LITTLE EDEN We will BOOK your Excursion, snorkeling, diving, trekking, cooking class etc.
We have chosen a specific selection of Tours and Operators that we think you at LITTLE EDEN would personally prefer, a more individual selection, we will give you advice and tips because we would like you to have a great time and come back again one day.
We can book your typical adventure trips like snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, cooking classes, elephant trekking, jungle trekking, transportation to the nearby islands and of course a minivan to Bangkok.
The tour operators will pick you up directly at LITTLE EDEN.
Ask for tips on individual excursions, locations and things to do around the island, our aim is to make your stay an unforgettable experience. Sometimes small things can make a big difference.
Our rates are basically the same like most tour shops on Lonely beach, but we offer a more individual service and support.
Freedom of the Island
Dan Mai Waterfall
East side of the island
Judith and Benno
Klong Son, read your fortune
Rent a Motorscooter
LITTLE EDEN has Motorscooters for rent, Honda Clicks 125cc Automatics, the Honda clicks have a dual braking system, 24 hours 200 Baht low season, 250 Baht high season.
There are other rental shops in the village, some are trustworthy and some not so trustworthy, some a bit cheaper and some more expensive depending on the owners. These shops will ask to keep your Passport as a deposit, no passport no scooter!
If you damage their scooter and the shop asks for money and you don't want to pay, then they will not return your passport until you pay up.
Driving license not necessary.
If you get stopped by the police it would be because you are not wearing a helmet, 200 Baht fine each, sometimes they set up road blocks in the afternoon in different spots.
If you are traveling somewhere in Asia before arriving on Koh Chang try practicing riding a scooter elsewhere on the flat first as the hills on Koh Chang are steep and twisty, so experience is important for your own safety.
Can't ride a scooter? . . . We can teach you 😃
You can't drive a Scooter but want to and you feel confident, David can show you how to ride one, teach you the basics, follow you to check your stability, and then if you are good then you are going to have a great time exploring the island. Just keep your hat on, keep cool, and listen to the advice David tells you, and you'll be safe.
When riding around the island most villages have fuel stations where the fuel should be about 28 Baht liter, but most places sell 0.7l bottles for 40 Baht. The bikes are not insured so any damages you will be asked to pay yourselves, also for the additional time it is away for service.
SAFETY TIP: If it starts to rain and your up in the mountains then STOP! In this moment the roads get slippery like ice, drizzle is the most dangerous hazard. It is because of the thin layer of rubber which is left by hot tires from bikes, cars and trucks on the steep roads. You won't get up the hills because of the slipperiness. . . . but you will get down, so better to stop and get wet, or best advice to keep out of the hills if the weather is dodgy. Even on the straits are slippery. Advanced TIP: If you do an emergency brake (back, left brake) on a flat road you can see how the bike reacts, this is how you can judge how slippery the road is.
SAFETY TIP: Please remember to reduce your speed before corners and accelerate gently out of them.
And if the bike happens to fall over, switch off the engine before trying to pick the bike up, otherwise the bike might take off without you. . . a nasty mess.
There are also Songtheaws (white taxi pickups) which are driving up and down the island, they will charge 60 - 120 Baht per each depending on the destination.
We can also get you a car to rent, about 1,200 Baht for the day.In the north there are also Jeeps for rent, ask for information.
On Koh Chang the beaches are owned by the island and not the resorts so you should be able to access the beaches through most resorts. There are also road signs directing you to the sea.
. . . there are two main waterfalls on the island, one on the west side Klong Plu, this one there is a stream and a path about 800 meters long leading up to the Waterfall with many ponds for swimming, dip your feet in and wait a a couple of seconds and then little fish will come and nibble on your feet, fish Spa.
. . . here you can shake your fortune, ask how to do this, this is a typical Thai cultural ceremony, once a month this is usually practiced, the Thais are a bit superstitious. . .
Once you have shaken out your 1 chop stick you will see a number on the stick, at the sides of the temple there is a cupboard with numbers indicating the number on your chop stick, please take the corresponding fortune text, it is written in Thai, English and Chinese.
Caution please don't step on the door frame entering the temple and don't forget to take your shoes off.
The East side of the island
Dan Mai waterfall
More than the eye can see! On the east side the waterfall near Baan Dan Mai "Than Mayom waterfall" has spectacular shelves which you can climb up to if you dare, big jumps into deep pools. The other waterfall just north of that is called Khlong Nonthi waterfall.
There is also a good seafood restaurant in the south east called Salakok Seafood, at this location Kayaks can be rented for paddling through the Monggroves.
In the Salakphet there is also a beautiful walkway through the mangroves, really worth a visit, just after the small temple on the left there is a road leading to the way. In Salakphet there is a Seafood restaurant which is really worth a visit, I think best Seafood on the island.
The east side the island is totally different to the west side, no steep roads, the beaches are mostly stoney, mangrove woods, breathtaking mountains and vegetation. A favourite destination is Long Beach, it is a big day out and a lot of sights to see and roads to experience, waterfalls, cute little Temple in Salakpet, fishing village etc.
A fantastic destination and a great day out on the scooter is Long Beach, December 2016 the road was paved, now you can drive all the way to Long Beach and the little Beach after which has a Victory Monument, really worth visiting, amazing views, really a unforgettable experience. At the Victory monument a big ugly concrete building has been built in the shape of a boat, this should have been a museum and a little coffee shop but has never opened, door knobs already rusting away.
Opposite Long Beach on the left is a little road leading to a resort with no name, also really worth a visit, you can rent Kayaks and paddle a few minutes to the beautiful island just off the resort, but they might charge for entering the national park. The resort have nets breeding fish, go and have a look they have enormous fish too.
You will see Long Beach resort, here you can get food and drinks and you can access Long Beach.
Koh Chang Beaches
On Koh Chang the most popular beach is Lonely Beach, to get there walk to the main road then turn right then walk 500 meters along the road, you will see access there. There is a sign to The Beach, this will lead you through the old Siam Hut resort. Lonely beach is about 50 meters further on through the ruins of Siam Hut. Lonely Beach is the only beach which gets deep, Kai Bea and Klong Prao for example you have to walk a very long way to get into deeper water.
Lonely beach has beautiful white sandy beach, beautiful clean water, paradise.
Most Beaches are accessible through resorts, the beaches belong to the island so access should be granted.
Just outside of Lonely Beach you can see 3 islands, the furthest away (Koh Kahm) is the most beautiful, take you about 40 minutes to get there on a calm day. Great snorkeling. Careful of the weather, the wind can change suddenly.
BB Divers & Snorkeling, great day out
This is an individual snorkeling trip very recommendable for a couple of Baht extra, worth every penny. There is a slide from the roof on the boat. BB Divers take Divers and snorkelers together in the same boats, and best Diving. So you get to see people diving, and you might even want to give it a try.
An instructor will to show you how to snorkel and show you where the best places are, if you are a beginner this is the start of a new life underworld. There is a wide selection of food made from a well known Restaurant.
Tour 1, 1.200 Baht including the entry fee to the National Park you get a different day out, there is also a slide from the roof, great fun, beautiful sites.
Tour 2, for 1000 Baht, go and see the Wreck and 2 other local coral sites, no national park entry fee.
BB will supply you with fins, really good food, very friendly staff.
Fresh water shower on board.
Pickup at 8:30am at Little Eden, back at about 5:00pm.
Mr Khai Tour, lower budget
This is a really nice day out for only 900 Baht
Beautiful Boats, not too big, great snorkeling and a bit of fishing on the way back, fry or BBQ what you catch.
Fresh water shower on board.
Pickup at 8:40am at Little Eden, back at about 5:00pm.
Full day 5 Islands 900 Baht excluding the National Park entry fee.
Half day 3 Islands 700 Baht, pickup 10:10 for the lazy.
Night squid fishing for 750 Baht
Pickup at 18:00am at Little Eden, back at about midnight.
If you prefer lower budget snorkeling there are many places selling these, we prefer to offer you a more individual experience.
Alternatively take a day trip to Koh Wai for just 600 Baht, an island near Koh Chang, Large snorkeling area millions of fish, nice small island with a lovely beach and restaurant etc.
Fishing day out for only 1.300 Baht Professional trip
Small fishing boat equipped with radar, Great fishing and sight seeing, food with a difference, if you have no experience of fishing here it is an excellent opportunity to learn with fun. A really individual experience.
Pickup at 8:40am at Little Eden, back at about 5:00pm.
Pickup at 17:00am at Little Eden, back at about midnight, very experienced staff.
Koh Rang national park offers fantastic diving, many fish and corals. Koh Rang is a group of island off Koh Chang, the water is only 10 to 12 meters deep so your 200 Bar goes a long way.
We have a few Padi Books in various languages left by customers for reference and for the inquisitive.
A ***** PADI School that provides snorkeling & SCUBA trips as well as certification for open water, advanced and many other adventure courses. BB have most up to date equipment, BB go to the Koh Rang National park for diving and also to the wreck and local sites, these areas have the most beautiful diving spots.
Please note that a surcharge will be charged for diving in the Koh Rang National park.
The Wreck with BB Divers:
On the 22nd November 2012 HTMS Chang 712 was sunk a couple of kilometers off Bang Bao at a depth of about 35 Meters, the top about 15 meters.
Day out 1 wreck dive and local sites for 3,000 Baht
Fun Dives at the National Park Koh Rang, 2 Dives 3,000 Baht
Discover Diving, 2 dives Tuition 4,500 Baht
Bubble maker 8/10 years, 1 dive to max. 2 meters 2,500 Baht
Learn to dive, Open Water 14,500 Baht, duration 3 or 4 days
Tune up 1,000 Baht
Baan Kwan Chang on Klong Son
There are 5 elephant camps on the island, only one camp I recommend.
Elephant Trekking through the national park with the best, most experienced camp on the island, the elephants are treated well and the camp is located in the Jungle at the north of the island. The camp is a members of the Asian Elephant Foundation, a charity concerned with the welfare of Asian Elephants.
Please ask for more information, great jungle tours for around 1,000 Baht
Please note that an extra 200 Baht surcharge will be charged for entering the National park.
Massage is a must in Thailand, many people say Thai Massage the best in the world.
This could play a dominant part of your stay on Lonely Beach and Thailand.
The Traditional Thai Massage not only eases stiffness but improves the circulation of the whole body and carries oxygen and nourishment to each cell and encourages self-healing. Thus it regains healthy body and mind by getting original physical condition. Unlike so-called quick massage which only takes short time to relive partial stiffness where Traditional Thai Massage takes relaxing time to relive the whole Body.
Doctor of Massage
Only 250 Baht for an Hour of relaxing Thai Massage, slightly cheaper than at home I expect ;-)
Try a two hour massage, sabaai sabaai. Traditionally Thai Massage is 2 hours.
A Thai Oil massage is also really interesting
TIP: If your body is not used to massage I would start with an Oil Massage for a couple of times first, then Thai Oil, working up to a Thai Massage. Thai Massage is a healing massage, enjoy :)
Cooking Classes, wisdom to take home with you
The Absolute Culinary Experience
This is a must for anybody interested in cooking and anybody who loves the Thai Cuisine. The location is perfect next to the estuary opening to the sea and the venue is charming and has open spacious areas to make your time an unforgettable one. Yaa your host is a wonderful woman, a devoted Thai with buckets of knowledge about Thailand and its history and Culture.
Morning Class Preparing, Cooking and Tasting, Yaa will explain lots about the Thai Culture and history. Includes an amazing cook book and Certification.
Dinner Class more enjoying Thai food which you help to prepare and cook, many different dishes, each day of the week a different menu.
You will be learning to cook many dishes, a wonderful experience, the class size will be up to 10 people for the course each day so you can be sure of a very interesting time. Take back the recipes and cook them for your friends at home, a piece of wisdom not to be missed.
Which dish would you like to cook?. . . and don't know the ingredients or how to do it? Just ask Yaa, she will show you how.
The price includes even an extensive Recipe Book written and created by Yaa herself.
Morning Class Pickup at 9:30am, back at about 3.30pm
A great day for 1,800 Baht.
Dinner Class Pickup 5.30pm, back about 9.30pm
An enjoyable Evening for 1,500 Baht.
Koh Chang round trip
For those who feel not safe on a Scooter.
There is an operator who takes Customers to the most interesting spots of the island, view points, Mangrove woods, the Chinese Temple in the north of the island, the two main waterfalls. And a nice Lunch is included.
200 Baht Entry fee National Park Water Fall extra.
Pick up 8.00, back about 4pm
A lovely day out for 800 Baht.
Grand Lagoon Resort, the end of the road West coast
At the end of the road in the south of Koh Chang (a couple of kilometers beyond the Bang Bao village) there is a large private Resort, as a visiter you are very welcome but you will be asked to pay an entrance fee of 100 Baht per person, many people refuse to pay and turn around, you might even get a guided Tour of the Resort. The beach is vast almost deserted, an alternative day out. Get there by motor-scooter best.
The old Road connecting east and west
Originally in about year 2000 there was a road connecting the two sides of the island, there were 2 bridges, these were washed away by the massive rain coming down the Valley in the rain season, they have never been re-built. The old road had really steep hills, almost impossible to cross.
On the way or the way back from Grand Lagoona, where the road changes from double to single lane you should see a road going of up into the woods, this is the old road which used to connect the two sides of the island, on the west side the road stops about 1.5km at a bridge which was washed away years ago.
In 2010 Koh Chang authorities were considering to rebuild the road, but nothing happened.
Now in 2018 the prime minister visited the island and approved the building of the road again, so activities are supposed to happen soon, maybe next year.
The Galaxy the 6 story boat at Grand Lagoon