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Rock Sand is on White Sands Beach on Koh Chang. It is a beautiful beach-side resort run by a Dutch couple, offering simple sea view rooms, a scenic restaurant on stilts that sits over the beach or tide depending on the time of day and comes at a very affordable price, all just 5 minutes walk from the main stretch of restaurants and bars at White Sands Beach.
I have stayed here with friends and family and it has the perfect balance of being a quiet beach side guest house with enough to keep you busy and a lovely restaurant with truly special pizza. All the food I ate here was good, and the setting perfect, with the sea coming under the restaurant at high tide.
It's an idyllic place to stay for couples too, or get the family room and have a relaxing holiday with the kids. The beach is white and there are a few hammocks to chill in as well as a very cool beach side bar next door. You can also walk down the beach to White Sands and be in the thick of it, with more restaurant choices and a party scene for those who are chasing it.
Rock Sand can help you organise a boat trip, fishing trip or other tour if you ask at the counter.
There are lots of different types of room, at varying costs, so look at their website and see what they've got. Prices are between 350 Baht (fan double) and 2,000 Baht (air con family) in the low season and start at 900 Baht in peak season. Out of the 29 rooms, only 2 don't offer a sea view. The cheaper rooms are basic, but perfect for those who want to be out on the beach and just looking for a place to stay. They have a double bed (or twin), bathroom and terrace area for sitting outside. If you are looking for luxury, you should pay a bit more and get the right room. You won't be disappointed with the setting, service or overall experience. The owners are very friendly and accommodating.
Please click for The Rock Sand Resort Room Prices.
How to get to Rock Sand
White Sand Beach is the first beach on Koh Chang that you reach after arriving with the ferry and taking a taxi. You pass through the village Klong Son and over the really steep hill. As you come down the hill you’ll get a postcard view looking down over the beach and as the road flattens after the descent you’re greeted by the sight of a 7-Eleven.
All transport stops here at the 7-eleven to let people out. This is your stop.
To get to White Sand Beach, this is where your walk starts. You go to the beach and turn right (North). Right after the busy and expensive part of Koh Chang Grande Resort you come to the calm unique haven of peacefulness at White Sand Beach. Here you will find: Penns, Star Beach, Chang Bar, Independent Bo and then: Rock Sand.
If you prefer not to walk the 500 meters, if you have a lot of luggage or if you have difficulty with walking, they will gladly come and pick you up by boat. You can call them on 084-781-0550 when your taxi leaves the pier. The boat will be waiting at the beach by the 7-Eleven.
In case of a rough sea they might not be able to use the boat. In that case somebody will come to help you carry your baggage. You can also be dropped off at White Sand Beach Resort if the taxi is willing to take you there.
Tel: 084 781 0550
Address: Rock Sand Beach Resort, White Sand Beach/Haad Sai Khao, 102 MOO4 Koh Chang, Trat, 23170, Thailand
Please click for The Rock Sand Resort website.