Ko Chang is the country’s third largest island. The last time I visited Ko Chang was in 2011. I returned to Lonely beach, a small village and beach in the south of the island. Although the west coast of the island gets more and more build up, I was pleasantly surprised how little has changed in the last few years on Lonely beach.
The crowd on Lonely beach remains the same, mainly backpackers and young people. No big resorts have been build here, so mass-tourism stays away and the village stills has the same laid-back feel as years before. I discovered a few new restaurants on the main road and menus are nowadays in Russian as well. The same guesthouses and bars run parties (including fire shows) on the beach and in the village and the white sand beach feels soft on the feet as ever.
However the best thing for me on Lonely beach are the amazing sunsets. Feels like being in paradise!