Best hotels on Koh Chang

Where to Stay on Koh Chang? The Best Hotels and Resorts

Accommodation on Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the third biggest island in Thailand, so finding accommodation to suit your budget and taste can be a bit of a minefield. On Ko Chang, you’ll be able to find anything from a basic beach hut for a few hundred Baht, to 20,000 Baht which will get you a luxury beachside villa. The majority of accommodation can be located down the west coast of the island, where all the main tourist areas can be found.

For the more adventurous amongst you, accommodation can also be found on the more remote south and east coast of Koh Chang, and some are true hidden gems.  Below you’ll find a list of the best hotels and resorts in manageable sections. Listing the different types of accommodation in the main tourist areas across Koh Chang.  The best hotels on the island aren’t necessarily the most expensive.  As everyone has their own opinions about what is ‘the best hotel’. If your top resort isn’t listed, let me know. 🙂

The Best Hotels on White Sand Beach

KC Grande Resort, White Sand beach. One of the best resorts on Ko Chang

KC Grande Resort

Our rating85%

The fantastic location and picturesque views make KC Grande a popular choice for visitors arriving in White Sand Beach. Just steps away from the soft sand and warm waters, KC Grande, a four-star resort is an excellent choice for families. With four pools (including a saltwater pool), a gym, kids activity room, spa with sauna, plus plenty of beach activities which includes kayaking and volleyball, there’s plenty to keep you occupied no matter what age you are.

The rooms are set amongst lush green gardens, either offering a sea view or garden view. Whichever you choose you’re sure to be able to sit back, relax and listen to the waves rolling in. Each room has all the amenities you’d expect, with very helpful staff always nearby to cater for all your needs. There is also a regular resort run shuttle bus which will transfer guests to and from the pier, leaving and arriving on Koh Chang.

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Bamboo Resort

Our rating75%

Bamboo resort provides affordable and comfortable accommodation in a setting just yards away from the beach, at one of the best locations on White Sand Beach. With around 30, simply furnished rooms all equipped with TV, air conditioning, and ensuite bathrooms, plus a view overlooking the central pool, Bamboo resort is the ideal place to stay for couples.

Conveniently located, the resort is very close to a lot of the restaurants and bars in White Sand if you fancy a night away from the resort. Towels and toiletries are provided free of charge, but if you’re wanting a sun bed on the beach, there is a small charge. On the subject of the beach, Bamboo resort holds a BBQ each night serving fresh seafood and meat, an ideal way to spend the evening while witnessing another stunning Thailand sunset.

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Erawan Hotel

Our rating88%

If you’re heading to White Sand beach and looking for accommodation well located in the centre, then you couldn’t go far wrong by picking Erawan hotel as your accommodation choice. What sets this hotel apart from others is the fantastic staff and owner, they are very friendly towards all their guests and are always looking for ways to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Another highlight is the rooftop pool, providing amazing views of White Sand beach.

The rooms are all very modern and spacious, each with very comfortable beds, quality furniture, plus all the usual amenities and working WiFi, which is a bonus. A sea view room is definitely recommended if available, as you’ll wake up to stunning ocean views every day of your stay. The hotel from top to bottom is well maintained and clean, and breakfast is also included in the price of the room.

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Kacha Resort

Our rating80%

Situated in a good location on the beach, and surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops within a short walking distance, Kacha resort has something for everyone. The resort is split into two sections, so be aware of this when booking your stay, you can either stay beachside or on the hillside. There are various types of rooms available to choose from, including sea view deluxe villas.

Due to its location, the resort can be very busy with families, so if you’re looking for a peaceful break this place may not be for you. The facilities at the resort are at a good standard, where you’ll find a seafront pool and a spa for all your pampering needs. Also, there is a separate pool for kids. Breakfast is included with a large selection of choice on offer where you can eat as much as you like. There is also a beachside restaurant on the resort serving local and international food, with great sea views.

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Paddy’s Palms Resort

Our rating82%

Koh Chang’s first Irish pub is located towards the edge of White Sand beach, at the base of a picturesque mountainous range. Paddy’s Palms Resort provides a clean, comfortable stay for great value. With 32 air conditioned fully furnished rooms, all come with a king size bed, fridge, and TV, plus a balcony, the resort is a great place to stay for travellers and younger couples. Outside you’ll find an infinity pool with jacuzzi, surrounded by sun loungers, with a backdrop of the scenic mountain landscape. WiFi access is available at the resort and there’s even a carpark to keep your rental scooter.

The pub is set over two floors, offering a large selection of beers and spirits and of course Guinness. They also show live sporting events on the big screens surrounding the bar. Food is served here with a choice of Thai and European cuisine, including a Sunday lunch for the Brits wanting a taste of home. The beach and central amenities are about a 15-minute walk away from the resort, or a short taxi ride which the resort can arrange for you.

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The Best Hotels on Klong Prao Beach

Paradise Resort, Klong Prao beach. One of the best hotels on Ko Chang.

Paradise Resort

Our rating85%

Paradise Resort is all about the location, and perfect for a romantic escape. Set within an area of 17 acres and only 20 minutes from the piers, the resort is on the beachfront, with crystal clear waters and a long stretch of soft white sand literally on your doorstep. The resort consists of 80 villas and bungalows, with either sea or garden views. The accommodation has been built around the jungle to allow a more back to nature presence around the place.

The restaurant on the complex serves a large range of international and Thai cuisine, including pizza’s with a Thai twist, seafood, and steaks. The resort has a whole range of facilities on offer, from massage and spa to non motorised water sports. Swimming pools can also be found on the site if you don’t fancy a dip in the sea.

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The Dewa

Our rating89%

The Dewa is a unique , boutique-style hotel, located on Klong Prao beach overlooking the gulf of Thailand. The resort combines a mixture of rustic, tropical and modern architecture to present a truly unique design, which blends well with Koh Chang’s natural surroundings. The most prominent feature at the Dewa is the 700 sq.m black shiny pool, with adjoining luxury spa providing a full range of treatments.

Accommodation wise, you’ve got a choice of deluxe rooms with views of the pool or luxury villas which are located steps away from the pool and beach. All the rooms and villas are well equipped and very spacious. The staff, are very friendly and helpful, providing a high level of service with a smile. Breakfast is included with the room and served in the restaurant overlooking the pool. A 20-minute walk will take you to the nearby shops, bars, and nice restaurants.

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Baan Rim Nam

Our rating90%

Located centrally on the west coast of Koh Chang, tucked away in a restored fisherman’s house sitting directly over the estuary, Baan Rim Nam guesthouse with its cozy five rooms is one of the best places to stay on the island. The guesthouse is the ideal place to come and chill out, you can lie back in a hammock on the decking, sipping a cool drink watching the boats sail by.

Each room is traditionally decorated and feature comfortable beds, aircon, and ensuite bathrooms. There are three standard rooms, one family room, and a budget room, which is a bit more basic but still very nice. Kayaks are available free of charge for a quick paddle up the river or down to the beach. Across the river, you’ll find some restaurants and bars, which can become lively now and again. The owner of the guesthouse is very knowledgeable of the island and will be able to help you with any questions you have.

The same owner also has a holiday home, a fisherman’s villa, to rent on the same stretch of river.  This is ideal for families who want more space or privacy than a guesthouse or hotel can offer.  More details here:

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The Gallery

Our rating78%

The stylish modern resort situated at Klong Prao beach is the perfect place to stay for guests visiting Koh Chang on business or leisure. Because of its central location, it is a great base to go and explore Koh Chang, with many of the islands attractions nearby such as Klong Plu waterfall and Kati Thai cooking school. Each room is tastefully designed featuring a balcony where you’ll be able to enjoy views of the jungle-clad mountains or pool. The rooms are all equipped with all the amenities you’d expect to find to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

The Gallery is situated just a few minutes away from the local restaurants and bars. Two of the hotel’s top features is the Cube restaurant which serves delicious Japanese cuisine and the rooftop Sky lounge.  Head to the roof of the hotel where you’ll be able to enjoy some food and drink while taking in the views across Klong Prao beach and partying under the stars.

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Pajamas Hostel

Our rating91%

A couple minutes away from the beautiful Klong Prao beach, Pajamas hostel provides you with a cozy, unique accommodation at very affordable prices. Regardings the rooms, you’ve got a choice of 8 person dormitories, with each bed having its own personal curtain, light, locker and power outlet and shared single-sex showers and toilets. If you’re after a bit of privacy, private double rooms are available with an en-suite bathroom. All the rooms are air-conditioned, breakfast is included in the price of the room and WiFi is available throughout the hostel.

There are plenty of places to relax around the hostel, plus a swimming pool for you to use and enjoy. Pajamas hostel is the perfect place for backpackers and couples travelling on a budget to stay. The hostel is located close to the bars, restaurants, and shops where there are places to eat on a budget. The hostel also has a tour desk where you can book excursions and transfers across the island.

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The best hotels on Kai Bae Beach

Gajapuri Resort, Kai Bae beach. One of the best hotels on Ko Chang.

Gajapuri Resort

Our rating90%

Gajapuri resort is different to the typical beach resorts in Koh Chang. The resort has a feel of a stylish boutique retreat, with a rustic wooden charm and traditional Thai style design which makes it unique compared to other resorts nearby. The modern cabins are connected by wooden walkways through a beautiful tropical setting. The rooms are very spacious and include all the amenities you’d expect, with a beautifully designed interior. For a bit more luxury you can splash out on a villa with a private plunge pool, perfect for couples on their honeymoon.

Gajapuri Resort has its own section of private beach, as all the best hotels do. 🙂  The beach area includes a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a quick snack during the day and a romantic meal in the evening. The beach is split into two, one side is for families and the other is for adults only, which works perfectly for visitors wanting to relax in peace on the hammocks provided. There is also an excellent spa on the resort offering a range of services at a cost.

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The Stage

Our rating80%

The Stage is a great value resort located in the centre of Kai Bae village, only a 10-minute walk away from Kai Bae beach. The accommodation is built around the two pools and tropical gardens, which includes 9 decent sized standard rooms and 12 cottages perched atop decking, where you can sit out on and relax enjoying the view of the mountains. Each room has been tastefully designed with a beach hut feel about it, the rooms all have air conditioning, flat screen t.v’s with satellite and an airy ensuite bathroom.

On the resort, you’ll find a tour desk to book excursions, an ATM and gift shop. There is also a spa and wellness centre where you can relax and enjoy a traditional Thai massage, without leaving the resort. Breakfast is unavailable at the resort, but there are plenty of places to in the local vicinity. An airport/pier transfer service is available from the resort for a reasonable surcharge.

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Garden Resort

Our rating84%

Garden Resort provides traditional Thai style thatched roof bungalows with private patios surrounded by lush green tropical gardens. Centrally located in Kai Bae village, Garden Resort is a true hidden gem. Run and owned by a relaxed and friendly Dutch guy, your stay will be made enjoyable throughout. The resort is the place to stay if you’re after a peaceful getaway in quality accommodation at affordable prices.

The bungalows are spacious and clean, each come with all the creature comforts you expect for the price. The bathrooms are unique, in the way of bamboo pipe showers and bamboo sink basins. WiFi is also available in all the rooms and throughout the resort. On the premises, you’ll find a restaurant and bar serving a varying range of drinks and food. There is also a swimming pool onsite, and if you fancy a dip in the sea, well that’s only a 15-minute walk away.

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Sea View Resort

Our rating83%

Sea View resort is located on a hillside, surrounded by rainforest that provides amazing views out towards the Gulf of Thailand. The resort descends down to a private beach with crystal clear waters. There are 135 rooms and three suites available each with its own balcony, provide a great place to sit out on, to relax and take in the views. Each room has aircon and is equipped with an ensuite bathroom, fridge, minibar, safe and cable tv. The ocean suites are located right on the private beach and close by to the pool. They also include a private spa room with jacuzzi.

There are two pools on the resort, one of them is by the beach and the other can be found on the hilltop, but there’s no need to worry if you don’t fancy the walk between the two. There is a cable car running the length of the resort connecting the pools, along with the beach and the resort’s two restaurants. The Lighthouse and Sunset Beach restaurants both serve a mix of international and Thai cuisine.

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Kai Bae Beach Resort

Our rating75%

Kai Bae beach resort is perfectly located right on the beautiful Kae Bae beach. The resort is perfect for families with kids, the soft sand, and clear shallow waters make it an ideal playground. The beach front bungalows provide breathtaking views of the sea surrounded by palm and coconut trees. There are also bungalows set back in amongst the gardens. All the bungalows are very clean and come with all the basic amenities and ensuite bathroom.

On the resort, you’ll find a decent sized swimming pool and restaurant providing buffet breakfast and serving Thai and international food throughout the day. There is a massage parlour on the beach where you’re able to get a really good Thai massage. WiFi is present throughout the resort and the rooms. Kai Bae beach resort is located centrally in Kai Bae, where you’ll find a range of decent bars, restaurants, and local shops.

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The Best Hotels on Lonely Beach & South of Koh Chang

Mercure Hideaway, Koh Chang - one of the best resorts in Lonely beach and Bailan area

Mercure Hideaway

Our rating83%

The 141 room modern resort is located on the beachfront at Bai Lan bay, boasting its own private beach and spa and wellness centre. There is a range of different types of rooms and villas to choose from, each with a contemporary Thai design and all very spacious. Apart from the standard rooms, they all have balconies offering sea and garden views, and if you want a bit more luxury the pool villa comes complete with its own private terrace and of course, pool. All the rooms come with a whole host of amenities which include an LCD tv, tea, and coffee making facilities and minibar.

There are three bars at the Mecure Hideaway all serving an array of drinks and snacks. The Bay restaurant serves buffet breakfast, lunch ad dinner, and if you fancy something a bit more unique you can arrange a private dinner on the beach, under a canopy watching the sunset. There is a whole host of facilities onsite including an Olympic size swimming pool, fitness centre and beachside jacuzzi. Kayaks are also available to rent from the beach, to paddle out and explore the nearby beaches and coves. If you’re looking for an affordable, quiet retreat with a touch of luxury this is the place for you.

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Nest Sense Resort

Our rating88%

Located in a secluded location, overlooking the sea at the far southern end of Lonely beach, Nest Sense provides beautiful accommodation in the form of luxury private villas. There are five seaside villas, five sea view pool villas, plus 8 deluxe rooms in a two-storey building set back from the sea. All the villas come with a private seating area, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the sea. The villas are all professionally designed and decorated to a high standard, all include an en suite bathroom, cable tv, minibar, aircon, plus much more.

The resorts Treetip restaurant serves a mix of Thai and western cuisine to a very high standard and comes recommended by many. The resort is secluded and away from the centre of Lonely beach, so it’s the perfect place to relax but close enough to get out and explore all the local sights. But, why leave the resort at all, when you can lounge in the stunning infinity pool and watch the day go by.

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Oasis Bungalows

Our rating90%

Spread out on the hill behind Lonely beach, the 12 bungalows at Oasis are set in a beautiful jungle-like garden, looking out over Lonely beach and the sea, making it a great place to watch the sunset. Within walking distance of Lonely beach, but far enough away to escape the noise when you just want to relax. Oasis bungalows is a great place to stay if you’re after more of a back to nature setting, rather than your typical beach accommodation.

There are a couple types of bungalows to pick from, the cheaper jungle bungalows are perfect for the budget backpacker. They are as you’d expect, basic but very clean and comfortable and comes with a fan and outside bathroom (which actually can be very refreshing), you will also find a mosquito net to protect you during the night. There is a choice of having a cold shower or hot shower bungalow, where it’s price accordingly. Your other choice is the deluxe bungalow, these are made of stone and are situated further up the hill giving you views out across the jungle and sea. These bungalows have air-con, cable tv, ensuite bathroom and free WiFi. Plus a large veranda to sit out on or laze about in the hammock provided. The restaurant is a great place to eat, serving a mix of Thai and western food. Directly above it is a treehouse where you can go and chill out with a drink and enjoy the fantastic views on offer.

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Lazy Republique

Our rating90%

Tucked away in peaceful tropical gardens in the centre of Bai Lan, Lazy Republique villas offer an intimate and personal getaway for those looking for an escape from everyday life. With only four villas on the resort, you get a real sense of home helped by the wonderful hospitality of the owners Loeng and Nathalie. The villas have been designed to be tasteful and blend in well with the natural surroundings, each one comes with an ensuite bathroom, comfortable bed, fridge and aircon. The villas are of the minimalist look but it fits in well with the all round design.

Breakfast is included in the price of the room and is freshly cooked with a decent selection to choose from. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner and going by the reviews, its some of the best food on the island. Lazy Republique is a great base to go rent a scooter and head out to explore the island. It’s advisable to book early if you’re wanting to stay here as it gets booked up fast, and you won’t want to be left disappointed.

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Chaipura Resort

Our rating91%

Chaipura resort is situated away from the popular west coast, on the south of Koh Chang at Klong Kloi beach. The resort provides nine luxury cabins, set in tranquil settings, surrounded by lush green gardens, a lake, mountainous views, and waterfalls, making Chaipura Resort a hidden paradise. Each of the nine cabins are beautifully designed and furnished and of course, air conditioned. Also included in the rooms is a king size bed, tea and coffee maker, beach towels and bag, a minibar and ensuite bathroom with shower.

The resort provides free use of kayaks for all the guests to use on the lake or at the nearby beach. The restaurant onsite serves delicious Thai and European dishes, with an extensive menu choice and if you fancy something different one night the resort provides free transfer to the nearby fishing village of Bang Bao, where you’ll find some great bars and restaurants. Scooters are also available to rent at Chaipura to allow you freedom to go off and explore the local area by yourself.

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The Best Hotels in East and Southeast Koh Chang

Amber Sands - one of best boutique hotels on Koh Chang

Amber Sands Beach Resort

Our rating93%

Located on the quieter east coast of Koh Chang, Amber Sands Beach Resort is one of the best boutique hotels on the island. It is an intimate 8 room, bungalow resort set in tropical gardens, with views over to the Thai mainland and Cambodian mountains. This resort is full of character and charm with great hospitality from the very friendly and helpful owners. Each of the 8 bungalows all features a sea view and are situated in a semi-circle around the fresh water swimming pool.

All the boutique bungalows have outside decking with seats and inside you’ll find a fully air conditioned bungalow, with an extra wide king size bed, free in-room WiFi, personal toiletries and much more. You will also find free mosquito wipes and insect repellent, which is handy as mosquitos can be a problem on Koh Chang in certain areas and times of the year. The beachside restaurant is open to residents and outside guests, with the chefs serving up traditional Thai cuisine, alongside western favourites such as burgers. The resort also provides free bicycles to use to explore the local area, also a shuttle service between the resort and piers.

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Serenity Resort

Our rating90%

Located only a few minutes away from Koh Chang’s piers, Serenity Resort is situated on a small sandy bay with the ocean one side and the tropical rainforest the other, acting as a stunning backdrop to the resort. The bungalows at the resort have only just been built within the last couple years, so expect traditional, yet very modern and spacious bungalows featuring all the amenities you’d expect from a resort like the Serenity. Outside the bungalows, there is a large decking area with seating and decking where you can enjoy a cocktail from the beachside bar.

The resort has no restaurant but there are a couple decent ones located nearby, plus some bars and shops. The resort also provides free to use kayaks and paddleboards to get out on the sea and have some fun exploring the local beaches. The staff are very friendly and will help you to rent scooters to go and visit the surrounding attractions. Serenity Resort is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to relax and enjoy the quieter side of Koh Chang.

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Mangrove Hideaway

Our rating90%

If you’re really looking to get away from the crowds on Koh Chang and find your own little bit of paradise, then look no further than the Mangrove Hideaway. You’ll find one of the best small hotels on the island in the fishing village of Salak Phet on the south coast of Koh Chang, hidden away and surrounded by nature. With only 12 guest rooms, the resort has a peaceful and friendly atmosphere around the place, with a keen attention to detail, ensuring the guests are always happy and have a problem free stay.

All the rooms are designed to stay in line with the resort’s green policy while giving the guest complete comfort in natural surroundings. The rooms facilities are to a high standard, which includes free WiFi, satellite tv, air conditioning and a daily restocked fridge with complimentary bottled water. Plus the ensuite bathrooms all come provided with organically made toiletries. The breakfast served is a definite must try, with nearly everything served homemade, including the yoghurt. Dinner is just as good, with the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. Traditional Thai massage is available in the Attic relax zone, where you can chill out in the hammocks or relax in the jacuzzi.

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