We started our stay on Ko Chang in a bungalow far away from the beach. It was decent, but we decided to rent a scooter on day 2 and check out some new places to stay on the beach. Most of the nice ones were too much for us; 5000-7000/night. No thanks! We found Siam Bay and right away fell in love with the private little beach. The water is super calm and great for swimming. Also it didn't seem very busy.
The Buan Yong Yuth Buri bungalows are where it's at IMO. They are the only ones right on the beach. We had #110 and it was awesome. Literally 5 metres from the beach! The regular price was 2500/night. I politely said this was too much and offered 4000 for 2 nights. They accepted
The room, much like the whole hotel, is nice but showing it's age. The free breakfeast in the morning was pretty decent. Eggs, bacon, the usual.
Only one other hotel, Sky View, shares the beach with Siam Bay. We checked out Sky View and it was in the 5000+ per night range. No thanks. We ate at the Sky View restaurant on day. It was not that good and very expensive. Plus lots of loud Europeans strutting around in thier speedos with their rockstar girlfriends close behind in high heels. No thanks. We rented a scooter from the hotel and went into town for food after that.
I should say that this hotel is a bit out of the way and IMO you need to rent a scooter to get around. Taxi's run irregualr times and are pricey.
Check out the Bang Bao fisherman's market. Very cool! Drive careful on the scooter as the roads are all over the place, but you will see so much more if you rent one.
Overall for 2000/night can't beat this place. The staff weren't overly friendly and the place was a bit dead. But a nice quiet bungalow on a beautiful beach on a busy island like Koh Chang is hard to beat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Siam Bay Resort is a last quiet family resort on Koh Chang's beautiful west coast. Being located at the very end of Kai Bae beach, there are no clubs or beach bars with loud thumping music to keep you awake, there are no outsiders that just walk in and squat all the best places on the beach or next to the pool, there is no traffic noise: it is just you, your loved ones, an extremely safe beach and lots and lots of peace and quiet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siam Bay Hotel Koh Chang