Shaped almost like the national symbol of the country, Koh Chang benefits so much from having a seat on the Gulf of Thailand. That awards this location much magic – from excellent snorkeling around its many secluded beaches to vast presence of jungle greens, an abundance of waterfalls, and such other natural phenomena. Within the easy reach of Koh Chang, many islands sit in the center of the Marine Park with distinct sets of its own tiny isles off its shores, snorkeling and diving gems.
Koh Chang snorkeling beaches
The first two snorkeling beaches to consider in Koh Chang would be the North and South white sand beaches. Situated at opposite ends, they are just that too – opposite. For those who like to see the bustling action of other travelers around the beach, the North White Sand beach is the place for you. You also get to enjoy premium service from all of the holiday conveniences, restaurants, shops, and every other establishment. When the action starts getting ahead, see what the Southside has to offer – some peace, relatively. That said, the beautiful Pearl beach should also be sought out for good snorkeling from the beach. Rounding up the top five for us is the duo of North and South Klong Prao Beach, offering the same kind of snorkeling off the beach contrast you would expect.
Koh Chang snorkeling tours
Koh Chang National Marine Park covers an area of 650 km² spanning 52 islands in all shapes and sizes, with many perfect for snorkeling. Marine Park starts from Koh Chang, the third largest island in Thailand, and ends with pristine Koh Kood, the closest to Cambodia. In the center of the Marine Park, twelve uninhabited Koh Rang islands promise the best snorkeling near Koh Chang, with many snorkeling tours daily. A diversity of marine life in this part of the Gulf of Thailand is also visible when you take a snorkeling tour from Koh Chang to nearby Koh Wai and Koh Kham islands. Alternatively, you can also take a snorkeling tour to Koh Raet to see how well you can snorkel around the vibrant ocean ground and beautiful waters that this location offers.
Best diving in Koh Chang
Being a large island does have its perks. Besides the large bodies of water, the expanse of land, and fantastic snorkeling locations, the beauty of Koh Chang’s diving is overwhelming. This becomes clear when you visit any of the twelve Koh Rang islands, and especially Koh Mapring. Koh Rang archipelago is waiting for you to make your famous dives onto the clear, safe waters. Lest we forget, Koh Klang and Koh Klum are also great for diving, attracting some of the most ambitious divers across different experience ranges.
Koh Klum is entirely uninhabited and welcomes you with cliffs that reach the water’s edge. You can find a sandy spit or two at low tide and a pleasant, rocky beach in the south. On your diving trip from Koh Chang, you will come across several islands nearby. Koh Klum Island lies approximately 7 km south of the fishing hamlet of Bang Bao. There are different spots around the island to enjoy terrific snorkeling and diving from Koh Chang.