Useful Information

Here’s some useful information which will help you plan for your trip to Koh Chang

Banks & Foreign Exchange

There are ATM machines placed all over the island, so withdrawing cash at anytime of day or night is no problem. There are many different banks and foreign exchange offices based at the main beach areas. Some banks, including Bangkok Bank and Krung Thai bank, are open on weekends as well as week days. Most of the resorts and hotels will happily change both travelers cheques and cash, but their exchange rates are normally lower than the banks. Many of the resorts and restaurants will accept credit card payments, but be aware that they will charge you a fee for this service.

Internet

Most of the resorts and bungalows on the island offer free Wi-Fi, but if you are staying at one of the very few that doesn’t, then a large number of bars, restaurants and cafes do. Connection speeds are not super fast by international standards but they are good enough for normal internet browsing. If you’re not traveling with your own laptop then you’ll find that Koh Chang has several internet cafes offering access to the internet, all at very low rates.

Health & Safety

Before departing for your holiday to Koh Chang, it would be sensible to check with your doctor that you are up to date with all boosters as recommended for life in your home country. This would also be a good opportunity to ask your doctor what vaccinations you may require for your travels to Koh Chang. Your doctor may suggest the following vaccinations; Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Cholera, Diphtheria, Rabies, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis. It is currently not necessary to take any anti-malaria pills during your stay on Koh Chang.

A visit to the island does not present any major health risks as long as you take some basic precautions. Standards of health care in Thailand are generally very good. However, costs in private hospitals for any sickness or injuries can be high so make sure you have suitable travel insurance prior to leaving your home country. Providing you’re insured you don’t have to worry about a thing, just enjoy yourself in paradise. Read more health and safety advice.