THINGS TO DO IN KOH CHANG
Here is a selection of what’s on offer:
Serenity sits on the edge of a small bay which provides a natural playground for our guests.
This fast-growing sport is great fun, keeps you fit and enables you to get a new perspective on Koh Chang from the water. Our paddle boards are free to use so be sure to have a go during your stay. We will even give you basic instructions for staying upright!
A popular pastime the world over, kayaks provide a great way to explore the immediate coastline – as well as a healthy means of counteracting the food and drink you’ll be enjoying during your holiday! We have one solo and one two person kayak which our guests, as well as visitors to the bar and restaurant, can enjoy free of charge
We provide life jackets and strongly recommend that these be worn for all aquatic activities.
Guests using our boards and kayaks, other than experts, should stay within a comfortable distance of the shore at all times.
TREE TOP ADVENTURE PARK
Me Tarzan, you Jane – put on your loin cloth and swing through the trees, fly on your skateboard, zoom down zip lines and navigate rope bridges at Koh Chang’s number one tourist attraction. Hours of excitement. Afterwards chill with a beer and pizza at one of the island’s most stunning beaches.
LUXURY AT SIAM ROYAL VIEW
A package exclusive to Serenity customised to your requirements. It includes pitch and putt on a tricky nine-hole course with water hazards at every stroke; lunch or evening meal at the Beach Club; drinks at the magnificent new Shambala swim-up beach bar and swimming in superb infinity pools or from the beautiful white sand beaches.
DIVING COURSES & SNORKELLING
Koh Chang is becoming increasingly popular as one of Thailand’s major dive centres. For experienced divers there are many good dive sites off the south eastern tip of the island with a number of coral reefs supporting a wide variety of marine life. In addition, Koh Chang now has two wreck dives, the 100 metre HTMS Chang and the 30 metre T11 sunk by the Thai Navy in December 2013 for which an Open Water diving certificate is required. For those wishing to take up the sport a number of dive schools offer PADI courses.
BAN KWAN CHANG
Get up close to the elephants at Koh Chang’s Number One elephant camp. Set on the edge of the rain forest and only a 15 minute journey from our resort this camp is run in collaboration with the Asian Elephant Foundation which aims to help wandering elephants live closer to nature. You can get in the river and wash the elephants before riding them through the rainforest. Each elephant has it own mahout who is happy to answer questions as well as taking plenty of pictures of you riding high to impress your pals on social media.
THAI COOKERY CLASS
There are a number of Thai cookery classes on the island all of which concentrate on small groups of half a dozen or so students. Classes generally take up a morning – and at the end of the class you get to eat all the food! Great fun and extremely informative for those who want to continue their Thai dining experience when they return home.
BEACH BARS & RESTAURANTS
We will be happy to offer our opinion of the island’s best restaurants to suit your taste in cuisine and the occasion – from romantic hideaways to the busy beach barbecues. The diversity is enormous, ranging from famous fish restaurants and stunning Thai food to Italian, Indian, Greek and Mexican establishments.
SERENITY CUSTOMISED TOURS
We can offer island tours – to east or west coasts – to include lunch, general sightseeing and swimming. These will leave the resort at approximately 11am returning in late afternoon.
We can also take you to the mainland to visit the city of Trat to experience life in a typical Thai city and see for yourself how traditional local markets and businesses are still thriving despite the arrival of multinationals such as Tesco Lotus and Makro. The tour includes an hour-long visit to the new Tesco megastore, a similar trip to Trat’s indoor market and lunch. This will leave the resort at approximately 10am and departing Trat at 3pm.
The dense and often mountainous interiors of the island provides some challenging walks but even experienced trekkers would be advised to employ a guide as the terrain can be demanding and the pathways poor. Let us know if you are planning to bring your walking boots and we will fix you up with a guide who knows his way around the jungle.