Chaweng Beach, located on Koh Samui's
east coast, is the most developed area on the island offering lodging and vacation rentals
to suit all tastes. It attracts many young travelers and families alike, and remains good value for the money. The beach is approximately 4 miles long, with powdery white sand. It is bordered by dreamy, emerald-blue waters and a coral reef where waves break, leaving the bay quite peaceful. Two small islands are close to the reef -- the nearest one can easily be accessed by walking through the shallow waters. The second island, further out and larger, provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy snorkeling and kayaking. Bring shoes if you plan to walk around the islands, as they are made of sharp coral sands. A variety of local crafts and Thai souvenirs are available. You can easily enjoy these local attractions from your condo rental accommodations
There are several PADI diving schools and dive shops in Chaweng easily accessible from your vacation rental, and they arrange daily dive trips. Some diving schools also arrange snorkeling trips to Angthong National Marine Park (famous from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach")
. There are jets skis, windsurfing boards, canoes, banana boats, small sailing boats / catamarans (Hobie or Laser) and sometimes also water-skis available for rent on several locations of the beach a stone’s throw away from your accommodation.
Big Buddha or Wat Phra Yai is a twelve meter tall Buddha figure built in 1972. It is located a few kilometers north of Chaweng, and easily accessed by motorbike or taxi from your vacation rental. As well as offering more accommodation options than elsewhere on the island, Chaweng is also nightlife central with bars and restaurants catering to every taste. From beachside hang outs to sophisticated cocktail bars, Chaweng's nightlife is ahead of anywhere else on Samui in terms of choice.
The main attraction in Chaweng is its long beach. But if you are looking for something different, there are plenty of other things to see and do in Chaweng on the door step of your accommodation
. Why not try some fine dining in one of the many restaurants, enjoy a real Muay Thai Boxing match, and go see a ladyboy cabaret show, or visit a temple? Whether it is a beach walk, Thai dining or local historic sites, condo rentals found at Owner Direct Vacation Rentals will provide you with affordable, comfortable accommodations for your trip to Chaweng Beach.