Photo: No sand but there are chairs.

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Haad Kai Mook

Pearl Beach's few places to stay are found off the main road and along the coast, which is accessible by a quiet, tree-lined lane.

Saffron on the Sea
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
13/10 Moo 4 Haad Kai Mook, Ko Chang
T: (039) 551 253

Run by a wonderfully friendly and slightly eccentric man who has a keen eye for design, Saffron is a lovely Balinese-inspired boutique resort in an idyllic setting. Each a little different from the next, the seven rooms blend terracotta and jet-black stone tiles, high rattan ceilings, crimson walls, elephant showerheads, wide windows and laterite stone terraces with hammocks and chairs. The rooms... Read our full review of Saffron on the Sea.

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Keereeta Resort
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
13/14 Moo 4, Haad Khai Mook, Ko Chang
T: (039) 551 304-5

Charming yet compact grounds are elegantly designed, with flowing water features, fishponds, frangipani and a decent swimming pool as centrepiece. The place almost feels like a small castle thanks to walls made of stacked slate slabs, numerous stairways, ornate woodcarvings, rooftop landings and luxurious wooden salas. Rooms, while not huge, are comfy and artistically done, with tiny paintings of... Read our full review of Keereeta Resort.

Paradise Palms
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
Haad Kai Mook, Ko Chang
T: (089) 094 6023

Opened back in 2000, Paradise Palms was the first resort on sleepy Haad Khai Mook, and it remains an excellent choice. The effusively friendly owner, Matt, offers four spacious and comfy villas set around a shady lawn. There's no sandy beach, but kayaks and snorkeling equipment are free, and rubber shoes are offered to make that rocky shore more approachable. This is a good example of what sets... Read our full review of Paradise Palms.

Remark Cottage
Midrange - 1,500B to 4,000B
36/1 Moo 4, Haad Khaimook, Ko Chang
T: (039) 551 261

This sophisticated hideaway features a dozen cottages set well apart from one another in a lush tropical garden shaded by low-hanging trees. It also has a tiny swimming pool, and is the only spot in Haad Khai Mook that actually has a sandy beach, albeit it a baby one. Romantic rooms blend thatched roofing, log exterior walls, woven bamboo and rattan trim, and hardwood or polished cement floors.... Read our full review of Remark Cottage.

Baan Ton Rak Boutique Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
36/10/9 Moo 4, Haad Khai Mook, Ko Chang
T: (090) 930 8177

Yet another intimate little boutique resort in the Haad Khai Mook area, Baan Ton Rak manages to be soothing and comfortable despite its location just north of the main road. Six rooms are set in a couple of attached buildings around a roofed courtyard with hammocks, chill nooks and dining area. We dug the ancient Khmer-style statues, fountains and goofy housedog who likes to harass the helpless... Read our full review of Baan Ton Rak Boutique Resort.

Buddy House
Backpacker - Under 600B
Haad Kai Mook, Ko Chang
T: (081) 297 4043

With national park protected mountains stretching for miles behind it, Buddy House is set in a quiet yet convenient spot that makes sense for those who like to explore by motorbike. It's owned by the legendary Mr Pook, who speaks perfect English and is known for treating his guests like good old buddies. Bungalows come in a few different styles, but our favourites are the classic stilted wood and... Read our full review of Buddy House.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Haad Kai Mook? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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