Friday, 27 March 2015


I cheated a little on this one as I had 2 mates coming that had never ridden bikes in Thailand and were not comfortable making the trip down there, which is fair enough, so we took the mini bus from Pattaya and ferry across to Koh Chang for 550 bt ($20 AU) a person through 35 Group on 3rd road near Pattaya Tai.

A very painless process that only took a few hours and we had the whole mini bus to ourselves, after leaving the ferry the mini bus then drops you in Haad Sai Khao where we easily grabbed some bikes for 200 bt a day. I would definitely use their services again. 

 Once on the island the boys were given clear instructions that we WOULD be riding scooters here and it was a good place for them learn.

We stayed at Blue Lagoon in the Khlong Prao Beach area for the first 3 nights, a great place at decent prices, set in beautiful surrounds including wooden walkways over a crystal clear lagoon inlet, bungalows right on the water, with the added bonus of sharing a great beach with the neighbouring Centara Resort.  We loved it here and had some great times on the beach at night with huge spreads of food and drink.

Another mate, Danca from my Isaan trips, also turned up later the first evening after making the trip on his Honda Phantom 200 and there were many beers and much food harmed during our stay.  We also covered as much of the island as possible on the bikes, exploring everywhere we could.

We decided it was time for a location change though for our last night, or maybe Blue Lagoon were booked out and we had to leave..?  Either way we ended up at Mam Kai Bae and lashed out 1500 bt for a great room with sea views and rooftop pool.  The beach there was nice also.

Mam Kai Bae Resort, our balcony

View from the rooftop pool

Porn's Bungalows looked great, slightly run down, but amazing location with your balcony sitting right over the ocean and with cheap prices, they were fully booked but I will certainly check them out next trip.

We rode all round the island, hiked to waterfalls, partied and had a great time, Koh Chang has definitely become one of my new favourite spots, though having a great group of mates there made a huge difference.

Koh Chang - a place you could go solo, with mates, take the family or your girlfriend, something for everyone.

Around the island

This is the view from one of our favourite restaurants on the island

An apparently abandoned resort, of which we found a few

Cockfight training

Our 'secret' waterfall,  pictures do not do it justice.  Was just an amazing little afternoon swimming hole with a couple of beers