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Koh Chang Island

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koh Chang Island

  • Located 270km souteast of Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand, koh Chang is about a three hour drive from the new suvarnabhumi airport and very close to the regional airport of Trat. Koh Chang is close to the Cambodian border and is part of a range of 52 islands that are off the coast of Trat, like a string of sparkling jewels. The island is 30km long and 14km wide, but most of the resorts are along the west side of the island.
    From Trat you have a fifteen minute drive to the ferry terminal, where you will embark on a twenty minute crossing to the island.
  • Koh Chang has 2 seasons. The rainy season here lasts from May until October, the dry season from November until April. ( the cold time between November and February and the hot time from March until May). Most visitors are on the island between December and March; this is also the best time for a stay, since the temperatures rarely exceed over 30' Celsius.
    In November and December it can become occasionally quite cool because of the wind in the evening and at night.
  • Koh Chang has much more to offer than just regular holiday relaxation. Not only the many beaches, bays and villages make Koh Chang a little paradise, but also many other sights and points of interest. Most of the toursits simply wish to relax and enjoy the hotel and beach, but there are also many who wish to experience some of Koh Chang's many recreations on offer such as Scuba diving, Snorkeling, kayaking, Sea fishing, Squid hunting, Elephant trekking, Waterfalls sightseeing, Fisherman village sightseeing, Tree top adventure trip (tree top adventure park), Koh Chang ATV, Car & motorcycle rental.

Reaching Koh Chang is quite easy from Bangkok. We recommend to take the bus, it is comfortable and cheap, you can get it almost every hour from 6:00am until midnight at the Ekamai Bus Terminal which is located at the Ekamai section of Sukhumvit Road. Round trip tickets cost 456 baht (US $13, 10€) on first class air conditioned busses. The trip takes about 5 hours. When you arrive at Trat you’ll have to take a taxi from the bus station to the pier (1km). Ferries depart from the pier every hour during November to April from 6:00am until 7:00pm and costs 50 baht per person and takes around 30 minutes. In Koh Chang island you get a songthaew to anywhere on the island.

  • Koh chang offers you many key locations as :
    - Bang Bao, one of the best and most beautiful locations with ocean sunset
    - Nam Beach, cutely known as "lonely beach", this western beach is roughly in the centre of the island
    - Kai Bae Beach, the second most popular place
    - Klong Prao Beach, southern end of white sand beach
    - Klong Son Bay, on the northern tip of the island with great beach
    - White sand Beach, largest and most developed beach on Koh Chang
    - Koh Kood, to the south of Koh chang, koh kood is reached by a ferry in less than one hour.
  • We have Hotel Reservation Service at reasonable prices for Koh chang Hotel .....

    Ko Thai recommended Hot Spot in Koh Chang

  • Mangroves : one of the most spectacular sights isthe fireflies at night. Kayak or boat tours of the mangroves to take the scintillating display. Best places to see : Khlong Son, Salak Phet and Salak Kok.
  • Cocktail Hour in Breezes : relaxed lounge bar features live music six nights a week. The nearby beach is great.
    Amari Emerald Cove resort, Ao Khlong Phrao
  • Late night in Sky Bay Pub : koh chang is not reputed by nightlife but here's one place for clubbing with Thai and tourists.
    Pearl Beach
  • Relax : A unique Spa with beautiful sea view, ayurvedic therapies, herbal steams, soak treatments, a variety of massage therapies, facial treatments and more.
    10/2 Moo 4 , Kai Bae Beach, Sea View Resort & Spa Koh Chang
    88/8 Moo 4, Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang Sivara Spa
    15/4 Moo 4, Baan Salak Kok, Koh Chang Tai, The spa koh chang
  • Restaurants :
    Kai Bae Beach
    - Lanna Café : offer a wide range of fair-trade and organic coffees and teas, cakes and sandwiches
    Klong Prao beach
    - Amari Emerald Cove Koh Chang : With tantalising Thai specialities in an intimately designed restaurant, Just Thai is a great place to try Thai cuisine
    Hat tha Nam
    - Malikas Café : Thai restaurant serve a wide range of central, north-eastern and southern dishes
    Bang Bao - Buddha View : Located at the end of the pier in Bang Bao fishing village, the Buddha View stands for quality and comfort.
    Klong son beach - The Beach Club : a waterfront restaurant beside Klong Son Beach in the exclusive Siam Royal View development
    White sand beach
    - Paddys Palms Irish Pub & Resort : Paddys Palms has an excellent menu for all the family and is located just up the hill from White Sand Beach.
    - Invito : Fine italian cuisine and pizza in an authentic wood-fired oven.
    - 15 Palms : 15 Palms is a beautiful beachside restaurant and bar
    - Monkey's : a comfy lounge area, bar seating and a pool table and the bar offers all kinds of ice-cold drinks
  • Ko Thai useful numbers in Koh Chang

  • Bangkok Clinic - Ko Chang 1719
  • Bangkok Hospital - Trat 039-532-735
  • Klong Prao Clinic 039-557-070
  • Koh Chang Hospital 039-521-657
  • Koh Chang Dental Clinic 039-557-235
  • Trat Hospital 039-511-040/1
  • Koh Chang Animal Hospital 089-042-2347   
  • Police
  • Immigration- Laem Ngop 039-597-261/5
  • Koh Chang Police - Dan Mai 039-551-544
  • Tourist Police 039-586-250
  • Lost/Stolen Credit Cards
  • American Express 0-2273-0022
  • MasterCard (Toll Free) 001-800-11-887-0663
  • VISA (Toll Free) 001-800-11-535-0660
  • MasterCard/VISA 02-256-7326/7
  • Transport
  • Trat Airport 039-525-767-8
  • Centrepoint Ferry 039-538-196
  • Trat Bus Station / 999 Express 039-511-986
  • Koh Chang Ferry (Ao Thammachat) 039-518-588/9
  • Bus: 999 Express 089-752-5732
  • Bus: Cherdchai Tour (BKK , Trat) 02-391-2237
  • Bus: Tanakawee (Trat) 039-252-222
  • Bus: SWB (Klong Son) 089-113-3490
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