Upon our arrival on the island, we had a shock. For the first time in weeks, we were surrounded by tourists only. We've been warned that Ko Chang is a very touristy place, but it felt like we had left Asia when crossing with the ferry.
Yet the island has beautiful beaches. We spent a bright sunny day at The Coconut Beach, swimming, playing in the sand or on a swing.
Ko Chang definitely is a beautiful island and has a lot to offer. A pity only that tourism turns it into such a soulless place.
There are still a few patches of land away from the crowd. A few places where you can feel like a guest rather than an intruder. When night came, we enjoyed good service, a delicious dinner and a wonderful sunset view at the Saffron restaurant. And returned to our lovely little house, a 2-room bungalow inside the garden of the Paradise Palm Resort, a small, friendly, family-run business.