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Local Thai Massage with the Aim to Please

A visit to Thailand's Koh Chang Island, especially if a seriously relaxing holiday is what you're after, can never be complete without indulging in some of the local relaxation itinerary on offer, since tourists naturally want to really feel like they are relaxed while on holiday.


Total relaxation goes way beyond just staying in and not going to work -- it includes totally relaxing the mind and every single last muscle and bone in the body.


Koh Chang offers one of the best ways through which to do this, with their range of yoga, meditation and massage offerings. Even the mere act of lazily laying on the beach and taking in the majestic scenery counts towards relaxing the body, especially in that the mind is freed of all the stressful thoughts of the real world.


Of all the relaxation techniques offered in Koh Chang though, probably the ultimate one is a local Thai massage.


A Thai massage is definitely unlike any other regular massage, with the focus mainly placed on vigorous stimulation of the muscles to get the blood flowing and facilitate the resetting of the natural processes of the body.


With particular reference to the Vie Massage parlor, visitors to this hidden treasure of a place often come away with the sentiment that this is the best massage in Koh Chang, since the setting isn't quite as extravagant as some of the other massage parlors and the quality is actually found solely in the massage itself.


The in-house staff -- massage girls, really know exactly what they are doing, maintaining the old tradition of a genuine Thai Massage, which will have you feeling like you really did have a proper massage.


You may have to be content with some unusual massage practices though and you may discover that your body could bend into some shapes you never thought possible, but you will definitely come away feeling much, much better, more relaxed and totally refreshed.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



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Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


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Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

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Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

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There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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