What is Lonely Beach Like?
Originally known by locals as Hat Ta Nam Lonely Beach was given its English title by an enterprising resort owner and now that’s what everyone calls it. So does it live up to its name? Well kind of. Lonely Beach developed as a backpacker’s haven and whilst it certainly has more to offer than that these days it is still the first stop for many travellers. Having said that there are also an increasing number of upscale places to stay. There is less infrastructure here than at the more northerly beaches but there is still plenty to do and indeed there are lots of restaurants and bars and a party scene that is probably the liveliest on Koh Chang.
The beach itself isn’t the longest on the island but it makes up for that by being extremely pretty. A thick strip of sand stretches for a few hundred metres and then gives way to pebbles at the Southern end where a mountain stream flows into the sea. There are only four or five resorts actually beside the beach and no development at all on this part of the road so it is possible to get that feeling of being away from it all.
However as you follow the road over the little bridge to the south of the beach you hit the Lonely Beach village. There is a cluster of bungalows, businesses, bars and restaurants that runs along the main road and down a couple of side roads both to the left and right. There are a couple of minimarts and lots of little shops. There are ATM’s but no bank or foreign exchange places.
Lots of restaurants put out a huge variety of food and drink, often at budget rates. There is an excellent Mexican restaurant as well as places offering good pizzas, western breakfasts and, of course that backpackers staple – the banana pancake.
Places to Stay in Lonely Beach
4 Star and Below
Siam Beach Resort is the first place that you come to as you descend the super-steep hill into Lonely Beach. You will notice some bungalows on the hill with killer views. These are now accompanied by some two-story beachside hotel rooms and they have a nice swimming pool adorned with dolphin sculpures.
Warapura Resort is a good mid-range option that has a waterfront rather than beachfront location – being situated just off to the south of Lonely beach proper. But there’s a good pool and all of the rooms are nicely equipped with big flat-screen TV etc.
Bhumiyama Beach Resort is situated right in the middle of Lonely Beach is perhaps the most high end resort on the beach with facilities and prices to match.
Exotic Bungalows is a recently completed mid-range place right in the heart of Lonely Beach village. There are individual air-conditioned bungalows with free wi-fi and they also have a swimming pool.
Lonely Beach Map
Eating and Drinking in Lonely Beach
Oasis Koh Chang The restaurant and bar at Oasis Bungalows enjoys a fantastic view out over the sea since the resort is located on a small hill behind Lonely Beach. So, of course, this is a great place to watch the sun setting over the ocean and three offshore islands. Not content with this great […]
Q is a unique cocktail bar, eatery and lounge in Lonely Beach, Koh Chang. They pride themselves on their excellent music and warm ambiance. They offer a full menu with original, creative western cuisine served in a stylish setting. There are weekly special menu selections and several classic Thai dishes also feature on the menu. […]
Siam Beach Resort Koh Chang Siam Beach is the attractive Resort that you see as you descend the hill into Lonely Beach. It occupies a long stretch of sandy beachfront at the northern end of Lonely Beach and is one the more luxurious places to stay in what was traditionally a traveller’s beach. They have […]
The Hangover The Hangover is the distinctive name for the restaurant and bar at the front of Exotic Bungalows, which is a small resort with a swimming pool in the centre of Lonely Beach. The restaurant offers all kinds of classic Russian food. They also have their signature dish which is a huge succulent barbeque […]
Siam Hut Koh Chang Over the years this backpacker friendly beachside bungalow resort has developed a reputation as one of the best party spots on the whole of Koh Chang. Every Friday they hold a huge beach party until very late all the other nights are also very lively – especially in the tourist high […]
Lonely Beach Resort Koh Chang This bungalow resort has a large and popular restaurant and bar. Rooms Restaurant Contact/Bookings Rooms In the garden behind the restaurant there are 17 comfortable air-con bungalows, with TV, WiFi and hot shower. Restaurant The restaurant at Lonely Beach Resort overlooks their swimming pool and there is an open air […]
Little Eden Bungalows & Restaurant Rooms Restaurant Contact/Bookings Rooms There are 13 hillside bungalows and a family cottage at this highly rated “flashpacker” place up on the hill overlooking Lonely Beach village. Restaurant Good Thai and International food is served at the restaurant of this hillside bungalow resort. The dining area is a thatched […]
Tapas & Bar
BB World of Tapas has a large variety of different tapas as well as a huge selection of imported Belgian beers. And a swimming pool!
Photos of Lonely Beach