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Island Hopping in Koh Chang

eTN  Dec 16, 2008

Koh Chang, part of a pristine archipelago off eastern Thailand, and its smaller enchanting islands are just waiting to be explored and are just a hop away! Not only are they stunningly beautiful, but they also have interesting tales.

For a bit of an adventure and to feel a little like a castaway, Koh Chang’s surrounding islands are an ideal destination for some island hopping.

Base yourself at the 5-star Amari Emerald Cove Resort and get away by speedboat, in a few hours or less, to find yourself in other tropical paradises.

Koh Klum has historical significance, as it was a battleground for the Thai and French, during the French colonization of Indochina. This island is a good site for diving, as there are corals 10 to 20 meters deep, and it is also an excellent fishing spot.

Koh Wai, a crescent shaped island, has two small beautiful beaches, suitable as a quiet hideaway for a day trip.

Koh Phrao Nai and Nok have coconut trees fringing the beach, providing comfortable shady areas to laze around on the white sand beach.

Koh Lao Ya comprises 3 small islands, known for their long white sand beaches, turquoise waters, green forests, and lovely coral at shallow depths. Stroll on a wooden bridge that links two of the islands and see the crystal clear water beneath.

Koh Ngam is an enchanting island, located a few hundred meters off the southern most tip of Koh Chang. The island consists of 2 sections held together by a narrow sand dune, and there are two lagoons excellent for swimming and snorkelling. Dolphins are occasionally seen in the area.

A little further away, Koh Maak, 40km from the mainland, is covered in both rubber and coconut plantations with inspiring long beaches.

80km south east of Trat, Koh Kood is the second largest island in the Koh Chang National Park. About 70 percent of the island is covered in tropical rainforest, and there are stunning waterfalls. The beaches are fringed with beautiful coconut trees and crystal clear water laps the white sandy shore.

Island trips can easily be arranged through Amari Emerald Cove Resort, located on Klong Prao Beach.

And after the adventurous long trip, come back and relax by the pool or indulge in the ultimate pampering experience for body, mind, and soul at the luxurious Sivara Spa.

Island Hopping in Koh Chang
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