This is a secret gem. Without doubt this would be the best place on Koh Chang that I could see (note, this is on the Andaman Coast, not the better-known, bigger Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand). It is on the best part of the main beach, with flat, soft sand and easy access into the water. It offers picturesque views and the owners have worked hard to create a good setting, by establishing a nice garden interspersed with attractive home-made furniture which invites you to just sit around and relax. The bungalows are very basic (no glass in the windows but they have shutters and mosquito nets, no hot water) but they have a rustic charm oozing with character that fits the setting and they have great verandahs complete with hammock to laze away reading a book besides the ocean.
The biggest surprise was that the local couple who own the place speak good english and are brilliant cooks. Nuiee worked as a chef in various restaurants in Melbourne while undertaking a mechanics course and his wife has done a hospitality course in the same city (which is where they met). Their menu and quality of food was the best I experienced in Thailand! They are very humble, modest quiet people, and very nice, honest, warm and genuine. They also employ a diligent Burmese family to help out, who are also very nice people.
The island itself is untouristy and has not much to do except eat, read and swim - perfect. We travelled from Ranong to here by schedulled ferry and then chartered a private boat (for only 1,500 THB) from a hotel a few minutes walk from Koh Chang Resort to take our family from here to Koh Phayam.
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