Chaweng Noi Beach is located next door to its oversized brother Chaweng and is similar to him in both sea and sand. The length of Chaweng Noi is about 1.1 km, the width of the beach varies in different areas from 10 to 40 meters. Moreover, both the width and the relief of the coast itself change, there are areas where small cliffs in the sand have washed up in waves, very similar to southern, rocky part of Lamai.
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 get to the beach
- eight Beach Map
The sand on Chaweng Noi is almost snow-white, not monochromatic. In some places there is a lump of coarse yellow sand, in some places there are dunes of very coarse sand, there are large flat stones, but the main surface is covered with fine and white. The beach is kept clean along its entire length, including an unattractive stretch of shore near the dry mouth of the stinking river and the cliffs separating Chaweng Noi from Chaweng.
There are always a lot of people on Chaweng Noi, except for the low season. The place is popular, hyped, with good infrastructure, the sea and a really magnificent seascape.
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
On the map, Chaweng Noi is located from north to south. About 200 m in the south are shallow waters with an unpleasant entrance to the water, where the bottom is covered with stones and corals, silt and marine life. The shallow water area ends near Impiana Resort Samui. Further, up to The Imperial Samui Beach Resort and the rocks in front of it, the entrance to the water is completely clean and without stones.
After the Imperial Samui Resort, that part of Chaweng Noi begins, where the coast changes not only in width, but also in height. Near the cliffs dividing Chaweng Noi with Chaweng there are algae colonies.
Low tides do not significantly affect the characteristics of the beach, due to its deep water. Ten steps from the coast, the depth reaches from one meter to one and a half. Opposite some hotels, the water area is separated by buoys, an unobtrusive attempt to claim the rights to a section of water opposite their possessions.
Sun beds and shade
On Chaweng Noi, you can rent a sun lounger and an umbrella. Prices start at 50 baht per unit of pleasure. But if you don't want to spend money, you can easily find yourself a place in the shade of one of the many spreading trees on the beach..
Chaweng Noi is located along the Ring Road, which runs so that a triangle remains between the coast and the asphalt road, in which all the beach hotels are located. There is a mountain on the other side of the road. The entire infrastructure of the beach is enclosed in this triangle, no shops and amenities of civilization within two kilometers. They are all on Chaweng. Some of the sights closest to Chaweng Noi include:
- Elephant Rock;
- The Cliff Restaurant Observation Deck.
The beach itself offers many types of sea activities, kayaks for rent, jet skis, boat trips, snorkeling. There are hotel restaurants and private, private restaurants and bars on the shore.
Houses and hotels on the beach
As it was said, the entire infrastructure of Chaweng Noi is contained in hotels that provide all kinds of services to their guests. There are more than a dozen large hotels and resorts on the coast, there are no private houses. Behind the Ring Road there are several resorts and villas built in the mountains, but for independent travelers there is nothing to profit from, everything is very expensive. You will have to look for houses about Chaweng.
There are not many hotels on the beach. Among them are the beautiful secluded villas Vana Belle, the fairly large Fair House resort, the spacious and modern New Star Beach Resort and the five-star Sheraton Samui Resort. .
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 Chaweng Noi>
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For the lazy, here are the direct links to the hotels listed above:
How to get to the beach
You can enter Chaweng Noi beach through the territory of any hotel, there are no free entrances to the water, everything is built up. The most convenient hotel can be called Impiana Resort Samui, which has a huge parking lot for motor vehicles and whose staff is not harmful..
After you pass through the hall, the courtyard with the pool and go to the beach, it will be better if you turn left and walk another five minutes. There is also a shadow, and move away from the shallow water to a normal distance. And if you are not lazy and reach the Vana Belle hotel, or try to go through its territory initially, you will find there the smoothest and cleanest beach on Chaweng Noi.
Chaweng Noi beach map
Chaweng Noi Beach Map: