4th Aug 2011

Ko Chang – seclusion at a steal


Ko Chang, known for its natural beauty and secluded beaches is the perfect private getaway. This scenic island is one of Thailand’s hidden gems, boasting untouched rainforest and uncrowded relaxation.

Rich with scenery and beautiful wildlife, Ko Chang is a haven waiting to be discovered. As a national park made up of 52 islands, it’s the second biggest island in Thailand after Phuket, measuring 30 km long and 8 km wide. If swimming or kayaking is not your thing, there are plenty of opportunities to soak up the sunshine while enjoying a good book. For the more adventurous, elephant trekking, bird watching and rainforest tours are also on offer.

Getting to Ko Chang
Ko Chang is roughly 315 kilometres from Bangkok and accessible by air, taxi, hire car or bus. The easiest way to get to Ko Chang is to fly to Bangkok and take a 45-minute flight to the province of Trat. This internal flight will cost you approximately 2,000 Baht (AUD $60). From the airport, the taxi ride to the jetty is around 60 Baht (AUD $3) with ferries running to Ko Change every half hour from 7am to 7pm. For more information, ask your travel agent to confirm prices and a proposed itinerary for the dates which you wish to travel.  

Accommodation in Ko Chang ranges in price to suit all travel budgets. From simple bungalows, to hotels and resorts, this island has something for everybody.  A list of hotels and resorts on offer can be found at www.tourismthailand.org. If you’re unsure about eating out in one of many of the local eateries, most hotels have their own restaurants.

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