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The last week of my travels

  • It was full moon while I was in Koh Chang, we celebrated in a chilled way, not like last time at the June full moon in Koh Phagnan.
  • Watched plenty more fire shows on the beautiful beaches.
  • I made another great mix of friends.

Stayed in the best budget accommodation I have found yet (Tree House Lodge on Lonely Beach.) The pictures don't do it justice, but we were paying less than 30p a night to stay in these idyllic bungalows literally over the water! We fell asleep to waves crashing everynight. I loved the outdoor bathrooms: a well with a bucket, so refreshing - you could see the sky while showering!

  • We walked to Bang Bao, a village built entirely on on a pier.
  • Went on a snorkelling trip around the south islands off Koh Chang (but in my opinion the waters are better further south).

Koh Chang had a really different vibe to it than all the other islands, it's the 2nd largest, with a jungle in the middle. Lots of Thai families come on holiday here, it was nice going out on the snorkelling trip with all locals.

Highlight: falling asleep or reading on a hammock by the sea, so peaceful.

published: 14.07.2008 By: RachC

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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