Choeng Mon Beach occupies one kilometer of the coastline of Koh Samui. The relatively closed bay where Chong Mon is located is located in the north of the island appendix, one of the most densely populated parts of Koh Samui. From west to east, the width of the beach varies from 10 to 50 meters. Along its entire length, the beach does not differ in sand composition and infrastructure.
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 sand of Chong Mona is grayish, very fine, when it gets wet it turns into a liquid gruel, and within the surf it is so densely rolled by waves that you can ride a motorcycle on it. The beach is kept clean where it runs through the coastal hotels. But the charm of Chong Mon is that there are several sites on it where there are no pretentious hotels, but private Thai restaurants and massage parlors have settled..
Which on the cleanliness of the beach is deep on the drum. There are no rubbish mountains, but small plastic objects and paper are often found. Choeng Mon is one of the most popular and crowded beaches. And on this appendix of Samui, it is almost the only normal beach to which you can freely come and swim like a human.
Chong Mon's neighbors on the left, looking at the sea: Tong Sai and Samrong - good beaches, but they are located in the closed territories of monopolist hotels. Play Laem, which is located on the other side of the appendix, ten minutes from Chong Mon - quite wild and shallow, and not very suitable for swimming. BUT Chaweng Yai , which to the right of Chong Mon is overgrown with algae.
Only a miniature copy of Chong Mona remains - Tong Son Bay, where you can also get there without unnecessary delays. 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
The clear entrance to the water, without stones and coral debris, is located in the middle of the beach, between the Imperial Boat and Sala Samui Resort. In other areas of Chong Mon, the entrance to the sea is difficult due to stones and corals, which are located almost at the very shore and interfere with swimming. The depth of the sea allows adults to swim 30 m from the shore without reaching the bottom with their feet.
After low tide, the sea moves 10 meters closer to the underwater surprises and, upon entering, you have to carefully choose the place where to put your foot. The water is cloudy. The sea becomes shallower at low tide, which pleases preschool children, but older people have to go 30-50 m further. At the peak of low tide, fifty meters from the shore, the depth of the water for an adult reaches the waist.
Chong Mon Beach does not often experience large waves and there are no seasonal undercurrents, as is the case in Lamai.
Sun beds and shade
There are many places on Chong Mon where you can rent a sun lounger with a plastic table for 50 baht. And so is the case with the natural shadow. Many very large trees grow along the coast. Some even have swings and hammocks attached..
The beach has kayak and jet ski rentals, massage parlors and restaurants. For fans of outdoor activities, a volleyball net is stretched. Within walking distance from Chong Mon there is a small satellite island called Phan Noi (Farn Noi), where, if you wish, you can walk knee-deep in the water. If you are staying at one of the hotels located on Chong Mona, then each of them has access to road 4171. The section of this road passing through the Chong Mona area is similar to the one-way road on Lamai.
There are mini-markets, tourist shops, travel agencies, equipment rental, bottle stations, cafes, restaurants, laundries, massage parlors and a market. Banks, ATMs, bars, workshops and more and more. In the evenings, a walking street forms here, and on Wednesdays there are night fairs. These fairs take place only in the most crowded places of the island: Maenam, Bo Phut, Chong Mon, Chaweng and Lamai.
Chong Mon has a very good infrastructure and provides everything you need for a good rest and living. Nearby attractions for those living in the Chong Mona area:
- Plai Laem Sor temple;
- Temple of Nuan Naram (Wan Nuam Naran);
- Big Buddha.
Koh Samui airport is located five kilometers from Chong Mon. Airplanes on the beach itself are not heard, there is no discomfort from this neighborhood. Planes usually land or take off over beaches Bang Cancer and Chaweng. But the cost of a taxi to the airport is low.
Houses and hotels on the beach
On the shore, along the beach, there are about a dozen hotels of various sizes. Despite the popularity of the beach and its small size, Chong Mon still has a jungle and wasteland area opposite the satellite island. There are a number of private resorts along road 4171 that offer houses for rent, but the area is surprisingly not fully developed..
And 300 meters from the steep Muang Hotel, in the jungle there are poor houses of poor islanders.
In the central part of the beach is Sala Samui Resort, a premium hotel with Thai influences in architecture and interiors. Also in the center of the beach is Choeng Mon Beach Hotel with the possibility of accommodation in both simple rooms and bungalows..
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 near Chong Mon>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to find the beach
In order not to talk to the administration and security of hotels on Chong Mon, you need to go as follows. Drive to Big Buddha, pass it and move along the road for about ten minutes before turning 90 ° near the Imperial Boat Hotel .
There is an exit to the cement road near it, which runs along the fence of the Muang Hotel. In the place where the concrete turns to the right, go straight and to the left, onto a curved dirt road that overlooks the parking lot near the Chong Mon beach.
Choeng Mon Beach Map
Choeng Mon Beach Map: