Whilst it has a very different atmosphere from party centre at Lonely Beach, White Sand Beach has its own buzzing nightlife, with adequate opportunities for next day embarrassment.
Clubs – White Sand Beach Nightlife
Sabay Bar at the northern end on the beach has been throwing open its doors for as long as anyone can remember, with frequent makeovers but probably the same Filipino cover band. You’ll bump into plenty of Thai girls that might not be as innocent or indeed female as they seem and do remember to put strap on your dancing shoes – it gets more manic and frenzied the nearer it gets to closing time.
Bars – White Sand Beach Nightlife
At the southern end, Koh Chang’s own mini Pattaya is still going strong, with girls and more girls wearing very little, offering a simple game of Connect 4 to each passing handsum man, in the hope he may cover a few outstanding veterinary bills run up by a poorly village buffalo somewhere in the north of the country. The nightclub, Babylon Bar is the latest addition to the area.
Some Mao a few doors down from Oodies (see below) is a good lively bar at the northern end.
Red Monkey’s Bar at the front of Grand View Plaza gives you another option – cocktails and happy hours as well as big screen sports and food.
Zap Bar has made its latest home a little further up the hill next door to Keeree-Ele Hotel and there are other small bars aroud and about as you leave White Sand Beach, where where you can find a friend.
At the northern end of the area, you can relax at a good selection of beach bars with cushions and bean bags laid out on the sand.
15 Palms kicks things off just by the beach walkway at the 7/11. It’s been a fixture here for over 22 years, good food, drink, some sport on the screens and a perfect location.
Further along Sabay Bar (the nighclub above) has a whole section that fronts onto the sand, but Mac Bar at Mac Resort is this year’s big draw with its good music and comfy seating. Meanwhile, the Lonely Beach crew from Himmel have their offshoot venue at White Sand Princess. Expect fireshows, cocktails and decent enough music.
Moving down the sand again, Tapas Bar is a much smaller affair, very laid back and great to sit back and watch the world go by from under the tree. Finally, Beach Tango is housed within the small hotel Du Talay – beer, cocktails, food and and a great vantage point above the sand just by the southern public access walkway.
Live Music and Pubs – White Sand Beach Nightlife
For live music, Oodies at the northern end has been providing that country, soft rock vibe for an older crowd as long as anyone can remember and it’s still packing them in, so it seems to work. The Rock Bar in Grand View Plaza also has a live session most nights, definitely not for the faint hearted at those decibels.
Up on the hill, live sports, everything from Premier League and Bundesliga to tennis, golf and even Super Bowl is shown at The White Elephant. Paddy’s Palms, the other White Sand Beach sports pub, has moved and is now based at 15 Palms at the northern end. Both also serve pub grub and have their own accommodation.
Recomended Bars, Clubs and Pubs – White Sand Beach Nightlife
North to South
Main Street, Northern End
Long established live music venue and bar, with the house band, Thai/western, turning out a familiar formula of well known blues and reggae covers. Food available, steaks a house speciality. Tends to attract the more senior crowd. Can audition for your own spot.
By the Sea, Northern End
White Sand’s original nightclub still going strong, with an entertaining Filipino house band, fire show on the beach, food, seating outside on cushions, inside a full bar. Busy, lots of mad dancing, open till late.
By the Sea, Northern End
Small spot between Koh Chang Grand Lagoon and Tantawan, fresh cocktails, beer, nice music and a laid back atmosphere. Bar seating or at funky colourful tables and chairs. Opening and closing hours can be be bit erratic.
The White Elephant
Main Street, Southern End
On the hill as you head out of town down the island, The White Elephant has a large open front terrace high above the road. Extensive selection of bottled beers from all over Europe, cocktails, wine and spirits. Western and Thai menu. British pies a house favourite. Big Screen Sports.
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