Koh Chang Marine National Park is composed of 52 islands, Koh Chang is the largest and it is actually the second largest island in Thailand behind Phuket. About 75% of this National Park is protected by law under the jurisdiction of the Forestry Department of Thailand. This is why Koh Chang is still untouched by modernization.
There are many large car ferries linking the mainland to Koh Chang. The road swoops up and down over the cliffs lead you to many beautiful sandy beachs,caves and bays around the island.
With the great beachs, impressive waterfalls and wonderful scenery togather make somebody call it ” The paradise island” moreover many interesting activities avaliable here include colorful coral reefs, diving & snorkelling points, trekking, elephant jungle trekking ,fishing, exploring the island by cycle,morterbike,kayaking etc.
Beaches in Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand
White Sand Beach
White Sand Beach the longest and most popular beach on Koh Chang. It is about 2.5 kilometres long and lined by rocks, over-hanging palms and broad-leaved trees. The southern 1.5 kilometre long area, located at the road, is during the season the busiest part of the entire island. The main road runs pass all the resorts, shops, restaurants, pubs and coconut groves. It is the best place for those who enjoy the white wonderful sand and the association with other travelers: most visitors prefer coming to this beach that makes the beach so colorful.
The beach slopes gently into the sea and is very wide during low tide attracting hordes of visitors, especially in the evening, when it transforms into a playground. Regular football and volleyball games are played as the sun sets right off its shore.
Arrival & Departure: White Sand Beach can be reached from the piers in approximately 15 minutes by taxi for 30 Baht. If you have advanced bookings you should tell the taxi driver the name of the resort or the hotel, otherwise you can get the driver to stop anywhere you want by knocking on the car-body. The departure times of the taxis to Dan-Kao-Pier are subject to seasonal change, so check in advance.
Klong Prao Beach and Laem Chaiyachet
This is another long sandy beach. They are situated south of White Sand Beach. Klong Prao Beach, growing rapidly into popularity after White Sand Beach. The area is covered with coconut grooves and wild vegetation. At the northernmost part of the beach is the rocky Laem Chaiyachet or Chaiyachet Cape which is an ideal site to watch the magnificent sunset or the sunrise above the southern hills of Bang Bao. Laem Chaiyachet is a favourite on-shore fishing ground. A fishing pier is erected near the cape which is also a great viewpoint for the whole of Klong Prao Bay.
The road runs almost everywhere in suitable distance from the beach and accommodation. Two small islands, Koh Suwan and Koh Rom are located at the southern end of Khlong Prao Beach.
Kai Bae Beach (Haad Kai Bae) is situated south of Khlong Prao Beach. It is an almost 2.5 kilometre-long beautiful sand beach,
which is partially lined by over-hanging palms and broad-leaved trees. Beaches on the southern coast are also guaranteed of its beauty and tranquility. Like all beaches on the west coast Kai Bae- Beach is flat, but nevertheless all the time suitable for bathing. In the dryer months, at low tide however, one must walk up to 100 metres to the deeper waters. Four islands, Koh Yuak, Koh Pli, Koh Man Nok and Koh Man Nai, are idyllically placed in the bay. At low-tide Koh Man Nai can be reached by foot.
Bai Lan Bay located at the southern end of the west coast, near the Kai Bae Beach. Bai Lan Bay is one of the very quiet beach of Koh Chang if you like the private beach and nature life for relax. Let go there.
Lonely Beach is an enclave of simple beach huts, sporadic generator electricity, and limited running water.
The best day really depends on the person.
You can bask in the sun while intermittently slipping into the beautiful ocean, spend a few hours sea kayaking along the rugged coast, embark on a day in the jungle, or get a taste of how Thai people truly live in one of the small fishing villages populating the area.
Lonely Beach provides the opportunity to indulge in every imaginable aqua activity while at the same time being content with a good book.
Bang Bao Beach
Bang Bao Bay is a well protected bay at the southwest end of Koh Chang. The quaint fishing village Baan Bang Bao is built on stakes far out into the bay and has become quite a popular attraction. Many seafood restaurants offer a rich selection of fresh seafood and small shops sell souvenirs or refreshments. Bang Bao Bay has lately become a resort and recreation area with bungalows built on selected scenic sites. The beach at Bang Bao has clear waters with rocks and corals off its shores. A good place to fish, snorkel and swim.
Klong son Beach and Khor Khao Bay
Situated northwest of Koh Chang, this is the first beach as you disembark and head west of the island. It is approximately 1.5 kilometres wide, at the southern part scarcely 2 kilometres long and at the northern section easily 3 kilometres. Had Klong Son is a wide beach with plenty of coconut trees. Two small islands are located at each end of Khlong Son Bay – Koh Chang Noi in the northwest and Koh Mapring in the southwest. This is popular with the fishermen as a port, since it is quite well protected against the violent winds during monsoon. The Premwadi Resort has a pier suitable for fishing and a powdery beach safe for swimming.
Than Mayom Beach
Than Mayom Beach is one of the nice beach near the Than Mayom Waterfall which this waterfall is the most beautiful of Koh Chang. The waterfall there are the fresh water all the year and good place for swimming. This beach is good place for the travelers like the nice beach and nature life of waterfall.
It is situated on the south of island around Ao Salak Petch (Salak Petch Bay) which is the largest bay on Koh Chang. Salak Phet measures 3 kilometres in length and is between 1.5 and 2.5 kilometres wide. The villagers are mostly fishermen. Ao Salak Petch is an ideal shelter for fishing boats. There are many piers that serve fishing boats as well as boats to neighbouring islands and Laem Ngob. Beautifully, the islands Koh Mapring, Koh Phrao Nai and Koh Phrao Nok are situated in the mountain-surrounded bay. 3 villages, Baan Rong Than, Baan Salak Phet and Baan Chek Bae, find protection in the bay. They are built mostly on stakes into the sea and are inhabited by fishermen, rubber- and coconut-farmers.
All waiting to be discovered!
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