Welcome to Ko Chang
Wide west-coast Ao Yai has gorgeous marbled white-and-black sand in the south, which obscures the otherwise clear sea. White-sand snobs will be happiest on Ao Yai’s north end. A short trail leads south over the bluff to Ao Tadaeng, a boulder-strewn beach and the island’s best sunset spot.
Inland is the tiny village capital, cashew orchards and rubber plantations. Dirt trails wind around and across the island and if you’re lucky, you’ll spot sea eagles, Andaman kites and hornbills floating above the mangroves.