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“Very smelly and dirty” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach
Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #19 of 37 Attractions in Ko Samui
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Saskatoon, Canada
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“Very smelly and dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were very disappointed in Chaweng beach. The town is not very nice and full of pollution, scooters, cars, garbage and the strong scent of sewage. Rotting garbage is commonplace. Food quality was much poorer compared to other places we have been in Thailand, and also more expensive. Chaweng is really just for party-goers. The only part of the beach that is nice starts at the very south end of town and extends south.

Visited January 2013
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“Busy vibe, lots of activity and tourists!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A very long and narrow beach with to many loungers and people. Due to the crowds I noticed litter on the beach but this is cleared up in the evening. The sand is powder soft and the water is calm. Lots of water sport on offer making the atmosphere busy and noisy. Very affordable Thai massages on offer right on the beach and loads of restaurants and beach bars. No need to pack much more than a bathing suite, sarong and slops as the dress code is very casual day and night. If you like activity nightlife and a real buzz on holiday, I can recommend Chaweng ..... almost a Miami (excluding the flashy cars) in Asia!

Visited January 2013
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“Nice beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Nice Beach pretty chilled alot of activities and characters. Needs a bit of a clean but you can buy cheap food etc and if you like a haggle then theres lots of people wondering by selling weird and wonderul bits and bobs. Hammocks for example. But to be honest its not the most peaceful because it can be pretty busy

Visited October 2012
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“Busy and not easy to access”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

You can only access through the hotels dotted on the beach. Vendors constantly patrolling up and down, although they don't bother you if you stay on the hotel grounds. There is an undertow when the sea is rough and it can be challenging when getting out of the water. not the best beach on the island.

Visited December 2012
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“Nice spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Sit on the beach all day food great jet ski parasail or chill
Water beautiful hawkers take no for an answer

Visited January 2013
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