Location

Cliff Cottage Resort is located on Koh Chang in its own secluded cove with excellent snorkeling options. It’s 8 minutes walk from
the centre of Bang Bao .

Bang Bao fisherman’s village.

Bang Bao is a quaint fishing village situated on the southern tip of the Island. Most locals make their living from the sea or from tourism. The heart of the village is the pier which consists mostly of souvenir shops and restaurants which are well known for the fantastic seafood they serve at very reasonable prices. The pier is made up of many buildings stilts that are all connected to the central walkway.  This leads to a picture perfect lighthouse where our 3 diving boats are moored. The pier is a tourist attraction in itself and well worth a visit. There are many local products available as well as the usual trinkets and gifts.

About one kilometer past Bang Bao village is Klong Koi beach which offers a clean sandy beach with clear water where it is possible to top up your tan or take a dip. A few resorts and beach bars have been developed here. It is definitely worth a visit. Klong Koi beach is about a 10 min walk from the village of Bang Bao.

Cliff Cottage resort has fantastic views of the pier and is a short walk away from the village.


Bang Bao Map

Click to enlarge – Map supplied by White Sands Publication

Getting Here

When arriving on Koh Chang by ferry take a shared taxi to Bang Bao. On arrival at Bang Bao, Cliff Cottage is located approximately 8 minutes walk from the pier. Walk towards the pier and just past the BB diving shop turn right and follow the path for about 8 minutes. You will first pass Bang Bao Cliff Cottage off the road to the right in the private bay. Our next door resort is called Cliff View. We are 100 metres after them. We are Cliff Cottage Resort.

Please ask your taxi driver to bring you directly to our resort. Most will. We might be able to collect you from the village subject to availability of our taxis and drivers. Please call us from the 7/11 shop.

108 Moo 1, Bang Bao

Koh Chang Island

Trad Province, 23170

Thailand

Tel: 08 08 235 495 (English, German, Swedish, Dutch, French)

Buses

The easiest way to get a bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang is from Ekkamai Bus Station to the ferry piers at Laem Ngop or to Trat. Ticket prices are around 280 Baht per person. The name of the port where the ferry departs for Koh Chang is Laem Ngop, but the nearest city where some buses go to is Trat, and you then have to get a van (minibus) to the port. Sometimes the buses going to Trat will drop you off about 20 km before Trat where you will transfer to a van which will take you to the pier. There will be a small charge for this, but you would have had to pay for the transfer from Trat anyway, so it is no big deal and will save you time.

The buses from Bangkok have spaces on them nearly everyday except Thai holidays so you can just turn up with a reservation.  The journey from Bangkok to the ferry takes around 4 hours.

Laem Ngop – Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bus Company Timetable
Transport Co., Ltd. Suvarnabhumi – Laem Ngop Laem Ngop – Suvarnabhumi
06:40, 10:10, 11:40,13:10, 16:10, 18:10 07:30, 08:30, 09:3011:30, 12:30, 16:00

 

Ekamai Bus Station Bangkok – Koh Chang
Bus Companies Timetable
Transport Co., Ltd. Bangkok – Laem Ngop Laem Ngop – Bangkok
07:45, 09:45 14:00, 16:00
Bangkok – Trat Trat – Bangkok
04:00, 08:45 09:30, 12:00
07:00, 09:00, 11:0012:30, 16:00, 17:3024:00 06:30, 08:30, 10:3013:30, 16:00, 17:3024:00
Cherdchai Tour Bangkok – Trat Trat – Bangkok
06:00, 07:00, 09:3011:00, 12:30, 14:0015:30, 17:30, 19:30

20:30, 22:00, 23:30

07:00, 08:00, 09:0010:00, 11:00, 12:0013:00, 14:00, 16:00

18:00, 23:00, 23:30

Suparat Tour 08:30, 10:30, 12:0016:40, 18:30, 22:30 08:30, 10:30, 12:0014:30, 17:00, 23:00
Chokanukul Tour 13:15, 23:30 09:30, 23:00
Government Bus 99 Bangkok – Laem Ngop Laem Ngob – Bangkop
06:30, 07:45, 09:45 12:00, 14:00, 16:00

Airport Bus

The departure from Suvarnabhumi Airport Transportation Terminal is at 07:30am, ticket price is 308 Baht including ferry ticket. Leaving from Koh Chang to the airport the bus departs from Klong Son at 13.30pm. Their office is easy to find on the main road in Klong Son. Don’t worry about not being able to get tickets because on the few occasions this bus has been full, the operators send a minibus behind it. Best to get to their office 30 minutes before departure.

Last Ferry is at 7pm

Ferries to Koh Chang depart every 40 minutes until 7pm

Planes

Bangkok Airways own and operate Trat airport and as such they maintain a monopoly over the prices of flights. Expect to pay around 2000 baht one way to or from Bangkok. Trat airport is about 15mins from the ferry pier at Laem Ngop and is a great way for people to get to Koh Chang if they don’t like road travel. The flight takes less than 40 minutes. Below I have listed the airline’s timetable. Transport from the airport to the ferry pier is readily available as are direct minibus transfers to Koh Chang.

Book online at the Bangkok Airways website.

Flights Schedule
Departure Arrival
Bangkokto Trat Airport PG301 09.00 10.05
PG303 11.00 12.05
PG305 14.45 15.50
PG307 17.30 18.35
Trat Airportto

Bangkok

PG302 10.35 11.30
PG304 12.35 13.30
PG306 16.20 17.15
PG308 19.05