How to Enjoy an Active Holiday on Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang is a beautiful beach destination in Thailand and is the ideal setting for people who love to be active while on vacation.

One great thing about visiting Koh Chang is that you don’t need to plan your entire trip ahead of time. There are travel agencies all over the island. Most of them offer the same trips with the same prices. If you’re someone who becomes stressed planning trips, this will make all the difference to you.

A must-do is to book a half-day snorkeling trip through Perm Poon Sub Tour. The driver will pick you up at hotel or residence in the morning. From there, you will hop on a boat with about thirty other people and spend half the day snorkeling off of four islands. The tour companies also provide a tasty lunch. The whole day will cost about 700 baht, or just over $20, per person.  What a deal!

If you like sea kayaking, you can book a similar tour for just 100 baht more. It’s on a bigger boat that takes you to five islands, and the cost of kayaks is included. There are also spots around Koh Chang where you can rent kayaks for only 100 baht per hour.

Koh Chang is full of beaches, but finding the right one can be tricky. If you are traveling with kids, I recommend spending time at Kai Bae Beach. As far as accommodation goes, nearby resorts and bungalows are big enough for families to stay together. One of the nicest in the area is the K.B. Resort.

Kai Bae Beach can be great for a day trip, too. Local workers bring baby elephants to bathe in the ocean. They let you pet the elephants and take photos with them! If you want to pay a little money, make an appointment with these men to ride and bathe the elephants.

If you’re a 20-something who is into the party scene, you will probably like Lonely Beach. During the day, people lounge and sunbathe by the water, usually sipping on a few beers. At night, a ton of nearby clubs come to life and the party usually goes until 4:00 A.M.

The island is a must-visit destination, so don’t hesitate to book your trip to the island while visiting Thailand!

Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

  1. Meg says

    Absolutely gorgeous location!

  2. Eevi-Sofia says

    20 bucks for a half day of snorkeling is a great deal! and baby elephants bathing in the ocean..that sounds unreal!

  3. Joanna Clute says

    Wow, what an exciting and fun trip to take. A lot of things you mentioned are some of our favorite bucket list items to cross off!

  4. Julie says

    Looks like a fun trip. Love th beach area and the greenery. The sky in your picture is so beautiful.

  5. Bridgid M. says

    Thailand has always been on my list of places to go to. I used to date someone who’s mother was from Thailand and I would just love looking at all of her old photos. I bet it was great there.

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