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Visit Koh Chang's White Sand Beach for the Ultimate Holiday Experience

Many people who come to the island of Koh Chang, for a nice holiday, seek the thrill of the nightlife scene, meeting all sorts of people from all over the world, meeting the locals and getting a view of the way they lead their lives and generally just to have a great, exotic good time.


There is no doubt about the many attractions on offer, on Thailand's island of Koh Chang, with a number of different dining spots, honeymooners' paradises, partying spots and adventure, but what a lot of people often overlook is the simplicity the island has to offer as well.


This simplicity particularly lies within White Sand Beach, known as Hat Sai Khao by the locals, where relaxation is the order of the day.


White Sand Beach offers one of the best beach experiences, not only on the island of Koh Chang or even in the whole of Thailand, but in the whole world.


White Sand Beach is very well and appropriately named, boasting some of the purest shades of white you might ever see on sand, complemented by the pristinely blue, crystal clear water that is somewhat spookily calm.


White Sand Beach is quite big, in length and breadth as well, making it the ideal beachfront hangout that can accommodate a vast number of people at once, without getting too cramped up.


You will always find some space to go about your holiday business, even during the peak tourist seasons, but if you are after a little bit more peace and quiet, a few minutes' walk to the northern side of the beach will suit your desires considerably.


This area is little less popular amongst beachgoers, but only because many of them haven't bothered to venture that far north, missing out on a great piece of paradise within a paradise.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

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


Short description:

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

Short description:

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

Short description:

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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