Chaweng Yai Beach - shallow bounty and rocky shore

North Chaweng Beach Hotel Nora Beach Resort

, Nora scourge, Chaweng Yai - these are all names of one andthe same beach, located to the north of the main Chaweng. Chaweng Yai has a length of almost 4 km and, conditionally, it can be divided into two halves. The first is from Muang Samui Spa Resort

to Cape Lam Song (Laem Song) and satellite island Matlang (Koh Matlang). And the second - from the island of Matlang to the hotel Kanda Residence


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Beach description

The differences are so striking in theircharacteristics that it would be correct to divide Chaweng Yai into two separate beaches, but you will not go against geography. So some sections in the description of Chaweng Yai will be presented in two paragraphs.

From Muang Samui SPA Resort to Matlang Island

The sand on the beach is very fine, flowing.consistence, with impurity of light yellow sand and cockleshells. Closer to the island, the sand becomes larger and darker. The length of the site - 2 km, the width of the beach from 20 to 40 meters. Cleanliness on the beach is not maintained everywhere; in the water floats a lot of debris stuck in stones and sand, algae, plastic bags.

The neighborhood with Chaweng led to the fact that in this half of Chaweng Yai there are always a lot of people, and here you can often meet vacationers with whole families.

From Matlang Island to Kanda Residence Hotel

The sand on the beach is very large, dark brown.colors, with stones and fragments of coral. A lot of cobble stones with sharp edges. The length of the beach is 2 km, width from 5 to 15 meters. The beach suffers from algae, which grow close to the shore and are constantly washed by the waves. Closer to the island Matlang, the beach is crossed by smooth piles of stones, under which the drain pipes are hidden.

Some of them have leaks, causing sandin some places it is polluted with black slurry. The isolation of the beach and its characteristics made this half of Chaweng Yai uncrowded. He was chosen by fishermen and nudists, who have a place between stones and relief differences of Cape Lamsong, where you can hide.

In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.

Sunset, depth and waves

From Muang Samui SPA Resort to Matlang Island

The entrance to the water is complicated by the presence of stones, siltbottom garbage. The sea is poorly suitable for swimming, a hundred meters from the shore, the depth barely reaches a meter. At low tide, the sea is much shallower. Walking along the bottom is fraught with a lot of trouble in the form of coral wreckage and marine animals, but these are still human conditions, compared to what happened ten years ago.

Along the whole Chaweng Yai, the horizon spoils the stoneridge, the result of the work of many Thais who have been manually cleaning the bottom for several years. Now it is possible to move around at least somehow, and this section of Chaweng Yai is never bothered by the waves.

From Matlang Island to Kanda Residence Hotel

This half of Northern Chaweng is overgrownseaweed The depth here is greater than “around the corner”, but the entrance to the water is hampered by grass and stones, which are abound here. At low tide, the sea moves away by 3-5 meters, leaving mountains of brown leaves. Judging by the fact that the embankment is thoroughly fortified with stone parapets, in bad weather, the waves reach the very edge of the beach. On ordinary days, large waves are not observed.

Sun beds and shade

Both halves of Chaweng Yai have developed beachinfrastructure. More variety in the shallow water area, but deck chairs and umbrellas are everywhere. You can even rent for an unreasonable fee. Shadow is only in shallow water, the entire shore of Chaweng Yai is overgrown with deciduous trees and palm trees. In the other half, the coast is bald, and all plantings are in the possession of hotels.

Beach photo

From Muang Samui SPA Resort to Matlang Island








From Matlang Island to Kanda Residence Hotel











Both halves of Chaweng Yai are located on the outskirts.Chaweng, but in five-minute access to all its amenities. There are no large discos and clubs, noisy entertainment and crowds of people, which makes it attractive for people of family, or elderly or wealthy. Along the road there are mini-markets and rare shops, laundries and bottle-dressings.

The second largest hospital on Samui Island Samui International Hospital is located right next to the airport, not far from Chaweng Yai. The nearest attractions of Chaweng Yai include:

From Muang Samui SPA Resort to Matlang Island



From Matlang Island to Kanda Residence Hotel



Houses and hotels on the beach

From Muang Samui SPA Resort to Matlang Island.

The entire coast on this half of Chaweng Yai is built up with hotels and luxury resort segment. Across the road Chaweng-Chongmon Road there is a large selection of accommodation for rent. It is not deserted Taling ngam, here with the houses everything is in order, for any budget and requirements.

Directly on the beach there are several hotels with good reviews. For example, Muang Samui Spa Resort

- very cozy and pleasant, with an interesting combination of European style in the interior with Thai in architecture. Not a very big hotel with a nice pool. Iyara Beach

in Muang Kulaypan

There are rooms with kitchen, concise, stylish, spacious and bright.

Another very good hotel with a high rating in this part of the beach - Papillon Resort Koh Samui

, in the decoration of hotel rooms are used natural materials, it looks nice.

From Matlang Island to Kanda Residence Hotel

Less populated part of the island, partly occupied by mountains. Basically built up with expensive hotels and villas. It is more convenient to look for a house for rent closer to Chong Monu. One of the most romantic hotels on the beach - Anantara Lawana

. Not far from it are spacious wooden bungalows with non-standard interiors, Coral Bay Resort


Another good hotel is Pawanthorn Samui.

, interesting and richly decorated. If you want to book a hotel here in advance or search for accommodation on other beaches, I have a selection of hotels in Samui with a good rating and reviews.

Hotels in Chaweng Yai>

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How to find

To get to the virtual border between bothin halves of Chaweng Yai, you need to drive all Chaweng along Chaweng-Chongmon Road, then a sudden and imperceptible exit onto a small lane. He will lead exactly to the shady meadow near the canopy of fishermen. Here you can leave the vehicle and go to Laamsong Cape to decide which part of Chaweng Yai is more interesting for you. This is where the most stunning bounty landscapes of all of Chaweng are located.

Beach map

Chaweng Yai Beach Map

Map of Chaweng Yai Beach:

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