If you’re getting ready for your first time in Chaweng, you will surely find this page helpful. It gives you all the information you need to enjoy your first day in the liveliest resort town in Samui. Our knowledge of Chaweng allows us to recommend popular attractions, restaurants and more, helping us to help you have a great time there.
Our Chaweng Beach survival guide presents three options for each important topic – dining, shopping, partying, etc. When you arrive in a place you’ve never been to before, it’s nice to know beforehand what to do, where to eat and where to stay. This page should make your life easier on your first day in Chaweng, on the east coast of Koh Samui.
Chaweng at a Glance
As the most popular resort town in Samui, Chaweng has something for everyone. The beachfront hosts great mid-range and upscale hotels, as well as beach clubs and restaurants. Along the beach road, and further inland, you’ll find an eclectic scene of shops, bars, dining and accommodation options for all tastes and budgets.
WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT CHAWENG:
Lively and varied nightlife
Massive choice of dining and shopping options
Wide range of hotel prices
Many hotels right on the beach
Convenient for the airport
WHAT IS LESS GOOD:
Gets crowded in high season
The centre of town is noisy well into the early hour of the morning
Many of the things you can do in Chaweng are related to the beach. Chaweng’s 6 km strip of white sand is definitely the main attraction here. The popularity of Chaweng has also seen many exciting man-made attractions and activities popping up, creating quite a lot variety. If this is your first time in Chaweng Beach, the following things to do should be on your bucket-list.
The Beach, Chaweng
Chaweng Beach is the most popular stretch of powdery white sand. The wide bay has been the focal point for the Read More»
Something guaranteed to provide a relaxing and indulgent alternative to the beach is a treatment at one of Chaweng's Read More»
Aquapark Samui offers children and their parents an exhilarating activity on Chaweng Beach. Fun for the whole family. Read More»
Chaweng is without doubt the main commercial hub in Samui. Central Festival Samui sits a few metres away from the beach and is the largest shopping mall on the island. There are also markets and many shops and boutiques around to provide you with everything that you need for your holiday. If this is your first time here and you want to enjoy some retail therapy, we recommend you visit the following places.
Chaweng Walking Street
It’s hard to imagine shoppers in the West sipping on cocktails while out shopping but at Chaweng Walking Street Market Read More»
Central Festival Samui
Central Festival Samui is indeed the largest shopping complex in Samui and has completely changed the face of Chaweng. Read More»
Chaweng Fashion Shopping
For those looking for beachwear, sportswear, and imported leisurewear Chaweng can seem like heaven itself. Simply stroll Read More»
Chaweng is heaven for party people! The resort town features a stunning range of after-dark venues, so there’s something for virtually everyone. Whether you’re looking for high-energy dance clubs, beach-going beach clubs or budget beer bars, you’ll find them in Chaweng. If you come for the first time in Chaweng,the following nightspots are not to be missed.
Soi Green Mango
The beating heart of Koh Samui’s nightlife, Chaweng’s Soi Green Mango is home to cheap drinks, loud music and good Read More»
Ark Bar is a restaurant, bar and nightclub that describes itself as the one-stop party destination in Samui Island Read More»
Something of a beer bar-lined gauntlet, with the famous Reggae Pub at the end, Soi Reggae is one of Chaweng’s main Read More»
Chaweng attracts a wide range of visitors and has an impressively broad dining scene to match. You can find many national cuisines represented, as well as different styles and settings. You can dine on the beachfront or on a hillside, in modest or opulent settings – the list of places to eat in Chaweng seems endless. We’ve picked out three absolute must-try restaurants for your first time in Chaweng, including one with a high-class setting, one famous for its outstanding international cuisine and one easy-going night market, at which you can sample delicious street food at rock-bottom prices.
Located in Anantara Lawana in north Chaweng, Tree Tops is one of Samui’s most accomplished restaurants and is definitely Read More»
Chaweng Night Market
More of an unusually large food court than a market, Chaweng Night Market has an impressive choice of good-quality Thai Read More»
Chaweng has no shortage of accommodation options. From low-coast guesthouses to top-notch pool villas, and all the mid-range hotels in between, you may find it difficult to find the right place to stay for your first time in Chaweng without our insider tips. We’ve selected three beachfront resorts at different rates. Each of them has all the facilities you need to spend a memorable holiday in Samui.
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