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Choeng Mon

Choeng Mon - Koh Samui - Thailand

Choeng Mon - Koh Samui - Thailand

Located on the east side of the north eastern peninsular of Koh Samui, Choeng Mon villas are considered to be located in one of the best areas for a choice of Koh Samui villas. It has something to offer every member of the family.

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General Information

Choeng Mon Highlights

Located on the east side of the north eastern peninsular of Koh Samui, Choeng Mon is considered one of the best areas for a choice of Koh Samui villas, where it has something to offer for every member of the family.

Considered more upmarket than it’s neighbours of Plai Laem and Big Buddha, the area takes up Choeng Mon beach as well as the two smaller bays of Tongson and Tongsai.

The main Choeng Mon beach itself  is rated as one of the finest beaches on Koh Samui, with the long curvaceous bay and clear waters forming the perfect swimming beach.

This beach was kept secret up until 10 years ago, mainly used by the long term residents of Koh Samui and their families, it's centrally located. Access to the beach is via various routes leading from the village and many tourists could pass through the village completely unaware this beautiful beach was yards away down some dirt tracks.

All this has now changed, since there are now two 5 star hotels at either end of the beach and developments of luxury ocean view villas now exist in the hills beyond. In high season instead of 2 rows of sun loungers in front of the restaurants, there are now 4!

There is a pleasant ambience in Choeng Mon village, the area has been lifted with the introduction of a ‘walking street’ market on a Wednesday evening focused around the Muang Samui 5 star Resort.

The street market is nowhere as big as the main walking street at Fisherman’s village, but still has many stalls set up by the locals which include a fruit carving demonstration as well as other crafts, jewellery, food stalls, T-shirts and beachwear, plus entertainment in the form of music and Thai dancers.  A great evening out.

The village is smal,l but still has the usual amenities of banks, convenience stores, pharmacies, tour shops and a few souvenir shops and there are a number of off beach restaurants to choose from.

Beaches

Choeng Mon Beach
The beach is in a sheltered bay with soft white sand and shallow waters, making it a perfect beach for families with swimming all year round and activities on the sands. It is bordered by high to mid range resorts, with Thai style restaurants in between offering complimentary sunbeds with the purchase of food and beverage. These restaurants mainly take up the central part of the beach and are very popular with the tourists,  a great spot to come and spend the day from other areas of Koh Samui.

At the east end of the beach overhanging trees form some shade for families who just want to sit on the beach and have a swim. At this end there is a small islet Koh Fan Noi which can be reached by a sandbar at low tides to explore.

At the west end is the 5 star Sala Samui which actually has a public walkway through the centre of it (although not displayed) and this is a useful access for the holidaymakers resident in the luxury ocean view villas located nearby.

In the high season as with all the beaches it gets very busy and where there are people there are beach vendors including portable kitchens, jewellery, clothing and beachwear.

Tongson Beach
This beach is stunning and another secret beach, it's accessed down a meandering road leading from the Plai Laem road. At the bottom there is a large parking area and a Thai style restaurant which shares the beach with a mid range hotel, a small bungalow resort and a villa resort. Tongson Bay is a quiet sandy beach with no vendors in a sheltered bay. At the east end of the beach it is quite rocky, but rock pools create some interest for kiddies. The restaurant at the Melati Hotel provides another dining option.

Tongsai Bay
To visit this beach it is only possible if you check into the Tongsai Bay Hotel or access it by boat, as this long established hotel targeted at honeymooners considers it their own private beach .

Spas and Wellbeing.

As Choeng Mon is centred around the beach, you will find most of the spa and beauty treatments are offered by the hotels within the area.

Sala Samui and Spa
(http://www.salaresorts.com/samui/spa-en.html)

Melati Resort and Spa
(http://www.melatiresort.com/melati-spa-samui.php)

Royal Muang Samui Villas
One of the newest resorts to open with a spa that has an unusual set up and is quite an experience. The treatment rooms are a set of caves that have been built beside the pool and the beach.
(http://www.muangsamui.com/msmvillas/?page_id=32)

OUR VILLAS IN CHOENG MON

Browse our range of stylish villas in Choeng Mon, we have villas for large groups, couple and families. Many are located on or near the beautiful powdery sands of Choeng Mon beach.

Choeng Mon Beaches

Choeng Mon Beach

North East - A beautiful sandy bay that could easily be missed when driving round the island. This is an ideal family beach lined with small bamboo restaurants, sun loungers and umbrellas and can be reached through short tracks from the main village.

Thongson Beach

North East - A short distance north of popular Choeng Mon this picturesque beach is quite hard to find. Shared only by a hotel, a few bungalows and a Thai style restaurant the beach is ideal to relax on and enjoy the view after a spot of lunch

Choeng Mon is quieter than Chaweng, but has a range of activities to suit everyone. Wednesday brings the lively street market, there are watersports activities on the beach and crewed catamaran trips departing from the beach. Plenty of family friendly things to do too. 

Football Golf
Football Golf http://www.samuifootballgolf.com has proved to be a popular and fun activity for all the family, it's located just outside the village on the main route to the larger town of Chaweng.

Mini Golf
There is a basic 18hole mini golf course on the road between Big Buddha and Choeng Mon

Jet skis
There are two operators on Choeng Mon beach to hire jet skis from, you can explore the neighboring bays.

Diving and snorkelling trips
On the beach and in the village there are tourist shops offering various water activities such as snorkelling and diving trips.

Sailing
Sailing trips in and around Koh Samui on a crewed catamaran for trips lasting 2 hours, half day or full day departing from the beach.
(http://www.private-yacht.com)

Walking Street
Cheong Mon’s Walking Street market happens on a Wednesday night and is probably the liveliest evening of the week in the village.

Watersports and Sea Tours

Water ski

The busier beaches of Chaweng and Lamai will have speed boats offering the traditional water ski trips and lessons and some will also offer wakeboarding, paragliding and banana boat rides.

Windsurf and Paddleboard

Windsurfing and Paddleboard rental is available on Lamai beach as well as lessons for both kiddies and adults. Maenam beach also a windsurfing facility as well as other sail boats.

Kayaking

Kayaks can be hired on most of the beaches around Koh Samui either through hotels or concessions for paddling around locally.

Sea Walking

An ideal family activity as up to 6 people can walk the seabed in 10ft of clear water at the same time from up to 30minutes. No experience of diving or even swimming required.

Diving and Snorkelling

Koh Samui does not have much in the way of coral and therefore very little marine life. Many dive companies operate diving and snorkeling trips to other dive sites as well as PADI dive courses.

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

The waters surrounding Koh Samui are teaming with fish and there are many day or night-time game fishing tours available, catering for beginners and experts with all equipment provided.

Sight Seeing Boat Trips

One of the most popular is to the stunning islands of the Angthong National Marine Park Optional snorkelling and kayaking is usually available with equipment provided and lunch. A private speedboat trip around Koh Samui's coast exploring secret beaches is another option.

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding is availabel on Koh Samui at two locations at different times of the year on the south and west coasts when the water is shallow and has ideal conditons

Cocosplash

An adventrure playground for  great day out for the family with fun for kids of all ages and the adults! Swimming pools, waterslides, boating, bungee trapeezing, mini go karts, mini golf course, tree to tree rope bridge course (2 levels), inflatable bouncey castle.

Sailing Charters

A great way to see the coastline of Koh Samui for a few hours or have an overnight stay visiting other islands is to charter a sailing boat. Different size boats all for a romantic sunset cruise for two or to have fun with a large group of family or friends.

Other Activities

Namuang Safari Park

Tours include 20min ATV Quad bikes fun , elephant trekking and show and a cable ride which includes one ride for 6 - 11yearolds.

Go Karts

There are three Go Kart tracks now on Koh Samui and provides a fun time for all the family. There are both single and double karts should you wish to drive wth younger kids.

Football Golf

Get family and friends playing, laughing and enjoying this fun game of kicking the football into 18 holes on a tropical course with a cold drink provided.

Muay Thai Boxing

The national sport of Thailand with venues to spectate or partake in professional Muay Thai are found in Chaweng and Lamai.

Golf

There is a PGA International championship 18 hole par 72 golf course and two 9 hole courses all with stunning views. There are also two driving ranges.

Temple Visits

There are many temples in and around Koh Samui representing the history and the different cultures of the Thai residents all well worth a visit some of which have amazing views.

Shopping

There is ample souvenir and fashion shopping in the popular coastal towns with Koh Samui’s biggest shopping "mall" Central Festival located right in the centre of Chaweng. There are also the "Walking Street" markets in different places every night of the week

Walking Street Markets

There is a "walking Street" market in one of the towns and villages on everyday of the week - the most popular being the "Od Fisheman's Village" at Bophut which takes place on a Friday night from around 4pm until 10 - 11pm.

4 W/D Jeep Jungle Tour and Waterfall

Enjoy an exhilarating trip on the back of a jeep through Koh Samui's jungle and across rivers reaching the highest point on the island experiencing amazing view.

Cinema and Ten Pin Bowling

There is just one cinema at the present time located at the Tesco Lotus Supermarket and shopping mall alongside a small bowling alley. Another bowling alley is located in the centre of Chaweng.

Thai Cookery School

SITCA is the original Thai cookery school on Koh Samui based in Chaweng and has both morning and afternoon sessions to learn all about the ingredients and preparation. The manager of your luxury Koh Samui villa will be able to assist with recommending other cookery schools nearby.

Restaurants

Eating out in Choeng Mon

There are several restaurants to choose from which are located on the beach and in Choeng Mon village. However you will find that the there is quite a western choice of meals targeting the tourists from Europe who enjoy this area.

Crystals, one of the family run rustic Thai restaurants is located on the beach towards the centre of the bay and provides good value meals throughout the day in the open sided restaurant. Evening dining is also popular, with tables set up on the beach and occasional entertainment in the form of Thai dancing.

The Orchid restaurant proves very popular, an excellent comprehensive menu serving good value food and has many returning tourists.

The restaurant at the well established Sala Samui Hotel is the place to go for high end cuisine. That is located at the north end of the bay, it's casual but classy, set alongside the beach and pool. The main restaurant easily accommodates large groups if booked early enough, as well as being the perfect setting for couples seeking that romantic touch with a table on the beach, a low lit ambience and the sound of lapping waves.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Choeng Mon

As there are no hostess bars in Choeng Mon (by order of the local village headman) the night life is limited to relaxing with a cocktail on the beach after dinner. However there are one or two sports bars in the village, although nothing is open late.

Googlemap of all Choeng Mon villas


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