Because of its elephant-like shape, the island is also known as “Elephant Island.” Koh Chang is by far the biggest island in Eastern Thailand and the second-largest island in all of Thailand after Phuket. Have fun at the beaches The majority of Koh Chang’s beaches are on its western coast. The island’s longest beach, Klong Prao, is located in the north, followed by White Sand Beach, Kai Bae Beach, and Lonely Beach in the south.
Diving and snorkelling
The Koh Chang archipelago consists of 51 islands and islets, some stunning, undeveloped, crystal-clear marine environments ideal for diving and snorkelling.
In Koh Chang, there are numerous waterfalls, some of which are difficult to find and buried deep into the jungle. Remember that the flow changes significantly according to the season. Thus the falls appear more impressive well into the rainy season (between July and October), while they fall with very little water between February and May.
One of the finest ways to experience the Koh Chang archipelago is to take a full-day boat tour, which includes a few stops at some of the most picturesque islands and beaches and time for some snorkelling. Every tourism organization on the island offers this kind of boat excursion and can be taken in a speedboat or a classic boat.
Directions to Koh Chang
It’s crucial to pick a good base because every island area has its personality. Most people opt to stay along the west coast, but a few places in the southeast are worth taking into account.
Koh Chang buses
Bus transportation from Bangkok to the ferry pier is less expensive but takes about five hours. You can simplify things by purchasing a bus ticket with a ride to the pier and the ferry to Koh Chang.
The simplest, fastest, and most expensive method is to fly with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Trat. There are at least two daily flights, which take an hour and cost between THB3000 and THB4000 one-way. The final 20 kilometres from Trat to either Ao Thammachat or Dan Kao port in Laem Ngop, where you can board a boat to Koh Chang, will be travelled in a songthaew for THB50. Four daily boats connect Koh Chang with its two main adjacent islands, Koh Mak and Koh Kood, during the high season (November to April). However, only part of them also stops at Koh Way and Koh Rayang.
Koh Chang’s nightlife
Even though Koh Chang isn’t mainly known as a party island, anyone can stay up late here if they want to! The beautiful locations of White Sand Beach, are the only places with nightlife in this area.
White Sand Beach is the “metropolis” of the island for celebration and nightlife. It undoubtedly has the most diverse nightlife on the island. On the island of Koh Chang, there are many beach cafés with daily live music, lady bars, and the lone indoor disco.
Chai Chet has nightlife.
Many Lady / Beers pubs in Chai Chet are directly close to the street and urge you to play pool.
Life at night in Kai Bae
The busiest beach in Kai Bae is undoubtedly next to White Sand Beach and Lonely Beach. The village has numerous eateries, bars, and pubs along the route.
Party at Lonely Beach
Lonely Beach is almost the party centre of the island; nowhere else is celebrated as long and as exuberant as there. Mostly the bars are open until the last people have left; there is no fixed curfew here.