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14 February 2009 :: 23:02:31 pm 2330

XXO Beach Club: Jomtiens New Night Spot

The XXO Beach Club at the upper reaches of Jomtien Beach Road, just past the corner of Soi Chaiyapreuk, must be amongst, if not the coolest bar in Jomtien. With its sophisticated ambiance, exuding class, elegance and style and its tasteful silver-blue themed decor and pervasive sense of decorum, it represents a most welcome recent addition to the entertainment venues of Jomtien and Pattaya and a perfect place to chill out and enjoy the tropical lifestyle from 4pm to the early hours of the morning, 7 days a week.
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The XXO Beach Club held its soft opening on January 3, 2009, when it first presented its face to the bon viveurs of the Pattaya region. However, another more extensive opening party is expected to be held soon, now the club is more established. As such, the club is destined to become one of the most popular in the region, due to its universal and tasteful appeal and its fine location, with ample parking, far enough away from the boisterous hot spots, situated in a part of Jomtien which is only just beginning to show its full potential.This potential is likely to be even more exploited with the addition to the area of the Village Shopping Centre and Floating 4 Market, as well as a number of popular fish restaurants and new hotels, situated slightly further up Jomtien Beach Road.

The XXO Beach Club, partially taking its name from the fine XO brandy and partially from their previous EXXIT Club, is the latest enterprise of proprietors Saipin and Ron , a cross-cultural couple, from Holland and Chiang Mai, respectively, whose successful relationship, at 24 years, must hold the record for being the longest lived in Pattaya. In that time, they have perfected the art of catering to the whole spectrum of clients in the Pattaya region, having had extensive experience in the sphere of night clubs and other entertainment venues. The current beach club, whose design reflects the inspirations of Ron, is a cross between a night club and a wine or cocktail bar, which will appeal to straight clientele, as well as being gay-friendly. To reflect this, the serving staff is a mix of beautiful, sexy, young women, clad in hot pants, and handsome boys, with a lady-boy dancing troupe to provide part of the entertainment and create a beach party mood.

The premises currently feature the ample, rectangular aquarium lounge bar inside, a select, upper, mirrored sun deck offering extensive views over Jomtien Beach and an intimate, flame-fronted forecourt with tables and chairs, for those who prefer gentle sea breezes. To create the impression of the sea shore and bring in the feel of the sea, itself, the floor of the terrace has a sandy finish. In the near future, it is planned to acquire a section of land across the road, actually on Jomtien Beach, for BBQs, beach parties and other beach entertainments, such as volleyball. Also in the near future, five tastefully decorated and extensively equipped rooms and a penthouse will be available for short and long term rent.

The XXO Beach Club features a wide range of fine wines from France and Chile, all at the very reasonable price of Bt1,200 per bottle; two of which the PDN Review Team sampled and can attest to their quality. In keeping with its cocktail bar aspect, the XXO Beach Club also boasts a full range of generously portioned cocktails, again moderately priced at Bt150 each. The house speciality is the Puerto Rican-derived Cocolocococo, consisting of Malibu, Cointreau, Ron Bacardi, lemon juice, sugar and coconut milk served in a coconut, guaranteed to inflame one’s libido! There is also a selection of light, slim-line Thai and Western tapas finger foods, to accompany the drinks. Some of these the PDN Review Team also sampled, all of which were balanced and non-fattening, despite their rich creamy sauce base. Included in this selection were delicious potato and egg salads, Dutch cheese salads and a brandy-based Thousand Island dressing, all served with bread. It will be noticed that the selection mentioned here is vegetarian, which reflects the preferences of the main reviewer, but there are also fish, seafood and bacon dishes, for those with more cosmopolitan tastes.

The night club mood, with its subdued lighting, will be enhanced by the regular appearance of a resident DJ, otherwise the music will be of an ambient, house nature, all set off with a subtle laser display, to create a contemporary party atmosphere. The intention is to bring people together and give a broad-ranging fun appeal to tempt the young-at-heart of all ages. The XXO Beach Club will also be able to be hired for private parties, with the only charge being for food and drinks.


It is expected that in common with some of Saipin and Ron’s previous enterprises, the XXO Beach Club will form the perfect venue to hold slimming or fashion shows, or even photographic exhibitions. In fact, such is its cosmopolitan and fashionable ambiance that the club will lend itself perfectly to a whole host of different functions.


Having had considerable property interests over the years and running his successful condominium renovation business, Ron is particularly keen to attract members of the Property and Real Estate sector, who, apart from enjoying the club for itself, are also encouraged to hire the premises for property-related purposes and shows. This also applies to the local media and travel industries, who are also very welcome, both to party and exhibit. All that has to be done is to discuss one’s proposals with the proprietors, who are only too willing to cater to virtually any suggestions regarding possible uses to which the club can temporarily be put.We heartily recommend the XXO Beach Club to all our avid readers, who rather than merely taking our word for it, should go along and sample the delights the club has to offer.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : DCman   Category : Eating

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