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Ko Chang

Known for Beaches, Snorkelling and Waterfalls

Come to this Thai island to visit rain forests, beaches and coral reefs by day, then at night experience its legendary party atmosphere, especially on a full moon. 

How do you get to Ko Chang?

Thailand’s second-largest island offers some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, untouched rain forest and coral reefs. By night, Koh Chang transforms into a party destination, with reggae-filled beach bars and seaside dance gatherings.

Hat Sai Khao, or White Sand Beach, is Koh Chang’s most popular attraction. As one of the largest and most beautiful beaches on the island, it attracts sun-worshippers like no other. Most of the resort hotels and beach bungalows are located nearby, so the beach is always buzzing with travelers. Arrive early in the morning to get a prime spot with your towel. Hat Sai Khao has the island’s largest concentration of beachside bars and restaurants, so cold drinks and great seafood is always close at hand.

For a quieter experience during the day, visit Hat Tha Nam, or Lonely Beach, on the southwest side of the island. This beach has cheaper, backpacker-oriented accommodations and appeals more to younger travelers. Visit on the night of a full moon or a half moon and join one of the island’s legendary outdoor parties held on the beach.

Join a boat tour to explore the coral reefs around Koh Chang. The richest marine life and clearest waters can be found around the small island of Ko Rang, so make sure your boat is headed there. Look for barracuda and the occasional sea turtle amongst the brilliantly colored coral.

Koh Chang offers the chance to spend time with friendly elephants. Feed, bathe and ride these gentle giants through the jungle, but be sure to book with a reputable operator for whom elephant welfare is paramount.

While the edges of Koh Chang are populated, over 70 percent of the island remains virgin rain forest. Hike along one of the many trails through the hills to see the wildlife of this untouched ecosystem. Visit Klong Plu Waterfall and cool off in the many natural swimming pools.

To reach Koh Chang, take one of many ferries from Laem Ngop, which is in the Trat province of eastern Thailand. Visit between November and April to avoid the wet season.

Things to do in Ko Chang

Tickets & Tours

OVERVIEW: Koh Chang, is an island where the weather is not too hot or too cold since it is affected by both Northeast Monsoon and southwest Monsoon. The influence from those monsoons leads to the traveling restriction by boat.

Tickets & Tours

Day 1: Arriving at Trat MEAL: -/L/D Sawasdee! Meet with Our Guide at the airport then proceed to Trat Province (6 hrs.). When we arrive at Trat, Pier, we head to Koh Chang by ferry. Arriving at Koh Chang then we check in at the hotel.

Tickets & Tours

OVERVIEW: Koh Chang, is an island where the weather is not too hot or too cold since it is affected by both Northeast Monsoon and southwest Monsoon. The influence from those monsoons leads to the traveling restriction by boat.

Tickets & Tours

OVERVIEW: Koh Chang, is an island where the weather is not too hot or too cold since it is affected by both Northeast Monsoon and southwest Monsoon. The influence from those monsoons leads to the traveling restriction by boat.

Tickets & Tours

OVERVIEW: Koh Chang, is an island where the weather is not too hot or too cold since it is affected by both Northeast Monsoon and southwest Monsoon. The influence from those monsoons leads to the traveling restriction by boat.

Tickets & Tours

This snorkel tour will take you to 4 of the best islands around Koh Chang archipelago. Treat yourself with amazing views under water during this day trip! Explore corals, colorful fishes and beautiful beaches! One of the most popular activities for visitors in Koh Chang is snorkeling! Get picked up from your hotel in Koh Chang and ride by a shared pick-up car to Bang Bao.

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