There are so many islands in Thailand, all of them beautiful and different from one another, that deciding where to go can be a daunting task. I decided to go to Koh Chang, considered one of the best islands in Thailand, because I felt it suited all my needs. After having traveled across South East Asia for 4 weeks, from Vietnam to Cambodia, and having endured the unbearable heat of Cambodia, I needed somewhere to relax. That somewhere had to be on my way between Cambodia and Bangkok, from which I would fly home.
Koh Chang proved to be a good choice and its reputation for being one of the best islands in Thailand is well deserved. It is the second biggest among the islands in Thailand – although size is quite a relative concept. I come from Sardinia, a huge island in the centre of the Mediterranean, and to me Koh Chang – where it only takes one hour to drive from top to bottom – is actually quite small.
The days I spent in Koh Chang were hardly enough to make the most of it, yet sufficient to fall in love with it and come to the conclusion that Koh Chang is one of the places to visit in Thailand and home to some of the best Thailand beaches. Here’s just a few of the reasons why I think Koh Chang is one of the best islands in Thailand.
Koh Chang is home to some of the best Thailand beaches. While Lonely Beach is perhaps the most famous beach in Koh Chang and one of the best beaches in Thailand, I opted to hang out in Klong Koi Beach, right off Bang Bao.