Nightlife, Busier with a Great Beach
Moving to the east coast of Koh Samui, Chaweng is Samui's longest and most popular beach and is home to bars, restaurants, hotels of all types.
Chaweng offers 5km of beach with soft white/golden sand with a real mix of hustle and bustle as well as more relaxed areas. The northern part of Chaweng is very sheltered with a reef which makes it difficult to swim around the larger hotels here. The very busy section of Chaweng beach starts where this reef ends, around the area of Ark Bar - this is the very busy section! Walking a little further, you come to Soi Green Mango where the famous club is and a little further again the one way system starts. A short walk from here is a lovely partial open air shopping centre called Central Festival.
Once past Central Festival, Chaweng starts to get quieter and there is a fabulous 'Food Night Market' just past 'The Library' hotel which serves excellent Thai food along with other types of cuisine.
Travelling further south, the beach becomes nicer, softer and quieter until the beach road turns back up towards the ring road.