Chaweng is the busiest town on Koh Samui and boasts a beautiful 7km long beach with crystal clear water and mostly calm waves and various watersports available. Chaweng Bay has a picturesque backdrop of palm covered hills populated with an increasing number of luxury villas offering the stunning ocean views.
After dark it is the place to go for a lively nightlife and the place will be buzzing.
The one way street system, the narrow beach road needs, takes you past hotels, spa's, restaurants and various shopping experiences going south and a lakeside wide promenade sometimes hosting events, travelling in the other direction.
In the centre of the town is a large shopping mall hosting several shops including a department store, restaurants, a cinema, supermarket and more.
Chaweng is the most popular and most visited of all the locations due to the numerous dining options, bustling entertainment including cabarets, live music and dance clubs and the fabulous beach.
There are parts of Chaweng, predominantly the central part of the beach, that attracts the young travellers looking to party and the more family oriented area of the beach will be at the south end of the beach.
In the evening several resort restaurants offer dining on the beach, seafood specialties are as fresh as can be served within hours of being caught. Most have tables and chairs set out on the beach, in the centre of the beach younger travellers sit on converted sunbeds with Thai cushions and small table tops perched on the beds.
On the main beach road there are a number of individual restaurants offering good value Thai food and western favourites, with top international chefs moving to Koh Samui dining has gone up a level with world class fine dining cuisine.
Located at the south end of the Chaweng Beach Road his palatial churrascaria puts the carne in Carnival. Vegetarians beware, Zico's is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat-fest. The feast is completed with dancers sporting peacock-like outfits. http://www.zicossamui.com/
An ever popular restaurant established for many years located towards the south and quieter end of the beach. It has an international and Thai menu, with a huge selection to choose from, something for all tastes. A popular venue for dining on the beach under the stars.
Located at the north end of the beach, this restaurant is a magic seaside oasis illuminated by candles, creating a romantic ambience on the waters edge. Serving modern Italian, Thai and international cuisine, it is easy to understand why Olivio has won so many awards.
One of Samui's most celebrated and established restaurants the Red Snapper Bar & Grill is located towards the north end of the beach road, next to and part of the Regent Hotel. The atmosphere here is energetic with live music being played from 9:30pm until the early morning hours. Serving Mediterranean cuisine, the Red Snapper also offers a diverse selection of classic grill options with a Mediterranean twist.
Located on the road to Choeng Mon just on the outskirts of Chaweng this restaurant is situated within the Anantara Lawana Resort. Elevate your sense of romance as you ascend to an intimate private dining experience in individual open air tree houses by flickering candlelight and taste some of the finest Thai and international dishes.
There are all kinds of water sports available in and around Chaweng and you can rent anything from a sailing boat to a jet-ski to a paddle board. Have fun on a banana boat, discover the underwater world while snorkelling or diving, have a blast on water-skis or just float around in the water. Chaweng Beach is where the Samui Regatta http://www.samuiregatta.com takes place every year in June.
Diving and Snorkelling trips
There are many tour operators in Chaweng that have boat trips to the dive sites of Koh Tao and the Angthong Marine Park.
Most recommended for small groups is 100 Degrees East: http://www.100degreeseast.com/
Blue Stars Kayaking is one of the most experienced kayaking operators in Koh Samui. Explore the caves of Angthong Marine Park. www.bluestars.info
The beach road is lined with market stalls and small plazas where you can bag a bargain, however there is evidence of the more up market boutique shops are replacing these over time.
In the centre of Chaweng the Central Festival "Mall" is spread over 3 floors.
9 hole course. Open from 11am - Midnight. There is a pool table, drinks and snacks also available. http://www.gringoscantinasamui.com/crazygolf.html
Samui Bungy Jump
50m high above a 5m deep plunge pool located near the lake. Face your fears. www.samuibungy.com
Bowling & Cinema Complex
Ten Pin bowling. 8 lanes including 2 childrens lanes.
3 cinemas under one roof with English and Thai movies.
Located at Tesco Lotus, Chaweng.
The leading cabaret show on Koh samui.
Located: Khun Chaweng Shopping Center on the Chaweng Beach Road.
Open daily show times at 8pm & 10pm nightly.
Have fun on the giant inflatables in the sea at the south end of Chaweng beach - open all day only when the sea is calm. http://www.aquaparkchaweng.com
Wat Khao Hua Juk
This is a temple well worth a visit if not for just the views. Located 90 metres up a steep hill just outside Chaweng on the road to the Q Bar the temple is supposed to house a replica of a Buddha's footprint. The viewpoint is amazing.
Chaweng is the centre for nightlife on Koh Samui, which is mostly concentrated in the central northern area of Chaweng beach road running parallel to the beach. There is a host of lively bars and nightclubs to choose from.
If you need to cool off the temperature it is -7 in here! There is a great fun vibe with carved ice elephants, a life-size ice Tuk Tuk, not to mention the 31 vodka flavours to try.
A great location overlooking Chaweng lake and certainly the most trendy night spot for brushing shoulders with the Thai hi-so elite.
The Green Mango Club
The world famous Green Mango is the heart and soul of Chaweng and the location used in a lot of nightlife photographs for Samui, world class DJ's party all night on this dazzling tropical island.
Reggae Pub is a notoriously fantastic nightlife spot in Koh Samui. Although you'll find more dance music than reggae, the vibe is very relaxed and a lot of fun.
Another party institution on Samui with a loud beach party, every Wednesday from 3pm - 2 am. A free BBQ at 4pm. Playing the best in funky house music, you cannot miss this spot as you walk down Chaweng beach.
Bar Solo and Sound Pub
Located on Soi Green Mango, these are the best 2 locations to start your evening, have a great time and party.
Located on Soi Green Mango, Sweet Soul is a dance venue with a fun, energetic, and electric crowd.
Bondi Aussie Bar & Grill
A popular Thai chain with an Australian theme. All major sports events on large screens, live music, Aussie classic dishes and a pool table.
The majority of our Chaweng holiday villas are located in the hills above the town of Chaweng or on the outskirts with just a 5 - 7 minutes drive into the centre and all offering panoramic sea views. These can be viewed in our Luxury Villas in Koh Samui collection or the Sea View Villas collection.
As the hotels dominate the Chaweng beachfront our portfolio offers a beachfront / oceanfront villa at each end of Chaweng beach as seen in our Luxury Villas in Koh Samui collection.