Koh Chang, also known as ‘Elephant Island’ described because of its elephant formed cape, is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket. It is established approximately 300 kilometres eastbound of Bangkok in Trat Province, in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian edge.Koh Chang is part of the Moo Koh Chang National Park. Despite its increase in development and tourism in the past decade or so, it has retained its remote and rugged character.From lush mountain tops to sweeping harbours, glittering waterfalls to thriving coral reefs, beach huts to luxury bungalows, Koh Chang has plenty to award for everyone.
With an area comprising almost 211 square kilometres, 72% of Koh Chang is surfaced in rainforests, mountains and beaches. The highest summit on the island is Khao Salak Phet, rising from the sea level at 743 meters, and given its steep terrain there is an abundance of waterfalls with the greatest but not always the most accessible being Klong Neung waterfall, which can be found in the south-eastern ridge of the island.
When is the best time to visit Koh Chang?
Koh Chang has three main seasons; the cold season lasts from November to the end of February. This is when the island is at it’s fullest, with promised daily sunlight, beautiful blue skies and tranquil seas. If you don’t mind the mass amount of tourists, this is the perfect time to visit. Throughout this time the average temperature is within 27C and 30C, you may experience the odd exhilarating thunderstorm.
The warm season catches the cold season and lasts for three months, March to April. Throughout these months the heat is over 33C most days, and along with the high moisture, it can get uncomfortable. You’ll find yourself sweating when being still. The periods of April and May are also the favourite holiday months for Thais, so the tourist areas of the island can still be occupied. Particularly during Songkran, Thai New Year, which is from 13 – 15 April.If you happen to be around for the Songkran festivities don’t be shocked to find water being hurled at you, this is all part of the ‘Songkran’ celebrations and also an excellent way to chill down in the sweltering heat. Be sure to keep your camera, phone and passport in a watertight bag.
The last period is the wet season, commencing towards the end of May; the tempests carry on till the ending of October. Throughout these months tourism on Koh Chang plummets off, as do the prices of accommodation, and while the weather is random, it still can be an exceptional time to visit Koh Chang Island. The island is much peaceful, the rates are lower, and the rainforests are dense green and full of life. It’s the perfect time to visit for people who want to chill out and enjoy some peace at The Elysian Pearl Bungalows and Pool view rooms.
Set against the impressive side of the Koh Chang's nature, our bungalows sit on a small, hillside forest with a natural canal running through the property.
Just 10 minutes from the ferry piers, we strive to assure that guests receive a warm, welcoming smile in this rural away-from-it-all holiday destination.
Our bungalows and Pool Villas Koh Chang rest in an intriguing sultry plot emphasising a wide range of plants including wildflowers, palms, shrubs and spacious, all thoughtfully planted within large grassy areas.
Our restaurant pool which will be open soon is a great place to relax and recline with exquisite views of creation.Our resort is praised by almost everyone that has ever visited The Elysian Pearl on Koh Chang island.
So for those that seek peace. We are one of the only resorts that also allow pets to stay without any extra charge.
Getting to The Elysian Pearl is easy but taxis are expensive here on the Island. We will send our private car to fetch and drop you off.
Feel right at home with our warm welcoming. If It's safe for our family It's certainly safe for you. The owner Is also living on the property.
We are on standy to help you 24 hours a day. Should you need any help & assistance on Koh Chang Island.