The first time I was at Koh Chang was very special, being almost on our own. The second time a lot had changed, there are ATM's now, internet everywhere, and even 7eleven opened up here. Still there are not too many tips on Koh Chang on VT yet. Therefor here a few links that can help you a lot further on accomodation and things to do on Koh Chang.
Koh Chang Online Guide
Kayaking in Ko Chang
Can rent kayaks on all the beaches the best beach we found for kayaking was Kai Bae beach where you are able to go out to small deserted islands. Can get equipment from most places renting snorkels and flippers aswell as the kayak if you want to try snorkelling. Use proper trips when it comes to snorkelling probably less expensive, and you are brought to some beautiful islands, you need to try these.
Restaurant hub at Baan Bai Lan
The small settlement of Baan Bai Lan hosts a number of good restaurants. I much liked the mexican one, but there are several others, too, enough to provie for good food and variations - and a great escape from stifling hotel dinners. Very good Mexican food and atmosphere.
Here they provide elephant trekking. We just went there to visit the elephants but they were chained in a very small walking area. I like elephants but don't like to see them being trapped like this.
To Ban Bang Bao by boat
The day after we visited Ban Bang Bao by feet we could make a revisit with our boat. It was a nice boatride in the Bang Bao bay with nice views at the surrounding mountains, beaches with palmtrees, the peninsula and the fishing village at stilts. This time all the fishing boats wer back from the sea.
The Thai woman from the restaurant in the harbour in Trat joined us and offered us a sweet cocos snack from the village.
It was quite a difference to be in the tiny village with the two of us like yesterday or with seven people this time. We walked also to the land to have a look at a coconut farm where monkeys were trained to pick up the coconuts. We all got a coconut for drink.