Ko Chang, North Andaman

  • Three TreasureBeaches
  • Is perfect for travelers looking to connect with nature
  • It is best to explore the island by foot
  • Ranong is a good starting point to reach Ko Chang
  • Favorite stays:
    Koh Chang Resort *
    Mama’s Bungalows *

Ao Yai

Ao Daddaeng

Ao Lek

Ko Chang is a small and secluded island located in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Ranong Province. Ko Chang offers a more serene and less touristy experience compared to some of the more popular Thai islands. This destination is perfect for travelers looking to connect with nature, explore the outdoors, and enjoy a quieter coastal environment.

Whether you are interested in hiking, beachcombing, water sports, or simply relaxing, Ko Chang provides a peaceful and unspoiled island experience. One of the most striking features of Ko Chang NA are its beaches with stretches of black sand.

Ko Chang is a beautiful island with narrow concrete and dirt roads that lead through fields of rubber trees and cashew orchards. There are no cars and almost no scooters on the island, making the island overall quiet and peaceful. The island is green and pristine and all you can hear are the sounds of the forests and the sea: truly the definition of ‘old-fashioned Thai beach life’.

It is best to explore the island via motorcycle taxis or by foot. Wi-Fi is sometimes available, while electricity is usually available in the evenings. Yoga and Tai Chi classes are taught at Om Tao (www.omtao.net). On Ko Chang there are no ATMs, so make sure to bring cash.

Ranong is a good starting point to reach Ko Chang. Nok Air and Airasia operate daily flights between Bangkok and Ranong. Bus services between Chumphon and Phuket stop in Ranong. From the bus station, a minibus or taxi will take you to the pier in an approximate 15-minute ride.

From Ranong Pier a 60-minute slow boat or several 20-minute speedboat services take you to Ko Chang (200-350 baht). For the exact timetables, please check the internet! During the high season, there is at least one daily speedboat connection from Ko Phayam to Ko Chang (300 baht). At the pier, motorcycle cabs will take you to the other side of the island (100 baht).

An alternative way to get to this beach, is to take the boat to Ko Phayam at the pier in Ranong to drop you off at Ao Lek. A private boat from the hotel will be waiting on the open water to take you to the beach. Do not forget to inform the boat crew and your hotel to pick you up again!

It is not possible rent scooters on the island.