Koh Chang Boutique Hotels

Journeys End

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journeys end koh chang logoJourneys End

Journey’s End is a friendly English-run homestay and bar down on the shoreside in beautiful and peaceful Chek Bae down in the Southeastern corner of Koh Chang.
Very few people even make it to this part of the island and if you’re a get-away-from-it-all kind of person then you’ll be very happy that they don’t since you’ll have this beautiful bay almost to yourself.

There’s plenty to do here though. The owners have a boat which you can hop onto for snorkelling, fishing and island hopping. Or you can paddle around the bay on one of their kayaks.

The accommodation of offer is in comfy bungalows or garden tent hire is also available.

Watching the sunset from their bar is almost obligatory of course and they have a tasty menu so you definitely won’t go hungry.


Journey’s End Koh Chang

Chek Bae, East Koh Chang
Eng: 098-856-3050 Th: 097-238-3779
email: journeys_end@zoho.com


Koh Wai Green Resort

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Koh Wai Green Resort

So you want peace and quiet? Real peace and the tranquility of a beautiful little island with a sandy beach with great corals just offshore?

Koh Wai Green Resort is probably your kind of place then.

Koh Wai is a small island lying between koh Chang and Koh Mak and Koh Kood to teh south and it is one of the prettiest little islands in the whole of the Koh Chang archipelago. Koh Wai Green Resort is a great choice for a relaxing and chilled out holiday.
The resort has WiFi throughout.

Please note that Koh Wai Green Resort was formaerly named Koh Wai Pakarang Resort and continues to offer the same great service.


You can choose between fan or aircon bungalow and all of their rooms have sea views out over the water.


Restaurant & Bar

The restaurant and bar at Green Resort has an impressive range of Thai and Western selections and is cool and shady place to enjoy a drink or a meal.

Contacts & Reservations: Koh Wai Green Resort

Book rooms at Agoda.com

Contact info
Phone: +66 (0) 95-512-8011, +66 (0) 91-737-3799


Harley Moon Hideaway

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Harley Moon Hideaway Koh Chang

harley moon hideaway koh changHarley Moon hideaway is a new, modern utopia, nestled in the heart of the local Thai culture. The unique hideaway experience draws strongly on its name as it caters to those searching for a home away from home by offering guests the exclusive experience of choosing between 7 comfortable and spacious chalets all overlooking the tranquil gardens and trademark fiery red pool that serves to provide guests with the ideal escape from the hot sun.

Harleymoon is found in the centre of Koh Changs peaceful Bailan village which is a prime location for tourists to enjoy the unique culture. The calm oasis is also situated within walking distance from a choice of 2 breathtakingly beautiful beaches where a picturesque moment can be captured every evening as the sun sets over the ocean, while still offering guests the opportunity of catching a 5-minute taxi ride to the local night markets and live music areas.

There are also many restaurants and shops within walking distance from your Chalet.


This small and intimate resort offers guests a personalized experience as the South African owned resort is run by 2 Harley Davidson enthusiasts and so this is where the name has been drawn from. As hosts of the biggest Harley Davidson rally on the African continent over the past 3 years, getting to know people and providing a unique experience is their passion.


The Chalets are a very roomy 30 sqm. in size and each one is named after a type of Harley for a personal touch.

Each Chalet has its own private indoor bathroom/wet room with a shower and hot/cold water and is serviced daily.
Each room contains a full king size bed and you can enjoy the following in your Chalet and around the Hideaway to make your stay comfortable and relaxed:

– Personal toiletries
– En suite shower/wet room with hot and cold water, western flushing toilet
– Individually controlled air conditioning
– Wall safe
– Outside deck with chairs
– Towel rack
– Dressing table
– Hanging space for your clothing
– A complimentary bottle of drinking water per person per day
– Kettle, cups, coffee, tea, sugar and milk
– A bar fridge
– Free WIFI
– Daily cleaning
– Hairdryer
– Fresh Bathroom and beach towels


Restaurant & Bar

There is a restaurant at the Hideaway which offers you breakfast at a nominal fee. The breakfast style is that of the American diner and all the menu choices are named after a type of Harley in keeping with the biking theme.

There is a bar as well and you can have  enjoy drinks in the comfy seating of the lounge area or the outside decking looking over the garden and the pool. Or why not have a cheeky cocktail beside the pool as you watch the sun setting?

Contacts & Reservations: Harley Moon Hideaway Koh Chang

Official website: www.harleymoonhideaway.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/harleymoonhideaway/
Also at Booking.com

Contact info
Phone: +66 (0) 92-991-0526
Email: harleymoonhideaway@gmail.com

44/10 Moo 1, Bailan Bay
Koh Chang, Trat, 23170, Thailand


Elephant Bay Resort

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Elephant Bay Resort Koh Chang

Print_Logo_COE2016_enElephant Bay Resort has only been around since November 2014, yet it’s already in TripAdvisor’s top 10 list and was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for 2016.
This budget resort which caters to guests of all types from vacationers, backpackers, couples, and families is located in a picturesque spot by the sea in Bailan Bay. Its peaceful and quiet location is perfect for forgetting about the outside world; however, anyone looking to party all night is in luck as it’s only a two-minute drive to Lonely Beach.

Elephant Bay Resort has been carefully designed to strike the perfect balance between socialisation and relaxation. The large restaurant/bar provides a lounge vibe with lots of comfortable seating and is a great place to make friends, watch sports, read books, and play board games, pool, foosball, & videogames. The spacious garden is a great place to relax, sunbathe, and have fun. Guests can swim in the pool, snorkel in the ocean (rocky beach), use the canoe, play volleyball or badminton, and chill in one of the many hammocks. In high season guests can make use of the pool bar and outdoor lounge deck with its plethora of comfy cushions and mats.



All rooms are private and have en-suite bathrooms with hot water. With six rooms types there’s something for everyone.

1. Standard Double rooms are for couples on a budget
2. Standard Twin rooms are generally booked by friends on a budget who want to share a room
3. Superior Fan rooms are larger than the standard rooms and come with a flat screen TV with cable package
4. Superior Aircon rooms are perfect for hot months like April
5. Ocean View Bungalows with Terrace are great for couples and those who love their sunsets
6. Ocean View Deluxe rooms are ideal for families or long stays



The restaurant, serving both Thai and western dishes, is open from 08:00am-13:30pm and 16:00pm – 20:30pm.
The most popular dishes are the green curry spaghetti, hamburger & chips, banana pancake and the Thai curries.

Contacts & Reservations: Elephant Bay Resort Koh Chang

Reservations can be made via:

Official website: www.elephantbayresort.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElephantBayResort/

Other websites such as Agoda, TripAdvisor, Expedia, and Hostelworld

Phone English: +66 (0) 97 351 5525
Phone Thai: +66 (0) 98 836 3693

Email: reservations@elephantbayresort.com

Misc. info
Payment methods: Cash and Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard. There is a 3% surcharge when paying with card)
Languages spoken: English, Dutch, Thai, and Khmer
Free parking
Paid Laundry service across the street
ATM nearby on the main road

Contact info
Eveline Hazeveld
General Manager
Phone: +66 (0) 97 351 5525
Email: info@elephantbayresort.com

6/17 Moo 1, Bailan Bay
Ko Chang, Trat, 23170, Thailand


Serenity Resort

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Serenity Resort Koh Chang

serenity resort koh chang logo

Set against the awesome backdrop of the Koh Chang rainforest, Serenity Resort, designed by one of Thailand’s most respected architects, sits on a small, sandy bay on the east coast of Koh Chang and commands stunning views across the water towards the Thai mainland and the Cardamom Mountains.

The resort has spacious new bungalows and large two bedroon villas that sit in a beautiful tropical garden featuring a wide range of plants including wild orchids, palms, shrubs and bamboos, all thoughtfully planted within large grassy areas.

At the water’s edge on the palm-fringed beach is the focal point of the resort in the shape of their large sun deck and cocktail bar serving a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks, snacks, English breakfasts and a wide selection of Thai and Western dishes. And then of course there is the swimming pool.

 serenity resort koh chang swimming pool

The Rooms

In addition there are just seven comfortably furnished rooms with famously comfortable beds as well as some newly completed two room beach houses that are perfect for families and groups of friends. These have great facilities including jacuzzis and rooftop barbeque and loung spaces.

The Bar and Restaurant

The Bamboo Bar
Sitting at the water’s edge at the heart of this boutique resort is an impressive bar and giant sun deck. It’s the perfect spot to relax and soak up your idyllic surroundings after a hard day’s holidaying!

Settle down in comfortable surroundings and take advantage of Serenity Sundowner time between 4pm and 7pm and enjoy one of their delicious pre-dinner cocktails for just 99 Baht. Piña Colada, Tequila Sunrise, Mojito, Cuba Libra, Gin Sling, Margarita, and Singapore Sling are just some of the favourites on offer.

If you prefer wine, by the glass or bottle, they have chilled Chardonnays, refreshing roses or  robust Cabernets from France, Australia and South America on a carefully selected list, plus a choice of Asia’s most popular beers and your favourite soft drinks and shakes.

Dining at Serenity

Serenity Resort have teamed up with one of Koh Chang’s favourite restauranteurs to bring you an authentic Thai menu that has been delighting visitors to the island for years. Ever-popular Souk restaurant owner Ed is a talented chef with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the country’s natural ingredients and a master of the art of subtly blending them to produce flavoursome dishes.

Look out for daily specials and for those of you who occasionally enjoy a taste of home they also offer a small range of Western favourites as well as sandwiches and snacks.

They are open from 7.30am for breakfast, lunch and evening meal, all of which can be served on your balcony or on their beachside deck with its stunning designer seating and plenty of shaded area to enable you to enjoy the al fresco experience in comfort.

Serenity Resort is a great place to stop in for a break during your exploration of Koh Chang’s fascinating east coast. The Resort sits on the edge of a small bay which provides a natural playground for guests and visitors who are welcome to use their watersports equipment whilst enjoying the facilities of their restaurant and bar.

Paddle Boarding
This fast-growing sport is great fun, keeps you fit and enables you to get a new perspective on Koh Chang from the water. Serenity’s paddle boards are free to use so be sure to have a go during your stay. We will even give you basic instructions for staying upright!

A popular pastime the world over, kayaks provide a great way to explore the immediate coastline – as well as a healthy means of counteracting the food and drink you’ll be enjoying during your holiday! The resort has one solo and one two person kayak which   guests and visitors to the bar and restaurant, can enjoy free of charge.

Serenity Resort Koh Chang

Dan Kao, Koh Chang
Tel: 0880-924-452


Serenity Website
At Agoda.com
At Booking.com


Amber Sands Koh Chang

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Amber Sands Beach Resort

Amber Sands business is a small, award-winning family run resort metres from a quiet, almost deserted beach on the less touristy north-east coast of Koh Chang where guests enjoy a personal, individual experience.

If crowds, action and busy beaches are your thing then this isn’t the kind of place for you.

But of you prefer peace and quiet and friendly & personal service then you should look at their rave reviews.



There are just eight spacious air-conditioned bungalows and rooms, set in a tropical garden, all with views of the beach laid out in a semi-circle around a swimming pool. Whilst they have traditional thatched roofs the rooms are all fully equipped and modern on the inside.


The Restaurant at the ever-popular Amber Sands Beach Resort is one of the East Coast’s most popular places to eat and drink. The resort’s restaurant is located in a rustic beachside wooden building next to beautifully landscaped gardens and pool. The Resort must be doing something right since every year for the last three years they have been selected by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 B&B’s and small Inns in Thailand.

The open-sided thatch roof restaurant opens onto the beach and straight into the sea. The setting offers a sweeping view over the palm-fringed beach, traditional Thai stilt houses and fish traps, continuing to the Thai mainland and the distant mountains of Cambodia.

Their website offers a good insight into the food on offer
“Start your day by joining us for a freshly prepared breakfast where you can choose between fruit, yoghurt, cereal, toast, preserves, bacon, eggs cooked as you like or, for the more adventurous, traditional Thai style breakfasts. Finish off with freshly brewed coffee, from the north of Thailand, or genuine English Twinings tea.
Our Thai chefs will entice your taste buds with a selection of well known Thai dishes and local cuisine, prepared using only the freshest seasonal produce. Our menu includes a variety of Western dishes to accommodate those yearning for a break from the spicy food.

They offer: Breakfasts – Snacks –  Thai favourites – Western meals – Kiddies menu – Fresh fruit shakes –  Cocktails

Guests are encouraged to “linger longer”. There is no rush for you to finish your meal and make way for the next guests. Take a dip in the sea to refresh yourself for the next course, an ice cream, or round of drinks. They also have a lounge area where you may sit and read, or catch up on your emails.

Amber Sands Details

Amber Sands Beach Resort
at Dan Khao 1 km south of the ferries
Breakfast/Lunch is available from 08:00 – 14:30 (early breakfasts can be arranged on request, or you are welcome to have a late breakfast)
Dinner is available from 18:00 – 20:30 (kitchen closes at 20:30 but you are welcome to linger longer)
Tel: 082-212-0698, 039-586-177


Amber Sands Website
At Booking.com


The Beach Club – Bang Bao

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The Beach Cafe

This popular beach bar and restaurant is in a great location on the lovely sandy Khong Khoi beach 500m past Bang Bao village.


They also have comfortable beachside rooms in a solid and comfortable two-storey wooden building just a few metres from the sea. All rooms have air-con and hot shower.


There are comfortable sun loungers that you can use as a base for a day beside the sea or shady tables where you can order drinks and food and escape the heat of the sun.

The food is a mixture of Thai dishes and western breakfasts, snacks and main dishes.

They also offer relaxing massages by trained masseuses to further chill you out. And their bar is a great spot to sip a cocktail while watching the sun as it sets over Bang Bao Bay.

The Beach Cafe Koh Chang

Open Daily 08:00 – 21:00

Klong Goi Beach, Bang Bao, Koh Chang

Tel: 087-149-8270, 087-696-0309

email: nid_kanlaya@yahoo.com

Facebook: The Beach Cafe Koh Chang

Tripadvisor: The Beach Cafe


Buffalo Bills Hotel & Steak House

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Buffalo Bills Koh Chang


There are 12 large hotel rooms at Bills located on the second and third floors above the restaurant.

The rooms are reasonably priced mid-range air-con hotel rooms and one of the best value options in White Sands that puts you just 30 seconds away from the beachfront.

View and Book at Booking.com

View and Book at Agoda


Buffalo Bills is, of course, a western themed steakhouse – complete with all kinds of period flavour including a small jail, Jesse james’s gravestone and a ride-it-if-you-dare mechanical bull – it’s a lot of fun.

Their steaks are made from imported grain fed Australian beef and if for some reason you don’t want a steak there are all kinds of pastas and other western dishes to choose from.

Buffalo Bill Koh Chang

White Sand Beach koh Chang
Open 7:30am – 11:30pm
Tel: 039-551-451