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COVID-19 and Koh Chang Updated 1st June 2020

Q: Is Koh Chang open to Visitors?

A: Yes – Koh Chang and Trat province are now open.

NOTE – Thailand has granted an amnesty on most visas that has just been extended until the 31st of JULY.

• Visas that have expired from March 26 onwards will be automatically extended to July 31st.

• Foreigners are no longer required to apply in person for an extension at an immigration office

• They will not be charged 500 baht per day for overstaying their visa

• Foreigners who are due to file their 90 day reports, between March 26 and July 31st, are also temporarily exempted.

Q: Are there any cases of Covid on Koh Chang?

A: No-one has tested positive yet. Obviously, there is no way to know if there are any cases at the incubation stage.

Q: Is anything being done to check people before coming to Koh Chang?

A: Yes.

There is screening at the two ferry arrival points both on the mainland and Koh Chang and also at Bang Bao and Kai Bae Piers and at several checkpoints on the island. There is also a screening point on the main highway entering Trat Province and the border with Cambodia is currently closed.

Q: What should you do if you think you or someone nearby may have Covid?

A: Immediately self-isolate and call K. Pui from the health department on 086-058-4060

Q Can I go out at night

A Yes – with conditions. There is a strict curfew between 11PM and 3AM. Fines are high and you will also be imprisoned. Don’t do it.

Q: Are local businesses still open?

A: All entertainment venues are still closed. This means bars that don’t sell food, live music places and beer bars must close.

Examples of places that have been closed include the beer bar areas in Kai Bae, Chai Chet and White Sand Beach, also Oodies Bar and similar live music venues.

Hotels and their restaurants/bars remain open, as will restaurants, but they can only sell alcoholic drinks for take away.

Many hotels and guesthouses remain closed since international visitors are still not allowed to Thailand.

Q. What Should you do If You are on Koh Chang

A. Things are relatively normal here. You are required to wear a mask when you go out, particularly in shops. If you eat out then observe social distancing.

 

This website is here to tell you everything that you need to know about Koh Chang Island in South-East Thailand and the nearby islands of Koh Mak and Koh Kood.

Because we update it all the time our Map Section brings you the most up-to-date and detailed maps of the island and its beaches. In addition, if you are looking for somewhere to stay then our Accommodation Section will help you to find the best Hotels and Resorts on Ko Chang. If you want to know more about the different parts of the island then look no further than our Koh Chang Beach Guide. And if you find that, like so many other visitors, you fall in love with the island and want to move here to live or work then why not browse through the ever-growing detailed listings of Property and Real Estate for sale in the area.

And there’s more. Because we update the website all the time we ensure that we give you only the best and most up-to-date information. You can browse through the site to get detailed information on the local weather, activities and transport information. Also, do check out our regular news updates below and in our extensive blog archives.

Koh Mak and Koh Kood
Of course, we have a detailed guide to Koh Mak complete with our detailed Koh Mak Map, and also a Koh Kood guide and a new and very detailed Koh Kood Map as well.

NEW – Now we arrange transfers to Koh Chang. A good reliable service at a good price. Book your transfer here.

Read The Latest April 2020 Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Kood Guides

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Restaurants and Bars

Crown View Beach Resort Koh Chang   This exciting new resort on a nice stretch of beach on Koh Chang’s East Coast is now approaching completion and will open during 2020.Full information will be included here together with plenty of images but this promises to be an excellent new accommodation option on Koh Chang.The resort […]

2488 Zong Zi Pad Pad Koh Chang This restaurant provides a delicious and informative dining experience on Koh Chang. It is located in a super-chic modern building just outside of Chai Chet on the way to Klong Prao village. The stylish design provides an excellent contrast to the cuisine since this is the only place […]

Thale Guesthouse, Restaurant and Bar Thale is a friendly and welcoming place that is located right in the heart of bustling Lonely Beach. It’s a guesthouse that offers affordable rooms in the most central location. Their restaurant and bar serves good food and drinks from early morning until late evening daily. There is a great […]

The Box Italian Restaurant The Box is a new Italian restaurant that has recently opened in Bang Bao village. It is located at the end of Bang Bao Pier in a double unit next to the office of Boonsiri ferry. The Italian owner is bringing the great flavours of traditional Italian street food to the […]

Our Latest Properties

Two Beachfront Villas on Half a Rai of Chanote Land 2 Villas on one beachside plot of Chanote titles land are available for sale close to Dan Mai village on the East Coast of Koh Chang. One of them is currently a private residence and the other is rented to guests under a full villa […]

Boutique Resort For Sale in Pearl Beach This popular and well-established resort in centrally-located Pearl Beach features seven aircon guest rooms. There s also a 7.6×3.8m swimming pool and a large and attractive shady courtyard with covered sala dining and reclining areas. It’s all beautifully landscaped and is liberally decorated with traditional sculptures. There is […]

Luxury Beachfront Villa on 1 Rai Chanote Land Koh Chang has very few private homes that are actually located on a sandy beach. And they don’t come onto the market very often, for obvious reasons. Here’s a great one though, located on the East Coast of the island on a perfect private sandy stretch of […]

House Plots Close to Koh Chang Ferry Two plots of Chanote title land totalling 1,048 square metres (2.62 Ngan) are for sale in a unique location on the mainland in Trat province close to a lovely beach and the Koh Chang ferry terminals. The land has been split into two equal plots that are a […]

Koh Chang Maps

The most detailed and up-to-date Koh Chang Maps anywhere. Check ’em out here

Koh Chang Movies

We’ve made some movies around Koh Chang. You can check out the latest one below or visit our YouTube channel here to see the full collection.

Good Koh Chang Hotels & Guesthouses

Crown View Beach Resort Koh Chang   This exciting new resort on a nice stretch of beach on Koh Chang’s East Coast is now approaching completion and will open during 2020.Full information will be included here together with plenty of images but this promises to be an excellent new accommodation option on Koh Chang.The resort […]

Thale Guesthouse, Restaurant and Bar Thale is a friendly and welcoming place that is located right in the heart of bustling Lonely Beach. It’s a guesthouse that offers affordable rooms in the most central location. Their restaurant and bar serves good food and drinks from early morning until late evening daily. There is a great […]

Ao Kao Resort Koh Mak Ao Kao Resort is Koh Mak’s recreational beach resort. It is a long-established, family-run resort with lots of space and facilities. Among others things they offer indoor and outdoor tennis, badminton and muay thai, conference facilities, high speed internet and a private beach. They are particularly proud of their attentive […]

By The Sea Koh Mak This is a new place offering authentic eats and sleeps on Koh Mak Island. By the Sea is a small guesthouse with bar and restaurant, that was started by Jens, Kiaw, Kim und Silke as a family business in February, 2017. Since they have first visited Thailand in 2003, the […]

Riverview Hostel Riverview Hostel couldn’t be in a better location, right beside the Klong Plu River just at the entrance to the sea. The views from their waterfront bar/terrace and upstairs private double room are phenomenal. All round, this is a modern and friendly hostel with mixed and female only dorms at very reasonable rates. […]

The Pearl Luxury Pool Villas The Pearl Luxury Pool Villas is now welcoming guests to Pearl Beach right in the centre of Koh Chang. They are situated in a wonderful location just 100 metres from rocky but pretty Pearl Beach with great mountain views and privacy, peace and quiet. But they’re also just a short […]

Fish Bang Bao Fish Koh Chang Bang Bao, Koh Chang Facebook: Fish Bang Bao

S.P. Hotel Koh Chang S.P. Hotel is a mid-range hotel in White Sand Beach that offers comfortable and affordable accommodation a stone’s throw away from Koh Chang’s most popular beach. There is also a bar and restaurant that is a good place to watch the world go by while enjoying a drink and a meal […]

Alchemy Alchemy is a stylish new restaurant, bar and bungalow resort towards the South end of Klong Prao village. They offer some innovative cuisine that stands out from teh Koh Chang crowd including good breakfasts, healthy smoothies, cold pressed juices, Thai craft beer, fancy cocktails and lunches. There are also some clean, modern  and good value guest rooms […]

Elysian Pearl Resort Koh Chang Elysian Pearl Resort now offers relaxed accommodation in state-of-the-art bungalows in landscaped gardens around their centrepiece; a large pool with a top-class restaurant, lounge and bar and a library with thousands of books. Opened in November 2018 this classy new place is a must-stop in Dan Mai on the East […]

Check Out These Restaurants & Bars

Crown View Beach Resort Koh Chang   This exciting new resort on a nice stretch of beach on Koh Chang’s East Coast is now approaching completion and will open during 2020.Full information will be included here together with plenty of images but this promises to be an excellent new accommodation option on Koh Chang.The resort […]

2488 Zong Zi Pad Pad Koh Chang This restaurant provides a delicious and informative dining experience on Koh Chang. It is located in a super-chic modern building just outside of Chai Chet on the way to Klong Prao village. The stylish design provides an excellent contrast to the cuisine since this is the only place […]

Thale Guesthouse, Restaurant and Bar Thale is a friendly and welcoming place that is located right in the heart of bustling Lonely Beach. It’s a guesthouse that offers affordable rooms in the most central location. Their restaurant and bar serves good food and drinks from early morning until late evening daily. There is a great […]

The Box Italian Restaurant The Box is a new Italian restaurant that has recently opened in Bang Bao village. It is located at the end of Bang Bao Pier in a double unit next to the office of Boonsiri ferry. The Italian owner is bringing the great flavours of traditional Italian street food to the […]

Ao Kao Resort Koh Mak Ao Kao Resort is Koh Mak’s recreational beach resort. It is a long-established, family-run resort with lots of space and facilities. Among others things they offer indoor and outdoor tennis, badminton and muay thai, conference facilities, high speed internet and a private beach. They are particularly proud of their attentive […]

By The Sea Koh Mak This is a new place offering authentic eats and sleeps on Koh Mak Island. By the Sea is a small guesthouse with bar and restaurant, that was started by Jens, Kiaw, Kim und Silke as a family business in February, 2017. Since they have first visited Thailand in 2003, the […]

Riverview Hostel Riverview Hostel couldn’t be in a better location, right beside the Klong Plu River just at the entrance to the sea. The views from their waterfront bar/terrace and upstairs private double room are phenomenal. All round, this is a modern and friendly hostel with mixed and female only dorms at very reasonable rates. […]

Alaturka Turkish Restaurant Alaturka Turkish restaurant is a welcome new arrival to Koh Chang. The restaurant is located at Grand View Plaza on the main road in bustling White Sand Beach. The brightly-decorated and friendly restaurant offers delicious fresh and authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. The owner brings the recipes and reputation of his highly […]

Fish Bang Bao Fish Koh Chang Bang Bao, Koh Chang Facebook: Fish Bang Bao

Everflow Koh Chang Everflow is one of very few places in Koh Chang that specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine. They are located beside a car care business in a quiet street close to the sea at Pearl Beach, between White Sand Beach and Chai Chet Beach. They are the first left turn a few metres […]

Who Makes This Guide?

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We are a small English/Thai family-run business based here on Koh Chang. We’ve been living here and making our guides, maps and websites for over 15 years. The island has changed beyond measure in that time but it still remains a lovely place to live (and visit!) and our involvement in providing information about the island to visitors and also in helping local businesses to get exposure is still fun and rewarding after all this time. And of course we’ll be happy to help you to promote your business, find out how here.

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