My partner and I stayed here in January 2013, at the height of the Season.
Having stayed in Lonely Beach many times previous, and having endured the endless parties, with accompanying noise. Paradise Cottage proved just that, it is paradise, and it's quiet.
So, not only can you enjoy the parties, you can also retreat and enjoy the peace that Koh Chang has to offer.
Having found a deal on Agoda for the Sea Front Cottage, at less than 1000 Baht a night between the two of us, what more could you ask for? Our balcony faced the sea, albeit a rocky beach. However, this wasn't a problem and with the aid of some flip flops or shoes, you could venture out to the flat sands, once the tide had retreated. Additionally if you are beach hungry, you could talk a walk past the village and towards the more built up area, where the natural sands are, and where the bathers, sun worshippers congregate. FYI: Lonely Beach is most probably the best beach on the island. Calm blue waters, gorgeous sands, plenty of restaurants to visit and as already mentioned, a number of parties at night
To be able to open the doors to our bungalow and listen to the sea lapping at the shore was nothing but heavenly. The rooms were adequate and boutique in style, minimalistic yet secure and cosy. Insects weren't a problem due to the fly screens over the doors/windows and the AC was adequate. Although, I suffered with a bad chest as a result of the AC, the bar staff were happy to let me borrow their industrial fan to pacify the heat at night and aid with sleep.
The food was great from the bar, both Thai and Western. And reasonably priced. Likewise with the drinks and other items available. Most breakfasts, if not all, were had on the decking, over looking the sea. Likewise with our meals at night. Pong, the owner, was a star, his hospitality and that of staff knew no bounds. He invited us to a bespoke BBQ, with a celeb guest and newlywed wife, who had also checked in during our stay, celebrating their honeymoon. Additionally, when I had a gig in the village (being a DJ, this means carting your equipment to and from the venue), on noticing this, Pong immediately instructed one of his staff to take the bag from me, and deliver it to the venue. True customer service.
There were hammocks a plenty, in the bar area and to while away the afternoon, swinging in them was a joy.
The wifi was steady, during our two weeks. It was constant and relatively fast in comparison to other places I have stayed on Koh Chang. Luckily, the router was positioned on our roof and therefore, this may have helped somewhat. Although, I noticed a number of routers positioned throughout the complex, so a connection shouldn't be a problem.
There was no TV, which didn't hinder our stay. If you needed to catch up with events taking place, the internet sufficed.
And in the bar area, most nights, a DJ played chilled tunes, suiting the ambiance of the venue and setting. I also note that once a month, during the high season there is a party, which to date I have yet to have the pleasure of attending. But, by all accounts, they have been off the chart!!!!
All in all, I would return and keep returning. I only wish I had found Paradise a lot earlier than I did.
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