Step back to a time where sea eagles and hornbills nested in mangroves, electricity was sporadic and white sand beaches were delightfully empty. You can do this on the relatively untouched island of Koh Chang. Flights to Bangkok and then onto Trat will take you to the coast for a quick boat trip to this unspoiled tropical location. Dropped in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand near the border with Cambodia, this wild and natural speck of land is now an attractive Thai beach resort with calm seas perfect for kayaking, elephant sanctuaries, river-dwelling hippos and mile after mile of brochure-worthy beaches. Ideal for families or those looking for the peace and quiet of Thailand 20 years ago, Koh Chang is a well kept secret you'll want to keep for yourself.