Koh Chang Part 1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo last week to escape the chaos of Songkran in Bangkok we escaped for a few days to the beautiful island of Koh Chang. If you missed the weekend post on how to get there you can read it here. We stayed at the Chai Chet Resort on the west of the island, on Chai Chet beach just north of Klong Prao beach.

Our hotel was on a peninsula covered in jungle and we stayed in a standard hillside room. The rooms are clean and tidy, the bathrooms could do with some updating but for £35 a night it was great. I’ll be honest we did panic slightly when we arrived on the Monday having sold my parents 5 days in paradise; the resort was chaotic, filled with Thai children on holiday, swimming in the pool in all their clothes, not to mention the drive to the hotel where our mini van passed all the revellers partying in the streets spraying any passerby with water! The beach was still quiet however and come midday on Wednesday we practically had the place to ourselves as Songkran came to an end.

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Our own private pool after the Songkran carnage!
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An inlet ran through the resort allowing a fascinating insight into the workings of the fishermen.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA stroll down the beach when we arrived on Monday, appreciating the slightly cooler temperatures than in Bangkok….still in the 30’s!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That evening we headed down the beach to Paradise restaurant at Koh Chang Paradise Resort.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_1693 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_1694I was delighted to see they did BBQ so I enjoyed a chicken kebab, baked potato and corn on the cob!

The next day we walked the length of our beach and waded/canoed across to the next beach. We swam in the sea which was as warm as a bath, drank the most delicious banana milkshakes and enjoyed the glorious weather!

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Dad couldn’t resist canoeing across!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

All along the beaches on the islands are swings, encouraging you to feel like a child again!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Unfortunately the canoe had gone so wading was the only way back!

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The incredible view of the bay from the restaurant at our resort.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We ate in our resort that evening where the food was really good.
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I couldn’t resist BBQ again but branched out into some delicious huge tiger prawns!

Wednesday was designated ‘relaxing’ day (…not that the day before had been stressful!) so we sat on the beach with our books and kindles in the morning then went wild and headed for the pool in the afternoon!

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My parents brought me a Kindle out which I have to admit I love!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe pier at our resort where we fed the amazing fish.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe ate down on the beach again, enjoying a delicious Pad Thai Gai and taking in the customary Thai island beach entertainment, a fire show.IMG_1719 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo that was our first few days on Koh Chang, tomorrow I’ll fill you in on our last day on the island!

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  1. Bet it’s absolutely lovely having your parents there!
    That pool looks so dang inviting!

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    1. It’s been amazing Amy, they left this morning so trying to distract myself! Thankfully they loved BKK and the island so are definitely going to be back! X

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