Compared to White Sand and Klong Prao beaches, Kai Bae Beach may be less appealing, but the fact that it’s a wonderful combination between the convenience and touristiness of the White Sand Beach and a peacefulness and independence of Lonely Beach, Kai Bae still attracts a fair share of the visitors. The beach is a short distance away from the main road. Much of the beach stretch is shrouded by shady overhanging palm trees, making it a great spot to chill out and perhaps have a little picnic. Sun worshippers are also in for a great tan as there’s plenty of open space where you can soak in the tropical sun while getting lost in a good book, or better yet, a de-stressing foot massage!
Facilities in Kai Bae Beach
Resorts and hotels along Kai Bae Beach, like most of other beaches on Koh Chang, provides beachgoers with basic facilities like restrooms, deck chairs, towels, hammocks, swings as well as some sport equipment like football, volleyball and Frisbee. While these things are usually free of charge, others are not, and require small fees. An abundance of beachside massage huts offering traditional Thai and foot massages can also be found here. If you’re hungry, there are many restaurants and cafés situated alongside the beach, where quick drinks and light meals are served all day long.
Koh Chang-customised souvenirs like T-shirts, keychains, and an assortment of trinkets like jewel accessories are the usual wares beach vendors are hoping to make some baht out of. Chances are you will also find the same sort of stuff on sale in shops along the main road. Be warned that these beach traders will mercilessly approach anyone in sight, if you’re not interested in buying their goods, simply and politely say ‘no, thank you’ – and with a smile! Unfortunately (or fortunately – depending on how hungry you are!) there is no food hawkers roaming the beach. Food and drinks can only be had from the seaside restaurants and cafés.
Whatever your idea of fun is, you’re guaranteed to find it on Kai Bae Beach. A wide range of activities from lying idly on the pristine sand, soaking up the tropical sun, getting lost in a good paperback to swaying gently in a hammock, having a picnic and getting in a variety of fun sports like football and volleyball. Alternatively, swimming in the sea, snorkeling, getting a massage or just walking along the beach (especially when the tide is low) are some of the great ways to spend your time here too.
What to eat in Kai Bae Beach
Since there’s no food vendors around, restaurants and cafés along the beach seem to be the only source of food and drinks on Kai Bae Beach. Unless you particularly want to have street food, eating from nearby restaurants is probably your best option. However, a lot of roadside eateries and food stalls can be found flanking the main road. Not only do these eating places provide tasty food, they also generally very cheap. Simple sandwiches and snacks can easily be made by getting ingredients from the beach’s many supermarkets selling both local and imported foodstuff.