The East Cost of Koh Chang is the most unknown. Because all the development and the white sand beaches are on the west coast lots of people think that the east coast has no interest. It's true that there isn't a lot of businesses, shops, pubs and restaurants but there are few beautiful and small resorts where you can enjoy the silence and really relax.
The Mangrove Hideaway commitment is to respect the environment and to preserve Fauna & Flora by promoting Human Values. The unique surroundings and the marine sanctuary inspired them to create a place of harmony with a limited number of rooms to keep privacy in favor of a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. To protect the environment and preserve the healing power of Mother Nature, thyey follow a Green Policy and give support to the local Community with specific projects and actions.
Location: Salak Phet village, south east of the island
Amber Sands is a beach resort with calm safe sea and an amber coloured beach with no sand flies on the quieter east coast of Koh Chang, only 20 minutes away from White Sands Beach. It is owned and managed by a South African couple who have become well known for their friendly hospitality, personal service and attention to detail, not to mention their well rated restaurant. They only have 8 bungalows so they have the time to sit and chat, or to give you advice on activities and some not-to-be-missed hidden secrets. Free Wi-Fi is available inside the resort.
Location: North of the island on the east coast, on Sae Daeng Beach (which means "Amber Sands" Beach)
The Spa Resort is a health and wellness resort which is providing revitalisation services for your precious mind, body and soul. With 26 tropical-styled villas and rooms available and set amidst the beautiful remote and serene nature, you will definitely find peace and relaxation here. Their facilities include "The Radiance Restaurant" with lots of healthy delicious options to choose from during your stay, "The Natural Spa" offering various massages and spa treatments, a herbal steam bath, infrared sauna, naturally-treated saltwater swimming pool, a small gym, kayaking, yoga and meditation.
Location: on the south east of Koh Chang
Island View Resort & Spa is located on the east coast of the island and just at 1-minute walk from Salakphet Bay. It boasts an outdoor pool with sundeck overlooking the sea and a tour desk. Guests can enjoy free kayaking session and free transfer to the nearby beaches of White Sand Island. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area. Stylish air-conditioned rooms offer a private balcony, a seating area and a fridge. They include an en suite bathroom with hot and cold shower facilities. Guests can relax with pampering massage treatments or rent a bike or a motorbike to explore nearby places. Other activities include snorkelling, fishing and various water sports. The resort offers International Yacht Master Training (IYT) courses by certified instructor as well. The restaurant at Island View Resort & SPA serves a variety of authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood and international cuisine.
Location: Bay of Salak Phet, East coast of Koh Chang
2 places I would like to recommend: Suncity View in Lonely Beach and Baum's Restaurant & Butchers Shop in Klong Prao.