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Koh Chang Honeymoon Travel Guide

On idyllic Koh Chang, discover an older, slower version of Thailand set in a pristine landscape of white-sand beaches, secluded coves and thickly forested hills – the perfect romantic getaway for a tranquil honeymoon holiday.

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Wai Chek Beach, Koh Chang
Wai Chek Beach, Koh Chang – Image courtesy of www.ko-chang.info

Introducing Koh Chang

Thailand's second-largest island after Phuket anchors a national marine park archipelago of 52 islands that provides great snorkelling and diving opportunities.


Ban Kwan elephant trekking camp

What to do and see in Koh Chang

Sunbathe on one of the long white-sand beaches and then go exploring on foot, elephant or mountain bike through the pristine jungle-clad hills of the interior.

Hike to the summit of Khao Salak Pet (740m), visit scenic waterfalls such as the three-tiered cascade of Klong Neung and watch as sea eagles, Andaman kites and hornbills soar overhead.

Snorkel or dive the coral reefs, explore the coast and nearby small islands by kayak or rent a car or motorbike and circle the island.

Experience local culture by visiting the Shrine of Chao Por Kohh Chang and learn how to prepare your favourite Thai dishes at one of the many Thai cooking schools.

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Where to stay

Koh Chang offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following…

The Chill Resort and Spa, Koh ChangThe Chill Resort and Spa, Koh Chang
Location: Kai Bae Beach, Ko Chang
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD282 per room
Description: Just 8 km from Laem Ngop Pier, The Chill Koh Chang is located at Kai Bae Beach. Rooms feature a private terrace and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The stylish rooms at Chill Koh Chang offer stylish furnishings and modern decor. Each air-conditioned room is equipped with cable TV, a tea and coffee maker and comfortable bathrobes. Guests of the Chill Koh Chang hotel can dine at the beachfront Chill-Out Cafe and restaurant. It offers a varied menu and refreshing drinks and cocktails. The Chill Spa offers traditional body and foot massages and skin treatments. There is also a refreshing outdoor pool.

Panviman Koh Chang ResortPanviman Koh Chang Resort
Location: Klong Prao Beach, Ko Chang
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD126 per room
Description: Panviman Ko Chang Resort offers modern rooms on Klong Prao Beach, which is part of National Marine Park on the Gulf of Thailand. It features an outdoor pool and restaurant. Rooms at Panviman Ko Chang combine modern furnishing with traditional Thai décor. Each room is equipped with a TV, DVD player and safe. Private bathrooms have a bathtub and shower. Guests can enjoy Thai massages at the spa or work out at the fitness center. The large sun deck is great for enjoying the sun and the views of the ocean. The resort also has a children’s playroom and water sports equipment for guests’ use. Four Angels Restaurant serves Thai and international dishes throughout the day. A variety of cocktail and light meals are served at the Rocky Bar. Both dining outlets feature stunning sea views. Panviman Ko Chang Resort can be reached via flights from Bangkok to Trat, followed by ferry shuttle services to Koh Chang.

The Dewa Koh ChangThe Dewa Koh Chang
Location: Klong Prao Beach, Ko Chang
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD105 per room
Description: The Dewa Koh Chang provides rooms with private balconies that overlook the Thai Gulf. On Klong Prao Beach, this beachfront hotel features 3 dining options and free Wi-Fi. Spacious rooms at Koh Chang Dewa feature modern Thai décor and high ceilings. Each well-furnished room has a TV with cable channels, and a spacious bathroom with a bathtub. The non-smoking resort features a 6,460-ft² swimming pool, water sports activities and a luxurious spa. Guests who would like to explore the area can make travel and sightseeing arrangements at the tour desk. Dewa Koh Chang provides free parking and is a 15-minute walk from Kai Bae Village Centre.

Gajapuri Resort & SpaGajapuri Resort & Spa
Location: Kai Bae Beach, Ko Chang
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD102 per room
Description: Gajapuri, which means "Elephant's Empire" in Sanskrit, offers a luxurious tropical experience with its spa and outdoor whirlpool bathtub. Its spacious air-conditioned wood cottages have free internet and flat-screen TVs. Decorated with rich wood furnishings and beautiful artwork, rooms at Gajapuri Resort feature a DVD home theater and minibar. Villas come with private pools and whirlpool bathtubs. GajaPinn Spa features traditional Thai massage, while the resort's library contains a wide selection of movies and books. Gajapuri Resort also provides a tour desk and souvenir shop. The open-air Matang Restaurant serves Thai and Western cuisine, as well as steak and seafood dishes. The Pool Bar offers a wide variety of drinks and light snacks. On Kai Bae Beach, Gajapuri Resort & Spa is a 15 minute drive from Ao Sapparod Pier. For guests who drive, free parking is available.

The Emerald Cove Koh ChangThe Emerald Cove Koh Chang
Location: Klong Prao Beach, Ko Chang
Rating: 4.5-star
Ave nightly price: AUD97 per room
Description: Boasting an outdoor pool with stunning views of the ocean, Emerald Cove Koh Chang is located just a few steps away from the private beach. Free WiFi, a spa and a fitness centre are also on offer here. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a refrigerator. Guests can grab a drink from the minibar and sit out on the furnished balcony. The private bathroom comes with bathrobes, a bathtub and free toiletries. An airport shuttle, a shuttle service and soothing massages can be arranged upon request at the 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered at Koh Chang Emerald Cove include a tour desk, luggage storage and a children's playground. The property also offers free parking. Guests can enjoy dining at the on-site restaurants or have evening drinks at the bar. Room service is also available. The hotel is 5.6 km from Kai Bae Beach, 8.5 km from Koh Chang National Park and 16 km from White Sand Beach.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about these and more resorts in Ko Chang at TripAdvisor.


Best time to honeymoon in Koh Chang

The best time to visit Koh Chang is during the dry season between November and March, when you can expect an average temperature of 26°C (79°F) with a night time low of 21°C (70°F). March to May is very hot, reaching up to 35°C. The wet season in this part of Thailand lasts from June to October.

For more climate info: Kon Chang Weather Guide


Getting to Koh Chang

Koh Chang is located just off the east coast of Thailand in Trat Province – a 30-minute boat ride from Ao Thammachat and Laem Ngop, which can be reached directly from Bangkok or via the provincial capital of Trat.

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Latest update Koh Chang honeymoon destination: 6 February, 2017


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