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Koh Rom – Timeless Beauty Nurtured by Nature

Koh Rom belongs to the group of small islands which are regarded as diving and snorkeling spots. The island is commonly known as “Umbrella Island” because of a tree perched atop its rocky land mass that resembles an umbrella. It is relatively near from mainland island of Koh Chang and if good weather prevails, it can be reached by an easy paddle from the offshore of Ban Pai Bae or Ban Klong Prao. It is encircled by pristine clear water and offers great views of its nearby islands.


Koh Rom though considered a small island has big and great things to offer to tourists who love fun and adventure. It is not inhabited and its natural beauty is preserved and unspoiled. At its southeast tip corner is a shaded sheltered portion complimented by few big green trees. The area can be a good venue to put up your camping gears. A rope swing tied up to the trunks of the trees is an innovative idea to enjoy the natural sights of the island’s surroundings. its southwestern corner is considered the right spot to do scuba diving and snorkeling. Koh Rom has a lot of beautiful things underneath including corals of different colors, forms and sizes.


Its seabed is home to diverse marine life where fishes of various kinds are freely moving and traversing around the island. Koh Rom’s shallow depths fit well for kayaking. Its pristine crystal water gives you clear views of its beauty underneath. It is a practical measure to wear rubber sandals because of the island’s course rocky surface. Going to its apex where the tree that resembles an umbrella shape can be a thrilling experience but should be done with extra precaution and permission from the authority. From the top it gives you the panoramic view of its surroundings and timeless experience.   

published: 13.08.2012

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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