30 November 2018
If you are planning to stay on Koh Chang for a long period or if you already are on the island and if you have one child or more, what will follow may interest you.
There is no international school on the island but a group of parents who are living and working on Koh Chang have decided to hire professional teachers to teach a bilingual primary school program, in English and in Thai.
The courses will start next Monday and there are still available places for your child, starting from 6 years old.
Send me an email for more details!
29 November 2018
If you are on Koh Chang next weekend, don't miss the 3rd Chili Cook-Off competition which will be held in Kai Bae, at Cabana Ocen Bistrot (ex SALT Beach Bistro), in Coral Resort.
Come to taste and to vote for the best cook. All the profits will go to The Koh Chang Rescue which needs our support to be able to help us.
11 November 2018
A few months ago I started to write the story of the Earthbags House Project, an eco-project to built a 2-floor house by recycling different types of material.
The house is now ready and it's beautiful. It's located inside Blue Lagoon Resort, in Klong Prao, surrounded by nature. It's made for 6 persons and it has 3 double-size beds with their mosquito nets, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and WC, a kitchen, another individual WC, a large deck used as a relaxing room with lots of hammocks and it's completely furnished.
More details about this project: Hearthbags house project
For more information about the booking, contact directly Blue Lagoon Resort.
24 October 2018
EDIT: The house is now rented until end of November 2019!
If you are looking for a small house to rent from the 15th of January and for several weeks or months, this one may interest you.
It's located in Chai Chet, just behind Thai Garden Hill Resort and at about 10-15 minutes walk from Klong Prao beach, close to restaurants, bars, supermarkets and drugstores. This house is surrounded by trees and plants, away from the main road, in a quiet area.
There is a private terrace with furniture, a small fountain and places to park your vehicle(s). You have your own privacy.
From the terrace, you access directly to a small living room with a/c, few furniture, a small LCD cable TV and a fridge. Then there is a small kitchen with all the necessary to cook.
And then the bedroom with a double size bed and a fan. The bed sheets can be supplied, as the towels. Inside the bathroom, there is a shower with hot and cold water, a sink and a toilet.
From November to April the rent is 7,000 baht per month. And from June to October (during the rainy season), it's 6,500 baht per month.
On top of that, you have to add the electricity which is 300 baht per month + 10 baht per unit consumed.
Wi-Fi is included in the price of the rent.
21 October 2018
Located in the centre of Lonely Beach, Beach Jungle is recent hostel which offers a dormitory, single, double or triple rooms and very nice bungalows.
The owners are a very cool young couple who knows how to make you feel comfortable. The atmosphere is more than friendly, you feel like being home. It's also a Sports bar where you can watch almost all live sports and when there is no sport on TV you can use their PlayStation 4 or try to beat Adam, the owner, on a ping-pong game. If you succeed you will win a free beer.
For more details:
13 October 2018
Have you ever been wondering if Koh Chang would be a good holiday destination if you are travelling with a baby or a toddler?
Koh Chang is not a party island, most of the areas are very quiet, even during the high season. You don't have to worry, you won't be the first and the last ones to visit Koh Chang with a baby or young kid.
You can find almost everything you need here. All what you need to know is here:
03 October 2018
Sun, rain, sun! This is how has been the weather the last days and now it's very warm again.
A new place has been added to my recommendation list.
Porn's Bungalow is the only backpacker-style place you can find in Kai Bae and it's located directly on the beach front. They propose different types and sizes of Bungalow facing the sea.
28 September 2018
It's Friday, it's still the rainy season but the past days the weather has been very nice. Here is a picture taken yesterday afternoon on the north part of Klong Prao beach, just in front of Koh Chang Paradise Resort & Spa. As you can see there isn't a lot of people on the beach.
A new hostel will open on Klong Prao estuary on the 15th of October.
Riverview Hostel will be a dorm with 10 bunk beds for 20 people. There will be air conditioning, a bathroom with shower and with cold and hot water, a kitchen for everybody, a terrace with furniture, a balcony and a beautiful view of the river.
If you are looking for a quiet and cheap place and don't mind to live with other people, then this is made for you.
It's located on the side of Phu-Talay Seafood restaurant and close to the excellent Moley's Resort where I recommend the food and the drinks :) You will love this place and area.
26 September 2018
Have you ever noticed the stairs in front of the International Clinic and been wondering what was on the top?
Between White Sand beach and Pearl beach and just on the opposite side of Koh Chang International Clinic stands the Thai Navy Shrine. To reach it you will have to climb the steep stairs or use the side concrete road.
On top of the hill, there is a memorial to honour the father of the Royal Thai Navy and a 180 degrees view of the sea.
Help and support Happy Dogs Koh Chang!
This non-profit organisation which looks after Koh Chang stray dogs and cats needs your help. Every day Tina and her volunteers browse the island to feed, rescue and treat those stray and abandoned animals. They also organise spaying and neutering campaigns to stabilise dogs population on the island.
All kind of donation and help are welcome! To know more about Happy Dogs Koh Chang:
20 September 2018
Some of you have planned to spend some time on Koh Kood. Koh Kood is smaller than Koh Chang and lifestyle is completely different between those 2 islands.
Koh Kood is very quiet, even extremely quiet. There aren't so many things to do compared to Koh Chang. The traffic is extremely light and roads are in a very good quality. Don't expect to catch a taxi like on Koh Chang. On Koh Kood, it's better to rent a scooter and discover the island by yourself.
So what to do on Koh Kood? What people like the most are the beaches and the sea. There are nice white sand beaches and the water is crystal clear. There are good snorkelling or diving spots. Inside the island, there are 3 waterfalls where you can even swim but depending on the season there may be not a lot of water, and a 500 years old sacried tree. On the south-east, there is a small fisherman village with stilt houses and a few good seafood restaurants. That's all, no nightlife or beach parties!
Most people who go to Koh Kood just want to relax, sunbath in peace and that's all.
During the high season, you can go to Koh Kood from Koh Chang by speedboat. It takes about 1 and half hour. In the rainy season, the only way is to take a fast ferry from the mainland. Those ferries are running all year long, they are cheaper than Koh Chang speedboats and also faster, it takes only 45 minutes.
On Koh Kood, prices are higher than on Koh Chang and there is only one ATM on the island (when it's working). There are a few good resorts and guesthouses but my favourite is Shantaa. When I want to relax and do nothing else than relaxing I go to Shantaa. This is not a mass-tourism resort, they could built 10 times more bungalows on their property but the Thai owners who are also from Koh Kood preferred to keep it quiet for their guests and have only a few bungalows that they call "Sweets". And it's what I like, even if the resort is fully booked, I all the time have the feeling to be alone.
Have a look at my review and if you are looking for Tranquility I'm sure you will love Shantaa:
Here is Koh Kood & and Koh Mak Treasure map. You can download it or read it online here:
Trash Hero Koh Chang
Cambodian Kids Care Center
Happy Dogs Koh Chang