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    Koh Chang, anyone?

    Am thinking to take the wife and 2-yr old to Koh Chang for 3-4 days, next week.

    Any tips/advice on accommodation? Looking for a clean, safe and fun place for the kid, car friendly, aircon, for around 1000-1500 / night.

    Somebody mentioned Cocos elsewhere, and also White Sand Beach.

    tia

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    I've stayed at Paddy's Palms and was quite happy with it, check it out on google.

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    White sands is a bit too in your face for me (you might as well go to Pattaya).
    I went to Klong Prao the other month and stayed at the Chai Chet resort. No complaints about the place at all. Decent enough rooms for around 1600 with friendly staff and right on the beach.
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    ^ I agree when it comes to White Sand Beach, especially if you are travelling with kids.

    I have stayed with my kids several times at the Thai Garden Hill Resort in Ao Prao. They loved it.
    The cost is within your price frame, spacious parking etc.

    Thai Garden Hill Resort Koh Chang




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    Thanks all, travels on hold till early next month. Lots of time to do some research, will probably have the inlaws to help with the kid, and may end up visiting a couple of resorts instead of just one.

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    Not if you have a family as the OP does.

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    Done, great all round, friendlier people which makes a change from the morose and indifferent in Pattaya, pegged the hotel just right (Thai Garden Hill Resort, 1200) breakfast incl with friendly staff and service, White Sand beach and one other I can't remember which. Pleasantly surprised that reasonable to good food was available on and off the beach and mostly about the same or slightly cheaper than the Pattaya equivalent.

    A bummer start having to wait 5.5 hours for the outgoing ferry, but we left on a national holiday so my fault for getting it wrong. Coming back was a brief 20 min wait.

    Thanks all for your advice, next trip will probably be to Koh Samet if an island, otherwise Chiang Mai.

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    ^ pictures, PICTURES!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    Thanks all for your advice, next trip will probably be to Koh Samet if an island, otherwise Chiang Mai.
    Dont do it after Chang. Much smaller, much much more expensive, plus the food is very limited compared to Chang.

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    Stayed here a few months ago.

    Penny's Resort Koh Chang, Thailand: Agoda.com

    Cheap and the kids loved it.

    Nice staff, mellow, great rooms and crystal clear HBO channels.

    Would recommend it to everybody

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    I always stay at the Rock Sand Resort. Its on White Sand Beach but its at the extreme end so its very quiet. Its owned by a Dutch couple and a standard air con room will cost around 1500 a night. They have a website.

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    stayed at white sands beach about 6 years ago, and it was really laid back and quiet, although there was a little bit of construction going on here and there had a great week there. sounds like i wont be returning

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    I was on Koh Chang last year and 10 years before that.

    Koh Chang is easy to bring your own car over from the main land. This was a huge asset to us as we just checked places out until we found a bay we liked.

    Consider taking your own motor and then your free to pick your spot but yes Freedom Beach aint the go.
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    Any updates on good places to stay? Some new places must have been built recently.

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    Went to the Sea View Resort with the main mrs.

    Picture thread here:

    http://teakdoor.com/thailands-travel...rs-luigio.html (Koh Chang with Mrs. Luigio.)

    Was okay.

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    If you want something different away from the tourists try the other Kho Chang in Ranong.

    https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourc...chang+ranong&*

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Am thinking to take the wife and 2-yr old to Koh Chang for 3-4 days, next week.

    Any tips/advice on accommodation? Looking for a clean, safe and fun place for the kid, car friendly, aircon, for around 1000-1500 / night.

    Somebody mentioned Cocos elsewhere, and also White Sand Beach.

    tia
    ...be careful of the currents... I've been there when people have died in the sea. Never mind fuckin' box jellyfish and nasty ants. Oh and the motorbikes - how many fuckers rent a bike and then zoom off in a vest and flip flops, skid on the poorly surfaced road and scrape the skin off their limbs within seconds of renting the bike, ruining their holiday - again, something I witnessed. Apart from that, and usual sensible precautions, it's nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by leemo
    Thanks all for your advice, next trip will probably be to Koh Samet if an island, otherwise Chiang Mai.
    Dont do it after Chang. Much smaller, much much more expensive, plus the food is very limited compared to Chang.
    Agreed. I really like Ko Chang and even road my Honda Wave there. But that was 2010ish and even then it was developing rapidly...

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    If you want somewhere new to try in the same area I'd humbly suggest Ko Kood. Big island, nust developed enough to be pleasant. Many places to stay in all price ranges. Cheap food. Friendly people and an overall nice place.

    Ko Mak is also in the area and a nice place. Small, pleasant island. Nice people, again. Beaches are jind of shit there though, primarily due to sand flies. Still well worth a visit.

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    But more difficult to get to than Chang? I hate negotiating with boat toats nearly as much as I hate the toerags that hang around bus stations.

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    Very easy to get to. Set prices, regular schedules, no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze
    If you want somewhere new to try in the same area I'd humbly suggest Ko Kood.
    We were there about 12 years ago. Now based up North and my wife echoed my feelings last night...we fancy a trip back to ko kut.

    And yes, it's way easier to get to than Ko Chang if you go for an 'all in' deal.

    As I remember though, it's not cheap.

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    Everything on the island is pretty well spaced apart. I think there are cheap sections. We stayed at a bamboo hut style "resort" (not complete crap by any stretch, but rustic enough) and I think it was around 500-600 baht. Hammocks, wood huts, shared bath, but private beach and incredibly relaxing. Only a few other people staying there if memory serves.

    There was a very cheap place to get local food just down the road. Again, rustic and local. We didn't spend much there as I recall, but I'm sure you easily could and a drive just down the road could feel way more expensive I'm sure.

    One of those places where a good look around the island really helps. Not a "reserve in advance" type of place either. Kind of a throwback considering the size and sheer beauty of the island. Underrated and not on the tourist track. Very nice place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    And yes, it's way easier to get to than Ko Chang if you go for an 'all in' deal.
    What's that?

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    Transport and accommodation.

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