Friday, May 9, 2008

The Amari Emerald Cove Resort - Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand

Country: Thailand
Province: Trat
Location: Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang
Address: 88/8 Moo 4, Klong Prao Beach (Had Klong Prao), Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand
Amari Emerald Cove Resort & Spa is located on the secluded Klong Prao Beach (Had Klong Prao). Apart from taking advantage of the soft white sand beaches, more adventurous guests can enjoy hiking in the rainforests, elephant trekking, fishing, sailing, snorkling and diving. Day trips to the surrounding islands can easily be arranged and there are two multi-level waterfalls with refreshing pools to swim in. In addition after a day of activities, guests can enjoy sheer pampering at the Sivara Spa.

Once a traditional fishing village, Bang Bao Beach is both a facinating place to get an insight into the island's fishing comunity and a fun place to explore local shops and seafood restaurants. The buildings are raised above the water on wooden stilts and many of the local fishing vessles are anchored nearby. More information on "Koh Chang" or "Ko Chang" or "Elephant Island" - Thailand's second biggest island after Phuket island. Koh Chang is situated to the east of Thailand in the province of Trat (around 315 kilometers from Bangkok) on the border of Cambodia. Koh Chang is about 30 kilometers long, almost 14 kilometers wide, and 217 square kilometers. Around 80 percent of Koh Chang, along with an archipelago of 52 islands, is part of the Koh Chang Marine National Park. Koh Chang is the largest island in the Marine Natural Park. The Marine National Park has a total area of 650 square meters and 70% is marine. Clear waters of various blue shades surround the island while a terrain of high mountains and steep cliffs provide magnificent scenic points.

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