Chaweng Noi Beach is the part of largest and most popular of Samui’s beaches, Chaweng beach. Chaweng Noi (Little Chaweng) around a headland to the south. Chaweng Beach is longest beach located on Samui Island’s east coast.
The beach is beautiful here, and local developers are finally cleaning up some of the trashy area on the island. It attracts many young travelers and families alike, and remains good value for the money.
The beach is powdery white sand. It is bordered by emerald-blue waters and a coral reef where waves break, leaving the bay quite peaceful. Not far from the beach, there are two small islands near the reef. After swimming, you can explore the nearest one by walking through shallow water or go for snorkeling and kayaking at the second island which is further out and larger.
The central part of the beach is a bit more crowded than the quieter north. Many vendors pass by offering beverages, fruit, ice cream and local Thai food for the more daring. A variety of local crafts and Thai souvenirs are also available.
The beach itself is usually accessed through the hotels, as there are no beach roads to disturb the peacefulness of the area. It is very relaxing but noticeably more touristy during the high season. The water is clean, with usual temperatures between 25-28 degrees Celsius.
Parallel to the beach, clustered in the middle of the strip, lies Samui’s greatest concentration of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and of course, fast food and convenience stores.
Chaweng Beach remains the most beautiful on the island. Wandering down from your coconut palm-shaded hut to the white-dust sand to the crystal clear water is an unforgettable experience. It’s just a shame that today you have such a short window of opportunity to enjoy it – between sunrise and 7am, at the most. After that the deckchairs, vendors, masseurs, jet-skis and other noisy stuff begin their parade and within a few hours, it’s a mess. Of course, if you like all that hustle and bustle, you’ll love Chaweng Noi.
Trivial matters like urban planning, aside Chaweng Noi is a great place to lay on the beach to get that great tan you can’t get at home, eat lots of mid-range priced food from your home country, and head to a club to meet strangers to have sex with. Well, that’s what the bulk of Chaweng Noi’s visitors seem to be up for, and if that’s why you’re coming to Thailand, enjoy.