So many options
Published/Last edited or updated: 13th February, 2018
While you can take in a sunset from just about anywhere along Ko Chang’s west coast, those willing to move their feet for a truly memorable vantage point have some good options to choose from.
North of Haad Sai Khao
One of the most selfied places on Ko Chang has to be a viewpoint located off the main road just north of Haad Sai Khao on the way to Khlong Son—you might have trouble finding a place to park your bike at sunset. We prefer the quiet northern end of “White Sand Beach” for enjoying sunset with a beer or smoothie from the stilted lookout at Maylamean.
Porn’s Restaurant, Kai Bae
Porn’s seaside treehouse-style perch puts you directly beside the surf and has the advantage of a menu full of excellent Thai dishes to compliment the sunset. Grab a table on the upper deck if possible; otherwise climb all the way up to the third floor tower and kick back on a floor cushion. The views are just as good from many of Porn’s Bungalows.
Kai Bae Viewpoint
Situated just south of Kai Bae village on the way down to Lonely Beach, this popular viewpoint comes complete with a visitor centre and plenty of parking. The vista from high above the sea covers a pair of bushy islets which add that extra something to those holiday sunset pics.
Oasis, Lonely Beach
Along with Porn’s, the other business that makes this list is Oasis thanks to its pirate-themed pavilion and towering treehouse that both afford a view of the sun dipping over village and sea. Set at the top of a hillside lane, Oasis is another terrific option for a drink or meal with your sunset.
Ao Bang Bao
Ko Chang’s far southwestern bay boasts a few good spots for sunset. Starting on the west side, wander over the isthmus to the rocky between Cliff Cottage and Nirvana Resort to find benches and a walkway leading to a secluded sun deck. Other good options include sitting down to fresh seafood while watching the sun sink behind the peninsula from Bang Bao Pier, or moving further east to soak in the sunset along with some reggae vibes from the deck at Rasta View near Khlong Kloi.
Viewpoint on the road to Long Beach
If you’re staying in the Salak Phet area or don’t mind returning to the west coast after dark, cruise your way up towards Long Beach to find a vista that we think is the most impressive of all those that can be reached by road on Ko Chang. From a rock shelf marked by a national park station, the view of the sun retiring beyond the vast tree-lined bay with its islets and forest-covered mountains might make you decide to stay around here.
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
These tours are provided by Travelfish partner GetYourGuide.
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