Although shopping is not what usually attracts visitors to Lonely Beach, it still makes a great pastime activity. Put your bargaining skill to the test with the locals at the many shops found dotted the area. Alternatively, head to the souvenir centre in Bangbao Village, located further south of the beach, for a more extensive range of things to buy from beach gears like shorts, bikinis, sandals, the usual mix of knick-knacks like handmade necklaces, accessories, scarves and Koh Chang souvenirs to foodstuff like dried seafood and local snacks.
What to buy in Lonely Beach
Don't expect much else other than the usual assortment of beachwear, all kinds and styles of sunglasses and sandals including the imitated version of the famous 'Croc', tailors, paintings, batiks, Thai crafts, Koh Chang souvenirs, T-shirts with quirky writing on them. Dried seafood products are also one of the beach's most popular items to buy.
Where to shop in Lonely Beach
Like other areas of Koh Chang, the majority of shops can be found alongside the main road, alternating with a host of restaurants, motorbike rentals, grocery stores and massage places. Since the beach is relatively small, a casual stroll along the main road is highly recommended, and you're likely to find whatever that you're looking for that way. Hardcore shoppers will be delighted if they head a little further south to the souvenir market in Bangbao Village, where a complete collection of cheap beachwear, jewel accessories, sandals, t-shirts, paintings, batiks, scarves, handmade Thai crafts, silk, seafood products and much more are on offer under one roof.