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“Now called Long Beach Resort”
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Ranked #34 of 135 Speciality Lodging in Ko Chang
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We decided to explore Koh Chang by scooter, and set off with the aim of reaching the furthest point from our hotel - in this case, all round the coast of Koh Chang down to Long Beach.

The road was VERY long, and the last 3km was really rough. Large construction vehicles were working on the remote stretch of road (which was in desperate need of it). I always live by the rule... just go slow, and nothing bad can happen!
After the nerve-racking 3 kms, we reached Long Beach resort.

We didn't stay overnight, but thoroughly enjoyed a well deserved rest in the hammock on the wooden deck area with a ice cold fruit smoothie in hand. We also ordered lunch - the chicken pad thai was really nice. Service was friendly.

The resort itself looks very basic and in need of a upgrade. If you are longing for off the beaten track - remote location - then this will be it.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mari B
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This original resort was destroyed due to local own problem on Lonely beach
Other Treehouse is on Koh Chang on the other parts of island at wild nature. There is amasing very old and valued for backpeckers. It is aproximately 40 km by motorbike from Lonely beach. Go there !!!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Treehouse is a paradise with a big P. The nature is amazing and the beach is stunningly beautiful and unspoilt. This is a peaceful and quiet place with great vibes

I have stayed at Treehouse several times, last time in December 2015, I love it there but it needs to be said, this place is not for all people. It's a bit of a backpackers paradise from old times but there are families staying there too sometimes - like me and my family and our Golden Retriever dog :)

The bungalows are 300, 250 and 200 baht per night I think it was. 300 is beach front and 200 is at the back. Do take beach front, it's an amazing feeling to lay in the bungalow during the night with the door open and listen to the sea, cooler too

Food is excellent and pretty cheap, everything is OK priced, the bungalows are bad but charming, the mattresses are hard, I would not call them comfortable :), toilets are very natural and charming but not always clean. You can lock the bungalow but it's not much use as the windows and everything else is far from burglar proof

There is a good mosquito net in each bungalow and do use it or plenty of mosquito repellent when you sleep. There are few mosquitos but there are small sand flies in the evenings / during the nights instead. Don't get fooled, they are actually much worse than mosquitos. It takes a few days after you get bitten before it starts to itch but then it comes with a vengeance, takes longer time than mosquito bites to disappear too. There is good mosquito repellent spray to buy at every 7-Eleven, buy it, bring it, use it when the sun goes down and you can enjoy paradise without being troubled by bugs

There is no regular electricity at Long Beach yet so a generator supply electricity during evenings, there is no electricity during the night (midnight or so) but it is not needed either actually. I have never missed electricity during the night the times I have slept there, beach front bungalows help too. Bring a torch for nightly toilet visits. There are plenty of plugs in the reception to charge mobile phones and laptops. Mobile phone reception is slow and bad, AIS 2G is the only provider that works a bit but it is very slow, DTAC and True were both totally dead

Treehouse on Long Beach is a looong way from everything. It's on the Eastern side of Koh Chang all the way down at the Southern end of the island. It's a one to two hour drive from the tourist beaches on the western side of Koh Chang. It's quite possible to make a day trip from the beaches on the western side of the island but I recommend to start not later than 9 AM to have enough time to enjoy it all. You can also rent a motorcycle on the western side of the island for several days (and pay in advance) and then move to Treehouse for a couple of days, there are quite a few who do that as it's "complicated" to reach otherwise. Do not forget to go back to the bike rental shop and pay more if you decide to stay longer!

The road is good all the way down to Salak Khok but starts to get interesting after that. It's very beautiful, stunning really with amazing views but do keep an eye on the road when you drive too. The road is normally really bad the last bit but now it's totally washed away even so you have to take a detour. You can search on YouTube for "Detour to Long Beach". The road will be fixed on day :)

The road is not at all as bad as the guy in the video says, I drove there many times with my old Toyota with family and dog and all and the only thing that happened was that Princess, our Golden Retriever dog was complaining that it was difficult to sit in the bumps. Both cars and motor cycles can do the trip with a bit of concentration except after heavy rains, then it gets difficult or possibly even near impossible except with 4WD

The same couple have run Treehouse Long Beach for more than 10 years so there are no "new owners", they open in October November and close when occupancy drops at the end of the high season, there are no fixed dates but expect March to May depending on year. Treehouse is deserted other months.

The couple are really nice and friendly to me and my family, they are wonderful really, if you are nice to them. They are Muslims so there is no pork, be happy and enjoy the good chicken, perhaps avoid the beef as it normally isn't that good. Food is excellent

By the way: Long beach is not that long, it's called Long Beach because it is so shallow at low tide, it's long "the other way" :)

I only upload one of my pictures, search for "TreeHouse Long Beach at Koh Chang. The Backpacker paradise" on You Tube and you will see a very good video showing how it looks

You can call and check if they are open, 086 014 1382 works fine as of December-2015. 087 979 4572 should work too but I never tried it. Thais change phone number quite often, no guarantee :)

One of the few places left from what soon will be a gone era

Treehouse is a really really wonderful place, is it for you?

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We took a long scooter ride down to Long Beach.. It's on the side of Ko Chang with very few beaches.. It makes an interesting ride with some piers, temples, and risky roads on route.

The Treehouse itself is now defunct, unmaintained, and overgrown.. Felt like Urban Exploration in Thailand! Actually, it was quite creepy, and spooky, as the place is essentially abandoned.. however, all the huts and various remnants remain, so you can see how it was in its hey day.. Not a soul around besides us. You can explore freely the old huts and various buildings..

Long beach is actually quite short.. Maybe it's called long beach because it's so far away! Water was clear and shallow.. didn't go in to far.. Beach now has various drift items wash up on shore..

To me it feel eerie..Kinda dark.. Stayed around 1 hour then took the long journey back just before night fall.. Don't go to late as once it gets dark, the road(?) would be very difficult to drive along via bike. At some stages, the road has completely collapsed by 15 metres or so..

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank der77
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

We only visited the place for lunch and just to check out Long Beach. Its about 1.30 hr drive from the west side of the island (We started out at Sing Thong Supermarket in Klong Prao).

I must warn you that if you are an inexperience motorbike driver or this is your first time driving a bike. Please don't attempt to go to Long Beach by your own. The road is terrible, cracked and rocky. Also consisting of a few steep hills and narrow turns. Lets say it would be easier for an ATV to drive there. And yes it is only accessible by motorbike (or a long distance walking if you are up to it).

But in the end it was worth the journey. Long Beach is peaceful and quiet with great vibes. Tree House (which is actually not on top of a tree) serves decent food in a cheap price. 2 stir fried basil leave with rice (Seafood basil dish was very fresh), Spicy fish cakes (big size and almost 10 pieces) and 2 huge drink of Thai milk tea cost us only 380 baht ! Owners and staff were polite and smiley.

We would've swam in the sea there if only we didn't have to hurry go back for an appointment in Klong Son. We MIGHT be trying the hut for 1 night before leaving Koh Chang. But definitely we will go back to relax and have a swim there.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank TheJii
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This place has passed its heyday, and now is being recovered from the ruins of a previous establishment.
Accommodations are very very basic. Trade your tables and chairs for floor cushions and an open-air common space. Trade a clean, cozy bed for the rustic wooden shacks on the beach. Trade the thumping music, ecstasy-riddled party scene for quiet sunsets on a secluded little bay.

The new owners were incredibly friendly and helpful and are doing their best to start up an old backpacker getaway. If you want an experience closer to camping than staying in a hotel, stay here. I think it beats the heck out of the touristy gimmicky stuff. If you want to support a local family's efforts instead of foreign-invested chain resort, this place is an adventure.

Not for the germaphobic, the needy, the high-maintenance, or the afraid of the dark/bugs/greasy cheap food.

Room Tip: The bungalows right on the shoreline are the best, but the ones higher up have a nice treehouse feel...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ingrid H
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Quiet cheap and nice beach but no service and luxary - sounds nice to me! Is it if the huts would be in a better shape and ... let´s say a few years ago it has been brillant but now...? Staff needs to get used to but let´s say TiT - This is Thailand! Anyway nice for a daytrip and maybe one night!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank JungleTom05
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Address: Long Beach, Ko Chang, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Chang
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Number of rooms: 11

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