- Reviews: 77
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.
- Reviews: 32
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.
- Reviews: 32
Arunee Resort and Office
If you are a no-nonsense person and just want to be out in the wild or in the sea for as long as the day last, and to come back, shower and sleep - this is the place for you. It isn't that fantastic but it meets your most basic needs for having a roof over your head (not the worst i have seen though).
The friendly owner welcomes you and her children are always happy to play with you.
Being it low season when i came, it costs only 350Baht per night. What more can you ask for? WHat's more, 7-eleven is just across the street :)
But be forewarned that prices will hike up during high season. (November - Feb)
Pretty decent bungalows that can accomodate up to two persons. There's hot shower, mirror, and a proper toilet. One exception is that there are quite large holes (for ventilation) and you wouldn't know if people from outside are peeping in. The owner claims no ones lives or passes that stretch behind but still, it pays to be alert.
There is a mosquito net to prevent you from any wierd insects disturbing your slumber.
Of course, you have to bring your own toiletries etc.
Outisde you can hang your towels or clothes to dry (no pegs given but you may ask from the friendly owner).
Internet connection is provided and located in the living room with aircon.
- Reviews: 1796
Apple hotel: Bungalos a pie de playa-Bungalo on the beach
Bungalos en primera linea de playa , estaban bien aunque los cuartos de bano podian mejorar
Bungalos over the beach, they are allright though the bathrooms could improve
De noche : Un apartamento muy tranquilo en la orilla del mar
De dia : Zona de masajes
By night : A very quiet apartment over the sea
In the day : Massage area
- Reviews: 366
Lonely Beach: Beach Huts & Bungalows
All around Lonely Beach can be found various beach huts and bungalows of varying quality and price. Pictured here is one of the better than average bungalows (This one had air-con but no hot water!). Service at this particular establishment was poor but the location makes up for it. Most places have a cafe-bar where you can drink in the evening and get something to eat at any time. Where we stayed a beach BBQ voucher was included each night so we could eat lots of great seafood for not very much money.
Based right on the beach, every night we lay in our hammocks on the balcony reading books, sipping beer and listening to the sea.
- Reviews: 180
KP Huts: Staying in Klong Prao Beach
Beautifull huts made of wood. Some just a few meters from the sea.
We stayed in a hut for 300 bath a night. Very nice hut with double bed, fan, a lot of space, and a nice veranda in front. Showers and toilets are situated in a main building, next to the restaurant. Very clean.
450 bath if you would like to stay in a hut next to the sea.
150 bath for a 1-person hut. Cute but very small (its even difficult to open your door with the matrass laying inside ;-) ) and no fan.
They have a restaurant where you can eat delicious food for a good price. Lots of choice!
You can also rent motorbikes there, or go on a organised tour.
- Reviews: 16
Tree House: Backpacker haunt
On Lonely Beach - budget accommodation in simple huts on a rocky seaside. Don't expect any luxury. Nice restaurant (sitting on straw mats and low tables plus some hammocks!) and great hangout place for backpackers.
Great atmosphere and funky music nightly.
- Reviews: 4076
In 1987 we chartered a boat at the harbour in Trat to go to the south coast of Ko Chang near the fishing village Ao Bang Bao. After a boatride of more than one hour we reached a white beach edged by palmtrees. Under the palmtrees were 7 newly built huts on stilts, situated at a small strip of land between the bay and lagoon.
I suppose we were the first guests. Not all the facilities were ready yet. They were still building the toilet-unit and the open-air restaurant. In front of our hut we had a huge pot filled with fresh water for bathing. We brought our own food and kitchen-utensiles.
I wonder if the huts are still there. I suppose that the surrounding must have changed dramatically after 'the Grand Lagoon' resort is built.
It was paradise..... From our hut we could walk to the beach in a few steps. The view at the bay was wonderful. Especially the time of sunrise was like magic with the changing of the light.
- Reviews: 14
Amari Emerald Cove Resort , Koh Chang, Thailand: Great Stayed at Koh Chang
We really enjoyed our stay here in early January. The infinity pool is fantastic - very, very long - and the beach itself is great too. There are plenty of chairs for everyone, and staff keep the place in very good shape.
The buffet meals were really top notch, as were the a la carte restaurants. However the service in the restaurants was a bit slow - I think it was the first time the hotel had been filled to capacity, and they were struggling a bit.
We would definitely go back here. (will be 3rd time)
- Reviews: 13
Grand Koh Chang - if thats what its called - is an amazing place to stay. you basically stay in huts on the beach - but with a bit of electricity and overlooking the sea. There are rooms with toilets and airconditioning - and thats great too - but I love the feeling of practically sleeping on the beach. I loved it - and i generally really crave private bathrooms... but I guess im used to this from the sinai and was looking for a somewhat similar experience. (which it isnt really...)
they built a pool while we were there so they must have one by now. Stunning view. Great location - convenient to everything in town but you are on the beach.
- Reviews: 1
Lonely Beach: Crackin beach huts
Should anybody go to ko chang then stay at lonely beach its got some crackin huts for 120baht a night and the treehouse bar is an experience in itself, the guys who work there are also partial to a game of beach volleyball around 4pm but be warned they are quite good and you might end up losing a few bahtage
- Reviews: 1
Grand Cabana: A little expensive, but wonderful
My girlfriend and I stayed in a hotel (we stayed in a cabin though) called the Grand Cabana. The cabin was priced at 100$US/day. I found this fairly resonable considering that the people working there helped set everything up for us (elephant rides, snorkel trips, etc...). And, they have 24-7 electricity. Be careful that you chose an accomidation that has electricity hours that suite your needs (if at all).
- Reviews: 33
Remark Cottage: Remark Cottage_1st Great Experience @Ko Chang
Some kind of clean and serene atmosphere staying with Remark Cottage...decorated in Tropical with a bit Bali combination...Greenish around with plentiful of Tropical plant ...free mind relaxation at private beach...
- Reviews: 5
Chaichet Bungalow: Chaichet Bungalow
Small bungalow with aircond for 2 people. 1200 baht per night but I get a special price at a travel fair in Thailand, 1000 baht per night without breakfast and free 1 hour kayaking.
The interior is quite ok, looks quite new. You can find a TV, fridge, safety box in the room and the toilet is large enough.
The bad things are some lizards crawling in the room and the beach is not that nice.
The room looks quite new.
The toilet is larger, or I should say longer compared to other similar bungalow.
- Reviews: 443
Long Beach (LB) Resort: Quiet Beach
On our last visit to Koh Chang we took a motorbikeride to the 'other' side of the island, where it is more quiet and where you can find some more secluded resorts. Most of them looked upscale, but we found one budget resort, it was just build recently and it is owned by a very young couple. The man's name is Joe, he and his wife do everything themselves, including the cooking.
I took lots of pictures of the place, so if you would like more information with pictures send me a mail, and I will forward them to you.
The beach is almost like a private beach with a view on some of the other islands around. The place has hammocks and a swing tied on the coconuttrees to relax in, and to watch the sunset.
The price is budget, only 150 baht per bungalow, and less in low season.
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