Chaweng Beach is the most lively and one of the most popular beaches on Koh Samui. The 7-kilometer strip of beach is the perfect epitome of a tropical paradise – with clear waters and white, soft, powdery sands.
The beach also has a bustling nightlife, with plenty of bars, pubs, and discotheques that provide the perfect party atmosphere. If you’re planning to stay for the weekend, or for several days in this popular resort town, here are the top 10 activities to do in Chaweng Beach.
#1 Relax and Sunbathe on the Beach
The 7-km beach is the main attraction of this resort town, and it’s the focal point of the tourism industry. Lie on the beach under the tropical sun, enjoy the warm waters, and get to experience first-hand luxuries of hotels and cafes that are only a few meters from the white sands.
#2 Aquapark Chaweng
If you’re visiting the town with kids, the Aquapark is the perfect fun-filled activity for the family. The park is basically a group of giant inflatables anchored down on the water, where kids get to climb around 8 floating devices located right in the sea. Among the inflatables are a 5 meter-high iceberg wall, a human catapult, an enormous trampoline, slides, and a number of other objects that kids can easily climb for a fun and exciting day in the waters. The area is cordoned off and safety is the park’s first priority. Everyone needs to wear a lifejacket and parents can also join in on the fun.
#3 Spa and Thai Massage
There is a large spa complex located on the beach road in central Chaweng called D’s Spa & Aroma Massage and offers a number of massage and spa establishments. To get your much-needed rest and relaxation from all your traveling and daily activities, this is the place to go. Every kind of treatment or massage is offered in this complex, from Thai massage to Swedish, reflexology, aromatherapy, saunas, and many other services.
#4 Horse Riding
Who says horseback riding is only for cowboys? You can also do so in Thailand! Ride on Ranch provides guided horse riding by the sea, on the beach, and even in the jungles or countryside. With European standard horses that are calm and well-trained, enjoy an experience that gets you up-close and personal with the spectacular Samui scenery.
#5 Samui Bungy Jump
Not for the faint of heart but if you’re an adrenaline junkie, the Samui Bungy Jump is a must on Chaweng Beach. Run and operated by British Jumpmasters that are trained in New Zealand safety standards, guests are shot up into the air from a 50-meter crane and fall freely over a plunge pool. With a 100% safety record, protecting and guiding their guests is their first priority. They’re also one of the cheapest places to offer bungy jumping in all of Thailand, with only 1500 baht for each jump.
#6 Crazy Golf
For a mini-golf experience, the Crazy Golf located behind the Islander Pub is a 9-hole mini-golf course in central Chaweng. Guests get to enjoy putting up over small hills, through water, through the mouth of a roaring tiger or through a snapping crocodile. Lunch and snacks are also served at the site, as well as having a full bar and plenty of other entertainment offerings such as a pool table, football table, and satellite TV.
#7 Shooting Range
Get to practice your shooting skills at the Samui Shooting Sport – a modern shooting range located only 200 meters from Tesco Lotus on the south of Ring Road. They have an impressive selection of firearms – from revolvers to shotguns, AK-47’s, assault rifles, and automatic pistols.
#8 Thai Cooking Classes
Impress your family and friends when you go home after your Thai holiday by learning how to cook traditional Thai dishes. The Samui Institute of Culinary Arts or SITCA offers intensive courses over several days for the more serious student and includes take-home recipes. The institute also sells spices and books, which make great souvenirs for the cooking aficionado.
#9 Gyms and Fitness
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to forgo taking care of your body. There are 2 resorts on Chaweng Beach with well-equipped airconditioned gyms – the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, and the Chaweng Regent. After lazing around at the beach, divulging in Thai cuisine, and partying the nights away, working out at these gyms is the perfect way to get your equilibrium back in place.
#10 Muay Thai Fight Match
Witness Thailand’s national sport by watching Muay Thai fight matches at the Chaweng Stadium or Phatchabuncha Stadium. The former is a newly opened event center hosting many local and foreign fights twice a week while the latter is the foremost venue for Muay Thai events. Watch this brutal yet graceful sport with hypnotic Sarama music and enjoy the skill and beauty of the movements of the martial arts fighters.
Whatever you’re looking for, expect to find it on Chaweng Beach – with all the activities you can think of, every hour and every day in Chaweng will be an experience you’ll never forget.
Although we do not have luxury villas directly situated on Chaweng Beach, we have Villa Sangkachai and Villa Hin, which are just 5 minutes’ drive away to the beach. So if you want to completely relax and enjoy the quiet moment at the villa, and spend a day or two partying or going with the crowd in Chaweng beach area, these two villas are your best bet.
Featured photo source: kosamui.com