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  • Reviews: 102

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Tropical Beach Resort: Beautiful and peaceful beach

This hotel is on the opposite side of the ferry, passing Bang Bao Bay Village. It’s hard to get there because the last km to get there is not paved, and the last few kilometers before getting there are full with steep hills and curves; so taxis will charge you more to get there... THEREFORE: it’s ISOLATED! Which is AWESOME if you are looking for peace and tranquility.

We absolutely loved the location. You have the best views from here, since you can see all the big islands that you can not see from any other part of Koh Chang. The breathtaking views and the tranquility makes this hotel extremely romantic... no loud groups here!

Really good swimming beach, great snorkeling (they also provide snorkeling gear for FREE!) Free kayaks and PLENTY of places to go in them! You have a refrigerator in your room, AC and a patio with 2 chairs and a table (plus a hanger to dry your clothes! great idea for the swimsuits...) Oh! and there is a TV with a DVD player and they have movies and books that you can use for free (we didn't)

The hotel is very cheap, and don’t expect any luxury here... just come for the location, I think it’s a good value. They have a free breakfast (not very good, but oh well! Not a big deal, at least you can get your morning java). Food is not their forte, but you can walk to the hotel next door that has amazing food, there are several other small places you can go walking on the beach within 1km. OR you can get some amazing fresh fish in Bang Bao Bay Village, wich is just 4 km from the hotel.

The last day, we found out that they rent bikes for the day (for $6!!!) Next time, we'll rent one! Cheaper than the taxis :)

In a few words: great beach, big size rooms, Free Internet (good speed!), good water pressure, very friendly staff, very peaceful.... and...

GREAT value, you can not beat the price for the place!

The location is amazing, the best thing they have is the beach and the tranquility...

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written March 3, 2012
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  • cabeyp profile photo cabeyp
  • Reviews: 54

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Kachapura: Best bungalows in price range (Lonely Beach)

Lonely Beach is no longer so lonely. If you don't have dreadlocks or tattoos you stick out like a sore thumb.
People seem to be happy to put up with literally shabby and dirty accommodation for fairly high prices.

This place turned out to be a welcome clean accommodation. And fairly quiet too. Every night a different bar has "party night". When it is Magic Gardens turn you want to be well clear of it.

Check the beds as some have really hard mattresses.
Cool open roof bathrooms in some huts.

The pictures on the link do not do it justice.

Standard for price

Nice garden setting off the street

Bungalows with terrasse

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel, Singles
  • Written April 7, 2010

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  • cabeyp profile photo cabeyp
  • Reviews: 54

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Blue Lagoon: Serenity and tranquility (KlongPrao/ KaiBae Beach)

Not being a big Thailand lover as every where I go it seems to be overcrowded, this little place turned out to be a beautiful quiet blissful retreat. It feels like you are "hidden away" from the crowds. Set back a bit from the beach at a lagoon. Although the water was low it was beautiful. Various choices of room standard but all very cute.

Amazing restaurant setting with an outstanding menu. Worth going at sunset. (They offer cooking courses)

Just don't forget your mosquito repellant.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Food and Dining, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written April 7, 2010

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  • Saagar profile photo Saagar
  • Reviews: 2175

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Siam Beach Resort: Room with a view

Such a wonderful place, but such strange management!?
The last thing I saw when I left was the rising of a signboard telling the resort was up for sale and parcelling out as time share flats or something. I am pretty sure it did not go too well, financially, and something had to be done. Few hotel businesses of this scale run in a good profit on Koh Chang.
The place was good, the layout was good, the facilities apart from food service was good, the beach which was right there was good.
The accommodation as such were great. Comfortable room, great sunset and beach view.
Cost was ok. Still, I noticed people could walk in and get overnight stays for less than the discounted internet booking rate.

Right on the beach.
Fantastic swimming pool.
Seafood BBQ on the beach every night.
Short walk to other amenities like hair dresser, small super market, other restaurants.
All kinds of excursions, facilities could be organised at a cost.
Nice beach bar.
The food service was very strange, see other tip.
There were three places to eat here: on the beach, in a dining hall and in the reception area. They appeared to be under the same management, but it was all confused - too long lines of communication regarding food order, delivery and payment.
Breakfast was a set buffet against a pre-paid voucher. No voucher, no food. Still, with the voucher, staff would take down all details re room, nos of people, how long I was staying. Every day. And I stayed 10 days. Real commie East German survivors?

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written March 12, 2010
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  • kirikau profile photo kirikau
  • Reviews: 3

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Mangrove Resort: Very Private beachfront

Ko Chang is very touristy, so we were thrilled with the quiet, beach front. laid back Mangrove Resort.
The attractive huts are very natural opening on 4 sides to the breezes and high on stilts to get the lovely beach and jungle view. The en-suite bathroom was very artistic. The food was good, the kitchens commercial quality and they gave you what you asked for. It was very easy to get a song thiew taxi to anywhere on the island, by standing on the main road, so the quiet location of the resort was not a problem at all.
It was really more like being in someones home than a hotel. A bit ramshackle, but very clean.

Lovely beach, good walks. Fun owner who speaks English.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest
  • Written July 30, 2008
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  • YaaDong profile photo YaaDong
  • Reviews: 243

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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White Sand Beach Resort: Away from it!

I would not really call this place a resort but just huts on the beach.Well away from the crowds. There's a large range of concrete, weatherboard and bamboo huts spread along a fairly quiet stretch of beach The location is great if you are looking for somewhere away from the hussle and bustle The huts on the beach have a great view of the sea.The neg side is that the huts are a bit run down and the bathroom could use a big clean.However ,It's extramly peaceful here with a nice long white sand beach beach,great for sunning, swimming and fantastic sunsets.

Only steps away from the sea ,,great view,isolated,white sand ,good swimming and long beach.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches
  • Written July 25, 2008
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  • YaaDong profile photo YaaDong
  • Reviews: 243

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Blue Lagoon: Island Hut

'Life is just waiting' were the words of the lady who runs Blue Lagoon.We arrived very early ,so we had to wait until someone checked out.
Our hut was a simple wooden hut with an open air bathroom and a cool balcony facing a lagoon behind a beach.It was kind of like a 'mini' Thai style house, very natural and open.Also the green mosquito netting over the bed added to the exotic touch.
The atmosphere here is very relax and friendly.Good Thai food and cold beers at the restaurant.They also have private cooking classes.
Khlong Prao beach is pretty but extreamly rocky at low tide,so it wasn't so good for swimming.However you can book a boat tour that takes you to three Islands for 450 baht per person,lunch included.Which is good value.

Very natural peaceful environment .It's close to the beach with a lagoon.The huts are clean and the staff are friendly

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written July 24, 2008
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  • thailand01 profile photo thailand01
  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Siam Hut Koh Chang: Backpacker's heaven

Arrived quite late at night, so they could only give us a hut in the garden of the place, but with the promise that we could (probably) move to a sea front bungalow the next day. By noon the next day we were called over and given a key to on the first row bungalows! Excellent view, perfect place to chill and meet people. We stayed a week and want to go back next year.

Excellent beach BBQ and, as far as we know, the only beach salad bar! Lot's of friendly europeans to meet up and get drunk with. There is a small mini-market on the road side, which is also owned by the Siam Hut Koh Chang, so no problem to get cheap Chang beer or the famous Seang Som "whiskey".

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Backpacking
  • Written May 31, 2007
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Beach Front bungalows at Siam Hut

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  • TeriyakiKitty profile photo TeriyakiKitty
  • Reviews: 20

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Siam Beach Bungalows: Beach Bungalows

Our first night, we chose the more expensive, Bungalow on the Hill with A/C... NOT WORTH IT! There were rats crawling around at night .. inside. You could hear them shuffling about.

From our second night on ... we moved to the less expensive bungalows on the beach (see in the photo) with out A/C .... MUCH BETTER! String up a hammock and watch a beautiful sunset!

Cheap, great view, wonderful acccess all around!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written April 11, 2007
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  • bobby330103 profile photo bobby330103
  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

private pool villa: aiyapura spa resort

my partner and l stayed here in december 2006, WOW!! out of the 5 hotels we stayed at while in thailand, this was by far the best. The service, facilities and amenities were among the best we found in thailand. The staff were more than polite and helpful with a first class service. (my partner still sheds a tear when thinking of Aiyapura). I would highly recommend this resort to anyone who loves to be pampered and enjoys the tranquility of Koh Chang.

The private pool suite was breath-taking,being able to swim and enjoy the un-interrupted stunning views was amazing. The accomodation was rated 5 star, in my opinion it is a 6 star. Myself, being a seasoned traveller, l have not enjoyed accomodation such as this before.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Jungle and Rain Forest, Spa and Resort
  • Written April 9, 2007
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  • uaflightgirl profile photo uaflightgirl
  • Reviews: 15

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Bungalows: siam beach resort

We stayed in one of their hillside bungalows...they have a very nice hotel part, we didnt come all the way to Koh Chang to stay in Typical hotel! And they had some older beach huts, they looked better than most I saw, very Basic....But the Hillside Bungalows...WOW! The view is to die for....ask for a bungalow 11 and above, 16-18 being the best views. The bungalows are very basic, but they do have air-con and an en-suite bathroom, cold water only which is fine, you will only want the hot water in the early morning if you get up to shower! We had a big huge deck, and I bought a hammock on the beach for $6 and strung it up and never wanted to leave! our bungalow was 800 baht, about $23 . It is a small hike to get to the bungalows, but not a big deal. The restaurant was fine, nothing exciting, but we walked down to our favorite restaurant , Nature Rocks and had great meals there.
The staff is very nice and helpful too. Highly recommend! Cant wait to go back!!

The views from the bungalow are amazing!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Adventure Travel, Backpacking
  • Written March 11, 2007
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  • cybergenic profile photo cybergenic
  • Reviews: 220

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Bang Bao Cliff Hill: Bang Bao

Very nice place, close to the Bang Bao fishing village.
Rooms are basic, back to nature, but clean.
My room had electric fan small Thai style bathroom/shower and 240V electricity.
This set of cottages are in closer proximity to the village compared to Cliff Cottage resort which is a little furthur.
The view from the balconies of Cliff Hill is ruined by unsightly powerlines.
The owner was friendly and offered a discount if I stayed more than 3 nights.
The cost was about 300 BAHT per night.

5 minute walk to Bang Bao fishing village where there is a village built out over the water.
There are many cheap seafood restaurants and a grocery store.
There are also snorkelling and dive tours leaving from this village.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Eco-Tourism, Backpacking
  • Written December 18, 2006
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  • anders1975 profile photo anders1975
  • Reviews: 77

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Koh Kood resort and spa: Pure relaxing

Beautifully situated resort on Koh Kood. Prices vary from 1200 BATH to 1800 BATH depending on the season. This price is exclusive of breakfast.
Nice bungalows. Try to get one close to the small beach/waterfront.
You have a bay where you can snorkle (not too much to see though) or go for some canooing. It's called resort and spa, but there is no spa except for massage, which is provided by the local hospital.
There are two other resorts in the bay and a third under construction.
The speedboat connects to and from the mainland once a day. It leaves Laem Sok pier (mainland/Trat) at 1pm and it returns from Koh Kood to Laem Sok at 10am every day. Sometimes there a groups coming over at other times, so check directly with the resort. We got a speedboat directly from Koh Chang, but I'm not sure if this is a scheduled one. The resort arranged it.
There is not much to do on Koh Kood except for massage, snorkling trip, waterfalls, visiting local fisherman's village and reading books. Great for some days to relax!
Like most resorts on Koh Kood also this one shuts down in low season. Best time to travel is November till April.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Luxury Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written December 6, 2006
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Koh Kood resort and spa

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Bai Kood Shambala: Kood you ask for more?

Shambala Resort on Koh Kood gives you the choices: either live with the nature in a bungalow with a fan or upgrade to a mosquito proof aircon room. Prices from 1100 BATH to 3550 BATH. The resort also has rooms for up to eight people at 6900 BATH. All prices including breakfast.
Like most resorts on Koh Kood you can buy a package (three days/two night all inclusive), but if these packages are mostly for those who need to know how much they have to pay. We did the package independently and ended up paying 1500 BATH less (maybe because we dropped out of the snorkling trip). Anyway my point is that don't get blinded by these packages. It gives you more freedom to have your own timetable and programme, and the cost will be about the same in the end. You can still get massage (ordered from the nearby hospital) or go to the waterfalls.
Shambala has no beach, but you can lend a canon and take a few strokes across the canal, where crystal clearn water and paradise is waiting. There is nothing much to do on Koh Kood, so bring some books!
The resort can arrange snorkling trips and transportation to/from mainland. We also booked a taxi through the resort directly to the border of Cambodia.
Familyfriendly and great kitchen.
There are two speedboats leaving to/from the resort every day. I can't remember the times TO the island, but boats leave for Trat/mainland at 9am and 1pm. It's best and most convenient to deal directly with the resort. The price is 550 BATH one way. Less than with travel agents.
Like most resorts on Koh Kood also this one shuts down in low season. Best time to travel is November till April.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Luxury Travel, Spa and Resort
  • Written December 6, 2006
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Kood'nt been better

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  • Reviews: 32

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The NEXT door: Your friendly neighbour

The owner (name's Dave) comes from London and settled here with his Thai girlfriend and sets ups rooms facing the sea. I thought I had the best of everything for the same price which i stayed at Arunee (350 Baht) BUT i was wrong! There was no hot shower despite having a western toilet! Nevertheless the friendliness of the staff aroud and the wonderful view with sounds of waves gently slapping the sand compromised everything i had lost.
Even the room was quite prettily decorated. ANd there is a balcony which you can enjoy the sunset.

Warning (it's high tide in the morning, so be prepared to get wet at knee level when heading for breakfast.

Likewise, price hikes up during high season. Be prepared to book in advance if you are coming during the high season. OTherwise youc an simply walk in and definitely guaranteed a place to stay for the night.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written November 6, 2006
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nice lights and pretty bed + mosquito net

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