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Aunchaleena Beach Front Koh Chang

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Photo of Aunchaleena Beach Front Koh Chang, 58 Moo 1, Bang Bao, Ko Chang . , Bang Bao

What we say: 3 stars

Formerly known as Grand Lagoona, Ko Chang's quirkiest high-end resort was originally the work of a Thai businessman who apparently had a thing for boats. Much of the accommodation is set in some sort of boat, and even the swimming pool floats on a lagoon. If you can look past the strangeness of it all -- and the fact that the grounds and accommodation haven't aged all that gracefully -- Aunchaleena's private beach is a major selling point. We love the beach swings that hang from the slanted trunks of palm trees and are large enough to comfortably seat two. The cheapest rooms are in a massive floating blue-and-white "cruise ship" known as The Galaxy. While we guess there's something to be said for the novelty of staying in a cruise ship cabin, the rooms are small and uninspiring, with small windows and ageing appliances. Better are the so-called "boat chalets", which have four floating rooms that are a lot more spacious and feel like log cabins. All rooms have TVs, air-con and fridges. A handful of more traditional two-floor beach villas are also available. Aunchaleena is located at the end of a spectacular road that's treacherous in places; they rent out motorbikes and mountain bikes if you feel like exploring. The resort also owns the pleasant Phrao Talay Waterfall, reachable via a 200-metre hike from the back of the grounds. That's apparently one reason why a 50 baht fee is charged just to enter the grounds if you're not a guest. All rates include breakfast.

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58 Moo 1, Bang Bao, Ko Chang .  T: (039) 619 713 , (085) 661 7236 F: (039) 619 715  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Double 1,500 baht 2,000 baht
Deluxe- Double 2,500 baht 3,000 baht
Deluxe Suite 3,500 baht 4,000 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 8th August, 2005
Last visited or updated on: 22nd December, 2013

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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58 Moo 1, Bang Bao, Ko Chang . 
T: (039) 619 713 , (085) 661 7236 F: (039) 619 715

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