The beach resorts on Koh Chang are almost exclusively on the west of the island.

White Sand Beach

White Sand Beach has become the centre of the island’s tourist trade and the busiest of all of the beach resorts on Koh Chang.  There are hundreds of shops catering to every need located along the stretch of the ring road that passes the White Sand Beach area. Along the road, there are also dozens of mid-range hotels and beach resorts, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and bars nestled in and between them.

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The beach itself boasts white powdery sand that is very rarely found anywhere in the world. In the evening, the resort is transformed with beachside restaurants and bars laying out tables and chairs on the sand so people can dine or party directly on the beach.

Visitors and residents alike gather on the beach to take in the outstanding sunsets over the ocean. Walking White Sand beach is a very popular evening activity for many visitors who often stop to enjoy a cocktail in the beachside bars.

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Later at night, the discos, bars and entertainers start to crank up the music as the beach becomes the centre of night life activity. Fire shows are performed every night along the beach, entertaining the hotel and restaurant guests.

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There is a very special ambiance to White Sand beach which sees many visitors return year after year.

Klong Son Village and Bay

Klong Prao – Kai Bae

Klong Son is home to Siam Royal View’s Thailand villas property development and is a fishing village that is partially built over water. There are many small shops and a number of hotels ranging from simple guesthouses to high end resorts as well as a number of restaurants, a clinic and petrol station. For small shopping there is a convenience store and a local market.

The village and its surroundings are considered the island’s premier residential location.

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The beaches in Klong Son Bay can only be accessed through the Siam Royal View resort or the Furama Xclusive Resort & Spa (formerly Ayiapura) which is located across the bay from Siam Royal View. These beaches therefore enjoy an unparalleled privacy and tranquility. 

This is the next major stretch of beach south of White Sand Beach. Many new and exclusive resorts have opened on this stretch of coast and many more are planned or under construction.  The Amari Emerald Bay Resort & Spa and the Mercure Hideaway Resort (formerly Dusit Princess) are among the best known hotel operators there. The villages along the ring road are thus growing in line with development, with shops, conveniences and restaurants, bars and clubs opening for business a bit further down the coast.

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Lonely Beach 

Bang Bao

This used to be an insider tip for a secluded beach, but it is now becoming home to some high end resorts.

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Is located in the south of the island and boasts a unique fishing village built into the bay on wooden stilts. All the houses and structures are interconnected by wooden bridges. Small bars and great sea food restaurants, numerous dive shops, conveniences and other small shops line the walkways. The outline off Bang Bao Bay is increasingly being developed. Bang Bao is the gateway to the southern islands of the archipelago. 

Other Villages on Koh Chang

On the east coast, Klong Nonsi is the largest ‘local’ village on the island, host to the government offices of the Koh Chang Subdistrict Administrative Organisation, the police station and one of two public hospitals.

Salak Phet and Salak Khok bays form the southernmost part of the east coast.

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