Koh Chang from A to Z

In Thailand, Koh Chang is the second biggest island, just after Phuket. The island is located in in the eastern Gulf of Thailand, about 400 km from the center of Bangkok, and named as "the Oriental Eden of the East."

Koh Chang is well known recently as one of Thailand's most beautiful islands. In every year, the best time to come to this island is from April to November. This period of time goes together with the highest temperature but it is neither so hot, humid nor rainy, which is perfect for beach time.

The second biggest island in Thailand

The second biggest island in Thailand

How to get there

You can catch the flight from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to travel to Trat Province. The airport will offer three direct flights with Bangkok Airways, starting at 08:30, 11:40 and 17:05. Price range for a round-trip fluctuates from 3,200 Baht to 3,800 Baht. And the shuttle bus from Trat Province airport to Koh Chang resort usually costs 900BTH for a round-trip.

If you choose to choose the form of authentic Thai transport - minibus, you can start at Ekkamai bus terminal in Bangkok.  
Here, you should take the bus number 999 run by the government ‘Transport Co. Ltd’, departing at 07:45 and 09:45 which will drop you off at one of the ferry piers around 13:30 and at Centrepoint around 15:30. To get experience with the bus, you have to pay around 600 – 750 Baht.

For the 2 ferries to Koh Chang, which are the 'Ferry Koh Chang' and the 'Centrepoint Ferry', will cost you 80 Baht for one turn only.

Details of bus and ferry schedule, please see figure below:

Buses timetable

Buses timetable

Ferries to Koh Chang

Ferries to Koh Chang

What to do

In Koh Chang, there are plenty of activities for tourists, such as visiting the waterfalls, bathing and playing scuba diving.

70% of Koh Chang is a tropical forest jungle, plus hilly terrain with steep hills and cliffs complex, ... all have formed many wonderful waterfalls such as Klong Plu and Tanmayon, ...

Klong Plu Waterfall is a beautiful and pure, flowing from the high peaks of the island. In the rainy season, visitors can swim under the waterfalls, in an emerald green lake, which is hard to find somewhere else.

from experience Kayaking

from experience Kayaking

... to diving with colorful fishes

... to diving with colorful fishes

Koh Chang is divided into 5 different areas include Lonely Beach, Kai Bae Beach, Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, some other regions.  Bars clubs and other activities are taken places in all of 4 beaches areas although new White Sand Beach is a true home to beautiful beaches.

Koh Chang is not only mountains, sea, seafood, ... but there is much more need for you to discover and experience.

List of a few hotels in Koh Chang

Chang Cliff Resort: 1,600 to 9,000 baht

Starbeach Bungalows: 400 baht in low season/ 500-750 baht in high season

Independent Bo Bungalows: at 3 night minimum bookings rate, it will cost 350-800 baht.

KC Grande Resort, White Sand Beach: 4,000 baht.

Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa: 4,000 baht.

Pattamas: costs around 800 to 2,000 baht.

Pump's House: 1,500 baht.

Rock Sand Resort, price ranges:  200 baht.

S.P. Place: 550 baht with key deposit 500 baht.

Top Resort: is from 900 to 4,000 baht.

Koh Chang Villa (4 bedroom): prices for villas 5,000 baht.

There is variety of hotels an resort here - from luxuries to the budget ones

There is variety of hotels an resort here - from luxuries to the budget ones

Emerald Cove Koh Chang: 3,000-5,000 baht.

Aana Resort and Spa: 5000-13000 baht.

Big Elk: from 650 to 1.500 baht.

Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort: 2,000 baht.

The Chill Resort and Spa (The Chill Koh Chang) is from 6,250 to 15, 000 baht.

Gajapuri Resort and Spa: 4,000 to 13,000 baht.

Garden Resort: 1,200-2,700 baht.

Buzza's Bungalows Resort: 300-500 baht.

Koh Chang Cliff Beach Resort: 2000 baht.

Sea View Resort & Spa: from 1600 to 10.000 baht.

Klong Kloi Cottage: 300 to 700 baht.

Santisook Bungalows: 350 baht.

Aiyapura Resort & Spa: 4,000 baht.

Siam Bay Resort Koh Chang: 600 to 3,500 baht.

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