Pearl Beach Koh Chang – Explore with Our Guide

Pearl Beach at a Glance

Likely to meet:
Couples, some families, travellers
The Beach:
Rocky with patches of rough red sand
Accommodation:
Mainly small resorts and bungalow set-ups, guesthouses also available
500bt or less up to about 3,000bt
Restaurants:
Apart from a couple of good choices, in your resort
Nightlife:
None, go to White Sand Beach
Other:
Book shop and dive supply shop
Highlights:
Peace and quiet close to White Sand Beach, snorkeling
Lowlights:
Beach, lack of any real character
Thai Name:
Hat Khai Mook (hat, beach, khai mook, pearl)

Pearl Beach at an Island Pace

Pearl Beach (Hat Kai Mook) is the first area you hit having left the last vestiges of White Sand Beach. It is very easy to pass through it without noticing its presence, yet Pearl Beach does have much to offer in a quiet understated way.

The beach is small rounded pebbles but what it lacks in sand, it makes up for in snorkeling, with some of the best spots along the whole of the west coast, just offshore. The resorts are generally small and there is a friendly, keen to please nature about them, with some great deals on offer.

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Overall, with your own transport, it can make a very good base, laid back and away from it all, with no need to venture out, but close enough to White Sand Beach, should something a bit more touristy be desired.

Pearl Beach at the northern end

Pearl Beach is held to start at the bend by the little inland street, leading up to Buddy House, TP Huts and the recently renovated Macura Resort, three cosy budget resorts, clustered together in quiet gardens. Ban Hea, a restaurant and bar with big screen and gym, sits on the crest of the hill at the turning.

Dropping down from them, the entrance to the charming Remark Cottages is on the sea side of the road, together with a handful of assorted shops leading onto the Tesco Lotus superstore. A large grassy area as yet undeveloped, sits alongside giving great access to the water, with a couple of bungalows for rent.

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Across the road, Baan Ton Rak, a small German owned guesthouse, lies hidden away behind its retaining wall, with Rose Garden Resort, another collection of bungalows and cheap rooms next door and further along, the long-established Sanaes restaurant.

Up on the hillside above them, you’ll find the long-stay bungalows of Elephant and Castle, complete with their great views out over the bay and its popular Brit host, whilst continuing on another 500 metres, Big C Superstore dominates the far end of the village.

Pearl Beach at the southern end

Back on the ocean side, past Tesco Lotus, more little streets take you down to the private Inspiration Villa, Koh Chang Resortel, uniquely boasting an Olympic sized swimming pool and to Koh Chang Privilege, a older Thai resort. Amongst them, a small food court provides the dining options with a wide choice of noodle soup, chicken over rice and other cheap dishes.

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Another small boutique resort, Keereeta, is found on the corner of Kai Mook 1, a narrow speed-bumped street which runs past the motel of Koh Chang Budget Rooms to the restaurant and bungalows of Saffron on the Sea, now under new ownership.

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There is no shortage of other choices along this small stretch of shoreline with Khai Mook Resort, a bigger operation next door, Paradise Palms, a bed and breakfast, the well reviewed Pennys Resort and at the very end of the track, Jane Chalet Resort and its own live music Ju Ju Bar.

When the tide is out, you can walk back straight along the rocks and pebbles across the resorts’ fronts to re-emerge at Remark Cottages.

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A second small soi, Kai Mook 2 runs from the back of Khai Mook Resort back up to the main road, passing more accommodation, a car wash, TOT head office and ending on the corner of Books Thailand, a good second hand bookstore.

Koh Chang’s main post office is in this stretch of buildings together with Dive Supply, an excellent equipment source for underwater exploits. As you head out of Pearl Beach, there are newly built houses for long stay rent tiered up the slope at the far end.

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