Many guests are happy to relax in a hammock or chill in our lounge/restaurant taking in the breathtaking views, but for the more adventurous some activities we can help to arrange
The Koh Chang diving had a major boost with the sinking of Thailand’s largest wreck the HTMS Chang. Lying in 30 meters of water it is a fantastic dive site suitable for novice- and advanced divers alike.
Visit the Scuba-Dawgs website and learn more about diving around Koh Chang. Scuba-Dawgs dive center is owned by Cliff Cottage
If you have never dived you can join on a Discover Scuba Day which is a great way to find out if you like diving. You can upgrade this day to Open Water dive certification and receive a 100% refund. Of course you are also welcome to join on our boats for a snorkeling adventure or as a passenger to enjoy the scenery in the Marine Park.
The private bay on which our resort is set is considered by many as the best snorkeling site on Koh Chang. We rent snorkeling equipment to enable guests to see the beautiful corals and sea life in front of our resort.
Motorbikes and scooters are the best way to explore Koh Chang, but be very careful on the steep hills.
We can arrange elephant trekking. A great day out with free pick up and drop off service
The Baan Chang Thai lets you experience more than just the usual elephant trekking. A 1-hour trek is at 900 Baht per person, while a 2-hour trek including river and mountain trekking and elephant bathing is at Baht 1500 per person. These rates include transportation to/from our resort, and complimentary fresh fruits and drinking water.
Go where most locals never been and trek into the Koh Chang jungle. Trekking costs 800 Baht for a full day trek which includes collection and return to our resort. Raht the trekking guide is informative and a genuinely likeable guy. The trek is suitable for most people of average fitness, but for the more adventurous he treks to Koh Chang’s highest peak Salakpet (744m) every Friday. This trek is for people of above average fitness only and costs 1200 baht. Raht provides boots for those who need them. Lunch and refreshments are also included in the price.
We have kayaks available for our guests . Nearby Sugar beach and Klong Koi beach are 30 minutes away. There is a secluded beach about 2 hours paddling from the resort.
TREE TOP ADVENTURE PARK
We can arrange a visit to the Tree Top Adventure Park, pick up and drop off service included
VISIT A WATERFALL
Koh Chang’s mountainous landscape created some very scenic waterfalls. The following are frequently visited by tourists and locals. At some waterfalls there is a National Park entrance fee of 200 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children over 3 years old.
KLONG PHLU WATERFALL
Where: Close to Klong Prao and Kai Bae.
Description: The water plunges down a narrow drop into a pool where you can go for a refreshing swim.
Trail: An easy 20 minute walk from the main parking area. There are more levels above the main falls but they can be tricky to negotiate, especially in the rainy season.
Why go there? Klong Phlu is probably the easiest of all Koh Chang’s waterfalls to get to as it is located close to the main road.
THAN MAYOM WATERFALL
Where: Located next to Than Mayom pier with its entrance just behind the headquarters of the Marine National Park.
Description: A series of three falls along the stream of Klong Mayom. The second waterfall is about 500 meters east and the third is 3 km from the first.
Trail: A well marked pathway leads to a 45 minute climb to the first set of falls.
Why Go There? There are good views from the top and you’ll find two stones with inscriptions bearing the initials of King Rama V, King Rama VI and King Rama VII. Swimming is allowed. Restrooms and food stalls are available.
KLONG NONSI WATERFALL
Where: Located on the northern part of Koh Chang. It is about 4 km from the Marine Park headquarters at Than Mayom. A 1-hour, 3-km path from Ban Dan Mai near Koh Chang police station leads to this waterfall.
Description: A small waterfall with several cascades.
Where: Located 2 km from the southern fishing village of Salak Phet
Description: Medium sized Kiripet has multiple levels. During dry season, it is possible to climb up to the seventh level of Kiripet. Swimming is possible but it is advisable to check the water currents especially during the rainy season. During this period it can be wet and slippery.
Trail: You can park your car or motorbike in the rubber plantation near the waterfall and take a 15-minute walk. Hikers should wear climbing shoes and use great caution when climbing up the rocks. Rangers from nearby Salak Phet Forestry Office can lend a helping hand if you request it.
KLONG NEUNG WATERFALL
Where: Not far from Kiripet.
Description: The tallest waterfall on Koh Chang.
Trail: The hike takes 1 hour and most guide books mention having to climb over a huge boulder to reach the waterfall but it might be an idea to just walk around the boulder instead.
Why Go There? It’s not an easy waterfall to get to but many people say that the swimming in the fresh water pool makes it all worth while.
A great way to impress your friends and family after visiting Thailand would be to prepare them a Thai meal.
Koh Chang Thai cooking school cookery classes will teach you how to cook some of the most delicious dishes that Thailand has to offer such as Tom Yum, Pad Thai or maybe even a green curry. This is a half day experience and costs around 1200 baht per person with pick up and drop off service from our resort. You will get to eat all you cook. We recommend this particular cookery school because of the excellent literature they provide for their students. The students can choose what dishes they want to cook.
We can arrange fishing trips for our customers on one of the many charter fishing boats that exist on Koh Chang. There is also some decent fishing right in front of our bar/restaurant.