Chaweng Beach is, undoubtedly, the most famous tourist hotspot in Koh Samui. With its long stretch of powdery-white beach, water sports, and splendid range of dining options, it is easy to see the allure it holds for tourists.
The northern end of Chaweng Beach provides one with access to waters that are quite shallow. Plus, there’s also a reef just off the shoreline; this makes it a safe place for families with small children to enjoy a dip. The southern end and middle section of the Beach boast the deepest waters, letting one enjoy swimming and a plethora of other water sports.
For most of the year, the azure waters of the Chaweng Beach are ideal for swimming; however, at certain periods of the year, red flags will go up on the beach, to warn people of dangerous currents. So, do make sure that you keep away from the waters if you see a red flag!
Relaxing on the Beach
If you aren’t staying at a beachfront hotel, you may need to hire sun loungers and umbrellas from one of the resorts if you’re planning to stay on the beach for a long time. Picking Chaweng beach resorts the likes of Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort will prove to be good options for this. You could even sign up for a fine massage, hair braiding, or pedicure sessions on the beach as well.
One may come across vendors who patrol the beach selling ice cream, grilled sweetcorn, fruits, cold beverages, and even Thai papaya salad on the beach.