Formerly a deserted and secluded sandy beach largely only known among backpackers, Lonely Beach has transformed itself to an exclusive retreat destination with a good variety of accommodation. Normally the last stop for the shared ‘songtaew’ (passenger-carrying pick-up truck), Lonely Beach is on the rocky side on the southern end of Kai Bae Beach. For swimming and water sports, it’s better to walk a bit further up to Kai Bae. Though not as ‘lonely’ as it once used to be, Lonely Beach nowadays still offers a cheap and peaceful retreat perfect for those who are on a tight budget and wanting to avoid the mainstream crowd.
Bailan Beach Resort
3-Star | Three Pools | Free Wi-Fi Internet | Massage Service | Motorbike Rental
Set in a lush tropical garden, Bailan Beach Resort has elements of Balinese and Thai island styles in its décor. Each of the four types of bungalow features handcrafted wood furniture, woven bamboo details and a large balcony facing the garden or ocean. The main restaurant overlooks the beach and the resort’s three outdoor pools. For recreation, enjoy a selection of massages, from Thai massage to western-style oil massage to foot massage, or rent a motorbike and go explore other areas of Koh Chang on your own.
Bhumiyama Beach Resort
3-Star | Beachfront | Large Swimming Pool | Spa | Nice Garden
This Thai-themed resort fronting the ocean boasts an expansive tropical garden, a beachside multi-level swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a separate children’s pool. Room sizes start at 32.5sqm and some rooms come with a semi-outdoor bathroom. Expect all the standard in-room amenities, such as a mini-bar, mini-fridge, cable TV, air conditioning and hot/cold shower. The restaurant is right by the beach, with tables set on the sand where you can indulge in delectable seafood or a Thai dinner while enjoying the sunset.