If you are visiting Koh Samui then you may not want to venture beyond Chaweng as it serves all that the island has to offer at one convenient spot. Chaweng is Koh Samui's tourist hub and if you have only a few days to spare during your Thai holiday, then Chaweng is a must see to appreciate the natural beauty, cultural diversity and island lifestyle that has made Koh Samui such a popular destination. If you are visiting Koh Samui for the first time then you may opt for the more developed tourist hotspots. Chaweng in Koh Samui is undoubtedly the most popular destination. With the longest beach in Koh Samui, Chaweng, which is just 10 minutes away from Samui Airport, is the busiest and liveliest of all Koh Samui towns.
Chaweng is on the eastern side of Koh Samui, which is the third largest island in the gulf of Thailand. Having grown into Koh Samui's hottest tourist spot, Chaweng offers everything that you will need for a complete holiday experience in Thailand. The white sandy beach and clear blue waters of Chaweng is not unique in Koh Samui but the host of five star hotels, private villas and world renowned restaurants make Chaweng more popular among the Koh Samui coastal towns.
Chaweng offers a range of shops and luxury spas, whether you want to spend your days shopping or enjoy Thai hospitality as you pamper yourself to a massage and facial. With Koh Samui catering for tourists, and Chaweng's economy almost totally dependent on tourism, you can rest assured of services and facilities that are of a world class standard. Chaweng's beach culture means that all your water sport preferences are catered for, whether you prefer a slow kayaking trip along the coast of Koh Samui or taking a speed boat to nearby fishing villages. Chaweng also boasts the island's four private hospitals ensuring that visitors have access to quality medical care in addition to the number of clinics and pharmacies dotting the streets of Chaweng.
Chaweng boasts an array of bars and clubs and keeps you entertained until the small hours of the morning. Primarily catering for tourists, Chaweng's nightlife offers a mix of western tastes with Thai hospitality to provide a unique blend of music, dance and shows. Matching the entertainment is Chaweng's exquisite cuisine where one can sample a combination of Chinese and Malay influences on traditional Thai tastes. Being a coastal town, Chaweng sources the freshest seafood from neighbouring fishing villages, ensuring the best produce on your plate in world renowned eateries.