06 April 2018
A new hotel has been added to the website.
Some of you may have a late or early flight when you will arrive or leave from Thailand. In this case you will need to spend one night, or more, in a hotel close to the airport.
There are lots of hotels in Bangkok area and sometimes the choice can be difficult. That's why when I can, I try them for you and if I like them I add them to the website with all the information you need.
You can find here the other hotels I have already tried myself:
This hotel I have just added is Suvarnabhumi Suite Hotel, located at 10 minutes from the airport. Rooms are not very expensive compare to the others I have already reviewed. The level is different of course but the quality and comfort I got compare to what I paid, for one night it was perfect.
25 March 2018
If you have been planning to buy a business on Koh Chang, look at this one which is now for sale and ready to start.
After 10 years of operation the owners of Happy Turtle in Bailan have decided to move on and this bar restaurant is now for sale with its 3 bungalows ready to be rented and fully equipped.
Bailan is located between Lonely Beach and Bang Bao. It's a very quiet area, perfect for people who are attracted by the busy and active night life of Lonely Beach but want a calm place to relax.
Happy Turtle is located on the main road, at 2 minutes walk from Lisca beach, a small quiet beach overlooking the bay of Bailan. Mercure Hideaway is 100 meters away from Happy Turtle.
The business includes the bar, the restaurant, the kitchen with all the equipment but also a house with 2 rooms for the staff and 3 nice bungalows. There is a second floor on top of the restaurant which can be arranged as a Yoga room for example.
The restaurant can take 20 to 40 guests, the bar and the kitchen are fully equipped.
In each bungalow there is a king size bed, a fridge, individual a/c, a fan and a bathroom with hot shower.
Happy Turtle is on a 1 rai of land (1600 sqm) and the lease is 100,000 baht per year.
If you are interested or want more information, please contact directly Nick, the owner, +66 89 252 9287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
18 March 2018
Wow, it has been more than a month since the last update.
As always I'm very busy to reply to all emails and Facebook messages I receive. The Facebook page is updated daily and several times per day where I'm sharing Koh Chang life but also holiday pictures you are sending me.
Soon the website should be also updated, there will be new topics, new places reviewed, everything to help you to plan your holidays on Koh Chang.
Lots of you have been asking me if it's possible to rent bicycles and where. There are lots of places on the island where you can rent bicycles but I would recommend Holiday Koh Chang which is located on Coconut Plaza in Chai Chet (opposite Coconut Resort, on the square next to Tesco Lotus).
Why this place? Because I've tried myself other bicycles and this one is in my opinion the best in term of quality, service and price.
Mr. Boong, the owner, has a big passion for bicycles, he orders the parts and build them himself. All the time a bicycle is coming back from a rent he cleans it, checks it and readjusts it if it's necessary.
He has a good choice of mountain and hybride bikes up to 29'', for women and men. The price starts from 120 baht per day but if you rent it for a longer time the price is going lower. With each bike you get front and tail lights, a lock and a helmet.
Mr. Boong keeps the gems inside his shop. For 250 baht per day you can get one of his new high-end bikes, Bianchi, Trek, Specialized, Cube with hydraulic brakes, Roadshox or DT-Swiss fork, Bontrager wheels,...
And because I recommend only what I like, I rented the 29'' Bianchi and biked from White Sand to Lonely beach. The gears, brakes, everything was well set, it was a great pleasure to use it.
And if you are still not convinced, here is a small video I did:
13 February 2018
Tomorrow will be Valentine's Day which means that if you are a man and don't want to spend the whole day with an angry wife or girlfriend you have to do something and act as a Gentleman.
Lots of resorts and restaurants will have a Valentine's Day evening or menu. You can already find red roses or useless things full of hearts in 7/11 and other shops. But if you want to get something bigger and nicer, why not to offer a beautiful bouquet of flowers?
Koh Chang Flowers, also known as KohChang Wedding, is now taking pre-orders. They can also deliver from White Sand beach to Lonely Beach.
They are located in the south of Klong Prao, just nearby Bhu Tarn Resort and IPH Clinic.
If you are more food than flowers, why not to enjoy 2 Strawberry Snowices? Up to tomorrow evening when you will buy to your Love one Strawberry Snowice at Suncity View you will get one free for you.
Suncity View has moved and they are now located at Himmel Guesthouse in Lonely Beach.
02 February 2018
It has been a long time since the last update. I've been very busy to reply to all the emails and messages I've received on Facebook and Instagram. To be honest, sometimes I get very weird or very funny messages but I all the time reply, no matter what!
The weather on Koh Chang has been very nice if we don't speak about the small showers we got. Temperatures are fine, don't worry, you won't have to wear your winter jacket, gloves and hat. A swimming suit and a cap to protect your head from the sun will be enough.
Every year TripAdvisor is awarding places which got the biggest amount of good reviews. And since few years I try to follow them and list all the awarded resorts, hotels, B&B, guesthouses and hostels.
This year there has been 52 winners. Welcome and congratulation to the new ones who have joined the list.
To make it easy I have dispatched them by beach area. For each place awarded you have a short description and all the useful information as their website address, Facebook page, contact email and where to get the best rates. Enjoy!
Find out who has been awarded this year: TripAdvisor Awards 2018
08 January 2018
Julien from EXPLORATION junkie came to Koh Chang last October for his holidays and he did a jungle trek with Toon from Jungle Fever. Toon is an experienced guide and a nature lover that I really recommend if you want to discover Koh Chang wildlife.
Never go to the jungle by yourself without a guide. Some people have already been lost and been obliged to spend a night alone in the dark trying to find their way back. Be also sure that your body can take the heat, humidity and steep hills. If you have difficulties to walk or have a heart problem, stay on the beach or at the pool, it will be safer. Be also sure to have a good walking shoes, the ground can be slippery, wet, there are sometimes crawling creatures and lots of leeches which are waiting to suck your blood.
Julien has done an interesting virtual tour of his trek. You can find his story, pictures and video on his website: explorationjunkie.com/koh-chang-jungle-trekking
Have a look at his video:
And for more information about jungle trek or Koh Chang wildlife: Jungle treks
01 January 2018
2017 is now gone, welcome to 2018!
All people from Koh Chang wish you a Happy New Year 2018 with lots of love, joy, happiness, money, a good health but also a trip to Koh Chang for this new year.
Koh Chang, the Elephant island could also be named the Paradise island or even the Sunset island and here is the first sunset of the year!
(Pictures: Jean-Pierre Odet)
25 December 2017
This is your last chance to register to the UTKC2018!
The registrations to the UTKC 2018 (Ultra Trail Koh Chang) will end on the 31st of December. Like the past years there will be 3 different trails, 13 km, 35 km, 70 km and for the bravest and strongest, the Jungle 100 km.
-The Jungle 100 km will start on the 16th of February 2018 at 04.00 am and will end on the 17th of February at 08.00 pm (40 hours).
The elevation gain is 4,400 meters and the route has been modified from last year by adding one super steep incline and the two standard running hills.
- The 70 km will also start on the 16th of February 2018 at 08.00 pm and will end on the 17th of February at 08.00 pm (24 hours).
The elevation gain is 2,800 meters and the route has also been modified, be prepared for the incline!
- The 35 km will be on the 17th of February 2018 from 07.00 am to 04.00 pm (9 hours).
The elevation gain is 1,200 meters.
- The 13 km will also start on the 17th of February 2018 from 06.00 am to 10.00 am (4 hours).
The elevation gain is 600 meters.
The 13k and 35k distances will use the same routes than last year with an additional fresh coconut juice station at Waichaek Beach and an additional water station at the last 5 km for 35 km route.
For the registrations, visit www.utkcthailand.com. If you don't have a Thai bank, the payment can be done through Paypal.
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