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Haad Sai Khao

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

Away from the main road and its endless bars and trinket shops, hidden-away Northern Haad Sai Khao is a favourite of backpackers thanks to several dirt-cheap bungalow joints that ooze character. Mostly lined by bland but comfortable mid- to upper-range resorts, the beach's central area is a lot more crowded. Ascending the hill that overlooks the southern stretch of Haad Sai Khao, you'll find several quiet resorts that are fine choices for families.

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Central Haad Sai Khao

The central to southern stretch of Haad Sai Khao is tightly packed with mostly midrange resorts. They're nothing to write home about but will get the job done if you want to be in the middle of the action. Compared to the laidback backpacker vibe further north, this area has more of a package holiday feel.

  • Tantawan Bungalow

    Tantawan Bungalow

    Elegant villa or brick bunker?

    8/6 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang
    T: (039) 551 178;

    The northernmost of a string of small resorts at the centre of White Sand beach, Tantawan offers two room types that each have some good and bad qualities. Set back from the beach and clustered ... Read the full review of Tantawan Bungalow.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Cookies Hotel

    Cookies Hotel

    Affordable beach resort

    7/2 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang
    T: (039) 551 107;

    There's nothing terribly inspiring about Cookies, but it delivers an all-round quality beach resort experience in a central location. More of a resort than hotel, the main building by the beach is a ... Read the full review of Cookies Hotel.

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    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Apple Resort

    Apple Resort

    Cheap beachside bungalows

    8/4 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang
    T: (039) 551 228-9;

    Little Apple Resort is set on a lovely stretch of white sand beach as you head further towards the southern side of Sai Khao. Stacked close together a few steps from Apple's low-key beach restaurant, ... Read the full review of Apple Resort.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Island Lodge

    Island Lodge

    Budget digs on the inland road

    8/17 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang
    T: (039) 619 037;

    This long-running English-Thai owned guesthouse is set on a quiet side lane that runs inland from the main drag, between the north and south parts of the beach. It's less than a 10-minute walk to the ... Read the full review of Island Lodge.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Arunee Resort

    Arunee Resort

    Roadside cheapies

    7/7 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang
    T: (085) 432 5132;

    Set on the inland side of the main road as you enter Haad Sai Khao village from the north, Arunee has a tatty wooden longhouse building with cheap fan rooms. Rooms are small and simple, with only a ... Read the full review of Arunee Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Northern Haad Sai Khao

For backpackers, Haad Sai Khao's saving grace is its super-laidback northern stretch where bare-bones bungalows can still be scored for under 500 baht in high season. The midrangers and high rollers are also well taken care of, but the budget gang still reign over much of Ko Chang's biggest stretch of sand. Note that most of the backpacker joints don't have WiFi.

Southern Haad Sai Khao

At its southern point, White Sand beach gets rocky and thin before tapering into a hill. Some interesting places to stay are found at the far southern stretch of sand, and high up on the adjacent hill overlooking the sea.

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