Nestled along the estuary after which it's named, Blue Lagoon enjoys one of the best locations on Ko Chang.
Follow the canal's deep emerald water along a sandy path for 100 metres through the mangroves and you emerge onto a fantastic stretch of beach. The bungalows make the most of this stunning setting; even the most affordable fan rooms are blessed with concertina doors opening to spacious thatch-roofed decks that have rattan hammocks and chairs overlooking the estuary, with views of the mountains and sea in either direction. Inside, the small wooden cottages are tastefully done with teal trim and ocean-inspired art punctuating white walls and rustic wood floors. Fridges are an unexpected touch to go with firm beds, mosquito nets and private hot water bathrooms. Larger bungalows are located in "the park", a sparsely wooded area that stretches away from the lagoon. These come with air-con; and some with ground floor chill areas with hammocks and tables, others with TV. Blue Lagoon has an excellent reputation for its friendly service and fantastic on-site cooking school and restaurant. You'll also find semi-private thatch-roofed dining areas perched over the lagoon, kayaks, volleyball court and even a small museum exhibiting traditional tools used in Thai cooking. Reservations are recommended, as Blue Lagoon is often full. Should you fail on this account, nearby Lin Bungalows and Green Space offer comfortable accommodation with less character in the 1,000 baht neighbourhood.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 550 baht, high season 750 baht. Notes:
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 900 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,200 baht. Notes: Two bedrooms
Room: Deluxe bungalow, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,400 baht. Notes:
30/5 Khlong Prao, Ko Chang
T: (039) 557 243
(081) 940 0649
Room rates: Under 600B