A village mainstay
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Occupying a huge wooden deck that extends out into the sea, Salakphet Seafood's restaurant is arguably the most famous dining spot on Ko Chang.
Fresh seafood is the specialty, and having sampled the fresh snapper we agree the food is excellent, if a touch overpriced. Rooms are perched right over the water along a series of wooden walkways with countless potted flower bushes, and the accommodation is smart and luxurious. Gorgeous teak wood villas with wood tile roofs boast comfy beds covered in white cottons and emerald green silks, huge bathrooms with walk-in shower areas, wide glass windows, air-con and TVs. The pricier suites have jacuzzis and sea views, and several family options are also available. The place also demonstrates to the rest of the island how it's possible to blend a resort with nature, unlike the cement monstrosities found on the west coast. There's a pleasant spa on site, and the resort offers weekend packages that include well-regarded snorkelling trips. Though the resort has grown phenomenally from its humble beginnings as a simple seaside restaurant, the family in charge retains a laidback and slightly goofy attitude that captures the spirit of Salak Phet perfectly. Good English is spoken, and the resort draws a mix of Thais and foreigners.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.