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 discover flocks of hornbills and many other tropical birds!

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, receive an Ocean Flow session (aquatic bodywork) or a Thai Massage. 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. 

You can rent a bicycle or a scooter to discover more of the island and enjoy some time on the more secluded bays and beaches.

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 departing from Don Muang airport. When you arrive at the airport there are taxis waiting to bring you to your hotel or to the pier.

You can book your nightbus here
When you reach Ranong Bus Station ask for Sapan Plaa Koh Payam/Koh Chang. There is a boat at 9.30 am and 2 pm to the pier on Koh Chang where you find a motorbike taxi to bring you to OmTao. Before Covid we had a boat coming directly to the beach twice a day. We don't know yet if this will be the case again. There is also the option of taking a speedboat to the pier which takes only 20 min compared to 1 hour with the slow boat. You can ask for a speedboat to Koh Chang at the pier or at Pon's Place in Ranong. 

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 or True Move to be sure you have a good signal. Many restaurants offer WIFI but if you want your internet in your bungalow please buy an internet package along with the Sim card. 

We hope to see you soon!

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