Ko Chang is so big, we’ve split it up into areas, select one of the below for detailed accommodation and food listings in that area. Sights and general overviews for Ko Chang as a whole can be found via the icons above. Don’t know where to start? Read an overview of Ko Chang’s different areas.
While "Khlong Son" specifically refers to a small village and quiet bay on Ko Chang's northwest coast, we've also included a couple of remote but excellent resorts along the nearby northeast coast, and an old nature-oriented bungalow joint along the scenic inland valley road.
Khlong Son is not exactly a go-to accommodation area, but it does offer one notably good upscale spot on a very quiet beach just north of the village itself. If you're staying on the island long-term, a few cheap serviced apartment style hotels are also found along the main road.
Just north of Khlong Son village lies Siam Royal View, an upscale Swiss-managed housing development with a string of tastefully done two-storey homes facing the quiet, scenic beach of Chang Noi Bay. Long-term residents own most of the houses, but one French group runs the intimate Little Sunshine Resort here. Staying in a modern housing development might not sound too appealing, but this truly is... Read our full review of Little Sunshine Boutique Beach Resort & Spa.
About five kilometres east of Khlong Son and the ferry ports, on the way to Dan Mai and Salak Phet, a pair of outstanding midrange spots are well worth considering if you seek comfort and quietude. Bear in mind that if you stay out here, you'll either need to rent a motorbike or car, or rely on fickle and expensive songthaews to go anywhere.
Set along a thin but scenic beach that actually does have distinctively amber-hued sand to go with views of the Thai mainland and Cambodian mountains, this intimate eight-room resort is one of our favourite midrange spots on Ko Chang. With loads of space, glass doors opening onto large verandas and polished takian wood floors, the elegant villas would hold their own in a five-star resort -- if... Read our full review of Amber Sands Beach Resort.
About a kilometre past Amber Sands lies Blessed Residence, which competes with Independent Bo on Haad Sai Khao for the island's most artistic atmosphere and design. The first things you see after turning off the main road are hundreds of discarded flip-flops and sandals attached to the trunk of a soaring palm tree. You'll then discover surreal sculptures made of tangled rusty steel wire or... Read our full review of Blessed Residence.
Along with a couple of low-key homestays, one cheap, long-running jungle hideaway draws a trickle of travellers to this scenic road that leads from the centre of the village to Nang Yom Waterfall.
When we last arrived at Jungle Way, the place had a slightly abandoned air and only two gentle dogs were there to greet us. We began to think it was closed until a soft-spoken man emerged from one of the bungalows and assured us that it was open, though it was just getting back into full swing after closing for the rains. If you're seeking a back-to-nature experience and don't mind roughing it,... Read our full review of Jungle Way.