9 Things to Do in Koh Chang – Don’t miss it !

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Things to do in Koh Chang range from diving to snorkeling, swimming with elephants to jungle trekking, cookery schools to visiting the waterfalls and plenty more besides. Indeed, there are enough activities to meet the needs of even the most demanding of visitor to the island, so there’s no excuse for just lazing in a hammock or lying on the beach while you are here.

We’ve broken down all the things to do and the different activities into their relevant categories, with guides to the companies, the prices, what to expect and what you get for your baht. You may book your tickets through an agent or your resort but bear in mind they will likely have a favored boat company, dive school or elephant camp that they always use, which is not necessarily the island’s best choice or the one you want. In most cases, it is not possible to go direct and in peak season, things will get very busy.

  1. Koh Chang Diving

Diving off Koh Chang is perhaps one of the most exciting things to do off the island, with terrific dive sites at the coral reefs of Koh Rang (the Marine Park), together with the new wrecks off the south west of the island. There are a fair number of dive schools from which to choose, so our diving guide lists them for you, what they offer, as well as giving guide prices. Fun dives (3,200bt for 2), dive packages, Open Water courses (16,000bt) and Discover Scuba Diving, a day’s course for those that have never tried (5,500bt) are all available. Our preferred company is Dolphin Divers, who we have worked with for many years.

  1. Snorkeling, Fishing Boat Trips

A day out on the water snorkeling, fishing or just cruising around the Koh Chang Islands is perhaps the most popular of things to do in Koh Chang. Many companies offer boat trips for full days or half days on large wooden boats or speedboats, with lunch and transfers from your resort included in the price. These trips go down to Koh Rang, Koh Wai other smaller uninhabited islands and they can get very busy.

  1. Luxurious Yacht Experience

Peninsula One is the only diving center in Thailand offering diving tripfrom Koh Chang to Chanthaburi and Koh Samed. We also do trips to Thailand’s BIGGEST shipwreck — THE HTMS CHANG — Sail on the most exclusive and luxurious charter yacht cruising the Koh Chang archipelago.

“Manhattan 64” was built by the prestigious Sunseeker shipyard in the UK,She is over 70 feet long and offers cruising in style for up to 20 guests.The spacious yacht has room for overnight accommodation for 6 guests in 1 cabins for 2 crew.

“Manhattan 64” is the perfect choice to make special occasions, like Weddings, Honeymoons, Birthdays, or Stag/Hen parties. We also offer Gourmet Cruise, spend a Delicious Lunch or Dinner in style out on the sea.

For more detail => http://www.scubadivingkohchang.com/yacht.html

  1. Sailing and Kayak

Sailing is slowly appearing off Koh Chang, Chartering a yacht, bareboat, is a fabulous experience here with sailing grounds all the way down to Koh Kood. Our affiliate, Charter Fleet has Hunter 310’s, Odyssey 35’s and 43’s all available, with full anchorage guides, briefings, provisioning lists, transport to and from the island.

  1. Trekking, Bird Watching and Canopying

Jungle trekking is one of the most energetic things to do in Koh Chang, with 3 guides, Tan, Toon and Raht, plotting your route through the jungle. Treks are arranged in groups (or privately) for 1/2 days or full days with prices from 600bt upwards. You can take easy days up to the small waterfalls in the rainforest or much tougher excursions, including scaling two of Koh Chang’s peaks at 644m and 730m or going across the interior. We also offer bird watching, half days or special photography hide days.

  1. Koh Chang Waterfalls

Visiting the Koh Chang waterfalls makes a nice break from the beach, with the main one at Klong Plu, the northern end of Klong Prao Beach. This costs 200bt for tourists, 100bt for kids and is easy to walk to, so suitable for families of all ages. It is perfectly safe to swim in the pool or even dive off the rocks. There are another 6 or so waterfalls on the island, mostly on the eastern side of the island. Hiring a motorbike to explore that area would enable you to hunt them out, though some of them do take a good hike to reach.

  1. Elephant Trekking

Elephant trekking is offered by 6 companies on Koh Chang, mostly located in Klong Prao Beach. Each follows a similar format and price, with 850bt for 1 hour and 1,500bt for 2 hours. The 2 hour trek allows you to swim and wash the elephants at the end of the trek, great fun for all the family. Transfer to and from your resort is included.

  1. Thai Cooking School

Learning to cook real Thai food at a cooking school is a great way to spend a day on Koh Chang, There are a handful of schools, with prices ranging from 1,000bt to 1,500bt.

Classes can be either all day or morning and afternoon. You will eat what you cook so everything is scheduled around mealtimes. The schools allow you to specify dishes which you would like to master and during the classes, you will also learn about ingredients and techniques. We recommend Blue Lagoon on Klong Prao Beach and can book this for you before you arrive. All prices include transfers to and from your resort.

  1. Massage, Spa, Yoga and Detox

Massage at any of the hundreds of beach-side or road-side spots is a Thai institution with prices at 250bt to 1,500bt an a hour. Spas are available at all of the bigger resorts, where prices will increase considerably in line with the comfort of your surroundings. You can also find a detox and yoga center down on the east coast.

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Thank you information from => http://explorekohchang.com/koh-chang/things-to-do-in-koh-chang/

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