Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Ko Chang

Shambhala

Perched at the top of the island, this poolside bar has some excellent, fairly priced cocktails and a magnificent outlook across green lawn to a secluded golden sweep of beach and forested peninsula. It's the perfec…
Top Choice Seafood in Ko Chang

Phu-Talay

A beautiful place right on the klorng, Phu-Talay has cute wooden-floored, blue-and-white decor, a picturesque deck and its own boat (for pick-up up from nearby accommodations). It specialises in seafood, with stando…
Top Choice Mexican in Ko Chang

Barrio Bonito

Fab fajitas and cracking cocktails are served by a charming French-Mexican couple at this roadside spot in the middle of Kaibae. Offering authentic, delicious, beautifully presented food and stylish surroundings, th…
Top Choice Thai in Ko Chang

Blues Blues Restaurant

Through the green screen of tropical plants is an arty stir-fry hut that is beloved for its expertise, efficiency and economy. The owner’s delicate watercolour paintings are on display too. Take the road to Ban Kwan…
Village in Ko Chang

Ban Bang Bao

At this former fishing community built in the traditional fashion of interconnected piers, the villagers have swapped their nets for renting out portions of their homes to souvenir shops and restaurants. Most visito…
Village in Ko Chang

Ban Salak Phet

To discover what Ko Chang was like before the tourists came, visit Ban Salak Phet, in the far southeastern corner. This sleepy community is full of stilt houses, fishing boats and yawning dogs who stretch out on the…
Beach in Ko Chang

Hat Khlong Kloi

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-away feel. There are all the requisite amenities (beer, food, f…
National Park in Ko Chang

Mu Ko Chang National Marine Park

This land and marine national park covers the entire archipelago and protects much of the central part of the island. Conservation efforts are a bit haphazard, but you will be required to pay the park entrance fee w…
Bay in Ko Chang

Ao Salak Kok

The dense tangle of mangroves here is protected by a group of fisherfolk who recognise its ecological importance. Mangroves are the ocean’s nurseries, fostering the next generation of marine species, as well as resi…
Beach in Ko Chang

Hat Kaibae

A companion beach to Khlong Prao, Hat Kaibae is a good spot for families and thirty-something couples. A slim strip of sand unfurls around an island-dotted bay removed from the worst of the package tourist scene but…