UPDATED for 2019-20 Season
Pearl Beach restaurants are few and far between but there are still some excellent options both by the sea on up on the main road.
Saffron on the Sea changed hands a couple of years ago and though perhaps not quite touching the heights of previous times when it was arguably the best of the Koh Chang restaurants, reviews and feedback remain very positive.
Ban Hea also gives you another good choice at the start of the village, with an extensive Thai menu in its roadside cafe or up on the hill above with its big screen.
Towards the southern end, you’ll find a row of stalls by the road between Koh Chang Resortel and Koh Chang Privilege, with all the usual choices of noodle soup, chicken or red pork on rice and classic one dish over rice dishes like pad kapow muu (minced pork fried with holy basil leaf), delicious with an added fried egg.
John at Elephant and Castle, up on the hill, is famous for his English breakfasts and Sanaes, down below, is also known for both their English and simple Thai food.
Finally, the large Tesco Lotus is on your doorstep or its competition at Big C, with both having fresh food sections as well with some takeaway options.
Our Favourites – Pearl Beach Restaurants
Pricing Code/Per person in Baht (B) excluding drinks:
B= under 100; BB= under 500; BBB= over 500;
Saffron on the Sea
Per Person: BB-BBB
Charming spot by the sea at the end of Khai Mook 1, Restyled, terrace extended, shorter menu, Thai and western, cocktails and full bar. Well worth a visit, relaxed. Boutique Rooms too.
Per Person: B-BBB
Thai restaurant on the bend at the start of the village. Somtam, whole fish, cockles, Thai salads, curries and stir fries. Big Screen. Popular with the locals, good spicing.
Per Person: B-BB
Long standing cafe, offering good quality simple dishes, with home made sausages and pat krapow (fried with holy basil) house specialities. Same owners as Villa Inspiration.
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