Lonely beach (officially called Hat Tha Nam) is a pretty small beach on the west coast of Koh Chang. It is located approximately in the middle of the island, just after Cai Bay, if you go from north to south. These two beaches are separated by a fairly high hill with a couple of sharp turns, along which you need to drive very carefully, especially for inexperienced drivers..
Lonely beach translates as «Lonely beach» - he received such a romantic name when there was still no good road there and few travelers made it to him. Now an asphalt road leads from the pier to the beach, along which songteo minibuses bring tourists to local hotels.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Lonely Beach Photos
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Beach hotels
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Lonely Beach on the map
Lonely Beach is the second beach on Koh Chang that I like the most (the first is White Sand). Small, about 500 meters. It is divided into two halves by a small river, across which a pedestrian bridge is thrown. If you stand near the river, facing the sea, on the right half of Lonely Beach there is an excellent sandy beach, and on the left half of the beach there is not at all - only stones.
On the right side there are more or less solid resorts (almost all of them are on the first line), but the services are not very good. But on the left there is a village where all the entertainment, services, as well as inexpensive hotels and guesthouses are concentrated..
You can get to the village along the main road or along the path that goes near the water. Walk about 10 minutes. Since the coast in the village is rocky, there is nowhere to swim (keep this in mind), but you can sit in various cafes.
I think Lonely Beach is best for young people looking for inexpensive accommodation, beautiful places and fun parties. They should just settle on the left side of the beach. For a quiet rest, hotels are suitable only aside from the hangout places, that is, on the right side.
Entering the water, depth and waves
The biggest advantage of Lonely Beach is its depth. 2-3 meters from the shore - it will be up to the neck. Even at low tide you can swim on Lonely, but you have to go further. It is worth not forgetting that in windy weather, there will be a beautiful show with high waves - the depth also has a downside..
The second plus: despite the fact that the beach itself is very good, there are not so many people here. Apparently, the bulk of vacationers live on White Send, on Klong Prao and on other more popular beaches..
Since Lonely is located at some distance from the promoted places, most often people just come here to relax for a while, but do not plan to move in for the entire period. by the way, «lonely» in English means «lonely» - the way it really is. A beautiful, lonely beach with a very small village.
Sun beds and shade
There are sun loungers and umbrellas, but not many. Located near and owned by resorts.
There is a shadow on the sandy beach, but selectively - in those places where trees grow. The strip of sand becomes wider to the right and there are more trees at the right end of the beach. Well, and you yourself understand, the western coast - there is a shadow here only until noon, then the sun is at its zenith and the rest of the day shines right in your face.
Lonely Beach Photos
Sandy beach, right end
Sandy beach, to the left
There are many options for inexpensive housing in the village, there are travel agencies, ATMs, massage and tattoo parlors. There are no large supermarkets near Lonely beach, but you can buy everything you need on vacation - there are shops with bright summer clothes, fruit stalls and food tayshops.
Including a minimarket with a 7-eleven order. Lonely Beach's own infrastructure is limited enough that anything serious in terms of shopping remains on White Send and Klong Prao.
The village on Lonely Beach is a hangout place, there are a lot of Rastafarai-style establishments, made of wood, snags, boards, with palm roofs, and these are all the attributes of an island theme. Cafes and bars come to life in the evening - in some they show films, in others live music plays, in the third a disco thunders.
But unlike Walking street in Pattaya, there are no go-go bars, transvestite shows and numerous «bored» girls. Therefore, Lonely Beach is mainly visited by young people, backpackers and informals. By the way, the beach itself sometimes hosts parties with fire shows and dancing in the sand..
When you get tired of lying on the beach and swimming, you can rent a kayak and swim along the coast or swim to small islands. The beach itself is not rich in the underwater world, but any travel agency will gladly sell you a tour of the islands near Koh Chang, where there will be beautiful beaches, clear water, and fish.
Another option for outdoor activities is Treetop Adventure Park, located not far from here. There are platforms in the trees at a certain height in the park, between which you need to move along rope ladders, ropes, suspension bridges, using a bungee and other interesting ways.
The fun in the village continues well into the night, so if you've settled in one of the bungalows nearby, get ready to enjoy nightly concerts and loud music. Lovers of restful sleep are better off looking at hotels a little to the side - either on the very right side of Lonely, where there are expensive resorts, or, conversely, even further to the left towards Bailan Beach. Go to Balian on the road for about 20 minutes. There is also accommodation near it - from cheap bungalows to expensive hotels, but the beach there is small and almost all rocky.
If you look for housing directly by the water, then the choice will not be great. On the right side there are luxury hotels - Siam Beach Resort, Nature beach, Bhumiyama Beach Resort .
Separately, it should be said about Siam Beach Resort. His rating is low, because the interior is very shabby, but it seems like the Thais are slowly doing repairs and it has become better. I stayed at Bhumiyama Beach Resort, this is the only 4-star hotel on the island, it was interesting to check. Here is my review.
To expand the choice, you need to look for housing not near the coast, but in a village near the left rocky part of the beach, where, unlike the right side, there is not one line of housing, and not two, but much more. There are also few cafes on the beach itself - these are restaurants at hotels and a cafe-bar with a pool near Siam Hut bungalow.
There are no houses for rent on Lonely, as, indeed, on almost all of Koh Chang..
Hotels on Koh Chang>
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For example, here are direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
You can ride Lonely from the same White Send, or you can initially stop here, and there are options for settling both in an expensive resort on the first line and in chip guest houses in the village.
You can get to the sandy beach through Siam Beach Resort - this is the beginning of the right half of the sandy area. The hotel has a large car park where you can park your bike. Then there will be a long wall and a road fence along the road almost to the Siam hut bungalow and a cafe on the shore, and a little further there will be a wide straight turn to the shore (recently made). This is a road in essence and separates a stone and sandy beach. There are signs to the sea on the road, so it will be difficult to get lost.
About Siam Beach Resort
Turn to Siam Hut
The road separating the sandy and stone beach
To explore other beaches and attractions on the island, it is better to rent a motorbike. It is easy to do in one of the local rentals, but the trip itself can be quite difficult, especially for a beginner. Koh Chang is not a good place for novice drivers - constant descents and ascents, combined with sharp turns, make driving dangerous. And one of the most difficult turns is right at the entrance to Lonely beach. So, if you are not confident in your abilities, it is better to use the services of a songteo or buy a tour of the island.
Lonely Beach on the map
One of the best beaches in Koh Chang, thanks to the beach itself, as well as the peculiar atmosphere. To many, he reminds Pai a little because of this.
Read about the beach.
One of the best beaches in Koh Chang, thanks to the beach itself, as well as the peculiar atmosphere. To many, he reminds Pai a bit because of this. Read about the beach.