Koh Chang Guide

Lonely Beach

What is Lonely Beach Like?

lonely beach koh changOriginally 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.

Two other good mid-range options are Little Eden – a friendly hillside backpacker place, and Lonely Beach Resort who have garden bungalows beside a swimming pool.

Lonely Beach Map

Eating and Drinking in Lonely Beach

Posted on August 5, 2017 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely BeachLeave a comment

Himmel Cocktail Bar Lonely Beach has long been known as the best place to party on Koh Chang. This beach attracts a younger, more party-oriented, crowd than the rest of the island. And Himmel Cocktail Bar is one of the very best places to enjoy a night out in Lonely Beach. They have an amazing […]

Posted on January 15, 2015 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely BeachComments Off
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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 […]

Posted on August 15, 2013 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely Beach, Koh Chang Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses, Koh Chang Mid-Range Hotels, Places to Stay in Lonely BeachComments Off
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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 […]

Posted on July 10, 2013 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely BeachComments Off
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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 […]

Posted on July 10, 2013 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely BeachComments Off
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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 […]

Posted on July 10, 2013 in Eating & Drinking – Lonely Beach, Koh Chang Economy Hotels, Koh Chang Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses, Places to Stay in Lonely BeachComments Off
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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 […]

Photos of Lonely Beach