Located eastwards past the airport turnoff is Choeng Mon. Choeng Mon is made up of a series of bays featuring white sandy beaches. Although only about 15 minutes north of Chaweng and 5 minutes from Big Buddha, the intervening coastline has kept the beaches quiet and the waters clean.
Choeng Mon Beach is a small but magnificent bay. It features wide sandy beaches with a rock formation on one side and a small island you can paddle out to on the other.
It's is very family-friendly area, and being dominated by a handful of relatively upmarket resorts. Inexpensive accommodation is virtually non-existent.
Despite its proximity to the other beaches, Choeng Mon is not very accessible as songthaews do not pass by very frequently. If you do not wish to spend cash on cab fare, hire a car or motorbike for the duration of your stay.
Swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, and relaxing are the main activities.
Cheong Mon is known for its water sports activities. If you want to try one, you can kayak all the way to the islet of Ko Fan Noi which sits offshore Cheong Mon. During low tide, you may walk to Ko Fan Noi since it is in close proximity to the main beach. But if you feel like doing nothing, beaches at Cheong Mon are perfect for lazing the afternoons away since there is not a lot going on outside the resorts. It is preferred by tourists who want to avoid the hubbub of most beaches on Ko Samui.
The nearest shopping districts are at Chaweng and Mae Nam.
Food is not hard to come by at Cheong Mon since there are a number of restaurants off the beaches. But don’t expect anything authentically Thai, as the restaurants offer food and entertainment to Western tastes.
There are a number of quaint restaurants and cafés throughout the area. The beach itself has many restaurants and offers a beautiful night view over the bay. It doesn't usually get too busy, and has music, cocktails and reclining beach beds.
The resorts attract more of the foreign clientèle, a fact which is reflected in the food and entertainment offered in the resort's restaurants. Thus the Thai cuisine served won't be too spicy. However, do expect traditional Thai dancing and numerous Filipino bands expertly playing covers of Western pop standards.
The nightlife is relaxed, Best bet is to have a drink at the beach restaurants.
The budget end starts at about 700 baht for a small fan beach bungalow, about 30 m from the beach. Accommodations are very spacious and most hotels provide private pools for those who prefer to swim in the pool instead.