Ko Chang Noi has plenty of places to stay, with most being spaced a good distance from one another on Long Beach and a handful of more isolated spots a couple km to the north. There are also a couple small and very isolated options to the south from which Long Beach and the rest of the island is only accessible by boat. Despite the number of resorts available, they all offer similar accommodation — generally simple wood or bamboo bungalows with firm bed, mosquito netting, private cold water shower, and a front porch with hammock or cushions. Keep in mind that there's very little to separate our top choices from others further down the list; someone else could easily deem our 11th pick to be #1. Despite the similarities, however, there are a few resorts that offer a particularly special ambience and some interesting locations.
Occupying the rocky shore of Crocodile Point at Long Beach's southern end, Crocodile Rock is our top choice on Ko Chang Noi for its unique location, tasteful bungalows, excellent food and friendly, sincere owners and staff. At low tide getting here is a simple matter of walking up some stairs amongst the rocks of Crocodile Point, but at high tide it requires traversing a path that begins a little... Read our full review of Crocodile Rock Bungalows.
While Little Italy is more of a restaurant than a resort, they do offer two bungalows and the quality is such that we're compelled to recommend them almost above all others on the island — if you're lucky enough for one of the rooms to be open that is. Two storey dark wood and bamboo bungalows are set down a path no more than 100 metres from the beach, and if specifically talking quality of... Read our full review of Little Italy.
Along with Cashew Resort, Chang Thong was one of the first to open on Ko Chang way back in the 1970s, and it remains a popular and charming family run spot right in the middle of Long Beach. Basic wood cabins come in a few different sizes, but all directly face the beach and have open air bathrooms, hard beds, a couple windows and large front porches with hammocks. While there are more stylish... Read our full review of Chang Thong Bungalow.
Judging by the name, Contex may sound like it belongs in an industrial park rather than a gorgeous secluded beach, but it's actually one of Ko Chang Noi's more stylish accommodation options. The beach here is small but secluded, and the atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed although it is a solid hike down to Long Beach. Bungalows come in a few different sizes but all are set close to the beach,... Read our full review of Contex Bungalows.
Next to Crocodile Rock, Canadian managed Nature View also offers tasteful, spacious bamboo bungalows on a breezy hill overlooking the sea. They offer a couple large rooms in a three storey building with some splendid ocean views, and these are possibly the most spacious and comfortable rooms on the island — at least they're the only choice on Ko Chang Noi that's not a bungalow. The second floor... Read our full review of Nature View Bungalows .
Take one step in to Sea Eagle's open air lobby lounge area, hear the reggae music from a little radio and be greeted by the resort's shirtless owner wearing a Bob Marley bandana on his head, and you'll know this is one laid back joint. Colorful bamboo bungalows come in a couple different sizes and are priced according to their proximity to Sea Eagle's private, isolated beach some 2.5 kim north of... Read our full review of Sea Eagle Resort.
Not sure if it was an odd coincidence, but when we arrived at Sunset Bungalows we found virtually all the guests and several staff members to be sporting full body or at least full sleeve tattoos. In any case, the resort has a distinctly gritty hipster vibe, although it's not an unfriendly spot if you're clean shaven. Large wood and bamboo bungalows are among the best Ko Chang Noi has to offer... Read our full review of Sunset Bungalows .
The first resort on Ko Chang Noi, Cashew is the only one that feels like an actual professional resort and not someone's private camp that opens to a few passers by from time to time. It occupies a prime spot in the middle of Long Beach's widest stretch of beach, and its spacious wood cabins and simple bamboo huts stretch on to the point that it almost feels like a couple resorts in one. The... Read our full review of Cashew Resort.
A short walk south from Rattana and Sea Eagle, but still a good couple km to Long Beach, Hornbill occupies a decent sized private beach and is easily noticed thanks to the huge Rasta Ethiopian flag they've set up on a rock that rises from the water near the beach. If you're into the hippy/reggae thing, you'll love Hornbill. Bungalows come in a few shapes and sizes and each are unique. One bamboo... Read our full review of Hornbill Bungalows.
Located at Long Beach's rocky pinch, Koh Chang Resort offers a range of services along with some unique bungaows on stilts above the rocks that hover above the water at high tide. While the small wood cabins set back on a hill have seen better days, the better stilted rooms come in a few different sizes and if you've got a group these are possibly the island's best option, especially the large... Read our full review of Koh Chang Resort.
Owned by the same folks as Rattana Resort back in Ranong, Rattana Bungalow is a recent addition to Ko Chang that offers quiet wood and bamboo bungalows set on a wooded hillside between Sea Eagle and Hornbill resorts. The place has sort of a camping out feel — somewhat rugged dirt paths are all that connect well spaced out bungalows to the small raised open air restaurant. Bungalows come in two... Read our full review of Rattana Bungalow.