Chai Chet Resort
Excellent midrange value
Chai Chet Cape, Khlong Prao, Ko Chang T: (039) 551 070-2, (081) 862 3430 F: (039) 551 071
Nestled into the peninsula that shelters the far northern end of the beach, this popular midrange resort has fully graduated from its old name of "Chai Chet Bungalows".
At time of writing, the prices had not gone up for over five years, and the value is among the best you'll find on the island for a true beach resort. Ringed by a regiment of elephant fountains, countless loungers, chill salas, a pool bar and great views over the bay, Chai Chet's large lagoon-style swimming pool is one of the best on Ko Chang. The cheapest rooms are a decent huff up a hillside in a small-attached building, while midrange detached villas are located at the bottom of the hill within earshot of the pool and beach. The priciest villas are right on the beach, accessed from the rest of the resort via a footbridge that spans a narrow canal. Building was underway for a two-storey block of rooms just back from the beach during our latest visit. While rooms don't burst with character, they're airy, bright and comfortable, with large windows, tile floors, verandas and all of the creature comforts that you'll find in most mid to high-end resorts. This is a quiet area with shallow water that's ideal for families with small kids.
Check rates at Chai Chet Resort - rated 7.9/10 on Agoda.com.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,800 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,300 baht, high season 2,000 baht. Notes: Add 500 baht for beachfront