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Pearl Beach Resorts, Villas and Bungalows

Pearl Beach resorts and bungalows are a mix of older resorts, a couple of boutique choices, villas, cheaper bungalow operations, camping and a few long stay rooms. All sit along its shingle shore or under the hills on the other side of the road.

It’s a very peaceful and laid back area, with White Sand Beach and Chai Chet Beach just a few kilometres away in either direction, so you can easily head out to those spots for more life and some proper sand between your toes.

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Pearl Beach Resorts

At the northern end, behind the containing wall, the boutique resort, Baan Ton Rak, comprises rooms around the courtyard, a small swimming pool and the house high up on the hill above. It’s all excellently maintained, with superiors at 2,200bt and deluxe suites for the family at 3,700bt.

The largest of the Pearl Beach resorts, Koh Chang Resortel sits on the seafront. It’s a curiosity to say the least, with two double storey blocks of accommodation running alongside a fabulous Olympic sized swimming pool, keenly priced at 500bt upwards a night – but still almost completely empty.

With newer rooms down by the water, Koh Chang Privilege, next door to Resortel, remains a very well spaced out bungalow operation and a great under-the-radar choice. It too has a small pool. Rates start as low as 850bt for a garden option, 1,200bt for the sea view.

Roadside in the same section, Keereeta Resort, one of Koh Chang’s older resorts, offers an esoteric collection of rooms either upstairs or down, all set around a central swimming pool. Prices range from 1,350bt to 1,650bt for the upper level pool view.

Southern End

At the southern end down by the sea, Saffron on the Sea, has boutique style bungalows at 1,300bt a night for ones at the back and 1,650bt for ocean facing. Even if not staying here, you can have lunch or dinner on the seafront terrace at its in-house Thai bistro.

Khai Mook next door has a vast array of choices on the seafront and along the little street behind. It’s aimed at the Thai market but their summerly looking huts are from 750bt a night.

Continue along and Penny’s Resort has cheap rates again in that 1,000bt to 1,500bt mark, its well kept standard rooms closely packed around a small swimming pool.

Pricing Code/Per night in Baht (B):
B= under 500; BB= 500 to 1,500; BBB= 1,500 to 3,000; BBBB= over 3,000;

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Baan Ton Rak

Per Night: BBB – BBBB

By the Road

Northern end by the road, small boutique resort hidden behind a scupltured wall, with 6 rooms, all a/c, off a central courtyard, a pretty garden sitting area and swimming pool at the rear. A large villa is also for available on the hill above. Breakfast only. Motorbike hire, German owned, friendly hosts.

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Penny’s Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

By the Sea

Southern end by the sea, 28 standard, luxury and different style family bungalows at this very compact resort by the sea and around the pool and at the rear. Restaurant and activities. Motorbike hire. As with all these resorts, there is no sand beach but swimming, kayaking and snorkeling all possible.

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Saffron on the Sea

Per Night: BB – BBB

By the Sea

At the southern end by the sea, 7 a/c ensuite boutique style bungalows, in the garden next to the  recommended restaurant – not a bad spot for breakfast. WiFi. Restaurant does get busy. No beach as such but can swim and snorkel.

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Privilege Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

By the Sea

In the middle of the village by the sea, one of the older Pearl Beach resorts but well maintained offering single, double and family bungalows laid out in a simple garden with small swimming pool and restaurant. New rooms by the water. Popular with Thai weekenders but rarely busy. An under the radar choice.

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Pearl Beach Villas

Ocean-side with pool, Villa Inspiration is a private holiday rental for families or couples, with four double rooms which sleep up to 12 people. Prices start from 20,000bt per night in high season.

On the small street running down to Saffron on the Sea, Suppatra House offers a 4 bedroom villa, 2 bedroom chalet or 1 bedroom cottage, all sharing a pool, with the whole villa from 6,000bt a night. Next door, the same owners have their own house and pool with a further 3 bungalows (Davide, Matteo and Tippawan) for rent starting at 1,300bt. Their restaurant incidentally is Marco’s Italian over in Chai Chet Beach.

On the parallel street, The Elegance Luxury Pool Villas and The Pearl Pool Villas offer stylish family villas with small pools and all mod cons. Sleeping up to 6, they start at 8,100bt per night.

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Villa Inspiration

Per Night: BBBB++

By the Sea

Down a small entrance street between Tesco and Resortel, exclusive villa for rent with 4 double rooms, sleeping 8-12 people. Infinity pool, volleyball court, canoes, staff, private stony beach and landscaped gardens. Recommended.

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The Pearl Luxury Pool Villas

Per Night: BBBB++

Inland, near the sea

Down the side street opposite Big C, selection of villas sleeping 6 per villa. 2 double bedrooms and sofa bedroom, kitchen, splash pool, outdoor seating area. 2 minutes from sea for snorkeling but no sandy beach.

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The Elegance Pool Villas

Per Night: BBBB++

Inland, near the sea

Same location as The Pearl and an almost identical lay-out, this set of villas  has separate owners so prices and deals may differ. Elegance also have a similar development over in Klong Prao Beach.

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Pearl Beach Bungalows

Pearl Beach has plenty of choice too if you are after cheaper bungalows.

Macura Resort, TP Huts and Alisa are located in a little enclave set back from the main road at the start of the village, with prices from as low as 300bt for a very peaceful setting.

Around the corner, Ban Na have rooms from 300bt upwards in a nice garden setting, with a pool, though it is undoubtedly showing its age. It’s the same people who run a small guesthouse in backpacker area on the sand at the northern end of White Sand Beach.

Next door to Lotus’s, Had Khai Mook Camping has a prime spot by the sea with a pitch at 150bt per person per night. There are bathroom facilites on site, a bar and a restaurant.

Opposite, Rose Garden could make a good long stay choice, with monthly rates available at 6,000bt. Accessed by a small track immediately next door, the English/Thai owned Elephant and Castle sits on the hillside above, with terrific views out to sea, rates from 500bt a night for fan.

100 metres further along on the other side of abandoned nightclub, The Studio is a tiny Thai guesthouse over three floors, with a/c rooms from 600bt. You can eat at the food court directly opposite.

At the far southern end up by the road, there is now a small Thai resort, with bungalows aligned in two rows up the hillside, which could suit someone looking for long term rentals. It does not, as yet, have an English name.

By The Sea

Sandwiched between Khai Mook and Penny’s, Paradise Palms is another English owned operation, 3 or 4 bungalows in the garden by the sea, prices in the 1,000bt to 2,000bt (family room) range.

At the end of the same lane, the landowners, Iyara Group, have cleared Ju Ju/Jane Chalet out and will start a villa development in the near future.

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TP Huts

Per Night: B – BBB (family)

Inland, mountain-side

Northern end at the end of the little inland street which turns in by Ban Hea restaurant, selection of bungalows, fan and a/c, restaurant, all surrounded by lush garden with mountains behind. Swimming pool. Motorbikes and WiFi. Very peaceful.

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Macura Resort

Per Night: B – BBB (family)

Inland, mountain-side

Just before TP Huts, with a large and eclectic selection of differently styled rooms, including a family house and even a tree-house. There’s a restaurant for breakfast, swimming pool and motorbike hire. A friendly, quiet escape.

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Alisa Resort

Per Night: B – BB

Inland, mountain-side

First set of bungalows on the same street as TP Huts and Macura, combination of  a/c bungalows or motel style fan rooms in a single storey block. Food available at small cafe on site . WiFi. Long term deals available.

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Khai Mook Camping

Per Night: B

By the sea

Nicely spaced plots to pitch a tent, with bathroom facilities, power options and parking. The Secret Pearl beach bar ar at one end and Nid’s Cafe at the other but also very easy to walk up to the main street for the big supermarkets and food court.  WiFi.

Other Pearl Beach Resorts and Bungalows

Pearl Beach has just too many options to list in full, so here is a selection only to go with our recommendations above.

Listed North to South

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Ban Na

Per Night: B – BB

Northern end on the ocean, old natural-style cottages and small pool in a lush garden. Sometimes open restaurant. Aimed at travellers. WiFi.

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Rose Garden

Per Night: B – BB

Northern end by the road, simple fan rooms in a row or larger a/c bungalows, all on a grassy area going up the hillside. No restaurant. Long term deals available. WiFi.

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Elephant and Castle

Per Night: B – BB

Up on the hill above Rose Garden. English owned, small selection of fan and a/c bungalows in the garden, some with sea view. Brekfast available. WiFi.

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Koh Chang Resortel

Per Night: B – BBB

In the middle by the sea, standard and deluxe rooms in large hotel building next to Olympic sized swimming pool or separate bungalows around a smaller pool. Restaurant and bar. Rarely busy, a proper Koh Chang curiosity.

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Keereeta Resort

Per Night: BB – BBB

Set back from the road, an older, very private, Koh Chang resor in a boutique style with rooms by the pool or above on the second level. Breakfast, WiFi .

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Kai Mook Resort

Per Night: B – BBB

Down by the sea at the southern end, fan and a/c rooms, bungalows and wooden beach huts with restaurant in this large Thai resort. No beach, motorbike hire. Popular with Thai packages.

UPDATED NOVEMBER 22 for 22/23 Season

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