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Bai Lan Bay is remote, natural, rocky, heavily forested - with a little beach sand

Far down the southwest coast of Koh Chang we find Bai Lan Bay, a 1.5 kilometre long, shallow bay consisting of three mini bays, mostly rocky, with a few stretches of sand. The southern most of these three mini-beaches has 200 metres of beautiful, powdery white sand, crystal clear water and shady coconut palms. The hills that completely enclose this little cove are covered in a thick tangle of green jungle, giving it a very natural, isolated ambiance. The only drawback here: the water is very shallow, and swimming is possible only at high tide – typical of this island’s beaches.
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Virtually all of this patch of sand is taken up by one of the island's most attractive beachfront resorts, Mercure Koh Chang Hideaway, while another, White House Bailan Resort, has claimed the last little bit of the beach.
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Several other resorts are scattered on the rockier areas north of this, finding small patches of sand where they can. Bailan Beach Resort has one of the better sandy patches. Most others must be satisfied with rocky shoreline, clear water and picture-perfect sunsets.
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Forget nightlife in this somewhat remote and very tranquil area. The budget bungalows are backpacker territory, without the late-night beach party scene found immediately north of here at Ta Nam. The more comfortable resorts offer family accommodation, and a tranquil beach getaway for couples.
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The White House Bailan offers beach cottages in wide gardens, has free internet, a swimming pool and pool bar. Bailan Beach Resort has 30 garden and beach bungalows among the coconuts behind its rare patch of sandy beach.
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As seen in the photos, the Mercure Hideaway has an exceptional pool, one well crafted with different depths for children. This offers hotel rooms, suites and villas in its lush tropical gardens. It has a full service spa with Thai massage and health treatments, plus a club for children. Despite its relative isolation, this is one of the better family resorts, and has been included in our Top 10 Family-friendly resorts of Koh Chang listing.
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by John Everingham
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