22 June 2016
The new issue of The Koh Chang Guide is now online. Lots of interesting informations, pictures, maps, addresses, ... all what you need if you are visiting or planning to visit Koh Chang.
20 June 2016
Another restaurant has been added to my recommendation list. El Greco Lounge Bar Restaurant Guesthouse is located in Bang Bao, directly on the pier. Rewarded the last 3 years by Tripadvisor for its Greek cuisine but also from the atmosphere of this stilts house.
The owners are very friendly and often organising small boat trips with their guests to the surrounding islands where they all eat together on the beach, have fun and swim in the crystal clear water.
There are few guesthouse rooms which can be rented all the year.
13 June 2016
Another resort has just been added to my recommendation list. Amber Sands Beach Resort is the type of place I like in term of quality, price, hospitality, comfort and location.
It's not a big resort, only 8 bungalows and it's not located on a popular tourists area which means that you won't get a crowded beach during the high season, noisy traffic and loud music played by night.
Amber Sands Beach Resort is located on the north-east part of Koh Chang, not so far from the ferry pier. It' a small and romantic resort with spacious and comfortable bungalows surrounding a nice swimming pool and facing the sea.
10 June 2016
If you want to see beautiful waterfalls, try to visit them during the low season, there will be nice falls and more water than in the high and dry season.
There are few waterfalls in Koh Chang, some are free while others like Klong Plu waterterfall in Klong Prao will request a "National Park" entry fee of 200 bahts per person for foreigners and like always, less for Thai people. In the north of Koh Chang, not so far Klong Son, there is a small waterfall hidden in the jungle.
Thomas can arrange day trips around Koh Chang as well as inside the jungle to this waterfall. He knows almost everything about the local traditions but also about the nature. You may have the chance to see one of those White-Lipped Pit Vipers ;)
05 June 2016
There has been a big tragedy yesterday in Lonely Beach. A 37 years-old woman died and several have been injured.
After the heavy rain from the night a block from Siam Beach Resort collapsed with people inside. Koh Chang Rescue spent all the day searching and helping people. All casualties are Thai and we feel sad for them and for their family.
Luckily a Chinese couple left their room earlier this day and didn't get trapped inside their room or even worse.
According to the news, the building has been built illegally, on a land which shouldn't get any construction. And for that reason, there was a water way which washed everything which was under the building.
03 June 2016
After the big dark clouds and heavy rain we got 2 days ago, the sun and blue sky are back. But keep in mind it's the monsoon also called the rainy season, so if you are planning to come to Koh Chang, expect to maybe get rains.
To be sure you can also check the radar map!
But it's the low season, Koh Chang is very quiet, beaches are empty and it's time for me to update the website. There are pages which have been created few years ago when I started this website and they really need to be reviewed, rewritten and re-illustrated.
Let's start with Bang Bao!
Bang Bao is not just only a pier or the departure place to the other island or diving boats, it's also a quiet area with several small and nice resorts, good restaurants and small beaches.
31 May 2016
You can now follow the live weather over the Kingdom of Thailand. The weather radar shows you the rain coming to Koh Chang. The unit used on the left scale is in dbZ which stands for decibel relative to Z. It is a logarithmic dimensionless technical unit used in radar, mostly in weather radar, to compare the equivalent reflectivity (Z) of a radar signal reflected off a remote object (in mm6 per m3) to the return of a droplet of rain with a diameter of 1 mm (1 mm6 per m3).
26 May 2016
Here is another place I can recommend you if you are looking for a good tattooist around White Sand beach. Naka Tattoo Studio is located on the main and on the hill side, just nearby Kacha Resort & Spa.
Ms. Coffee who is the owner but also the tattooist has been graduated from an Art University and has several years of experience in painting and tattooing. She can draw and then tattoo anything you want.
She is specialised in machine, bamboo and henna tattooing. She can cover your old tattoos or re-colour them to give them a new life.
And when she is not tattooing, she is painting. Visual art belongs to her life!
Naka Tattoo Studio is opened daily from 1.00 pm to 11.00 pm, and sometimes closing even very late in the night.
23 May 2016
Next Saturday Ko-Ko-Mo Beach Bar & Restaurant and Sofia Garden Resort will organise a Beach Volley Cup on Klong Prao beach. If you are in Koh Chang and interested, you are welcome to contact Heli or Jaska (see information below).