Koh Chang , is the largest island in Ranong on the Andaman Coast. Do not confused with the much larger island of Koh Chang in Trad
province on easthern coast ofThailand. It is called Koh Chang ( Koh means
island,Chang means elephant) because it looks like a sleeping elephant .The
island is covered by the Rain Forest and there are a few paths crossing it (no
roads ) . There are many beaches and resorts , mostly place along Aow Yai beach
on the west . The resorts are well into the vegetation behind the beaches and
hardly see them from the boat. In the forest wild animals abound, especially
wild boars. It takes only one hour to get to Koh Chang from Ranong . The
longtail boat ride on the border line between Thailand and Myanmar among many
small islands: Myanmar on the right, Thailand on the left. At the northern ,
you can see boats of sea Gipsies , a short dark people , mostly living on boats
and moving from island to island. No electric power islands, telephone and
mobile phones almost in every resort.
How to get to Koh Chang : From Ranong you can take a motorbike taxi
to the Koh Chang - Koh Phayam pier or a songtaew truck to Saphanpla (the fishing
pier). Get off the songtaew truck just before the toll and enter the soi on the
left side between the gold shop and the beauty salon. From there you will start
to see many signs in English leading you to the pier. The boat leaves at about
12.00, but sometime there is a second trip if there are many tourists. Every
boat can accommodate may be 20 persons, less if carrying goods to the resorts as
well. Cost 100 baht per person . Many resorts have owned boats
leaving at different times. If you know in which resort you want to stay you can
contact them by phone a couple of days before to organize your transportation to
Accommodation : There are more than 13 resort in Koh Chang . Not all
of them open all the time and many closing down during the rainy season. Prices
are very similar: 100/150 for a bungalow without bathroom, 150/200 for a
bungalow with bathroom. Most of the resorts Koh Chang are located in Aow Yai or
in the nearby Aow Yai area. With the area about 2 Km. width from east to west
and 5 Km.long from north to south with a high hill on it. You can walk from one
to another Here is a list of the resorts in Koh Chang.
For more detailed information about prices and services. Please
contact the resorts or bungalows by phone again before you arriving or in
Ranong. Starting at the northern of the island :
Horn Bill Bungalow : 8 bungalows
with bathroon build in different style.Price 100-180 ฿/day. Located on small
privated beach at the northest of west .They are almost cut out from the rest
and if you go by yourself it is a long walk to get there. They have owned boat
served for transportation , fishing and travelling . Contact : Khun Jib (66)
0-7782-0134 at bungalow . Rasta Baby :
located on small beach , 7 bungalows run by Thai and his American wife .
Contact : (66) 0-7783-3077 in Ranong . Koh Chang
Contex : located on the same beach with Rasta Baby, 7 bungalows run
by a Thai family . Price 100-200 ฿/day. They have owned boat served for
transportation , fishing and travelling . Contact : (66) 0-7782-0118 at
bungalow and mobile 0-9725-2187. From the northern ,
the right of Aow Yai : Eden Bistro Cafe'
: small place with 7 bungalows, price 250-300 ฿/day .Very friendly
atmosphere and a small restaurant with good menu of Thai and Western food.
Contact : (66) 0-7782-0172 at bungalow . Sunset
Bungalows : Just down the beach from Eden in shady , breeezy spot
area . 10 nicely build bungalows with shared bath and with attached shower,
price 100-250 ฿/day. Sharing the boat with Cashew resort. Contact : (66)
0-7782-0171 at bungalow . Cashew Resort : The
oldest and largest resort in the island is also the one offering more services.
25 bungallows , price 100-300 ฿/day . With owned boat served for transportation
, fishing and travelling . Contact : (66) 0-7782-0116 at bungalow . (66)
0-7782-4741 in Ranong and mobile (66) 0-1485-6002. Golden Bee Bungalows : a few hundred metres past the
pier in front of temple . 14 bungalows with shared bath and with attached shower
, price 100-150 ฿/day' Friendly atmosphere and a small restaurant with menu of
Thai and Western food. With owned boat served for transportation , fishing and
travelling . Chang Thong Resort : a real nice
all Thai atmosphere, village style. 9 bungalows , price 100-200 ฿/day .
Restaurant serves decent Thai food . Have owned boat served for transportation ,
fishing and travelling . Contact : Khun Aoy (66) 0-7782-0178 at bungalow and
(66) 0-7783-3820 in Ranong .
Jai Bungalows : 9 bungalows , price 150-300 ฿/day . Restaurant serves
Thai food . Have owned boat served for transportation , fishing and travelling .
Contact : Khun Nui (66) 0-7782-0131 at bungalow . Koh Chang Resort : sits on a section of rocky headlands
Contact : Not available . Paradise : 9
bungalows , price 100-150 ฿/day . Restaurant serves Thai food and Western food.
Contact : (66) 0-7782-0181 at bungalow . Full
Moon : 11 bungalows , price 200-300 ฿/day . Shared boat with Cashew
resort . A favored place for many German tourists.Restaurant serves Thai food
and Western food especially German food . Contact : (66) 0-7782-0130 at
bungalow . Ta Dang Bay: small resort at the
far side of Aow Yai Beach. 9 bungalows , price 100-150 ฿/day .Shared boat with
Cashew resort . To get there you have to cross a stream on an adventurous
looking wooden bridge. Contact : (66) 0-7782-0177 at bungalow . Pass a rocky headland southern end of Aow Yai , a few bungalows
sits on small beach . Lae Tawan
Bungalows : a small but real nice. With 8 bungalows ,price 100-200
฿/day . Restaurant serves Thai food and have owned boat arranged for
transportation, fishing and travelling . The proprietor is charming. Perfect
place in a family style . A bit isolated from the rest but not too far.
Contact : (66) 0-7782-0179 at bungalow . MaMa's
Bungalows : 5 bungalows , price 100-150 ฿/day . Restaurant serves
Thai food and and Western food especially German food .Have owned boat arranged
for transportation, fishing and travelling . Contact : (66) 0-7782-0180 at
bungalow . N&X Bungalow: located on Aow
Lek (small bay) at the southern end of the east side . The only one stay
isolated from the most bungalows too far . Contact : Not available .