June on Koh Chang
June and September are the quietest months on Koh Chang in terms of visitors and after a busy public holiday last weekend the island is very quiet. It’s hot and sunny with the occasional shower, the beaches are empty and, as you can see from the photos taken at White Sand Beach Resort, very beautiful. So if you want to have lovely paradise beaches to yourself – and you’re not afraid of being a little different – then now is a great time to visit.
Now is also the time when you get a flavour of what’s going to change on the island as the annual raft of low season building projects begin. White Sand Beach has two large hives of building activity – one is a new hotel being built by the owners of Buffalo Bill. The second, pictured here, will be a Makro supermarket. Really. As usual opinion is divided on whether the island needs another large international supermarket – although you can’t deny its convenience if you live here. But plonking it on prime real estate right in the middle of the island’s busiest beach seems like a strange choice since out of the way, peripheral locations are more typical sites for this kind of development. Koh Chang, however, remains a stranger to zoning.
You might think that a sunny month just before the monsoon, with little traffic and few visitors to inconvenience, would be the perfect time to conduct emergency work on the road over the hill between White Sand Beach and Klong Son. After all you can see that the chances of part of the road collapsing appears to be very high.
There are no signs of activity on this particular project though.
Koh Chang Beach Cricket Tournament
The first Koh Chang Beach Cricket Tournament will be held on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August 2015 on the beach at Siam Royal View in Klong Son.
Visiting teams are expected from Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket as well as Koh Chang’s local heroes. The format will be six players a side with six overs per innings so there will be lots of short and entertaining cricket matches. If you’re already a fan of this ancient sport then you will already know what to expect but if you’re new to the game then consider this the perfect opportunity to find out what on earth is going on.
It is going to be a fun event for both participants and spectators in this beautiful setting and visitors are also encouraged to explore the other facilities available at Siam Royal View which include a pitch and putt golf course, swimming pools, restaurants and bars and a yacht marina. Food and beer tents will also be on site and the event will, of course, be free to watch.
The competition will take place from 9am until 5pm on the Saturday and from 9am until two teams compete in the final in the middle of Sunday afternoon.
If you’d like to find out more about the event then consult the website at www.kohchangbeachcricket.com or get in touch with us below