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Things to do on Koh Chang

Though the 2nd largest island in Thailand, Koh Chang is not as commercially developed as places like Koh Samui or Phuket. It is a much more authentic destination to escape the familiar with a rest and laze atmosphere. Because the island is a designated marine park nature is to a large extent untouched due to the absence of mass tourism.

Rain forests, a mountainous interior and stunning beaches offer the ideal environment to enjoy the outdoors and there are also several man made things to do in Koh Chang when you need a break from lazing on the beach or being pampered at a spa.

  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

    The archipelago consisting of 52 off shore islets is a magnet for divers and gave rise to the many certified PADI dive centers located here. The best diving sites are off the southern coast around the small islands of Koh Kut and Ko Wai with depths between 5 and 18 meters. Koh Rang just to the south is considered the best dive site in the area while the shallow water around Koh Yak and Koh Luan are ideal for beginners. Rock pinnacles forming Phrai Nam and Hin Gadeng offers a 28 meter dive with coral visible all the way down. Other popular dive sites around the isand include Hin Larp, Koh Rom, Hin Kook Bard, Koh Thian, Koh Man Nai and many other.
  • Koh Kut & Koh Mak Islands

    Visiting other islands in the archipelago has to be on your to do list. To the south lies Koh Kood which at 105 square kilometers is the fourth largest island of Thailand and it boasts crystal clear water and magnificent beaches such as Ta Phao Beach, Khlong Chao Beach, Khlong Hin and several others. Tourists are taken here by one hour speed boat trip. Between Koh Chang and Koh Kut is a much smaller island called Koh Mak, sizing only 16 square kilometers. From Koh Mak you can island hop to other islands nearby and see the natural beauty they have to offer. The most beautiful stretches of beach, hugged by a lazy ocean of crystal clear emerald green water awaits you there.
  • Kayaking

    Rent a Kayak for an hour or for the whole day and get a different view of the island's shores. Cruising among the small, nearby off-shore islets is liberating and kayaks can be found for rent around most beaches.
  • Boat Trips

    Full day sightseeing boat trips around the many small nearby islands can be arranged with your resort and many boat tour operators can be found on Khlong Prao Beach and white Sand Beaches. Trips include lunch and starts from 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Hiking & Waterfalls

    Great hiking trails are available due the mountainous terrain in the Southern part of the island featuring beautiful waterfalls. The Tan Mayom waterfall, once visited by King Rama signing his name on the highest cliff of the cascade, Klong Nonsi and klong Nueng waterfall are all worth a visit.
  • Monkey School

    Located at White Sand beach is the new Monkey School. These trained monkeys amuses crowds with their theatrical abilities and comical stunts. Shows are offered three times daily and will definitely add a smile to your day.
  • Fisherman's Villas

    Close to Khlong Phrao, a fisherman’s village, built on stilts over the water, connecting houses with wooden bridges or walkways is a worthwhile attraction. Here you can experience the original way of life of the fishermen of the island.
  • Para-Sailing

    Strapped to a parachute and gliding through the air behind a speed boat is fun. Having this viewpoint over the gulf of Thailand is unique.
  • Health Spa's

    Let’s face it, life can be hard snorkeling, trekking and soaking up the sun on the beach all day, but here are some great spas to take the aches and stiff muscles away and make you feel like new. The Koh Chang Grand Orchid Resort, the 5 star Aiyapura, Savira Spa and Amari Emerald Cove resort to name a few is waiting to take care of all your pampering needs.
  • Other Adventures

    Tree top adventures are great fun for old and young. The Tree Top Adventure Park will not only provide you with the thrill of balancing, swinging and gliding through the tree tops, but you can take in lovely views from a completely different angle and platform. Flying, skateboards, swings and zip lines will bring out the Tarzan in all of us.
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