25 January 2017
Another resort has been added to my recommended list!
The Emerald Cove Koh Chang Resort is a 5-star hotel and one of the nicest and biggest resorts on Koh Chang with a direct access to the south part of Klong Prao beach. In this resort there are no more than 165 rooms and suites, 5 restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center, a diving center, a sailing center, a luxurious yacht charter, 4 banquet/meeting/conference rooms, a big swimming-pool area and lots of facilities for children.
With a babysitting service, a kids pool, a recreation center and a kid's club, this resort is more oriented for families. But couples will also enjoy this place with the delicious pool bar cocktails, the fine dining, the romantic sunsets and why not getting married on the beach.
Have a look at the live camera installed on top of the rooms building. You can see the swimming-pools area witht the kids pool, the Jacuzzi, the 50 meters long swimming-pool, on the background behind the palm trees is the beach and maybe the most important for you, you can check the live weather!
22 January 2017
There has been more than a week since the last update. I've been replying to a lot of emails and Facebook messages and the main questions have been about the weather, the best way to go to Koh Chang and finally where is the best place to stay on Koh Chang?
Maybe you are interested by some of the answers?
What's the weather like in Koh Chang?
You have maybe read or seen or listened the News about the heavy rain and flooding which has been in the south of Thailand. Don't worry, Koh Chang is on the opposite side and it's dry here. There has been cloudy days but most of the time it's sun and blue sky.
The Koh Chang Rescue has been organising a big collect, food, water, medicines and donations to help people from the south touched by the fllooding.
About the weather in Koh Chang, I think pictures are better than a long text.
The second most asked question is how to go to Koh Chang when you arrive in Bangkok?
You have several options, by plane then taxi, by bus, shared minibus or with a private driver. It depends of your budget and time you are ready to spend for the trip.
All is explained here!
Personally I would prefer a private transfer and I really recommend Ing Taxi. In some cases it can be faster than the plane if you calculate the time to re-check your luggage, pass the security, wait for the plane, go to the plane by bus, fly, arrive in Trat airport, wait for your luggage, then take a taxi to Koh Chang. With a private transfer, you will have less stress, he will pick you up from anywhere and bring you directly to your hotel or resort. And if you are travelling with your family or friends, it will be cheaper than the plane.
More information here!
And finally where is the best place in Koh Chang?
This is maybe the second most difficult question to reply after the weather. It depends of your taste and budget. You may not like what I like and vice versa. For me there isn't any good or bad place in Koh Chang. Each area is different and has its pros and cons.
To help you you can have a look at the different areas which are explained and illustrated with a lot of pictures. And if you are looking for a hotel, resort or guesthouse, here are my reviews. There is everything you need to know and of course lots of pictures to give you a first idea. The places I'm recommending have been chosen carefully, I want to be sure you will be satisfied by the quality, the atmosphere and the services proposed.
12 January 2017
If you still don't know in which hotel, resort or guesthouse to stay during your stay in Koh Chang, have a look at my reviews. The list is growing, slowly but growing. I just take time to select the places I can recommend to be sure you won't be disappointed.
You can find the complete list in the "WHERE TO STAY" menu or by checking the map below.
The Gallery at Koh Chang is a recent and stylish hotel located in Klong Prao village. The rooms are spacious and their Suites are well furnished. Swimming-pool, Fitness Center and Spa, everything for you to relax and enjoy your holidays.
The only Sky Lounge of the island is a nice place to chill in the evening. I recommend you The Cube Restaurant which is specialised in Japanese Cuisine but also serving Thai and European food. And the best part for people who like to sleep late and hate to find an empty breakfast buffet, their "à la carte" breakfast menu is served all day long!
06 January 2017
Cambodian Kids Care Center is working hard to help and give a good education to the Cambodian kids whose parents are working in Koh Chang.
They don't get any help for the Thai authorities or government, they are financed only by donations.
They need your help, you can donate what you want, even your own time.
Like every children, they are playing, running, jumping and sometimes hurting themselves. For now the center would need first aid kits.
You are welcome to visit them in Klong Prao and remember that a child smile is one of the most beautiful thing in the world!
03 January 2017
Another resort has been added to my recommended list!
Nest Sense Resort is a small, romantic and cozy boutique resort located in Lonely Beach. Their Deluxe Rooms, Seaside Villas or Sea View Pool Villas are very spacious, clean and facing the sea.
Enjoying one of their delicious cocktails at sunset in the infinity edge swimming-pool is just the perfect holidays picture we all have.
27 December 2016
We hope you had a nice Christmas celebration with your family or friends. Next weekend we start again. Most of the resorts and restaurants are now preparing their New Year's Gala Dinner. If you haven't booked your table yet, hurry up!
If you can, try to choose one with a beach front, you will be able to enjoy all the fireworks shot from the beach ;)
I can't display all from all restaurants and resorts but here are some examples of Gala Dinners flyers which have been sent to me:
|The Emerald Cove||Peninsula Beach Resort||Koh Chang Paradise resort & Spa|
A new restaurant has opened in Chai Chet, in V.J. Plaza which is the road opposite side of 7-11 supermarket, nearby Coconut Plaza.
Blue Danube restaurant is serving German, Austrian, Hungarian and Thai cuisines. Give them a try!
23 December 2016
Tomorrow most of the resorts will have a Christmas dinner and show. And for the ones which don't celebrate Christmas, it's always possible to find a restaurant which is proposing a Christmas menu. Don't stay alone in your bedroom, go outside and have a wonderful evening... it's Christmas!
Last month Harley Moon Hideaway was opening in Bailan. A small but quiet and brand new resort owned by a lovely South-African couple. At this time the swimming-pool was in construction but after a hard work, it's finally ready and it gives a real charm to this resort.
And finally, we wish you a Merry Christmas wherever you are in the world!
19 December 2016
They have spent all the low season to replace the wooden floor of their rooms and to improve their resort. They have added a relaxing place with hammock and cushions. The road going to the resort is now smooth, with new concrete and asphalt. Taxis will drive the guests to the resort without complaining anymore about the bad road quality.
And finally, the Cook who is defining her cuisine as "basic" is really modest. I would say that her cuisine is delicious!
This resort is Bhuvarin Resort from Bang Bao!
15 December 2016
The new Koh Chang Guide is now online! You can read it here.
Like always, there are a lot of useful information, maps and articles about Koh Chang.
There are still to win 2 flight tickets between Bangkok and Trat. Good luck!