WHERE TO STAY:
Cheap Budget Accommodation:
Rock Sand Bungalows: overlooking
the sea on the rocks but sand beaches either side. A short walk North once you
stop at White Sands Beach. 200-300 baht per night with showers. Popular
backpackers & has restaurant on the rocks.
KC Bungalows: 26
Bungalows right on the beach, thatched huts Thai style. 80-100baht per night.
Food Ok but the dearest banana shakes in Thailand at 35 baht.
KP Bungalows: 80 baht & 150 baht
in the high season, quiet, has a shop and bungalows on the beaches set amongst
19 bungalows Thai style these are the most popular
bungalows along white sands done in the style that should be. Klaus is an
excellent host and can help you & his thinking is definitely in line with
keeping the natural look & environment. Has a bar on the beach,
excellent German host Klaus & Janphen Schmidtpeter & we recommend
backpackers to stay here. 8/4 Moo4 Trad 2300. Tel: (66)01-8296721 (see
Jinda Bungalows: On the right as you
arrive at White sands beach. The Fisherman Restaurant is also here and they have
nightly fish smorgasboard meals
Jinda & Fisherman
Arlanee Resort: next to
fisherman restaurant is run by a German who hires Honda Dreams at 50 baht per
hour. Also you can make Overseas calls 100 baht minute, Collect calls, 30 baht
minute, send faxes 100 baht & receive for 40 baht. There are phone boxes
being installed on the island. Also bungalows for 150 baht a night.Tel/fax:
01-8295308. P.O.Box 70 White Sand beach, Koh Chang, Trat 23000. Wolfgang &
Koh Chang Lagoon Resort:
Not far along White sands these bungalows are 1600 baht a night with a new Hotel
being built. Right on the beach it is popular with European tourists.
Klong Phrao Resort: has an
island lake right on the beach. Highly recommended by us with all sorts of
facilities from boating to snorkelling. Large bungalows very tidy Resort
BANDU KOH CHANG HOTEL:
Highly recommended by us. Built in traditional Thai style but beautiful with
full facilities this Hotel has it all right on the beach. has international
dishes and seafood cruisine daily & is the only resort with Fishing boat, 2
speed boats for diving expeditions and has snorkelling lessons and in house
beach swimming pool right on the beach. All rooms have a scenic view of the
beach and the whole Hotel has a tropical lush garden setting. All buildings are
crafted in beautiful wood and architectural design and they have everything from
VIP rooms to Delux and superior rooms. Our choice of Hotel resort 10% discount
WHAT TO SEE:
Klong Phlu Waterfall: 5 baht entry. Good eating stalls which
don't rip you off. Take water with you as the walk is uphill. Lovely fresh
water. You can rent a motorbike for 50 baht per hour.
HIRE A BIKE: or motorcycle and leisurely drive 20 kms on the
island. Lots of stops this quiet area is unique for a south seas adventure.
There's plenty of eating places on Koh Chang and prices are
reasonably. A whole fish is around 120 baht and meals are around 25 baht upwards
with Thai meals and foreign foods available. A set breakfast is around 75 baht
and most restaurants have fish meals and seafood which is commonly squid,
prawns, fish, mussels, shrimps. Drings are likewise reasonable with sprite and
coke around 15 baht unlike any other islands in Thailand.
Muk Hut: New restaurant run by Englishman Tony Sayers right on
the beach beside Cookie. Tel: 01-841-4801.
Koh Chang also has a car ferry. Costs one way is 400 baht.
Motorcycles are 50 baht per crossing. Pickup taxis also abound on the island and
each trip to the ferry is 30 baht.