Koh Chang Guide 2019 - hotels for gay travellers, tourist information - Travel Gay Asia

Koh Chang is the 2nd largest island in Thailand (429 km²) and one of the most beautiful, with long sandy beaches, a wide selection of wildlife (including elephants) & relatively few tourists.

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Koh Chang (“Elephant Island”) is significantly less developed than Phuket or Samui, but still offers a wide range of activities including snorkeling, diving, jungle hiking and various beach sports.

The best beaches and most of the resorts are located on Koh Chang’s west coast. White Sand Beach is the most developed and modern area. Kai Bae & Klong Prao have a more tropical island feel with a quaint village appearance and quirky shops.

There are no gay bars on Koh Chang, but gay travellers are welcomed everywhere. Island life is very laid-back and feels non-commercial. Lonely Beach & Bailan are a backpackers’ paradise with cheaper bars and affordable restaurants.

The best time to visit Koh Chang is between late October and April (outside of the monsoon season).

Location

Koh Chang is just off the east coast of Thailand, close to the border with Cambodia.

 

How to Get There

Bangkok Airways operates a regular service between Bangkok and Trat (a town on the mainland close to Koh Chang). Minibus transfers are available from Trat Airport to resorts on Koh Chang.

Bus services operate from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok city and Pattaya to Laem Ngop (the pier from which most ferries sail to Koh Chang).

Alternatively, book a limousine or taxi from Bangkok. The journey time is about 6 to 7 hours including car ferry and drop-off at your resort hotel on the island (approx. 4000 – 5000 baht each way)

 

Where to Stay?

Koh Chang has a huge range of hotels and resorts to suit all budgets and tastes. Decide which part of the island (which beach) you want to stay at.

Our 2019 top Koh Chang hotels for gay travellers are listed below.

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KC Grande Resort & Spa
KC Grande Resort & Spa
Popular resort.
KC Grande Resort & Spa
KC Grande Resort & Spa
KC Grande Resort & Spa
KC Grande Resort & Spa

8.5 Excellent
based on 5641 Agoda reviews

KC Grande Resort & Spa4 stars

Why this hotel? Popular resort. Great location. Close to nightlife. Free WiFi.

An excellent resort on the north side of Koh Chang, facing a long stretch of White Sand Beach. KC Grande features large guest rooms, suites & villas, two swimming pools, spa, café, bar, restaurant, gym, free WiFi, etc...

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AANA Resort & Spa
AANA Resort & Spa
Amazing views.
AANA Resort & Spa
AANA Resort & Spa
AANA Resort & Spa
AANA Resort & Spa

8.5 Excellent
based on 5641 Agoda reviews

AANA Resort & Spa4 stars

Why this hotel? Amazing views. Boutique villas. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Set on top of a hill by a river, this boutique hotel offers 71 guest rooms and suites, some of which are luxury villas with individual plunge pools...

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Ramayana Koh Chang Resort
Ramayana Koh Chang Resort
Beautiful surroundings.
Ramayana Koh Chang Resort
Ramayana Koh Chang Resort
Ramayana Koh Chang Resort
Ramayana Koh Chang Resort

8.5 Excellent
based on 5641 Agoda reviews

Ramayana Koh Chang Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? Beautiful surroundings. Modern Thai style. Excellent pool & gym.

This beautiful island resort on Koh Chang offers a tranquil ‘jungle environment’ with lush gardens and nice swimming pool. There is a free shuttle to the hotel’s private beach every hour...

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Sea View Resort & Spa
Sea View Resort & Spa
Fabulous views.
Sea View Resort & Spa
Sea View Resort & Spa
Sea View Resort & Spa
Sea View Resort & Spa

8.5 Excellent
based on 5641 Agoda reviews

Sea View Resort & Spa4 stars

Why this hotel? Fabulous views. Great value. Popular choice. Free WiFi.

Perched up on a hillside, the highly-rated Sea View Resort offers an outdoor pool and its own private beach. A private funicular tram enables guests to transfer between the beach and the resort’s facilities...

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Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Thai style villas.
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort
Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort

8.6 Excellent
based on 912 Agoda reviews

Santhiya Tree Koh Chang Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? Thai style villas. Fantastic pool. Sunroof bathroom. Free WiFi.

Ideal for couples, this luxury resort offers ultimate relaxation and privacy on Koh Chang...

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Nirvana Resort
Nirvana Resort
Modern bungalows.
Nirvana Resort
Nirvana Resort
Nirvana Resort
Nirvana Resort

7.9 Very Good
based on 521 Agoda reviews

68% off on Agoda

Nirvana Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? Modern bungalows. Quiet surroundings. Great value. Free WiFi.

Surrounded by lush tropical plantation with relaxing atmosphere and outstanding views, Nirvana Resort offers stylishly designed rooms with modern facilities...

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AWA Resort Koh Chang
AWA Resort Koh Chang
Modern resort.
AWA Resort Koh Chang
AWA Resort Koh Chang
AWA Resort Koh Chang
AWA Resort Koh Chang

7.9 Very Good
based on 521 Agoda reviews

AWA Resort Koh Chang4 stars

Why this hotel? Modern resort. Spacious rooms. Excellent pool. Free WiFi.

New beachfront resort, located a short drive from Kai Bae Beach and Lonely Beach on Koh Chang. AWA Resort offers spacious rooms with outdoor pool, restaurant and pool bar...

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Centara Tropicana Resort
Centara Tropicana Resort
Beachfront Resort.
Centara Tropicana Resort
Centara Tropicana Resort
Centara Tropicana Resort
Centara Tropicana Resort

8.2 Excellent
based on 1195 Agoda reviews

84% off on Agoda

Centara Tropicana Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? Beachfront Resort. Large rooms. Fabulous pools. Free WiFi.

The Centara Koh Chang is set on the west coast Klong Prao beach. Guests have direct access to the beach, two swimming pools and sun terraces, set within mature tropical gardens...

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Warapura Resort
Warapura Resort
Private villas.
Warapura Resort
Warapura Resort
Warapura Resort
Warapura Resort

8.2 Excellent
based on 723 Agoda reviews

10% off on Agoda

Warapura Resort3 stars

Why this hotel? Private villas. Quiet surroundings. Great value. Free WiFi.

Located on the south of the island at Lonely Beach (backpacker’s scene), close to Koh Chang’s nightlife area with all the bars and restaurants, but far enough for a peaceful stay...

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