Choeng Mon One of Koh Samui Beaches is one of mystical secluded bays, quiet back roads and breaking surf on huge granite rocks.
The sand on Choeng Mon is the softest, whitest and sugariest of anywhere on Samui. (Chaweng fans will say their beach is best for exactly the same reason… sand is subjective!)
Charming, casual beach bungalows, beach massage huts and restaurants make up much of the beach-front, giving it a very personal feel.
Home to many an upmarket resort, Chongmoen is an exclusive area in the north of Samui Island and you can go from a five-star resort into genuine Thai village life in a matter of minutes.
Close to the airport and the Big Buddha and a 20-minute drive to Chaweng, Chongmoen will surprise you with its contrasts.
Choeng Mon has a quiet main road, it’s close to the ring road – just a short drive in either direction to larger Chaweng and delightful Fisherman’s Village.
Choeng Mon is made up of a series of bays on the northeastern tip of the island, which are dominated by a handful of three to five star resorts.
Choeng Mon offers fantastic holiday memories on one of Koh Samui beaches upmarket destinations.
Just 10 seconds’ walk to the village on the high street, you can buy anything you need or have forgotten.
Choeng Mon’s high street has all the services you could need: laundry, banks, car rental shops, pharmacies, etc.
The beach is practically private, being dominated by a modest selection of top-tier resorts.
It boasts a fantastic white-sand beach and a striking natural landscape, making it perhaps as close as you are likely to get to the tropical island idyll.
Many of the most popular Choeng Mon hotels feature excellent on-site facilities, making the lack of a bustling town like Lamai or Chaweng no big problem.
This includes a selection of first-class restaurants,
A great selection of restaurants – there’s Thai, of course, but lots of other cuisine choice, too. Indian, pizza, Korean, etc.
full-service spas, beautiful swimming pools and spacious rooms guaranteed to give you a comfortable night’s sleep. If you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet in paradise, you’ll find it here.
It draws a happy crowd of all ages – both families and couples alike, Choeng Mon sand makes perfect castles.
Most of the activity of places like the White House, SALA Samui and Imperial Boat House is kept in-house, meaning that apart from a few tailors and local restaurants there’s not a lot going on outside the hotels.
Still, when guests can have their own private beach as offered by Tong Sai and the Peninsula, there’s not a great deal of incentive to leave either.
Koh Samui Beaches , Most of the resorts attract an older, package tour crowd, predominantly from Germany and France.
This is reflected in the food and entertainment on offer in many of the resorts’ restaurants.
There’s fine dining at both ends of the beach, and casual breakfast and lunches in between.
You can eat fresh seafood on the beach every night, If you get up early (not long after sunrise) you can watch fishermen at work.
Then, at dusk, stroll along and choose a handsome looking fish and choose exactly how you’d like it cooked. Grilled? Fried? Steamed with tamarind?
You can eat every meal with your feet in the sand.
So don’t expect the Thai cuisine served to be too spicy and do expect traditional Thai dancing and numerous Filipino bands expertly playing covers of Western pop standards.
Not every beach on Samui can offer you a sunset – but, more often than not, Choeng Mon puts on a good show.
The beach is long enough to make a lovely stroll at sunset. But – it’s small enough to walk everywhere (unlike Maenam beach, which is more spread out).
Spending time on Choeng Mon Beach still feels like you know a really good secret.
Sources: kohsamui.com, kohsamuisunset.com, Hotels.com