Koh Chang is for some reason one of the more unfashionable islands in Thailand. People world over are more likely to mention Samui and Phuket when discussing where to go on vacation. This is a big mistake as Koh Chang is up there with the best in Thailand. It offers a natural beauty and diversity for all holiday makers. If you just want wonderful sandy beaches Koh Chang offers in abundance. If you want to go trekking then this is a world beater.
The island is the third biggest in Thailand and that ensures a plentiful range of things to do and see.
You can travel on a budget, indeed in Lonely beach many backpackers do just that, or you can travel in style. In recent years I have been a big fan of Siam Royal View resort it is located in its own bay so you get pretty much exclusivity of the coastline. The Penisular hotel is a series of beach front rooms that offer a 5 star accommodation directly onto your own beach front, it really has the air of a Maldives and at a fraction of the price. In fact the price is mainstream for the island and my personal opinion is they price the rooms too low.
I was on the island in June, so low season, and the island was empty – it was wonderful. Besides the Bangkokian weekend visitors there were only a handful of tourists. Paradise.
I was on the island with my camera man to do some filming for one of our customers, and so I had the luxury this time round of having a video man to shoot my vlog.
Paradise in Koh Chang
If you have yet to discover Koh Chang, do give it a try. It is located on the Eastern Seaboard just by the border of Cambodia. It offers natural beauty that perhaps other more built up islands are found a little bit wanting now, but has enough amenities and attractions to keep you entertained.