Koh Chang is a small island in the south east of Thailand. You will access it by boat you can book fom Baan Bang Pit or from LaemNgop. Crossing wil take you between thirty to forty five minutes. You will arrive on a small paradise island as you see it on postcards, white sand and coconut trees included. There is only one road to go everywhere and it goes all around. But this is not a full loop and you can’t pass by the south. Many songthaews but also taxis go back and forth from different point. You can also rent motor bikes or bikes. The north part is the most touristic and modern one. The south east is mostly composed with small cottages and guesthouses. But more and more it look like the north part. And finally the est coast is more traditionnal. Go to see Wat SalakPhet.
2 things to do in Koh Chang
There are several beaches on Koh Chang, mostly on the west coast. From the north to the south, you will first find White Sand beach. In the touristic part of the island, it is also the longuest. Lonely Beach is in south east. Not easily accessible, you will probably have to go by a terrasse on restaurant/bar you get your feet on those sands. Bang Bao at the bottom of the island is quite small but also the quieter. Still, watch out for some rocks under the water on this beach.
Canoe on the sea at SalakPhet bay
Small tip for a amazing and disorienting experience, you can rent canoe at a very small price by looking on the main road. The joy of a sea ride on the ocean is now yours. Make a stop on the two desert islands, PhraoNai and Ko Phrao Nok. The the biggest one you can see wildlife, mostly deers. You can also visit the abandonned resort called « White Sand » on a paradise island, wondering why it was left this way.
The center of Koh Chang
Koh Chang is considered like a national park itself. It existed several hikes possible to do in the center of the island which is mostly full of jungle. You can also visit the mangrove swamp in the south. Some of your guide will take you to the highest piont of the island, at 744 meters above the sea level. Hikes are posed from the easiest to some very challenging ones for which you will need a very good physical condition.