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The Souk Restaurant: Enjoy The Quieter Side of Koh Chang Dining

The Souk Restaurant

The Souk Restaurant

While the main attraction of the island of Koh Chang has its roots deeply planted in the night life and partying scene, it’s always nice to know that there is quieter side to the place and the mere fact this side of the island doesn’t dominate the tour guides makes it all the more inviting, reclusive to a certain extent but very exclusive as well.


Like attracts like here and you can almost feel how uncomfortable the staff gets on the rare occasions that the masses make their way to The Souk, otherwise if you are a regular of this place, you will very quickly make friends with like minded people who come here to get away from it all.


The restaurant itself is part of a resort, so naturally the food will be something to speak of, but it’s not a bad idea either to only go to the restaurant, even if you aren’t booked into the resort.


Family run organizations, such as The Souk, always offer that special touch with their experiences, and The Souk is no different in that regard, with a lot of little special elements that add to the experience, like the fact that you can expect to invite some refreshingly innocent conversation from the owners’ little girl.


The Souk is the ultimate epitome of conservative type relaxation and the serenity of the eastern side of the island makes this the prime location for relaxed dining and an overall experience which is toned down, complemented by some scenic views of the ocean, from the vantage point of the beachfront location of the restaurant.


As far as the actual food goes, it is a bit of a surprise to find that a reclusive venue such as this prides itself in one of the most extensive menus, anywhere on the island, and that includes the western side as well.


A great place to come and relax, get away from all the pandemonium, reset your batteries and regroup all your bearings.

published: 16.07.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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