pool villas.

At the southern end, also in that same luxury category, Seaview Resort remains very popular after all these years – superior hotel rooms from 6,000bt, some of the best pool villas on the island at 20,000bt.  

Mid Range

That beachside southern end is home to some excellent mid range resorts as well  – KB Resort, Kai Bae Beach Resort and Siam Bay – expect prices in the 2,500bt to 5,500bt. Porn’s Bungalows, an old Koh Chang favourite, has cheaper bungalows in the same area.  

Back up on the high street at that sam end, you could also try Paradise Bungalows and Sea Breeze, where rooms or bungalows range from 1,500bt to 3,000bt. Garden Resort, set just back from the road, has a small pool too.

The long established, Coral Resort, down by the sea in the middle of town,  offers standard bungalows from 1,000bt, with a great pool too.

Budget Tips

For where to stay if on a budget, you could try Patoo with its little cabins by the sea, 450bt a night or guesthouses like JOP and Blues. The dorm accommodation as well as other rooms at Duckling are also worth a look.

Lonely Beach

If you are looking for where to stay when travelling on a budget, Lonely Beach, the island’s backpackers’ centre, has a range of where to cheap rooms and the some dorm style accommodation. Expect shared bathroom and paper thin walls at the cheapest end of the scale with prices in the 250bt to 300bt range – Cafe del Sunshine and Thale the pick of the bunch.

Bungalows

Of course, there are plenty of smaller bungalow resorts, some with small swimming pools. Look out for the following – Oasis Bungalows(with pool), Little Eden, Sea Flower, Casa Beach (with pool), Blue Sky, Carpe Diem (with pool), Lonely Beach Resort (with pool), Magic Garden, Paradise Cottage (with pool) prices from 600bt to 2,500bt.

On the Beach

For those seeking more comfort, the larger 3 star resorts, Bhumiyama Beach Resort and Siam Beach Resort have prime locations on the beach –  with rooms from 2,500bt up to 6,600bt. In amongst them,  the excellent Nature Beach Resort, over 20 years established, offers a pool, fabulous beachside resotaurant, cabins and bungalows from 1,500bt to 2,500bt.

Boutique Resorts

Lonely Beach is also home to two great boutique resorts at Warapura Resort, down in the village, 2,300bt to 3,300bt a night and Nest Sense, at the far southern end,  deluxe room at 4,400bt rising to 8,800bt for a seafront pool villa. From either of these, it’s 10 to 15 minutes walk to the actual beach.  

Chai Chet – Where to Stay

Not surprisingly, the lovely beach at Chai Chet gives you some great choices of where to stay, with its blend of larger resorts, boutique and budget accommodation.

Resorts

On the sand, the highly recommended Paradise Resort and Spa, is the stand-out, with bungalows starting at 5,000bt, pool villas at 14,700bt. Its sister hotel Paradise Hill sits across the road, room from 2,500bt. The two resorts share a water park. Further along the beach, the excellent boutique Flora i Talay, offers cabanas from 1,500bt to 7,400bt (with pool).

Also on the sand, Coconut Beach Resort is a solid 2/3 star resort, very popular with eastern Europeans in pre Covid times, rooms from 1,700bt. Chai Chet Resort on the cape starts at a similar price.

Bungalows and Motels

Not the beach and therefore cheaper places to stay,  you’ll find bungalow resorts and the odd motel either roadside at the northern end or around the central VJ Plaza. Look out for Kerdmanee, Koh Chang Thai Hill Resort, Baan Fine Times and Blue Resort. Prices start at 750bt a night upwards. 

Budget

For travellers, one of Koh Chang’s best hostels, Pajamas, combines dorm beds (540bt a bunk) with more expensive private rooms and a swimming pool. It’s located just behind Flora so 2 minutes from the sea.

Located at the top end of VJ Plaza, Habitat Hostel has dorm beds and bunks from 350bt a night. Like Pajamas, it too offers private rooms, with more being added as part of their ongoing renovation for 22/23 season.


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Bang Bao Beach with Hat Sai Noi

Bang Bao Beach also throws a few great Koh Chang accommodation choices into the mix via its peaceful resorts and its backpacker accommodation.

Chaipura Resort, by the bridge at the start of the beach, comprises large houses with wooden interiors, 2,500bt a night, two minutes walk to the sea.  At the far southern end on the sand itself, the top boutique Chivapuri Resort offers huge Lanna villas starting at 4,000bt. Next door, Tropical Beach Resort is currently closed with no word yet on its plans for the 22/23 season.

Bungalows and Budget Tips

In contrast, about mid way along the beach, Klong Kloi Cottage offers a range of choices including simple huts from 400bt. The bungalows at its neighbour Bang Bao Beach Resort are pricier at 1,700bt a night upwards. 

With its main restaurant on the beach and rooms behind, rates at Yu Yu Golden Beach start from 500bt. Heading along the dusty tracks, Lakchai, Sea You PlaceFamily, Freedom Home and Green Garden, all cater for the traveller. You should be able to get a fan room with shared bathroom from 300bt, allow 750bt and upwards for ensuite.

Hat Sai Noi

Hat Sai Noi, the tiny beach before Bang Bao Beach proper, also has some accommodation with the stand-out Indie Beach, 2,200bt for a seaview bungalow. Secret Garden has a family house from 3,000bt, Beach Box fan rooms from 550bt.  

Bang Bao – Where to Stay

Though it does not  have an actual beach – you head to Bang Bao Beach 3 kilometres up the road for that –  the fishing village of Bang Bao still gives us a few very good mid range resorts, particularly on the north of the bay.

Northern Side of Bay

Bhuvarin Resort is the pick of them, fabulous views, 2 pools, a combination of new deluxe rooms and older standard ones, prices in the 2,000bt to 3,500bt a night range. Look out too for its neighbour, Resolution Resort, which has similarte rates. Nirvana Resort is closed and unlikely to open again for the 22/23 season.

In the same area, Cliff Cottage combines bell tents (800bt per night, shared bathroom) with motel style rooms and cliffside bungalows, 1,200bt to 2,000bt. Back up by the main road, Coconut Garden too has a range of styles, 500bt at the lowest end for fan. And up the inland track, Hippy Huts has made a new home for its new venture – glamping tents, 400bt to 500bt a night, deals for longer stays.

Both on the pier, the homestay Paradise and the Thai style guesthouse Ocean Blue are in the region of 600bt to 1,200bt a night.

Southern Side

On the southern edge of the bay, you can find a handful of condos for holiday rental at Tranquillity Bay. Next door, Neemo has more modest bungalows from 500bt a night.

Pearl Beach – Hotels, Resorts and Bungalows

Despite its lack of a sandy beach, Pearl Beach is a quietly popular place to stay on the island and only about 10 minutes by motorbike from the hub at White Sand Beach.

Resorts and Bungalows

At the nothern end, Ban Ton Rak, the small roadside boutique resort, offers doubles from 2,200bt to 3,700bt, with swimming pool and a villa high on the hillside above. Almost next door, Rose Garden, has cheaper bungalows and makes for a good long stay option.

Down by the sea, Privilege is an under-the-radar-choice, with good value bungalows and rooms from 1,000bt a night, Along from them, Saffron on the Sea has accommodation at 1,300bt to 1,650bt in the garden behind its excellent restaurant. Its near neighbour, Penny’s comprises tightly packed bungalows around the pool, with more rooms at the rear, all prices at a similar rate to the others.

Villas

For families, the excellently kitted out villas, Elegance, Pearl Luxury, Suppathra and Inspiration (all have pools), are well worth considering. Rates start at 6,000bt a night, with a minimum stay requirement in peak season.

Budget Tips

For where to stay if travelling on a budget, inland at the start of the village, TP Huts is the pick of the cheaper spots, fan rooms from 300bt, but look out too for its neighbours, Macura Resort and Alisa. Or you could try across the road at the older beach huts at Ban Na.
 
You can pitch a tent too at 150bt per person per night at Khai Mook Camping in its spot down by the ocean.

Klong Son

Klong Son, nearest town to the ferries, is home to the largest private development on the island at Blue Haven Bay (Siam Royal Beach).

The complex comprises private holiday rental villas (from 8,000bt a day, minimum stay period) with an excellent couple of boutique resorts, Little Sunshine and Peninsula (4,000bt a night upwards).

There’s also a condo block (from 4,000bt), a mid-range hotel, Marina Sands (800bt dorms to 7,000bt suites), an up-market guesthouse, Boat House ( 3,000bt+) and rooms within a large shared villa, Laguna Beach (5,000bt+). Facilites within the development a 40 and 20 metre pool, ar 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, spas, a marina and restaurants.

Other Options

As for resorts, Aiyapura stands out as the sole luxury option, with a large selection of villas high up on the hillside overlooking the southern side of the bay, rooms from 3,850bt a night.

Scattered about the town, inland towards the waterfall, down near the sea from the central crossroads and  on the access road to Blue Haven, you’ll come across other small resorts, motels and guesthouses such as Evergreen Resort, Feel@Chill, Havana, Pukdee, Blue Sapphir, Phet Luran and Riverside,  where rates start at 500bt rising to 2,000bt.

Salak Phet, Chek Bae, Long Beach

In the far south east of Koh Chang, the very local area of Salak Phet caters mainly to Thai tourists (weekenders and packages) via a number of Thai homestays but there are a few places you can try.

The small boutique Mangrove Hideaway, where rooms rate from 1,500bt a night, sits in the heart of the village on its sea walkway. In the same area, the tiny guesthouse Baan Yemaya and its sister hostel with dorm rooms Sleepover! provide the two cheapest places to stay, 350bt to 600bt –  both are currently closed but likely to reopen for 22/23 season.

In the very far corner of the bay, Salak Phet Resort, famous primarily for its seafood restaurant, has rooms and cabanas, 1,600bt to 4,000bt.

Chek Bae (Jek Bae)

Across the water in the equally local Chek Bae, Parama Resort provides high end exclusivity, prices ranging from 2,500bt a night in its offshoot Parama 2 to 17,500bt for an ocean view suite in the main complex. There are a handful other resorts nearby – Ban Mae, Rommai Talay – but prices here tend to be part of a package as their market is Thai.

Long Beach

Meanwhile, over on the very remote Long Beach, Treehouse still offers the original style of Thai bamboo beach huts with shared bathroom, 300bt.  It does have a good in-house restaurant but the electricity hours are limited.

 

East Coast

East Coast Koh Chang resorts and villas are concentrated at Dan Khao, a few kilometres down from the two ferry piers at Ao Sapparot and Centrepoint.

Amber Sands Beach Resort and Serenity Resort, two of Koh Chang’s premier boutiques, line the red sand beach with Sunrise Beach tucked in the middle. If you are looking to get away from it all, these are a great place to start with prices from 2,000bt (Sunrise) a night , 3,250bt for its rooms, not villas (Serenity) and 3,500bt (Amber Sands). Having a motorbike to go to and fro during the day is a good idea.

Southern End of Dan Khao

Further down, the artist’s guesthouse Blessed offers just a couple of rooms from 2,500bt, while Garden of Joy provides a wide selection at 2,750bt to 3,750bt in peak. Another couple of kilometres along, Baan Talay Thai is a private housing development, with 2 to 5 bedroom villas (private or communal pool) for mimimum 3 day rentals. Assume 5,000bt per day at the lower end, 15,000bt at the top.   

Dan Mai

Ocean View Beachfront Resort offers European style houses, an infinity pool and restaurant in Dan Mai. Prices range from 8,500bt a night peak to 22,500bt, with minimum 2 nights stay and longer rentals available.

At the other end of town, you can stay in one of Koh Chang’s most luxurious seafront villas at either Wave A or B. Sleeping 8 with a large pool,peaks season sees prices from 30,000bt a night, minimum stay requirement of 5 days.  

Salak Khok

At the far end of the east coast at Salak Khok, you can either simply relax or join a detox programme (charged separately) at the The Spa Koh Chang. Rooms at the back go from as low at 1,800bt with the pool villa at 9,000bt a night.

Bailan Beach – Where to Stay

Despite not being blessed with an impressive beach – just a small scrappy one at either end of the village – the peaceful, laid back Bailan Beach is home to a few great places to stay.

Mid Range

Over the last few years, Mercure Hideway, which sits at the southern end on the sand, has emerged as one Koh Chang’s most reliable mid range hotels. Its standard rooms start at 3,000bt a night, with the pool villas from 5,500bt. Next door, The White House combines rooms and small villas around the pool, 1,400bt to 2,900bt.

At the northern end, also on the seafront, Bailan Beach Resort offers practical bungalows in the 1,500bt to 2,500bt range, whilst in the centre of town, the boutique, Harley Moon Hideaway, has well appointed bungalows from 2,500bt upwards.

Bungalows and Budget Tips

At the nothern end, the very private The Mangrove (currently closed), sits down by the sea, 1,500bt a night for its chic wooden and thatch huts. Roadside, the minimalist Lazy Repuplique, offers similar prices for its brushed concrete rooms. It has a pool too.

Look out for Lazy’s near neighbours too – places like St Tropez, Vanara and Jungle Garden, where but with a range of similar bungalows operations  start from 800bt upwards. 3 Trees Guesthouse is cheaper, with rooms out back from 500bt.

By the sea in the middle of the village, Elephant Bay, complete with its ocean fronting swimming pool, has an electic mix of rooms from 1,000bt upwards. Next door, meanwhile, prices at the more basic Kohchang 7 range from 400bt to 1,000bt. 


UPDATED July 2022 for 22/23 Season
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