Koh Chang boasts a fantastic landscape replete with spectacular stretches of beaches, mountainous backdrops, azure waters of the Gulf of Thailand and lush tropical jungles. Yet Koh Chang is more than just a vast expanse of sand and sea. The adventure enthusiasts can indulge in fun-filled activities like snorkelling, hiking, kayaking, elephant riding and much more. The spiritually inclined can seek solace in the Shrine of Chao Por Koh Chang. Those interested in brushing up their cooking skills can learn to prepare exotic Thai dishes in any of the Thai cooking schools. If you are tired out after a day of activity and sightseeing, you can pamper your body to a relaxing Thai massage. No matter what your idea of holiday is Koh Chang will not disappoint.
Holiday villas in Koh Chang cater to a wide range of travellers from independent backpackers, honeymooners to family. You can take your pick from an impressive variety of accommodation ranging from budget-friendly huts to luxury villas, all conveniently located from the beaches and other sightseeing attractions. Koh Chang has emerged as one of the hottest exotic getaways in Asia and there is no better way to experience its flavours than by staying in a vacation rental replete with all comforts of a home.
Koh Chang boasts of four major beaches, Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Lonely Beach. Besides soaking up the sun, you can indulge in water activities such as swimming, kayaking, canoeing and snorkelling to name only a few.
Koh Chang has around five scintillating waterfalls, the most popular and easily accessible being the Klong Plu Waterfall and Thanmayom waterfall, in Klong Prao area.
Visit any of the postcard perfect fishing villages along the south coast of the island to gain a glimpse of how the locals live. Bang Bao Bay is home to one of the largest fisherman's communities on Koh Chang. While you're there, you simply must savour the sumptuous fresh seafood.
There are various dining options on Koh Chang serving a wide range of popular local and international dishes such as Italian and Indian. Street food or roadside stalls are a great and cheap alternative to the pricey restaurants, especially if you want to sample authentic and tasty local food like 'som tam' (papaya salad), 'tom yum goong' (hot and sour shrimp soup) and 'ka prao gai' (stir-fried chicken in basil leaves). The main speciality of Koh Chang is its seafood, which you can try in the restaurants on beaches like Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Lonely Beach.
This idyllic island in Thailand promises a lively nightlife ranging from staid to rocking. You can spend a relaxing evening chatting over delicious coffee at the many cafes and pubs that offer live music and sports on big screen TV. There is no dearth of wild and rowdy beach and beer bars. For a night of revelries, head to White Sand Beach, Klong Prao, Kai Bae and Lonely beach which have plenty of cafes, beach bars, beer bars, pubs and clubs.