Koh Samui Chaweng truly has a magnetic appeal as a destination that lures travellers in. Still wondering if this is the holiday place for you? Here are the typical visitors that are drawn to Koh Samui’s party capital.
The Party Animal
Definitely, Chaweng is well loved by hardcore party people. The party scene here is still unmatched and if nonstop fun, laughter, drinking, dancing, and music is what you came for, you will realize that you went to the right place. Bars here open early, some in the afternoon and continue till dawn.
Ark Bar Beach Resort still is one of Chaweng’s notable nightlife venues. This is only meant for folks who have the energy to party non-stop. The vibe here is almost electric and cracking, you would wish you have the chance to visit everyday. This takes pride in its beachfront location and excellent service, making it a top choice for those who are craving for a taste of true Koh Samui party fever.
Ark Bar Beach Resort
Address: 159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
The Renaissance Couples
Modern couples with a variety of interest are also attracted to the possibilities offered by Chaweng. Gone are the days when dates are just about the movies or candlelight dinners. Couples nowadays are into a lot of shared interests and Chaweng is the perfect enabler for these. Here they can go on daily food trips, visit cabaret shows, go to spas together, and maybe even enroll for a cooking lesson. In Chaweng, honeymooners are frequent visitors too. Some popular activities newlyweds often do are walking tours, shopping, diving, and golf.
The Night Owl
If your day does not start til the sun is at its peak and you don’t sleep til it is almost time for breakfast, then you are officially a night owl and Chaweng will feel like second home to you. While most establishments are open in the morning, most happenings happen when the sky gets dark or even later. Here, there are so much you can do to burn your energy supply and give you the best sleep when it is time to head to bed. You can visit the night markets, chill at a late night cafe, or watch live performances and fire shows at the beach.
The beauty of staying in Chaweng is that you will never get hungry even if you are a vegetarian. With a wide array of dining options offering meatless dishes, here you can stick to your diet with no worries. If you need ideas where to eat, we recommend Khaw Glong Thai Restaurant. This serves quality Thai and Asian dishes that are easy on the pocket. Their menu has something for vegans and vegetarians too. This intimate restaurant in Chaweng is a nice venue to try mango sticky rice and spring rolls.
Khaw Glong Thai Restaurant
Open: 5pm to 10pm
Address: 161/10 Moo 2, Chaweng – Choengmon Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
The Koh Samui First Timers
Those who will be going to Koh Samui for the first time often choose to stay in Chaweng because of its popularity and the fact that it is close to all places of interest. The beach is about 20 minutes away from the airport and once you get here everything is accessible. There’s a water park called Aquapark Samui, plenty of restaurants, unparalleled nightlife, and even a mall. If it is your first time on the island, Chaweng will give you a sense of comfort and peace of mind knowing that you will never run out of things to do and the chances you’ll get lost are pretty minimal as long as you practise common sense.
The Spa Fanatics
Sometimes what you really need on a holiday is hours of spa treatments. If it is too hot for a tour or it is raining, you can pick a nearby spa and spend your time there instead. Whether you are in dire need of a makeover or you need to get your nails done or perhaps you just want to ease the tension off your muscles, a trip to one of Chaweng’s spas will give you the relaxing therapy you need. For quality massages and spa treatments, head to Eranda Spa. This has spectacular views and soothing tropical inspired interiors. Spend your money here and once you get out, you’ll realize that every baht you paid is worth it.
Eranda Herbal Spa
Open: 9am to 9pm
Address: 9/37 Moo 2, Chaweng North Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
The Modern Yogi
Yoga is a popular practice here in Chaweng and if you are into this discipline, you will enjoy doing yoga on your island vacation. There are a number of really outstanding yoga studios in the area where you can hone your skills and be able to do your routines with yoga fanatics like you. Vikasa Yoga is an institution offering comprehensive yoga classes and wellness programs. The sessions are categorized according to intensity and level of difficulty. They have lessons for beginners as well as a complete yoga class where in everything you need to learn about yoga will be taught. The complete yoga class calls for some experience. There is also a class about meditation. For those who want to perfect their poses and improve their techniques, Vikasa also has a lesson on flow which you may want to book.
Vikasa is actually a retreat where people stay in to focus on yoga and their overall wellness. They have quality accommodations and wonderful scenery that will inspire you to perform your routines. However, you need not stay for days if that’s not what you have in mind. You can simply book for a day of yoga or try their spa treatments. They also have a restaurant that focuses on healthy eating which you may want to visit too after your class.
Vikasa Yoga Retreat
Address: 211 Moo 4, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Photo credit to Arkbar