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Salakphet Bay

Guesthouses, hotels and resorts

The Salak Phet Bay area has some of the best-value budget accommodation on Ko Chang -- if you don't mind the remote location. In Salak Phet fishing village you'll find a few charming spots perched over a mangrove-lined estuary. The western side of the bay is occupied by a pair of family-run resorts offering great seafood and outdoor activities. The Bay's more distant eastern side is a great option for solitude, and if you continue in this direction you'll eventually make it to the remote Long Beach with its one place to stay. Even more remote is Haad Wai Shak, a pretty little beach with only one back-to-nature bungalow spot.

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Salak Phet village

In the picturesque fishing village that sits at the mangrove-lined mouth of the bay, a few notably excellent guesthouses are available in the low to midrange budgets.

  • The Mangrove Hideaway

    The Mangrove Hideaway

    Soothing eco-friendly retreat

    32 Moo 2, Baan Salak Phet, Ko Chang
    T: (080) 133 6600;

    Upon setting foot in this classy, eco-conscious guesthouse, we were soothed immediately by its air of sophistication. Orchestral music sounded softly from the wide, dark wood terrace perched over ... Read the full review of The Mangrove Hideaway.

    4.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Baan Yemaya Guesthouse

    Baan Yemaya Guesthouse

    Relaxation and views

    6/6 Moo 2, Baan Salak Phet, Ko Chang
    T: (081) 922 8487;

    Echoing the holistic approach of nearby Mangrove Hideaway, Baan Yemaya is a smaller but similarly soothing guesthouse perched on stilts amid the simple village houses. An outstanding restaurant ... Read the full review of Baan Yemaya Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Salak Petch Guest House

    Salak Petch Guest House

    Cute riverside bungalows

    Baan Salak Phet, Ko Chang
    T: (089) 713 6786;

    When we stopped by this charming little bungalow operation next to The Mangrove Hideaway, a woman in a towel who had just hopped out of the shower greeted us. It gives an idea of the casual vibe to ... Read the full review of Salak Petch Guest House .

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Western Salak Phet

Not too far from the central village, the picturesque west side of the bay is probably the most popular part of Salak Phet for travellers choosing to stay overnight. Aside from what's listed here, you'll find a handful of unassuming homestays.

Long Beach

Long Beach is linked to Jek Bae and Salak Phet via a road that begins fat and smooth before it winds high beside steep cliffs and finally turns into a seriously rugged dirt lane for the last couple of kilometres -- we're talking isolated here. The beach itself is a narrow 400-metre-long stretch of tan sand that's not bad, but not as idyllic as Haad Wai Shak.

  • Long Beach Resort

    Long Beach Resort

    Not what it once was

    Long Beach, Ko Chang
    T: (087) 979 4572;

    Having taken over the infamous but now long-closed flower-child hideaway, Treehouse, the far less inspiring Long Beach Resort, which opened in 2013, is attempting to recreate the place as … well, ... Read the full review of Long Beach Resort.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Eastern Salak Phet

Within reach of Jek Bae village but a few kilometres from Salak Phet and Salak Khok village if going by road, the bay's more remote eastern side is a good choice for those seeking some serious peace and quiet. You'll probably want a motorbike as the terrain is quite spread out.

  • The Spa Koh Chang Resort

    The Spa Koh Chang Resort

    If you're in need of a cleanse

    15/4 Moo 4, Baan Salak Khok, Ko Chang
    T: (039) 553 091; F: (039) 553 093

    Located just north of the turnoff for Salak Khok, this isolated resort in a peaceful setting caters to health-conscious travellers. Each with air-con, TV with DVD player, fridge, desk, rattan ... Read the full review of The Spa Koh Chang Resort.

    4 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Little Gipsy

    Little Gipsy

    Loads of character

    Baan Jek Bae, Ko Chang
    T: (086) 023 5032;

    Set along a mangrove-lined coast on a meadow shaded by coconut trees, French-run Little Gipsy has a small collection of simple dark violet wood bungalows with fans, double beds draped in mosquito ... Read the full review of Little Gipsy.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Koh Chang Karang Bayview Resort

    Koh Chang Karang Bayview Resort

    Basic huts in a breathtaking spot

    Baan Jek Bae, Ko Chang
    T: (081) 804 2765;

    Nestled at the very end of the road through Jek Bae, the Karang Bayview is a long-running bungalow operation in what is arguably the most spectacular location on Ko Chang. In front of a coconut tree ... Read the full review of Koh Chang Karang Bayview Resort.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

Haad Wai Shak

The Ko Chang tourist maps claim that this miniature beach is only accessible by sea. In fact, you can get here by taking a right off the road to Salakphet Seafood, at the little booth with green trim, and then bearing left onto a sandy road after a couple of kilometres. While Wai Shak Bungalow has a handful of huts for rent, we also saw people camped on this remote but beautiful beach.

  • Wai Shak Bungalow

    Wai Shak Bungalow

    Old school hippie hideaway

    Haad Wai Shak, Ko Chang

    With no electricity and water that flows naturally down from a hilltop stream, Wai Shak is a taste of old school backpacking paradise. The place draws virtually no attention to itself, with no signs ... Read the full review of Wai Shak Bungalow.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker

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