Yoga-Tai Chi-Qi Gong at OMTAO,  Cashew Resort - Koh Chang - Ranong - Andaman-Sea - Thailand

Koh Chang

Koh Chang

Koh Chang is a beautiful laid back island in the Andaman Sea on the south-west coast of Thailand about an hour from Ranong. The island has maintained its natural beauty and simplicity, which is becoming more and more difficult to find in Thailand. It is a wonderful place to relax and withdraw from  fast-paced life and find peace and tranquility.

If you are an explorer  there is a lot to do: beautiful walks in the jungle, along the beaches or through rubber and cashew plantations, meeting friendly Thai and Myanmar people in small settlements dotted around the island or discovering flocks of hornbills and other tropical birds in the trees!

Ao Yai, the long beach, is safe for children and suitable for many sporting activities like jogging, frisbee or volleyball. You can rent kayaks, bicycles or go swimming in the sea or the lake. Of course you can join our classes, use our big trampoline or practice your balance on our slack line. The snorkeling is not outstanding on Koh Chang but the sea is beautiful to be in and there is nothing as relaxing as floating on a Lilo (air mattress) and allowing the water to gently move you.

Aladdin Diver Safari, located at Cashew Resort, offers liveaboard dive tours and dive tours around the Surin and Similan National Marine Park and the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (www.aladdindivesafari.com).
You want to relax and hang out? No problem, there are plenty of trees to hang your hammock up and enough restaurants for enjoying delicious Thai and Western food. 

How to get there

When you plan your trip, be sure to head south from Bangkok. There is a larger and more touristic Koh Chang on the east coast of Thailand, close to the Cambodian boarder.

From Bangkok you can either take a day or night bus, or fly directly to Ranong. Nok air  and air asia are flying several times a day from Don Muang airport.

You can book your nightbus here https://12go.asia/en/travel/ranong/bangkok/13126-5623-4057?date=2015-10-03 )

When you reach Ranong ask for Saphan Plaa Koh Payam/Koh Chang. There are two boats directly to Ao Yai per day, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. In case you don't make it in time look for the speedboats that stop at Koh Chang pier at the other side of the island. Some include taxi transport from there some don't. Please check at the pier.

Although Omtao belongs to Cashew Resort, the quickest way to our place is to get off the longtail boat at Sunset Bungalows (the first stop on the long beach) and walk 50m up the beach to the right.

 A little advicce at the end: there is no ATM on the island so it's good to pick up some money before you enter the boat.  In case you want to use a Thai Sim card chooes AIS 12call to be sure you have a good signal.

We hope to see you soon!