Although far from being an undiscovered hidden gem tucked away in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Chang is however a far more peaceful alternative to its bigger, more crowded brothers Koh Samui and Phuket and the best hotels on Koh Chang have long been a tranquil haven for locals and travelers alike. The ‘Elephant Isle’ is the largest and best-known island in the Koh Chang Archipelago and is celebrated for its incredible natural beauty, diverse landscapes, wildlife, birdlife, marine life and crystal-clear waters. Whether opting for a boutique resort on Koh Chang, the best spa Koh Chang, or a first-class hotel on Koh Chang, the Secret Retreats team's sole purpose is to make your dream island holiday in Thailand an unforgettable reality. In this guide, we'll explore the best hotels, boutique stays, rejuvenating spas, and exciting excursions that make Koh Chang a haven for visitors seeking a slice of this unmissable Thai tropical island paradise.

Koh Chang was Christened the Elephant Isle because of its Elephant-shaped headland, and although it was once a difficult to reach destination located a stone’s throw from the Thai border with Cambodia, it has since become a thriving destination for travelers without losing any of its original pristine charm as much of the Island is a protected area featuring dense rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails, coral reefs, beautiful beaches and an astonishing array of wildlife.

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Why Choose a Koh Chang Resort and Spa or Koh Chang Boutique Hotel?

When you book a Koh Chang resort and spa or Koh Chang boutique hotel you are treating yourself and your family to an unparalleled blend of luxury and natural beauty. Our Koh Chang holidays by Secret Retreats are an opportunity to experience mouthwatering locally sourced Thai delicacies, the freshest seafood, and unbeatable international cuisine. The very best spa Koh Chang experiences, like The Spa Koh Chang Resort, will introduce you to a whole range of Wellness activities including all manner of rejuvenating yoga, revitalizing massage, herbal steam baths, and natural spa treatments. A stay at a Koh Chang resort and spa is guaranteed to be a deeply calming experience that will rejuvenate your body and soul with traditional treatments in a tranquil, tropical setting.

Excursions and Activities to Explore from your Koh Chang Luxury Boutique Hotel

Beyond the tranquility of your Koh Chang luxury boutique hotel and the serene bliss of your Koh Chang resort and spa, the island offers a myriad of exciting excursions and activities for you to discover. Shake off that jetlag with a hike from your Koh Chang resort into the island’s lush interior where several breathtaking waterfalls are waiting to tempt you in for a refreshing dip. Khlong Plu Waterfall, located in the Mu Ko Chang National Park, is the most famous and easily accessible from the doors of your Koh Chang boutique hotel. If you are feeling a little more adventurous, a jungle trek can be organized for a hike into the island’s lush evergreen rainforests where a local guide will show you secret viewpoints and introduce you to the resident wildlife and beautiful birdlife.

If you hanker for some island hopping, our staff at the best hotels on Koh Chang selected for your personalized Thailand holiday itinerary can book a private boat tour for you and your family to discover the nearby Islands. Koh Wai, Koh Mak, and Koh Kood are popular choices as they boast pristine beaches, snorkeling spots, kayaking, and a relaxed atmosphere to take in the delights of the Gulf of Thailand. The crystal-clear waters surrounding Koh Chang are teeming with marine life and joining a snorkeling or diving tour from your Koh Chang resort and spa is an exhilarating way to explore vibrant coral reefs, brightly colored fish, and, if you are lucky, even the occasional majestic sea turtle. Once a questionable activity for animal lovers, booking a visit to the Ban Kwan Chang Elephant Camp through your Koh Chang boutique hotel is a responsible, worry-free way you can observe and interact with these gentle giants in a humane and ethical manner, and support their conservation too.

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Exploring After Dark from your Koh Chang Resort

While the island is known for its tranquility, it also offers a lively nightlife scene away from the quiet calm of your Koh Chang resort. Head to White Sand Beach or Lonely Beach for bars, beachside restaurants and live music venues. Or swap the balcony and private pool at your Koh Chang boutique hotel for breathtaking sunsets aboard a sunset cruise. Sip cocktails, or something cold and bubbly, and enjoy the view as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the sea.

Create Indelible Memories with a Stay at a Koh Chang Resort and Spa

Whether you seek a romantic getaway in a Koh Chang resort and spa, a family vacation in one of the best hotels Koh Chang, or a spirited adventure from a boutique resort Koh Chang, this incredible Thai island has something unforgettable to offer. Each visit promises a new, enduring experience. So, pack your bags, embark on a journey to the ‘Elephant Isle’ with Secret Retreats, and discover your own piece of paradise in the Gulf of Thailand. We look forward to welcoming you.
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