2012-07-31 by System Administrator
Eastern Thailand plays home to one of the country’s favourite island retreats and with it’s rich forest jungle and beautiful white sand coastline it’s clear to see why the utopia of Koh Chang Thailand is a popular choice with visitors all over the world. Elephant island, its true meaning is the second largest island in Thailand and with it’s rapid development in Tourism over the last decade is seeing it become one on the country’s most popular. Ko Chang forms part of the Mu Ko Chang National Marine Park. The park covers over 650 km of beautiful clear waters and rich dense rainforest.
Despite it’s increased popularity you can still find many stretches of beaches on Koh Chang that are almost deserted meaning you can spend hours relaxing in your own piece of paradise. Alternatively if you like the busy atmosphere from a thriving beach life then the popular Hat Sai Khao makes for the perfect retreat. Koh Chang High season sees this stretch of immaculate white sand packed with visitors soaking up sun and partaking in beach activities.
Away from it’s stunning beaches there are still plenty of pursuits that keep visitors to Koh Chang entertained around the clock. With it’s dense jungle Koh Chang provides the perfect setting for the active explorer. Treks around the island are easily arranged for those wanting to be at one with the islands nature. Like most of the islands in Thailand Scuba Diving Koh Chang is extremely popular with it’s richness of marine life embezzled under the gulf of Thailand waters. The island is just over 300km away from thailands capital Bangkok meanining is never a problem.
The once backpackers haven is slowly seeing a change in it’s offering of accommodation. The original bamboo huts and bungalows are being replaced with . Thats not to say you still can’t find budget accommodation on the island and it still remains a popular spot amongst backpackers
When the sun goes down the island really comes to life with restaurant tables extending on to it’s beach offering dining under the stars and seafood barbecues a plenty. The beach bars in Koh Chang intermingle with Koh Chang restaurants giving it a great balance of after dark entertainment. Cuisines from all over the world can be enjoyed on the island so no matter what type of food you are craving theres a good chance you will be able to find it on Koh Chang. Lonely beach and Hat Sai Khao provide the base for the lively nigh entertainment on the island offering the latest music and every drink you could possibly imagine.
Whether you are wanting to relax amongst some peaceful surroundings or partake in some lively day and night time activities Koh Chang and it’s beautiful scenery provide the perfect setting.
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