Lonely Beach is the backpackers dreaming place, located on the west coast between Kai Bae and Bailan.
Compared to White Sand beach, Klong Prao or Kai Bae, Lonely beach has a completely different atmosphere. There isn't so many big resorts, the nature is more present, you already see it when you arrive by road, driving through the steep hill and curves.
You will see monkeys along the main road. They may be cute and waiting for food but please DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS!
(picture: KEEP KOH CHANG CLEAN !!)
There are lots of pubs and restaurants in Lonely beach, on the main road as well as in the walking street.
There is also a Minimart supermarket, a bakery, a wine gallery, small clothes shops, a gym with Yoga courses, a diving center and lots of cheap places where to stay.
You will notice all the tattooists but I recommend you Danny Tattoo who is located on the main road.
The sandy beach is at few minutes walk from the center of the village. During the rainy season a strange phenomenon removes a part of the sand from the south part of this beach, leaving stones and all the time at the end of the low season, the sand is back, covering all those rocks.
In the day time Lonely Beach is quiet but when the sun goes down music and lights go on. The walking street becomes very active and do not be surprised by the loud music until very late in the night.
There can be also big parties on the beach during the high season.
If you are looking for a silent place, think twice before booking in Lonely beach or stay a bit away from the center of the village.
About places to stay, there are for all budgets.
On the sandy beach you will find Siam Beach Resort, Nature Beach Resort, Bhumiyama Beach Resort and Siam Hut. If you continue on the coast you will find Sea Flower Resort, The Bamboo Leaf, Sunset Hut, Warapura Resort and Paradise Cottage which are all on the sea front but don't have any sandy beach, just rocks.
Sunset Hut is a place I recommend in the evening. Their stilt terrace is a lovely place to enjoy few drinks or even food while watching the sunset.
Away from the beach you will find Joy Cottages, Ploy Inn, Little Eden, Oasis with their tree terrace that I recommend to visit, Kachapura Resort, Rolling Chang, Lonely Beach Resort, Exotic Bungalows, Magic garden, and Margaritaville Guesthouse which has few rooms to rent but also a bar and restaurant serving excellent food and cocktails.
Main road in Lonely beach village
Walking road with pubs, tattooing studios and bungalows
Find your way!
Traditional Thai bamboo tattoing
Koh Chang style graffitis
Sunset Huts bungalows
Sunset at Sunset Huts Restaurant
Sunset Huts Restaurant entrance
Sunset Huts Restaurant
Sunset Huts bungalows
(40 pictures in the gallery in a random order)
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2 places I would like to recommend: Suncity View in Lonely Beach and Baum's Restaurant & Butchers Shop in Klong Prao.