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Choeng Mon

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Choeng Mon is located on the north coast of Ko Samui, between Chaweng and Mae Nam.

Choeng Mon


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.

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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.

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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.

  • Searobin Dive Center, tel. +66 15 357 768, [3] (Imperial Boat House) offers a full range of PADI training courses. Dive in small groups on a good selection of boats.
  • Samui Fight Club, tel. +66 87 274 6920, [4] WingTsun, Kung Fu and MMA training camp with pads, sandbags, wooden dummys, long poles and knifes are available.

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The nearest shopping districts are at Chaweng and Mae Nam.

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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.

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The nightlife is relaxed, Best bet is to have a drink at the beach restaurants.

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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.

  • Villa Chamnan (Unique pentagon shape modern villa with seaview & Pool), 53/58 moo 5, Bo Put, Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand, +66 83 861 4272. This brand new, unique pentagon shaped villa is situated in Cheongmon between the airport and the main tourist center of Chaweng. Tranquil enough from the hassles but also easily accessible to all the tourist spots. There are 2 spacious living rooms, 3 bedrooms with private showers and 4 toilets. The house features free WIFI. We offer a choice of cars for rent - a sedan or a local style pick up truck (sits 5 people). The house has its own water well 150 meters deep, suitable for drinking.  edit
  • Imperial Boat House Beach Resort, +66 77 425 041, [1]. The resort provides a nautical theme, featuring 34 authentic teak rice barges, converted into luxury boat house suites. Set on 7 acres of tropical garden and beach front land, the 210 well-appointed rooms consist of 34 Boat Suites 8 Honeymoon Suites 115 Premier Rooms 11 Poolside Terrace Rooms and 42 Superior Rooms. On Choeng Mon Beach, on the north-eastern tip of the tropical paradise of Samui Island.  edit
  • Thongsai Bay, +66 23 818 774, [2]. Resort offering beach front suites, cottages, and villas. On a quiet beach, so you'll have the bay to yourself. Offers a variety of activities, a spa, and plenty of different restaurants to choose from.  edit

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