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    Hi need advice for hotel stay in ko chang ,we are going to be there for a week
    2 adults and 9yr old. Can anyone recommend sea front fair price and good quality
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    Kacha Resort, White Sand Beach.

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    Koh-Chang.com - Ultimate guide to Koh Chang archipelago. This is a pretty good site, the wife and I have stayed at Koh Chang Lagoon Resort a few times, it's nice, bungalow on the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    The River Resort of Koh Chang
    Nice but neither look sea front.

    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT


    The also have land based apartments on the hill 100 metres or so away

    and apparently a small "free" boat to putter over to the island
    Free of charge with the motor dinghy to the near island of dreams

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    Designer... If you want to have access to 7-11's, bars, lots of food, and coffee shops, stay at 15 Palms on White Sand Beach. Otherwise, there is a quieter place called the Palm Beach Resort further down. I think the Pomfret ( butterfish) is in season now so don't miss having a bite of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    The River Resort of Koh Chang
    Nice but neither look sea front.

    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT
    You may want to ask for a photo of the resort when the tide is out!
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    The River Resort of Koh Chang
    Nice but neither look sea front.

    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT
    You may want to ask for a photo of the resort when the tide is out!
    Yup. That place is very deserted and run by a mad german. Horses for courses but I'd get up to White Sands for luxury and Lonely Beach for character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You may want to ask for a photo of the resort when the tide is out!
    Like most places I imagine you would be seeing the bottom?
    Last edited by boatboy; 09-05-2012 at 09:45 AM.

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    I've stayed with my family at Kacha Resort and Cookies resort, both on White Sands and both very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Yup. That place is very deserted
    Sounds great

    and run by a mad german.
    Cannibal mad?

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    ^Just don't mention the war.

    Other drawback to the place is there's no beach/sand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ho
    Kacha Resort, White Sand Beach.
    I'll second that. But Ze Germans were out in force.

    Quote Originally Posted by thailazer
    stay at 15 Palms on White Sand Beach.
    Also nice. I've stayed there too and spend most of my days in the 15 Palms restaurant when I'm not staying there.

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    I stay at the same place everytime with my 11 year old son and wife, the seaside stand alone villas at Klong Prao Resort, Klong Prao Beach. Large King bed, shower and separate large bathtub. The beach is cleaned every morning before you wake up. Very peaceful and beautiful. Go to sleep hearing the waves crashing on the beach. Excellent pool. Hire a motorbike for 200 baht a day. At this time of the year, show up in person, can get the villa for less than 2,000 baht a night. Morning buffet so-so but then again we eat mostly at Paddies Irish

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You may want to ask for a photo of the resort when the tide is out!
    Like most places I imagine you would be seeing the bottom?
    You might find out that it is mud not sand. The resort drains empty into it, not nice.

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    Thanks guys I will choos one of these resorts ,on white sands beach
    Again thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy
    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT
    nice to wander around for a day and maybe stay a night, but very quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy
    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT
    nice to wander around for a day and maybe stay a night, but very quiet
    That's how we felt about that too Sunsetter. There was one rather popular restaurant there with fresh seafood and the drive to get there was nice with waterfalls to walk to and such. But once we finally got there, it felt a little like time had slammed against a brick wall! Quiet though.

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    got to be White sands, good sandy beach for the 9yr old , & base out of there for days out , if you cant ride a bike dont be tempted, 15 palms laid back , good service on the sand ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    The River Resort of Koh Chang
    Nice but neither look sea front.

    I am looking at this place out on a jetty on the southside of the island ISLAND VIEW RESORT


    The also have land based apartments on the hill 100 metres or so away

    and apparently a small "free" boat to putter over to the island
    Free of charge with the motor dinghy to the near island of dreams

    Wild horses wouldn't drag me back here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostandfound View Post
    Wild horses wouldn't drag me back here
    Yeah, fair enough, what reasons?

    I have sort of gone off the whole Ko Chang/Pattaya thing and am looking at Nha Trang and Da Nang again.
    Really did like it a lot last time.

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    The owner is not mad. Just a totally inhospitable, antagonistic cnut. Basic basic rooms, more like sheds over murky water. No beach, but you're in the middle of nowhere save a couple of clueless seafood restaurants along a dirt track.

    I used it as a base for my boat in K Chang a few years ago and had some guests sleep in the huts ashore. Ok to use to take on water and drop people off, but that's it.

    The only entertainment worth mentioning is the spectacle of the Thai navy trying to moor and manouevre their patrol boat. If you think these people can't drive cars - just watch them when they have to control a boat with wind and current to consider.

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