White Sands Beach is the primary entertainment zone for Koh Chang and so has the widest selection of restaurants, bars and nightlife options on the island. In recent years it is the range of international White Sands Beach restaurants that has really captured the imagination, with Italian, Mexican, Greek and British pub fare available here.
But that is not to say that authentic Thai cuisine is difficult to find in White Sands Beach restaurants with basic beach shacks offering up green curries and more exclusive eateries dispensing Asian fusion cuisine that will make your heart sing. And when the sun goes down there are plenty of White Sands Beach bars and pubs for getting merry under the stars.
Recommended White Sands Restaurants
Buffalo Bill Steak House
The Western-themed Buffalo Bill’s has all kinds of quality imported steaks as well as many other interesting menu options. They have a mechanical bull ride that is best tried before you eat.
Something of an island institution the fantastically camp Thor has served great Thai and Western food on White Sand Beach. This is a nice beachside restaurant with seating beside the sea or on an upstairs balcony looking down over the beach.
Nong Bua Seafood Restaurant
There are two roadside Nong Bua Seafood Restaurant in White Sands Beach. Owner Lek serves brilliant, well-priced Thai food. Everything comes fast and it’s always tasty. A great choice.
As you’d expect from an Irish Pub, Paddy’s serves draught Guinness and Kilkenny as well as a large range of domestic and imported beers and spirits. They show live sport on eight screens and there is a pool table and table football as well as free WiFi. Their Sunday roast dinners are recommended; if you can clear your plate then you have done very well indeed.
Monkeys Bar and Restaurant
This popular roadside White Sands Beach restaurant and bar opposite Ban Thai Resort has an extensive menu of both Thai and Western dishes. Beef Tenderloin surf and turf is a good option or you could try their Greek salad if you fancy something lighter. They have a pool table and show live sports on a HD screen.
15 Palms Beach Bar & Restaurant
You can lounge on bean bags on the beach or sit on comfy chairs and leather sofas indoors in this tasteful wood-decorated restaurant and bar. Their eclectic menu has all kinds of Thai and international treats and their belly busting all-you-can-eat buffet, which is served every evening, offers fantastic value for money.
Beach Tango Restaurant
This beachfront café at Sang Arun Resort is popular for a reason. Lobster, proper beef burgers, Greek salad, potato wedges, kebabs… it’s all good.
La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant
This small and friendly Italian restaurant in White Sands is set one row back from the road in Chang Kao Plaza. They make pizza, pastas and all the classic Italian dishes with imported goods and fresh seafood. Desserts are recommended, especially the tiramisu.
Beachfront seafood barbeques are the order of the evening in this White Sands restaurant. Pick your own fish and watch them cook it for you. They also have a full Thai menu and some Western options.
Recommended White Sands Bars and Nightlife
Blue Lagoon Bar
This bar is located at the back of Koh Chang’s own ‘Mini-Pattaya’ area of beer beers to the south of White Sand Beach. The staff is all female and all friendly. They also show live sports and there is a pool table, and of course, Connect Four.
This bar opens when all others have shut. Located in Chang Kao plaza you can find them by following their massive spotlight that lights the sky nightly. They are in the process of opening a nightclub.