Destination

Koh Chang Holidays

Palm-fringed paradise

Often referred to as the last paradise on earth, Koh Chang holidays feel a world apart from the rest of Thailand.

As the second largest island in Thailand's archipelago, this pure, palm-fringed Eden is known for its long stretches of deserted, white sand beaches, sparkling coves, pristine rain forests and colourful coral reefs. Amid all this stunning natural beauty you can learn how to scuba dive, snorkel, or hike the dirt trails that meander through the jungle forests before visiting some of the seven waterfalls to cool off in. Also be sure to visit Bang Bao, a quaint fishing village with unique buildings suspended over water on stilts. Bang Bao is the centre of all diving activities on the island of Koh Chang and if you follow the pier all the way to the end you'll find numerous boats waiting to take you to spectacular dive sites or on trips around the surrounding islands.

If you're after some historical culture, head to Chiang Mai before or after your Koh Chang visit, or combine beach life with city life with a trip to Bangkok, just a few hours away by car.

Destination Highlights
  • Pristine beaches
  • Unspoilt paradise
  • Superb diving opportunities
  • Quirky Bang Bao
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 hours
  • Currency Thai Baht
  • Visa Information UK visitors do not require a visa if staying less than 30 days.
  • Language Thai - English is widely spoken
  • Flight Time Approx. 11 hours from the UK to Bangkok, then a three hour transfer by road.
  • Health Information No mandatory vaccinations are required for Koh Chang but check with your health professional before travelling.

Top Tips from our Experts

Melissa

Destination Specialist

"This is one of the best places in Thailand for diving. If you are qualified, you will be amazed at the dive sites here and if you are looking to learn how to dive, Koh Chang is a great place to start"

Valerie

Destination Specialist

"If you are a seasoned Thailand traveller and are looking for that next untouched paradise, then Koh Chang is for you. Largely untouched, I'd suggest going now to experience the real Thailand"

Types of Koh Chang holidays

Call and speak to one of our Koh Chang Destination Specialists to create your ideal Thailand Multi centre holiday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Koh Chang is unspoilt and offers beach as well as jungle hiking, waterfall trekking and unique village life that you can't find anywhere else in Thailand. It's easily combinable with the capital Bangkok as well so makes a great twin centre.

The nearest airport to Koh Chang is Trat airport. From here, it's just a short car journey to the resort. 

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Santhiya Tree, Koh Chang

Koh Chang

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Santhiya Tree, Koh Chang
Sunset Bar

Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort

Koh Chang

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Centara Koh Chang Tropicana Resort
Amari Emerald Cove

Emerald Cove Koh Chang

Koh Chang

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Emerald Cove Koh Chang

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