Lonely Beach is an enclave of simple beach huts, sporadic generator electricity, and limited running water. The best day really depends on the person. You can bask in the sun while intermittently slipping into the beautiful ocean, spend a few hours sea kayaking along the rugged coast, embark on a day in the jungle, or get a taste of how Thai people truly live in one of the small fishing villages populating the area.
Lonely Beach is the name given by western tourists to the beach that is actually called Tha Nam Beach by the locals and more experienced traveler is precise what you looking for if you want a nice beach and not as developed as some other beaches. The Northern part of Lonely Beach is usually the last stop for the shared bus / taxi's on the western coast.
Lonely Beach started out as the top destination for backpackers who liked some quiet and relaxing beach time, now-a-days Lonely Beach area has wonderful views, and has developed in a perfect balance of peaceful harmonic beach front with just enough development on the costal area to keep people entertained without losing unique relaxing ability.
Activities on offer on the beach are ranging from kayaking, snorkeling and diving. With two dive centers on the main road who work from the beach to arrange dive trips to the nearby island or the Hin Luk Bat dive location, which is a rocky outcrop of about 5 meter in diameter and projecting 1 meter above the water.
Rising popularity and rapid expansion means that Lonely Beach is lonely no more and traditional bamboo beach huts sit flush with expensive resorts. Like the rest of Koh Chang, Lonely Beach has gone ahead in leaps and bounds in the past few years, but it's still a chilled-out, laid-back little place with a village atmosphere.
A collection of shops along the main road are set in a scenic spot between the steep, jungle-decked hills and the mostly rocky coastline. The road veers upwards and away from the beach as you head south through the town, so it's a downhill walk to go for a swim. Just north of the ever-popular backpacker hangout Treehouse is where the real beach begins, already taken up with several expensive resorts.