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“Very busy but good!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach
Ko Samui, Thailand
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“Very busy but good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Chaweng has many eating/drinking places on the seafront. The sand is fine and white and the sea clean and clear. Only problem is it's very busy and the speed bikes might chop your head whilst you swim if you are not careful! It is a bit like Ibiza , loads of loud music and good fun for the young and the young at heart! There are fire eaters and fire displays occasionally in the evenings worth watching. Being one of the young at heart I quite enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the loud music at night of this beach but Bophut beach is just as beautiful and much more serene if you want to be romantic!

Visited September 2013
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“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Chaweng Beach is very nice and clean with cristal clear waters. White sand, turqoise sea, masage on the beach, fresh coconuts, everything you need for a lazy day.

Visited February 2013
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“"Lovely Party Beach"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Chaweng Beach - WOW ! the most vibrant touristy beach in Koh Samui without any confusion. This beach is the party central for partygoers. The beach is quite long, blue clean water and sandy but due to touristy bit dirty in few places. There're plenty of shops for souvenir, food & drinking bar, massage & tattoo by beach side is available, water sports activities like para sailing, motor ski, banana boat etc is available. The most likely part of this beach is 'PARTY' :) Undoubtedly, this beach is unique for party and a must visit place in Koh Samui. ARK BAR BEACH RESORT is just on the Chaweng Beach where mostly party lovers/ minded people are going to enjoy 'Pool & Beach Party' at day and 'Beach Party With Fire Show' at night. There're few buzzing night clubs like Sound Club [must] and Green Mango Club is just near to Chaweng Beach. Nightlife at Chaweng Beach is not like other places of Thailand i.e Pattaya & Phuket but still cool & vibrant. Chaweng Beach is easily accessible from every part of Samui. Trust, if you love party then blidly heading to Chaweng Beach but if you want serenity then Lamai Beach is for you :)

Visited August 2013
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“Great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A really nice beach in Thailand great for kids. Nice at sunset to sit on beach and have cocktails. There are restaurant on beach to have dinner great view

Visited September 2013
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“Gorgeous beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Chaweng beach is by far the most touristy (is there such a word??) on Samui but it has beautiful sand. Plenty of bars and places to eat along the beach front and the main street. Easy enough to get to by songthaew from all areas of the island or moped / taxi. Its a one way system round the main street so just beware, it can get a little crazy! Good for a night out if you fancy something lively. Plenty of nightclubs and some good bars here. Personally I wouldnt choose to stay in Chaweng but it really depends what youre after. I call it the Benidorm of Samui as it is aimed very much at the Western holiday market. But there are plenty of shops here and its worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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