Four Days

First day just lie on the beach, rotate your body and repeat, with occasional forays into the ocean. On day two, rouse yourself out of your sun-induced stupor to explore the island. Do a day hike through the jungle or view the island from aboard a kayak. Catch a sŏrng·tăa·ou (passenger pick-up truck) to Ban Bang Bao for lunch or an early dinner, followed by souvenir shopping. The next day rent a motorbike and explore the mangrove forest and fishing villages of the east coast. On day four, hit the beach again or go diving.

One Week

Head to Ko Mak for some snorkelling or across to Ko Wai for powder-soft sands, or devote a day or two to giving back to the island by lending a hand at the Koh Chang Animal Project.