Koh Chang Beaches

Klong Son Beach

Klong Son Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 1,356 - Baht 12,744 per room per night
Where you will find: Aiyapura Resort & SpaKoh Chang Grand Orchid Resort & Spa

Upon disembarkation from the ferry and heading west, Klong Son is the first village to greet you. Klong Son Beach is located behind a lush tropical rainforest. It has a scenic cape overlooking Koh Chang's twin island, the Chang Noi Island, which provides shelter to the beach from strong currents. As a result the seawater here is calm and ideal for sea kayaking. It is a secluded beach suitable for those who seek serenity. Klong Son is home to the first 5-star resort and spa and an elephant camp.

White Sand Beach Koh Chang

White Sand Beach (Had Sai Khao)

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers, Couples, and Families
Looking for: Shopping and nightlife
With a budget of: Baht 750 - Baht 13,780 per room per night
Where you will find: Chang Buri Resort & Spa Kacha Resort & Spa Koh Chang,  KC Grande Resort and Spa Koh Chang Lagoon Resort Mac Resort Hotel Plaloma Cliff Resort White Sand Beach Resort

Adequately named, this is a long strip of powdery white sand beach that slopes gradually into the sea. The beach is extensively wide and picturesque during low tide. Casuarinas and palm trees line the beach while forested hills lurk in the background. Macaques roam the forest, occationally hanging on the trees. It is the busiest area on Koh Chang, with most of the accommodations, restaurants, nightlife, shops, and commercial establishments. As the sun sets, alfresco dining takes over the spacious beachfront. Barbecue seafood, fine wine and cool drinks are served amidst soothing melodies. Deeper into the night, the popular Sabay Bar comes alive and the fire-flinging show begins. Bars and pubs play their music while guests laze around on mats and decks on the beach. Some live bands play outdoor, especially on full moon nights and festive seasons.

Kai Mook Beach

Kai Mook Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers, Couples, and Families
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 599 - Baht 4,500 per room per night
Where you will find: Keereeta Resort & Spa,  Koh Chang Privilege ResortPenny's Bungalow Resort

This is a small stretch of pebble beach that sits in between the White Sand Beach and Chaichet Cape. The shallow seabed is carpeted with shiny pebbles that resemble pearls or Mook in Thai, hence it's name. It is a quiet and peaceful beach. Snorkeling among the fishes, corals and seaweeds is a favorite pastime.

Chai Chet Cape

Chaichet Cape (Laem Chaichet)

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers, Couples, and Families
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 762 - Baht 14,933 per room per night
Where you will find: Coconut Beach Resort,  Koh Chang Thai Garden Hill Resort

This is a distinctive cape with a small and secluded rocky beach to the north which is separated from Kai Mook Beach by some forest land. The southern section of the cape curves into a bay of long and wide sandy beach that slopes gently into the sea. Chaichet beach is ideal for swimming and watching the sunset. The cape and the pier off its shore is an ideal viewpoint of the Klong Prao Bay and a good spot for onshore fishing, especially for squids. Tiny shrimps are also seen along its shorelines and villagers are occasionally seen walking along the seabed scooping them up. These shrimps are known to be an important ingredient for the famous Koh Chang shrimp paste.

Klong Prao Beach

Klong Prao Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers, Couples, and Families
Looking for: Shopping, nightlife, peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 840 - Baht 16,270 per room per night
Where you will find: AANA Resort & Spa, The Emerald Cove Koh Chang,  Barali Beach Resort & SpaKlong Prao ResortKoh Chang Grand CabanaThe Dewa Koh Chang

Klong Prao literally means coconut canal. Indeed, the long stretch of sandy beach is segmented into two sections by a canal that leads up to the famous Klong Plu waterfall. The canal itself is a tourist destination as the mangrove forest attracts visitors who often visit it at night to watch the beaming lights of fireflies. Lined with coconut trees the beachfront commands a magnificent view of the islands off its shores and the Chaichet Cape. High-end resorts have grown rapidly and the village is now rivaling White Sand Beach as the little town of Koh Chang with its wide range of commercial establishments.

Kai Bae Beach

Kai Bae Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers, Couples and Families
Looking for: Shopping and nightlife 
With a budget of: Baht 1,000 - Baht 26,720 per room per night
Where you will find: Chang Park Resort & Spa,  Gajapuri Resort & Spa,  Koh Chang Cliff Beach ResortThe Chill Koh Chang

Palm trees and fine sand with a gorgeous view of the nearby outlying islands are the main features of Kai Bae Beach. It is a jumping off point for island excursions. Dive shops and boat rental services are scattered around. The village is a convergence of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs and gets lively after sunset. Perched on the hilly road leading to the Lonely Beach, south of Kai Bae is a viewpoint with majestic vista of the island's curves and bays as well as a bird's eye-view of the magnificent islands. The nearest island here is the Koh Man Nai where you can reach by a canoe or wade through chest-deep waters during low tide.

Lonely Beach

Lonely Beach (Tha Nam Beach)

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Shopping and nightlife
With a budget of: Baht 397 - Baht 7,400 per room per night
Where you will find: Siam Beach ResortWarapura Resort

Once a truly lonely beach and a haven for backpackers, a recent visit to the village proves otherwise. Yes, Lonely Beach is not lonely anymore! The little village is now a melting pot of small shops, convenient stores, dive centers, restaurants, bars and pubs. It is a rendezvous for those who wish to meet and greet after dusk, strangers and friends alike. Its beach, however, remains as seductive as it was years ago. The fine white sand and the swimmer-friendly warm waters continue to lure visitors.

Bai Lan Beach

Bai Lan Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 1,488 - Baht 10,192 per room per night
Where you will find: Green Cottage Beach Resort,  Kwaimaipar Orchid Resort Spa & Wellness,  Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway,  White House Bailan Resort

This is a small sandy beach with expired corals off its shore. It is a quiet beach backed by a forested hill and home to the island's first adventure park, the Tree Top Adventure Park. Simple accommodations catering to backpackers dot the beach with some more upscale resorts popping up.

Bang Bao Beach

Bang Bao Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Shopping and nightlife
With a budget of: Baht 400 - Baht 9,265 per room per night
Where you will find: Aunchaleena Beach Front Koh ChangChivapuri Beach ResortTropical Beach Resort Koh chang

Well-known as a fishing village and springboard to other islands, it is a sheltered bay where locals still live in houses built on stilts above seawater. Seafood restaurants, souvenir shops, boat rentals, dive shops and tour operators all merge at the long wooden bridge that leads to the pier. It is a favorite place for fresh seafood and shopping for some local stuffs. Few bungalows have sprouted amongst coconut groves. The Bang Bao Beach is relatively small and quiet.

Than Mayom Beach

Than Mayom Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: -
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This beach is situated on the eastern side of the island. It is scattered with rocks and the seafront is muddy. A good spot to catch the sunrise and good viewpoint. The headquarters of Koh Chang Marine National Park is located in nearby area close to Than Mayom Waterfall.

Kong Kang Bay

Kong Kang Bay

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 2,352 - Baht 11,760 per room per night
Where you will find: Kooncharaburi Resort Spa & Sailing Club

Local community on the East coast with a nice sandy beach ready to attract visitors interested in rural lifestyle of agriculture, fishing and orchards of tropical fruits. Known to be the first settlement on Koh Chang, the villagers still maintain their way of life making it another authentic fishing village although there is a luxury resort with a sailing club nearby. There is an abundance of seafood and tropical fruits and one of the finest beaches on the east.

Salak Khok Bay

Salak Khok Bay

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This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 1,696 - 3,901 per room per night
Where you will find: The Spa Koh Chang Resort

Salak Khok Bay is a fishing and agricultural community. Fishing boats anchor along a canal flanked by mangrove forests. Here you find fresh seafood from daily catches prepared by the locals. Sunset dinner cruise by local wooden boats set off along the canal to the estuary at around 5.30 pm returning by 7.30 pm. The meal usually includes 4 dishes, water and a bottle of wine. Firefly tours and kayaking can be arranged by the friendly villagers.

Salakphet Beach

Salakphet Beach

This place is suitable for: Solo Travelers and Couples
Looking for: Peace and quiet
With a budget of: Baht 1,300 - Baht 4,000 per room per night
Where you will find: Salakphet Seafood & Resort

The road on the east coast tails off at Salakphet, a fishing village long famous for its seafood restaurant by the same name. Salakphet and it's adjacent Ban Rong Than are the biggest local communitiesin Koh Chang. Both are ideal shelters for fishing boats during the monsoon season. The Atulaporn and the Salakpetch temples are religious rendezvous for the locals. A memorial commemorating the sea battle between the French and the Thai navies stands at the southern end of Salakpetch Bay.