Koh Chang boasts a fantastic landscape replete with spectacular stretches of beaches, mountainous backdrops, azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand and lush tropical jungles. Yet Koh Chang is more than just a vast expanse of sand and sea. The adventure enthusiasts can indulge in fun-filled activities like snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, elephant riding and much more. The spiritually inclined can seek solace in the Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang. Those interested in brushing up their cooking skills can learn to prepare exotic Thai dishes in any of the Thai cooking schools. If you are tired out after a day of activity and sightseeing, you can pamper your body to a relaxing Thai massage. No matter what your idea of holiday is Koh Chang will not disappoint.
Koh Chang vacation rentals
Vacation rentals in Koh Change cater to a wide range of travellers from independent backpackers, honeymooners to family. You can take your pick from an impressive variety of accommodation ranging from budget-friendly huts to luxury villas, all conveniently located from the beaches and other sightseeing attractions. Koh Chang has emerged as one of the hottest exotic getaways in Asia and there is no better way to experience its flavours than by staying in a vacation rental replete with all comforts of a home.
Koh Chang attractions
Beaches Koh Chang boasts of four major beaches, Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Lonely Beach. Besides soaking up the sun, you can indulge in water activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing and snorkelling to name only a few.
Waterfalls Koh Chang has around five scintillating waterfalls, the most popular and easily accessible being the Klong Plu Waterfall and Thanmayom waterfall, in Klong Prao area.
Fishing villages Visit any of the postcard perfect fishing villages along the south coast of the island to gain a glimpse of how the locals live. Bang Bao Bay is home to one of the largest fisherman's communities on Koh Chang. While you're there, you simple must savour sumptuous fresh seafood.
The Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang This is one of the most revered shrines in Thailand. The popular belief here is that your prayers never go unanswered.
Fireflies viewing During the cooler months of November to January, you can view numerous fireflies illuminating the mangrove forests at night. You can take a boat to cruise along the waters and take in the magical experience.
Dining in Koh Chang
There are various dining options on Koh Chang serving a wide range of popular local and international dishes such as Italian and Indian. Street food or roadside stalls are a great and cheap alternative to the pricey restaurants, especially if you want to sample authentic and tasty local food like 'som tam' (papaya salad), 'tom yum goong' (hot and sour shrimp soup) and 'ka prao gai' (stir-fried chicken in basil leaves). The main speciality of Koh Chang is its seafood, which you can try in the restaurants on beaches restaurants like Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Lonely Beach.
Koh Chang nightlife
This idyllic island in Thailand promises a lively nightlife ranging from staid to rocking. You can spend a relaxing evening chatting over delicious coffee at the many cafés and pubs that offer live music and sports on big screen TV. There is no dearth of wild and rowdy beach and beer bars. For a night of revelries, head to White Sand Beach, Klong Prao, Kai Bae and Lonely beach which have plenty of cafes, beach bars, beer bars, pubs and clubs.
Spas in Koh Chang
Koh Chang with its serene natural attractions is a perfect destination to unwind, relax and rejuvenate. Many resorts on the island provide superb spa facilities, massages and other wellness and beauty treatments.
The most notable spa facility on the island is Bodiwork Spa, which is located in three different beaches, White Sand Beach (at Koh Chang Kacha Resort & Spa), Klong Prao Beach (VJ Plaza) and Kai Bae Beach. The spa features an extensive list of treatments and services and well-established training programs and courses for those who are interested.
Services include holistic treatment, aroma treatment, and crystal spa treatment.
Golfing in Koh Chang
You won't really find an 18 hole golf course in Koh Chang but there is a miniature course in the northern end of Kai Bea Beach, which offer great fun for the entire family.
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