We love Thailand and this time we came from Cambodia to the Koh Chang Island. I have to admit we had no expectations, and we ❤️ it
It is a beautiful and affordable island, the second largest island of Thailand.
We stayed on the island for 9 days and we enjoyed the nature, the beaches, the food and the party scene. The whole period we had accommodation in Lonely beach, the “backpacker” area. There, you can find a room or bungalow from 350 thb to 1000 thb. We stayed at Magic Garden and we payed 350 thb for a nice bungalow.
We recommend you to rent a scooter (200thb/day) and explore the island. For great food go to the night street market in the White Sand Beach area.
As we spend quite a lot of time in Lonely Beach we discovered the best place to enjoy the sunset. It is the bar/restaurant of the Warapura Resort.
It is a lovely place, with great food and drinks, tables to eat but also a hammock and the Thai style pillows to relax. The sea view, especially during sunset, is to die for. And on top of that, they have happy hour from 5 to 7 pm. Cocktails are 99 thb and beer 45thb.
The staff is super nice and professional and the bartender makes the best pina colada I ever had. 🍹
As an architect, I also loved the design of the place, with a nice area to chill and romantic lights and candles all over the restaurant.
We enjoyed this place so much that we went there tree days in a row ☺️
Also, the best activity to do while here is to go on a snorkel trip. We took the 5 Islands full day trip with the slow boat and it was 600 thb/person. The islands are in the National Marine Park so before departure, at the Bang Bao pier you have to pay another 200thb fee
We can say the trip is totally worth it. The boat ride is nice, you have water & coffee included, a very nice Thai food buffet and the snorkel gear. The islands you will see are postcard picture like ❤️ and the snorkel was really great as you see a lot of fish and corals. At night we had a chance to enjoy the advaantages of LED vs normal lights, as our boat turned into a magic vessel.
At this point, the island is still 70 % occupied by jungle and only the White Sand Beach felt a little too crowded and developed. The rest of the island still has a nice sleepy and relaxing feeling.
Enjoy Koh Chang Island!
With ❤️, Always Summer