Ideally located on a secluded stretch of Khlong Prao Beach, The Emerald Cove Koh Chang is a 5-star property offering 165 rooms and suites, all with balcony views of either the sea to the west or the jungle-covered hills to the east. The rooms also feature satellite TV, coffee and tea making facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a luxurious bathroom with separated bathtub and shower.
Communal amenities for guests include: a 50-metre beachfront pool; kids’ pool and recreation centre, Jacuzzi; fitness centre; and the world-class Emerald Spa. Kayaks are also available for use, and the hotel’s diving centre can arrange undersea adventures. Meanwhile, diners can enjoy delicious breakfasts and an all-day a la carte menu at The Cove Terrace, the resort’s newly renovated beachside restaurant.
Other dining spots include Soyokaze, for Japanese delights, and Just Thai, which offers a wide selection of Thai and seafood specialties. Finally, enjoy refreshing drinks and light bites at The Pool Lounge (open daily from 10am till 11pm), or indulge in the sophisticated atmosphere of the Macao Lounge, where fine coffee, premium whiskey, and aromatic cigars are the preferred indulgences
The Emerald Cove Koh Chang
88/8 Moo 4, Klong Prao Beach
Tel: 03 955 2000
WHERE TO EAT: KOH CHANG
For your first island dinner, head out for some famous Koh Chang style roast chicken. You’ll see lots of these BBQ eateries along the main drag on the western side of the island (just look for whole chicken roasting on spits over charcoal flames). It’s a great way to soak up some local island vibes. For beachfront dining with a casual atmosphere, but top-notch grub, make a trip to Thor’s Restaurant on Hat Sai Khao. Thor and his staff are known for their effusive charm and gaiety, and the menu here boasts a wide selection of fragrant curries and one-of-a-kind tropical cocktails. Another beautiful spot in Hat Sai Khao is the Invito Al Cibo Italian restaurant (part of the Koh Chang Hut Hotel). It’s not only one of Koh Chang’s finest Italian restaurants, but it also offers incredible sunset views from the clifftop outdoor deck. For a relaxing morning or early afternoon leisurely spent enjoying a cappuccino and croissant, or one of many delicious sandwich combos, seek out Crust Bakery, a popular bakery/deli located in the centre of Klong Prao village with plenty of shaded, outdoor seating. Finally, for something decidedly different visit Barrio Bonito. Located in the village of Kai Bae (in front of the Garden Resort), this Mexican resto dishes up fabulous fare—including tacos, burritos, and great guacamole—alongside potent margartias and imported craft beer (including labels from Mexico). Open daily from 5pm to 10pm.