THINGS TO DO
Explore Best Attractions & Things to Do on Koh Chang
Find adventure on authentic island activities, like hiking to the top of Khao Laem, snorkeling around small islands, trekking the waterfall, and enjoy fascinating views with sea kayaking. Discover our favorite things to do on Koh Chang.
Your journey to explore the smaller islands nearby or to paddle out to one of the many coral reefs. Witness the fascinating views of the archipelago and nearby offshore islands.
- Life vest provided
- No previous experience required
- Minimum age 12 years old
We invites guests to a memorable under-the-stars movie experience. Just sit back in your comfy beach lounger and watch a good old classic while sipping ice-cold cocktails.
Available from November to April. Subject to weather condition.
We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy making your own pizza, baked at our traditional brick oven with specialty firewood. More importantly enjoy having a hot fresh pizza right of your own creation. Buon Appetito!
Create your artistic skill with Batik Painting, for your own or beloved one special scarf or T-shirt.
One of the most popular activities for visitors to Koh Chang. The best snorkeling sites rival those you’ll find in the south of Thailand. This is an activity that definitely should be on your itinerary.
Just 5 minutes away from SYLVAN Koh Chang. A very convenient place for our guest to snorkeling. The visibility and corals might not always be as awesome compared to those islands south of Koh Chang but you are guaranteed to see a lot of large schools of fish.
Enjoy the best snorkeling spots of Koh Chang archipelago. Choose for Five islands trip (full-day) or Three islands trip (half-day)*
- Snorkeling equipment provided
- Lunch included for full-day trip
- Subject to weather conditions
ISLAND PICNIC AT KOH MUN NAI
Kayaking to Koh Mun Nai, beach comb for seashells and driftwood, while enjoying your prepared picnic basket on a remote island accessible to few.
*Subject to weather conditions.
The seas around Koh Chang are fertile fishing grounds. When you head out on a snorkeling trip you’ll often see fishing boats out at sea or moored in some of the coves. Fish that are commonly caught include Grouper, Cobia, Trevally, Barracuda, Red Snapper, African Pompano, King Mackerel and the abundant Longtail Tuna.
Day fishing, from around 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Night fishing from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Night fishing is mainly for squid and so.
Anyone interested in learning to dive in Thailand or taking a dive trip will find a lively scuba scene with well-run dive centers on Koh Chang. Plus a range of dive sites suitable to novices and beginners, one of the largest wrecks in Thailand,the HTMS Chang, and a multitude of types of fish and marine life including Whalesharks, the world’s largest fish.
SUNSET COCKTAIL CRUISE
Hop aboard a boat and sip on fine cocktails prepared by friendly staff as you explore the pristine beauty of Koh Chang’s outlying islands. Ride through blue water, admire the spectacular colors of tropical sunset, sip refreshing cocktails and nibbling on delicious appetizers.
EXPLORE PRISTINE WATERFALLS
Koh Chang is well known for it’s amazing waterfalls and there are plenty found around the island to see. Most waterfalls are easily accessible in Koh Chang and none are too far away.
Klong Plu, which cascades 600 metres over amber sun-soaked cliffs located on the west coast of Koh Chang just 15 minutes from Sea View Koh Chang, is by far the most popular and the one most visited by tourists.
Than Mayom is located on the east coast of the island. As such, it isn’t as busy as Klong Plu. But it is popular mainly because two Thai Kings – Rama V and Rama VI, visited the falls in the past and carved their names onto the rocks.
If you find yourself with an extra half hour and you have an interest in mangroves you might want to stop by Salak Phet’s mangrove. The mangrove walkway transects a vibrant mangrove forest containing several flowering species of trees, which were flowering and fruiting in profusion.
CRUISE IN STYLE ON KOH CHANG’S GONDOLA
Ban Salak Khok is the old fishing village which is also famous for its eco-tour programs. The community offers a river cruise by using a vintage boat called Rua Mard. It is also known as “Thai-style gondola.” The boat cruise has a paddler who also dons a traditional Thai custom dating back to the period of King Rama V, imitating the time when the king visit Koh Chang more than 100 years ago.
During a one-hour boat ride, you will be able to relax while the boat slowly cruises along the green atmosphere of the community, passing fishing villages and mangrove forest to Salak Khok bay.
The club can also offer snacks or a dinner set for two. If you plan for a special occasion or for celebrating with your loved one, the gondola can be decorated with flowers for a romantic cruise, especially during the sunset.
HIKE KAHO LAEM, THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN ON KOH CHANG
Old-growth rainforest blankets mountains topping 700 meters on Koh Chang, making it a great place to do some jungle trekking and mountain hiking as a break from the beach. Koh Chang also has a huge range of trekking route options to give you a great experience, whatever your motivation or fitness level.
Koh Chang means elephant (chang) island (koh), but this is because of its shape and size rather than wild herds living in the jungle. Nonetheless, there are elephant camps where you can ride on them, swim with them and feed them and it is a fun way to spend a morning or an afternoon, with children especially well looked after by the mahouts.
Explore the wonderful landscape of Koh Chang island by off-road ATV, drive on dirt roads and forest trails of the island. Feel the spirit of adventure, climbing the hills through the tropical jungle. A professional instructor will help even beginners to get started and after a little practice you will be ready for adventure.
In the tree top Adventure Park, you can become Tarzan for a day and swing and glide between the tree limbs. Visitors can enjoy all the fun with rope bridges, “Tarzan swings”, flying skateboards and giant zip lines. After a compulsory briefing where you are taught how to use the slings, carabiners, pulleys and other safety precautions, you will be swinging one elevated platform to the next and from tree to tree for hours. Minimum height for kids is 110 cm.
Koh Chang is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including native birds, snakes and even a number of elephants. They are a home to more than 80 bird species. Khao Laem and Khao Yai are popular sites and it is the places where native species like Koh Chang hornbills are commonly spotted as well as other species such as such as parrots, sunbirds and many more. The lush forest on the island provides a chance to get close to the nature.
THE BANG BAO FLOATING VILLAGE
Even if you don’t take the snorkeling tour, Bang Bao pier is worth a visit. The pier is an old fishing village built on stilts over the water. Many of the buildings have been turned into restaurants, shops or guesthouses, but there are still plenty of villagers who continue their lifestyle. Watch the fishing boats come and go, or eat at any of the great restaurants on the pier.