I was a bit curious to see how much Koh Chang had changed since I visited 11 years ago. Back than it was not very developed, but the plans were certainly already made. Quite a lot was of course different, with many new hotels and places to stay, and the roads were absolutely better. Still I did not feel it was over crowded. At least not where we were staying.
At Koh Wai we met a woman just coming from Koh Chang, giving us a few tips where to stay. So getting on shore, we had already made up our mind where to tell the driver to take us. Again, the transfer was included in the boat ticket. Very practical.
Lonely Beach is everything but lonely, and is the main destination for backpackers. As we did not want to live in the party area, we had decided to stay at Siam Bay Resort, a little bit in the outskirts. On the map, it looked like it was situated just between Lonely Beach and Kai Bae Beach. To be honest I thought it was possible to walk along the beach from our place to Lonely Beach, but that was wrong. Not that it was a big problem; we just had to take a taxi to get around.
There are many things to do at Koh Chang, but to sum up out two days; beach, swim, book, good food, beer and beach strolling…
Have you been to Koh Chang? How was your experience?
Experienced in April 2015.