Pearl Beach Map
When you pass Grand View Resort at the south end of White Sand beach the road heads uphill and away from the shore. There are a growing number of restaurants and cheaper bungalows in this area. At the top of the rise lies the International Clinic and opposite a viewpoint at a naval memorial. Some great views from there. The road then runs downhill to the Pearl Beach area. There are some good, small bungalow resorts here with sunset views but the only thing the area lacks is a sandy beach. Which usually means that visitors have no problems finding a good value room by the shore. This map of the area shows the main resorts, restaurants and businesses.
It’s a convenient option, midway between White Sand Beach and Klong Prao Beach, providing you are willing to hop on songtaew or rent a scooter to get to the beach and back. If so, then you will save money on accommodation. Anyone staying in the area should definitely visit Saffron on the Sea’s lovely waterfront restaurant or, for western flavours you’ll find Irish, Italian, German, Danish and Scandinavian restaurants roadside a few minutes north as you come out of White Sand beach. Also by the main road you will find such delights as a Honda motorbike dealer, Post Office and large second had bookshop.
This area is also ground zero for Koh Chang’s supermarket wars. Tesco opened on Pearl beach in early 2014. Makro will open their large store on White Sand beach in late 2015 and in early 2016, Big C, will open theirs, also on Pearl beach. These aren’t aimed specifically at tourists, more for hotels and restaurants to buy supplies.