Most visitors stay on the west coast of the island.
Situated to the east of the country, the island of Koh Chang is one of the best preserved holiday destinations in Thailand. It has an airport at Trat, 15 minutes from the ferry terminal, and Bangkok Airways operates a twice-daily service from Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui.
Accommodation on the island ranges from simple beach huts and bungalows to luxury villas, suites and apartments. If you drive, you can hire motorbikes, jeeps and cars to take you to any of the beaches along the coastal roads and, in the evening, there are plenty of restaurants, live music bars and nightclubs to choose from to spice up your holiday.
The best beaches are on the west coast of the island. It is where you’ll find the best accommodation and nightlife, the most popular being White Sands Beach.
White Sands Beach (Had Sai Khao)
White Sands Beach is the longest and busiest on Ko Chang, and has the best nightlife on the island, including beach bars, jazz clubs and nightclubs. For accommodation, the beach is full of thatched huts and wooden bungalows. If you’re looking for a place to stay with a bathroom, air-conditioning, television, swimming pool and sauna, there are many luxury suites and duplex rooms available. The shops, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs are situated along the main road.
Klong Prao Beach
Klong Prao has long, white sandy beach. It is steeper than White Sands but safe for swimming. The northernmost part of the beach has beautiful rocky landscape.
Kai Bae Beach
Kai Bae beach, like that of Klong Phrao, is steep but swimming is safe. You can hire canoes and kayaks and there are plenty of dive shops.
Bang Bao Beach
Bang Bao is a fishing village on stilts, is rich with coral and is a good place to fish, snorkel or swim. It also has boats for hire.