If we talk about the seas in western Thailand, Chang Island is one of the most popular attractions for sea lovers. Chang Island has a complete ecosystem and tourists can visit here all year round. There are several attractive places around the island such as White Sand Beach (Sai Kao Beach) offering fine and soft sand perfect for relaxing. There is something for all tourists; stylish resorts, great restaurants, and chic bars. Not far from Chang Island is Klong Prao Beach is one of the best places for water activities because it is such a long beach without a slope or strong waves. This is also a viewpoint for watching the beautiful sunsets. There are other beaches and bays which are quite popular such as Kai Bae Beach, Klong Son Bay and Sapparod Bay (Pineapple Bay)
How to Get There
By car from Bangkok: It is about a 390 kilometers drive along Route No. 3 (Bang Na-Trat) passing Chonburi, Rayong, Chantaburi, and Trat. Alternatively take Route No. 7 (Motorway) which is connected to Rama IX Sri Nakharin. Drive until you arrive at Route No. 344 (Ban Bueng Klang), Klang District. Then, move to Route No. 3 passing Khlung District, Chantaburi Province. Cross Welu Bridge, go by Khao Saming District, and go straight to the city of Trat Province. The total distance is about 315 kilometers.
By bus:Take the daily bus at Ekamai or Mo Chit transport stations. The transport Co Ltd 02-391-6846 Cherd Chai Tour Co Ltd 02-936-0043
By plane:Bangkok Airways provides flights connecting Bangkok–Trat– Bangkok daily. For more information, please contact 02-270-6699, 02-265-5678
To get to Chang Island pick up a ferryboat at Center Point Pier about 23 kilometers from Trat. Another choice is Thammachart Bay via Laem Ngop- Ban Sean Tung where there are passenger boats leaving every hour from 6am to 8pm. An alternative is to take a ferryboat at Chang Island Pier about 25 kilometers from Trat. You have to go via Laem Ngop-Ban Sean Tung and pass Center Point Pier. The daily ferryboats are available from 7 am–5pm every hour.