Anyone been to (little) Koh Chang recently?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 9:18 AM Last Post By: JJack
Feb 25, 2013 4:22 PM
Anyone been to (little) Koh Chang recently?I'm looking for a nice and peaceful place to relax and study for a month or two. I was looking at the wikitravel page for Koh Chang (Ranong) and saw that the bungalows are only 150-250 a night, is this true?
I'm just a little incredulous because I visited there for a few days about 3 years ago, and remember the cheapest place being about 250 a night. Falling prices at Thai beach resorts is a strange phenomenon indeed, although there do seem to be a lot more guesthouses listed on the wiki travel page than were there when I last went, so maybe increased competition hascaused the drop in prices.
So do you think I could find a little shack to rent for 5000 a month or under? If things are anything like the last time I went then the huts will be tiny bamboo things, where the only electricity is in the resort restaurant (and that for only 3 hours a day). I've just spent the last couple of weeks working in the Australian outback where we had to take a shovel into the bush whenever we wanted to take a toilet, so this will seem quite luxurious in comparison! I actually found that I quite like the simple life (minus the thousands of flies an mozzies).
Feb 25, 2013 4:44 PM
Feb 25, 2013 8:27 PM
2QUOTE - "I'm just a little incredulous because I visited there for a few days about 3 years ago, and remember the cheapest place being about 250 a night. Falling prices "
At which beach ? and did you look around ?. I would find it very hard to believe that there are not bungalows availlable for less than 150 baht today . But those places are not on the web , you have to go and check them out.
QUOTE - "yep, around 15 years ago they were indeed 150-250. "
Jack , are you guessing that ? . In 2005 for example Ko Chang Resort on Ao Yai had single bungalows for 100 baht . In remoter places such as Ao Lek and Saphan Hin bungalows could be had for 50 baht.
QUOTE - "
Falling prices at Thai beach resorts is a strange phenomenon indeed, although there do "
Not necessarily , when the island of Ko Chang , Trat Province opened up in the late 1980's the average price of a bungalow was 70 baht on most beaches , yet years later in mid 1990's in some beaches you could get bungalows for 50 baht.
Feb 25, 2013 10:30 PM
3JJack, were you there 15 years ago then? Thought not. Please refrain commenting if you don't have any first (or even second) hand experience. People come here for accurate travel info, no need to muddy the waters with uneducated guesses like that. Cheers
Thanks dave. I arrived late in the afternoon, can't remember which beach, only that it was very long. Everyone quoted 250. I ended up at a place just over the headland for around that price. I was only there for a couple of days before heading to Phayam (thought that Chang was too quiet at the time, this time I think that Phayam might be too noisy - I must be getting old!)
Interesting about the prices. From the quick look I had at wikitravel, it seems you can still get a beach hut at big Koh Chang for 100 baht a night (Ice Beach in the low season). For all the complaining about rising prices, there are still ridiculously cheap places by the beach to be had, provided you don't mind looking around a bit.
Feb 26, 2013 9:18 AM
Bags feeling light?
Coffee table looking bare?
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