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Chai Chet Resorts, Bungalows and Hostels

Chai Chet has a good mix of large mid-range and boutique resorts and a selection of cheaper guesthouses and backpacker places to stay.

Accommodation is centred on the terrific beach at the southern end, with four large resorts, Coconut Beach Resort, Koh Chang Paradise Resort, Koh Chang Resort and Flora i Talay all fronting directly onto the sea. Chai Chet Resort sits on the cape overlooking the others, whilst the hotel, Paradise Hill and its water park, is across the road from the beach.

Other smaller resorts, guesthouses and bungalow operations are found along the main street or around the shopping plazas in the middle of town.


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On the Beach and Roadside – Chai Chet Resorts and Bungalows

Opposite the plaza, Neighbour by VJ, Coconut Beach Resort fills both sides of the narrow street which leads down to the sea and then also has accommodation on the beach itself. The resort has always been the go-to choice for eastern European travel companies, boasting a good combination of standard rooms at around 1,700bt a night and seafront bungalows at 3,200bt (peak).

Over the bridge on the cape, the large Chai Chet Resort is also popular with the same market but a step up in quality. It offers well appointed hillside and seaview bungalows as well as deluxe villas on the land spur and further bungalows and hotel rooms back over the inlet by the beach. Price range from 2,000bt for standard up to to 5,500bt for the deluxe villa.

Down on the sand and next door to Coconut Beach, one of Koh Chang’s most dependable resorts, Koh Chang Paradise Resort and Spa comprises a wide range of rooms and large villas, some with pools – in peak, assume 5,000bt for a superior bungalow up to 14,700bt for beachfront pool villa but look out too for its great deals.

Heading south on the beach, Koh Chang Resort, its neighbour, is one of the older Koh Chang resorts and popular with Thai packages, hillside rooms at 2,000bt in peak, beachside bungalows at 4,000bt.

Southern End of the Beach

Just a bit further along, you’ll find the boutique bungalows of Flora i Talay, all brushed concrete and thatched roofs, just a few meters from the sea. The back garden bungalows start at 1,500bt a night, beachfront bungalows at 2,000bt, its beachfront villas at 4,300bt and the deluxe pool villas at 7,500bt upwards.

Back from the beach at this end by the public walkway, Pajamas gives Chai Chet a very good backpacker option of individual flashpacker double rooms at 2,100bt or dorm beds from 540bt, the kidney shaped swimming pool and colourful style all adding to its summery vibe.

Roadside

Shortly after VJ’s plaza and its neighbour Coconut Plaza, the 96 room hotel, Koh Chang Paradise Hill, sits across the street from its parent resort Koh Chang Paradise. Prices here are a little cheaper than beachside at 2,800bt a night for a standard double. And no doubt seeing how busy The Splash in Klong Prao had become, it too has a large water park for use by its customers and those from Koh Chang Paradise.


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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Koh Chang Paradise Resort

Per Night: BBBB – BBBB++

Sea-side

Towards the southern end, standard or superior bungalows and villas in the garden, by the pool or on the beachfront itself. Restaurant, seafood bbq and spa. Check for frequent good value deals, popular spot.

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Flora i Talay

Per Night: BBB – BBBB+

Sea-side

At the southern end of the beach, large boutique resort with stylish a/c bungalows, thatch roofs, sand-stone finish in well spaced rows. Pool villas, restaurant, sun terrace and bar with pool table, 2 small swimming pools.

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Chai Chet Resort

Per Night: BBB – BBBB+

Sea-side

On the cape at the northern end, a selection of hill, garden and seaside bungalows, rooms and deluxe villas, with swimming pool, restaurant and mini jungle trek along the coastline. Popular with Thai packages.

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Pajamas Koh Chang Hostel

Per Night: B – BBB

Just back from sea

Backpacker hostel at the southern end of the beach, linked to the sand by decking and the public walkway. A mixture of double rooms with balcony and bathroom or dorm accommodation, either mixed or female only with shared bathroom, all a/c. Great little kidney-shaped pool, breakfast area and communal lounge. The well rated restaurant, Signature, with the hip coffee shop Alarm upstairs, is next door.

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Koh Chang Paradise Hill

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

Road-side

Opposite Koh Chang Paradise Resort, 96 room resort consisting of brushed concrete style 3 storey hotel style blocks around a central swimming pool in landscaped gardens. New water park next door complete with whole manner of slides and tunnels. Restaurant and bar, 24 hour reception. Across the road to the beach, 5 minutes to shops at the plazas. Deals available.

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The Plaza Area – Chai Chet Resorts and Bungalows

Being renovated for the 23/24 season, Luxury Guesthouse, down the lane just before Neighbour by VJ, houses a good range of clean and practical rooms over several floors with prices from 1,200bt a night. The beach road is just on the other side.

At the back of the plaza, VJ Island View is used mainly by island workers and resort staff. It’s certainly nothing fancy but it may suit someone looking for long term cheap no frills digs – around 450bt a day. Occupying the bottom floor of the same building, Habitat Hostel combines private rooms with some dorm accommodation. Assume prices are in the region of bunk beds at 550bt upwards, private doubles, twins and quadruples at 1,000bt to 1,800bt.


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Koh Chang Luxury Guest House

Per Night: BB – BBB

By the central plazas

Off a small soi by Neighbour by VJ plaza, a 3 storey hotel style building with standard and superior rooms or 1 and 2 bedroom suites.  Long term deals available. Short walk to the beach. Renovation in place for 23/24 season.

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Habitat Hostel

Per Night: B – BBB

By the central plazas

Bottom floor of 4 storey building at the end of Neighbour by VJ plaza, with an emphasis on private double, triple and quadruple rooms but also offering some mix dorms. Walk to the beach in 7 minutes. No restaurant but there are a few on the main road heading north.

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Other Chai Chet Resorts and Bungalows

At the far northern end, the French owned Grand Tree Resort has standard garden bungalows and a nice pool, prices from 1,200bt to 1,600bt in the booking sites. Its neighbour Big Tree Residences is for long stay only, run by the land owner.

Continuing on and opposite the long row of beer bars, Kerdmanee Resort has practical bungalows in rows running up the hill, reasonable rates for long stay or backpacker starting from 500bt a day. It has a swimming pool too.

Next door, Thai Garden Hill Resort offers rooms in large Lanna style houses around the swimming pool from 1,200bt a night, not a bad choice and only about 10 minutes walk to the beach.

You can now also find some more bungalows behind the hardware store at Bann Fine Times, prices from about 1,300bt a night up to 2,000bt for the villa, deals available for long stay.

As you approach the central plaza area, Blue Resort and Spa, is tucked away across the street on the corner. It offers large solid wooden bungalows on stilts, but with the unique feaure of them sitting around a small lake. Prices start at 1,100bt a night.


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Thai Garden Hill Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Road-side northern end

At the northern end, double and twin rooms in Lanna style villas, set in tropical gardens with a swimming pool and restaurant. A good stroll to the beach, but could suit for a few days if the price is right, though the beer bars are opposite.

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More Chai Chet Resorts and Bungalows

Listed North to South

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Grand Tree Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

At the far northern end, a bit in the middle of nowhere just back from the road, selection of bamboo and thatch bungalows, a/c or fan, bathroom ensuite, in a pretty garden setting. Small swimming pool, restaurant. Long term deals available.

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Kerdmanee Resort

Per Night: BB

At the northern end, standard bungalows, fan and a/c, arranged in twos rows up a steep hill on the mountainside. Monthly rates available. Swimming pool. Long term rents but opposite the beer bars might not suit all.

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Blue Resort and Spa

Per Night: BB- BBBB

20 natural style wooden a/c bungalows built out on stilts around a lake, with simple spa facilities, restaurant. Out the back, it is just a short hop to the beach at Chai Chet Resort, out the front, the plazas.

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VJ Island View

Per Night: BB – BBB

Three levels of a/c rooms for daily or monthly rent in this motel style building at the end of the plaza, with its restaurants and facilities on the doorstep and just 5 minutes from the beach.

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Coconut Beach Resort

Per Night: BBB- BBBB

Opposite the plazas, standard and superior bungalows, hotel and villa rooms spread out in different buildings along the street down to the beach and on the seafront itself. Swimming pool and restaurant. Very popular with the Russian and East European market.

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Koh Chang Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Large older resort towards the southern end, with rooms and bungalows, both sea and hill side, swimming pool, spa and restaurants. Popular with Thai packages.


UPDATED December 23

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