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The Fusion of Fun and Adventure at Koh Lao Ya

Koh Lao Ya is an island located just out of Salakphet Bay at the southern portion of Koh Chang Island. The islands of Koh Lao Ya and Koh Lao Klang are mistakenly identified as one island because they are connected by a wooden footbridge. In reality they are distinct and different two islands. The connecting wooden footbridge existed because these two islands are privately owned. The island of Koh Lao Ya is bigger than Koh Kao Klang Island. It is home to Lao Ya Resort.


Koh Lao Ya Island is famous of its white sandy beaches with long beach frontlines stretching from the pier in the northeast part of the island to its southeastern tip. The natural setting gives tourists a beautiful venue to relax while enjoying sunbathing or simply taking comfort while laying your back on the couch facing the crystal clear water of the surrounding the entire island. Koh Lao Ya offers excellent venue for fun and refreshing swimming experience. Its shallow pristine waters are just perfect for a family vacation where children can enjoy some dips and dives to their heart’s content and satisfaction. Enjoying the long stretched white beach by kayak is also a worth taking to make. Its green and unspoiled environment with a considerable numbers of tropical trees like coconuts makes imprints to the soul. 


The atmosphere of Koh Lao Ya is totally cool and invigorating.  Just a few meters off the island’s coastline, you do snorkeling and have an underwater encounter of diverse marine living creatures. Its seabed is bedecked with natural wonders of different fishes of varying colors, stripes and sizes. They are relatively tamed and fun to play with. Feeding them offers some close up encounters which are worth keeping through the lens of your underwater camera. Visiting Koh Lao Ya is like a romancing nature at its purest.    

published: 14.08.2012

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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