I was traveling by myself through Thailand and ended my trip in Koh Chang. I stumbled across Elephant and Castle and decided to give it a try. I ended up staying there for the last 10 days. John and his wife were amazing hosts.
The bungalows are located a bit off the road which gives you a lot of peace and quiet. They are nothing special but yet they still are :). Hot water, TV, a fan and a cozy porch are included.
Even though it might be easier to get around with a motorbike, i didnt rent one and still got around really well. To get to thr next beautiful beach you can either take a cab or i sometimes walked. (John even offered me a ride every once in a while).
I often ate dinner there as well. Lan and her cousin made wonderful (and cheap) Thai food. And John makes awesome western Breakfast.
There are always beverages, hot or cold, available.
John also pretty much knows anyone and anything in Koh Chang. He helped me find the best beach, set me up with an awesome trekking tour, gave me tips on where to go out to eat or drink and how much i should pay for a taxi.To me that was very helpful, because as in every country tourists sometimes can betaken advantage off, especially young women traveling on their own.
Koh chang is a must for everyone traveling trough Thailand. I will definetely come back to this beautiful island and really there is no better place to stay than at Elephant & Castle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a peaceful hillside, in beautiful gardens and backing onto the National Park of Koh Chang, which is virgin jungle. Bungalows have sea views, King size double bed, free Wi Fi, TV, shower/toilet/wet room, large wardrobe, fridge, tea/coffee making facility. 5 bungalows have Air con, 1 is fan only. The bungalows are kept spotlessly clean. Breakfast is available (extra charge). Situated just outside the busy main resort of White Sands & opposite Tesco Lotus which is handy for shopping but we are out of site. By taxi or motorbike we are with minutes of beaches, waterfalls, shops & restaurants. We can arrange other trips for you like elephant trekking, scuba diving, jungle trekking, Thai cookery or boat trips. The vibe on Koh Chang & at Elephant & Castle is one of relaxation. We can give you that as well as the personal touch. ... more less
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