Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Choeng Mon Beach Guide, Koh Samui, Thailand

Choeng Mon beach is a 2km stretch of powdery white sand located on the far northeastern penninsular of Koh Samui island, Thailand. Popular with visitors for its shallow, rock-free, child-friendly waters with good all-year-round swimming and fantastic views, Choeng Mon's sands curve around from the rocky outcrops at the bay's far north end to the tiny island of Koh Fan Noi at the bay's southern end where native trees provide shaded areas just perfect for small children.

Looking southeast towards Koh Fan Noi

Looking northwards towards the rocky headland of Choeng Mon Bay

Like Choeng Mon's surrounding popular beach areas of Chaweng and Bophut, the beach is lined with a  choice of beachfront restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts each offering sunbeds which are free for visitor's use providing refreshments or food is ordered. The beach also offers watersports such as jet-ski rental, banana boats and waterskiing with two dive-centres (Searobin Dive Center and Easy Divers) where dives or diver training can be organised. Another fun activity is to explore the tiny island of Koh Fan Noi which is joined to the main beach by a shallow sand-bar that is exposed at low tides and waist-height at times of high tide.

Shallow, still, clear waters of Choeng Mon Beach 

Restaurants, bars, resorts and hotels line the idyllic, soft sands

Much more peaceful than nearby, crowded Chaweng Beach

Cheong Mon is a family friendly beach with sunbeds and shady umbrellas

For those who prefer a bit more relaxation, the beach is also lined with small bamboo massage pavilions which offer a large choice of different massage and beauty treatments.

Choeng Mon beach offers several budget and mid-range resorts such as (from north to south) Thana Resort, O'Soleil, PS Villa, Whitehouse, Cheong Mon Resort, Crystal Resort, Chat Kaeow, Samui Honey Resort and Kirati Resort which mingle with the luxurious Muang Samui, located in the center of the beach, and the Imperial Boat House Hotel which is situated to the south of the beach, overlooking Koh Fan Noi.

To the northwest of Choeng Mon beach, the coastline forms a number of smaller, picturesque bays which offer more luxurious accommodation options such as SALA Samui and the Tongsai Bay Hotel. To the southeast, lies the international tourist center of Chaweng.

The beach road, located 300 metres behind the beach, offers a large choice of restaurants, bars and tourist conveniences including banks, pharmacies, shops and stores.

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