Chaweng Beach is one of the three most popular beaches on Koh Samui. It is he who is recommended by travel agencies to those who want an active nightlife, noise, parties and a beautiful beach holiday. Chaweng stretches a little over two kilometers from Ark Bar to a rocky promontory bordering Chaweng Noi.
The content of the article
- one Beach description
- 2 Entering the water, depth and waves
- 3 Sun beds and shade
- 4 Beach photo
- five Infrastructure
- 6 Houses and hotels on the beach
- 7 How to find the beach
- eight Beach Map
The width of the beach is approximately the same along its entire length - from 40 to 50 meters of very soft and loose sand. The sand on Chaweng is the finest and whitest on Koh Samui. It is he who gives such a deep, azure color of the sea, which they love to use as a screensaver on the desktop. Nowhere else in Koh Samui is the color of the sea like Chaweng.
The entire beach is occupied by hotels and establishments that maintain cleanliness and order in their territories. Garbage is observed only after storms. There is not a single drain on the entire beach, which usually spoils both the landscape and the air..
Chaweng is one continuous playground, noisy, crowded, funny and drunk. So fans of uninhabited islands shouldn't settle nearby. One of the features of Chaweng Beach is its geographic location. Or rather - the location opposite one of the ends of the runway Samui airport.
Depending on the wind, you have to watch the takeoffs or landings of airliners about once every half hour. In case anyone is interested in reading about other places, I have a short overview of all the beaches of Koh Samui, will help you decide on the choice of the beach.
Entering the water, depth and waves
From the beginning to the end of Chaweng, entry into the water is not hampered by anything. The sandy coast turns into a sandy bottom, which gradually sinks into depth. This is an ideal beach for swimming, you can dive up to your chest 20-40 meters from the shore. Due to this, the low tide does not significantly affect the characteristics of Chaweng Beach, allowing you to fully relax during peak low tide hours..
The sea recedes by five meters, the depth and quality of the bottom do not change. There are no large stones and algae on the beach. The stone placer on the border with Chaweng Noi begins abruptly, without rocky shoals. And in the north, where shallow water adjoins Chaweng Yai, the bottom rises to the surface, small shoals of sand appear - a great place for children to entertain.
Sun beds and shade
The entire beach, lined with trees, is lined with sun loungers, umbrellas and plastic tables for drinks. It is not difficult to find a sun lounger for rent, prices are on average 100 baht. The natural shade stands far from the water and rustles with leaves on the territory of the hotels. Only a few places come across huge crowns of deciduous trees, under which you can throw your beach mat.
Chaweng is considered the epicenter of island life. It is from him that all Samui distances dance. therefore Taling Ngam or Pang Ka are considered backyards, although it would seem - on the island everyone is equally equidistant from the center.
All kinds of island pleasures and amenities of civilization are concentrated on Chaweng, and close to it are: an airport, two hospitals, a pier at Bang Rak. On the beach you can rent kayaks, boats, jet skis, air mattresses and bananas, restaurants, bars and cafes. An inflatable aqua complex on the water has been installed for children. The main attractions of Chaweng:
- Lake (reservoir) Chaweng;
- Pagoda Phra Puttabat Chamlon Khao Hua Chuk (Phra Phuttabat Chamlong Khao Hua Chuk);
- Samui Crocodile Farm.
Houses and hotels on the beach
The entire coastline of Chaweng Beach is occupied by either hotels, or resorts, or large entertainment venues. The most expensive land of Samui is located here, so you will have to look for houses for rent far from the coast. There is a very high density of buildings on both sides of the Ring Road, so the main difficulty will not be in finding a home, but in choosing from a huge number of one suitable.
Among the hotels with good reviews on the beach are the five-star Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the stylish Sans Souci Samui, the cozy Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort, the stylish Bhundhari Chaweng Beach Resort and the Chaweng Cove Beach Resotel. .
If you want to book a hotel here in advance or look for accommodation on other beaches, I have selection of hotels on Koh Samui with a good rating and reviews.
Hotels in Chaweng>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
- Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui
- Sans souci samui
- Samui Paradise Chaweng Beach Resort
- Bhundhari Chaweng Beach Resort
- Chaweng Cove Beach Resotel
How to find the beach
Access to Chaweng Beach is unlimited, you can go to any lane leading to the sea. For example, through the territory of the Library hotel .
Chaweng Beach Map
Chaweng Beach Map: