Chai Chet is the name given to the group of resorts, restaurants and shops at the far north end of Klong Prao beach. It has developed as a separate area simply because Klong Prao beach is so long. Chai Chet is protected by a striking rocky cape that is worth a visit to see some great views and photos of the Klong Prao bay.
A stream meets the sea just below this cape and fishing boats moor up here in the shelter of the river mouth. Below this river is one of the best stretches of beach on the island and there are some notable resorts and facilities located here.
Eating and Drinking in Chai Chet
All of the resorts have their own dining rooms and there are a few independent bars and restaurants of interest.
La Cabra, located beside the road opposite Koh Chang Resort doesn’t quite know what it is. Firstly it is an art gallery displaying original work including an amazing re-interpretation of the map of Thailand, secondly there’s a garden bar by a large pond and finally they make an astonishing variety of great European and Thai food.
I Buoni a Nulla is a restaurant located in V.J. Plaza that is run by two Italian brothers. The food is, of course, authentic and the pizzas in particular are very good. Another good Italian restaurant is in the neighbouring Koh Chang.
Lay Lay Tong is a hidden gem. It’s an old-style thatch-roofed beach bar and restaurant to the south end of Chai Chet Beach. The food is simple and excellent and the family that runs the place is very friendly. Your bill will be so low you’ll think you’ve gone back in time.
The sacrilegiously named Alcoholic Church is Tom’s bar and Tattoo studio located in a shop on the after Klong Prao Resort. Tom’s has a very good reputation as a tattooist so you are safe in his hands.
Accommodation in Chai Chet
Koh Chang Paradise Resort
This a four-star beach resort with some very nice beach bungalows looking out over a really nice stretch of the beach that gets particularly wide at low tide. Most of the trees beside the beach are home to big rope wings…more details and booking
Coconut Beach Resort
This slightly cheaper place next door to Paradise resort has some nice bungalows and new rooms in a small hotel block beside a swimming pool…more details and booking
Chai Chet Beach Shopping
Siam Commercial Bank has a branch at V.J. Shopping Plaza and if you need supplies then V. Mart Supermarket next door is the largest one on Koh Chang. There are also plenty of ATM machines scattered around. You can also find two or three internet cafes and there is the usual collection of travel agencies waiting to serve all of your booking needs. Additionally there are a couple of pharmacies as well as plenty of gift shops in case you need a Koh Chang T-Shirt for that special someone.