Chill-out central. Come here for hammocks, delicious food, fun people, and giant buckets of booze. Remove any preconceived ideas of white sandy beaches; they don't have them. But the rocky beach Gu's overlooks and the laidback atmosphere of this place can't be replicated.
A typical day: wake up whenever, time means nothing here, and drop into the restaurant for some pad thai and iced coffee. Look out at the ocean and read in a hammock as the day heats up. Head out to the waterfalls or another short trip, come back to Gu's for dinner and start drinking until a group forms and they invite you to take the Gu's party bus over to the bars. Go with them. Know you're being taken care of by Sam and crew, and let loose.
One small setback: On a tropical island like Koh Chang, you can't get away from seeing a cockroach at night. We later stayed at a 4-star place and still saw one. But since our bungalow at Gu's had an open-air bathroom, we had a lot of ants crawling on the toilet at night. A quick hose down fixed it every time, but a little warning from a fellow TripAdvisor would have been nice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Bay Resort (EBR) is located south-west on the island of Koh Chang, in Bailan Bay. The resort has a big garden with lots of room to play sports such as volleyball and badminton, hang-out in one of the several hammocks or just enjoy the sun by the pool. It is both a place to be by yourself and to meet people. Moreover, the resort is surrounded by walls and with only one entrance and exit, will make your stay as relaxed and private as possible. All rooms are decorated in the same style, yet none are the same and they each have their own personality. The restaurant and bar area has a funky, colorful look and invites you to mingle with other guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gu`s Bay Hotel Koh Chang