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Long Beach Resort

Not what it once was

Photo of Long Beach Resort, Long Beach, Ko Chang. , Salakphet Bay

What we say: 3 stars

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, we're not exactly sure. After constructing new cold-water shared bathrooms on top of the hill, the new owner revamped some of the original bare-bones wood and bamboo huts. On our last visit, several of these were being occupied by the same old dreadlocked, tattooed gang of backpackers who probably stayed here years ago. At time of writing, much of what made up the old Treehouse was still in a decrepit state, with shards of wood and filthy mattresses hanging off some of the long-abandoned structures. The beach was also sadly filled with piles of trash that had been washed in from the sea and ignored by the resort's new owner. Rising in horrific fashion from the top of the hill, an unexpected block of characterless air-con rooms had just been finished. These will apparently have TVs and fridges, but it strikes us as a misguided notion for a place that has always relied on backpackers who would be quite happy just sleeping on beaches and bathing in streams. If that sounds like you, Haad Wai Shak is where it's at.

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Contact details:

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

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan private b'room 300 baht 300 baht No fan
Bungalow air-con private b'room 1,500 baht 1,500 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 30th May, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 3rd March, 2014

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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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