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Bang Bao Resorts, Bungalows and Guesthouses

Bang Bao resorts, bungalows and homestays are located on the north side of the bay, on and around the central pier and as you leave the village heading south.

There’s some plenty of great choices but bear in mind that there is no beach. For that, you head to Bang Bao Beach (Klong Kloi/Goi), which is a 2.5 kilometers up the road, a walkable distance but best on a motorbike or in the back of a taxi.

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North Side of Bay – Bang Bao Resorts

Before you reach the fishing village proper, Wild Hippie Chang (formerly Coconut Garden), sits on the corner, offering a/c and fan rooms from 550bt a night. Up the track beside it, Hippy Huts has settled into its new location with glamping tents, 400bt to 500bt a night, deals for longer stays.

Opposite Wild Hippie Chang, that small lane leads to the accommodation on the north side of the bay. Follow it for a good couple of kilometres and you reach the first option, Bang Bao Cliff View Resort. This older Thai style resort is laid out in rows on the hillside, uniform a/c bungalows at 700bt to 1,200bt. It has food too including pizzas from the wood fired oven.

Next door, Cliff Cottage, now part of the BB Divers stable, comprises a/c rooms at a similar price in a series of single storey motel blocks by the street or bungalows and glamping tents high up on the hillside above, both overlooking the sea. The tents go from 800bt a night in the high season, rooms at 1,200bt and the largest bungalow at 2,000bt .

Continuing along the road, Nirvana Resort remains closed and in an increasingly decrepit state.

Far End

Drive through Nirvana and up the steep hill which hugs the bay, the ever expanding and upgrading Bhuvarin Resort is the pick of the Bang Bao resorts. Its older standard rooms start at 2,000bt, with the new seaview villas from 3,500bt. Bhuvarin‘s neighbour, Resolution Resort, has also been renovated, prices at around 2,200bt a night for garden view, 3,1000bt for the deluxe.

Two homestays, mainly used by Thai packages complete the accommodation picture, with Homestay Beach the pick of them at 600bt a night.

Coming in probably 2025/26 (finances permitting) to the north side of Bang Bao, Aquarius Wellness Spa and Resort is the largest new project on Koh Chang for many a year. Combining a luxury hotel, with villas and a mall, the project has already completed its show house and reception building as you hit the outskirts of the village shortly after Dara Rehab (itself closed). You may also notice the gated access on the way to the above resorts. This will ultimately lead up to the hotel section.

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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Bhuvarin Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

On the Bay

Overlooking the bay and laid out in rows down the slope, boutique Bhuvarin offers older style rooms with terraces on one side or new sleek villas on the other. Its hugely impressive feature swimming pool and accompanying in-house restaurant sits on the upper level. Fabulous views out over the bay. There’s another pool down at the bottom. Transport available for the beach, but best if you have your own transport.

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Resolution Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

On the Bay

A little after Bhuvarin Resort, Resolution spills down the hillside from the track above, offering standard rooms, sea view villas or pool side villas. Good swimming pool down at the bottom, with restaurant and bar by the water. Kayaks and once again those great views out over the bay. Own transport would be a help but in-house rides to pier and the beach also provided.

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Cliff Cottage

Per Night: BB – BBB

On the Bay

Popular resort comprises a/c rooms down at the bottom facing Bang Bao or small bungalows and glamping style tents (with shared bathroom) dotted about on the hill above. It has a two decked in-house restaurant, complete with small plunge pool. Terrific views out onto the rocks of the wild bay behind. The resort is  owned and run by to BB Divers.

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Wild Hippie Chang

Per Night: B – BBB


On the 1st bend as you enter the Bang Bao area, this travellers’ resort now has new owners. It offers much the same as before with a/c stone or fan wooden bungalows, twin rooms and treehouse doubles. Swimming pool, breakfast, bar, activities, homestay vibe.

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Hippy Huts Glamping Belltent

Per Night: B


Moved from their old location by the Tranquillity Bay Condos to a more natural spot at the end of the track running up from Wild Hippie Chang. 4 glamping tents housed under thatch roofs on raised platforms, bathrooms attached. Additional 3 rooms upstairs in main building, cafe on site, breakfast, can walk to pier in under 10 minutes (bring a torch though). WiFi, BBQ area.

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Cliff View

Per Night: BB – BBB

On the Bay

Back on the northern side of the bay and just before Cliff Cottage, concrete and wooden style a/c bungalows spaced out up the grassy bank with Italian pizza restaurant at the top and bar by the road. Practical accommodation, popular with Thai weekenders.

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Nirvana Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

Down by the Sea

Abandoned and looking unlikely to reopen. 

On the northern side of the bay, older resort with villas designed in a Balinese style, both inside and out. Two swimming pools, freshwater and seawater as well as a sunset deck and coastal walkway on cove behind. Small in-house resturant. The narrow access road to the other resorts above runs through the resort.

The Village, Pier, Southern Side of Bay – Bang Bao Resorts, Bungalows, Guesthouses

Before you turn down towards the pier, the motel style OYO Alysia Springs (for sale, contact us for more information) sits on the right hand side, with a/c rooms and a swimming pool at 750bt to 1,500bt a night.

Opposite Alysia Springs, a small track by the restaurant takes you bumping up the hill to discover two unexpected white-washed villas – Teak Hill Pool Villa – Rosewood and Nuna Villa. Kitted out to the highest quality, each has a similar Balinese slant to their design, with Nuna the larger of the two. Their accompanying plunge pools make them an unsuitable rental if you have small children. Prices start at around 6,000bt a night, rising in peak season.

Sunny Inn at the back of the little plaza – Koh Chang Divers sits on the corner – and B.B Bungalows on the left just before the pier each have standard a/c rooms – might be an option as a long stay option.

On The Pier

On the pier itself, little alleys and planked walkways lead to various houses or restaurants with a small selection of rooms. Primarily aimed at Thai weekenders and groups, Koi Sea House has daily rates at 800bt , whilst Chill House, Televille and Good View are both around 1,000bt a night. All would do weekly and monthly rates too. A few metres along on the other side, Paradise Bang Bao Homestay has shut down.

Continuing on, you’ll spot another walkway on the right leading to Jerpordee Residence and Cafe. Formerly Buddha View, this is the new incarnation now operated by the local landlord. It’s almost unchanged from before, with a selection of a/c ensuite rooms at the rear of the popular restaurant which looks out over the bay.

At the far end of the pier, Ocean Blue Guesthouse, down another walkway on the right, offers 500bt fan or more expensive a/c rooms off a central wooden planked corridor.

Southern Side of Bay

On the southern side of the bay, Tranquillity Bay dominates the hillside with its two imposing condos apartment blocks. 2nd phase units are now available for sale from 6.95M THB. Owners also offer holiday lets on existing appartments – check the like of Airbnb and Tripadvisor, but do note it is not a hotel per se.

As mentioned above, Hippy Huts haved moved to a new home at the northern end of Bang Bao but Neeno have taken over their old spot right next door to Tranquillity Bay. The bungalows have been smartened up a bit but prices remain around 500bt per night.

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Teak Hill Pool Villa – Rosewood

Per Night: BBBB+++

Inland, near the pier

Private and secluded, this unique villa comprises 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms alongside a large open plan living space, complete with kitchen, plunge pool and carport. WiFi. You can walk to the pier in about 10 minutes, the beach at Hat Sai Noi in a similar time.

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Jerpordee Residence and Cafe

Per Night: BB

On the Pier

The former Buddha View, now reopened by the landlord, offering  simple guesthouse rooms off a single polished wooden floor corridor with shared bathroom or couple of double-bed rooms with private bathroom. At the back of the popular and good restaurant which looks out over the bay. WiFi.

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Bang Bao Paradise Homestay

Per Night: n/a

On the Pier

Closed down in 2023

Just down from the seafood resataurants,  about half way along the pier, cute wooden a/c huts with shared bathroom, charming terrace area by the water and cafe, all built on stilts over the sea.  Worth noting that the pier is busy in the mornings, as everyone heads past to the boats –  so don’t expect too many lie-ins. WiFi.

Other Bungalows and Guesthouses – Bang Bao Village

Here is a selection of other Bang Bao accommodation to go with our recommendations above.

In No Particular Order

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Homestay Beach

Per Night: B -BB

Fan and a/c bungalows in two rows in a grassy area by the water’s edge on the northern side of the bay. Restaurant on a wooden pier. Boat trips. Popular with Thai packages, but happy to accommodate you.

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OYO Alysia Springs

Per Night: BB

Old motel at the top of the road leading to the pier, with a/c standard or deluxe rooms in two storey building, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. Long term deals available.

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Ocean Blue Guesthouse

Per Night: B

8 fan rooms with bathroom off a central polished wooden corridor at this traditional homestay over the water on small walkway at end of pier. No restaurant but drinks available.

UPDATED December 23

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