Hat Kaibae

Ko Chang

A companion beach to Khlong Prao, Hat Kaibae is a good spot for families and 30-something couples. A slim strip of sand unfurls around an island-dotted bay that's removed from the worst of the package tourist scene but still has plenty of good bars and restaurants along the main road. There is kayaking to the outlying island of Ko Man Nai and low tide provides hours of beachcombing.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Ko Chang attractions

1. Lonely Beach


The last thing you'll be here is lonely, as this is Ko Chang's backpacker enclave and the liveliest place to be after dark – until at least 5am. Here,…

2. Ao Khlong Prao

2.22 MILES

Khlong Prao’s beach is a pretty sweep of sand pinned between hulking mountainous headlands and bisected by two estuaries. At low tide, beachcombers stroll…

3. Nam Tok Khlong Plu


The island's biggest and most impressive waterfall, this is a three-tiered cascade with a pool where you can swim (with fish). It's easily accessible from…

4. Hat Kai Mook

3.74 MILES

Hat Kai Mook means 'Pearl Beach', although the 'pearls' here are really just large pebbles that pack the shore and culminate in fish-friendly headlands…

5. Ban Bang Bao

4.04 MILES

At this former fishing community built in the traditional fashion of interconnected piers, the villagers have swapped their nets for renting out portions…

6. Hat Khlong Kloi

4.25 MILES

At the eastern end of Ao Bang Bao, Khlong Kloi is a pretty sandy beach that is away from the package tour scene and, though popular, still has a hidden…

7. Nam Tok Khiri Phet

4.29 MILES

This small waterfall, 2km from Ban Salak Phet, is a 15-minute walk from the road and rewards you with a small, deep plunge pool. It is usually less…

8. White Sand Beach (Hat Sai Khao)

5.57 MILES

The longest, most luxurious stretch of sand on the island, Hat Sai Khao is universally known as White Sand Beach, a developed strip packed with package…