Choeng Mon Koh Samui
Located north of the Island is Choeng Mon Koh Samui – popular with families. Conveniently placed for early morning and late night flights from Samui Airport. Public transport is not so frequent. Songthaews and motorbike taxis can be found on the main ring road. Situated close to Big Buddha and Plai Laem Temples.
The village is small but has good restaurants and bars serving Thai and International food. Wednesday evening is Choeng Mon Market. Vendors sell fresh produce crafts souvenirs and clothes. Cheaper than you would normally pay at home but don’t be afraid to haggle a little it is part of the shopping experience.
The shores of Choeng Mon Koh Samui attract families and couples to the protected bay. The sand is soft and the waters shallow. Watersports are available here but on a lower scale than the busier tourist areas. The ocean is shallow for a fair distance so not too good for swimming but great for the children to play. Beach vendors sell freshly cooked food wooden crafts hats and sarongs. Walk to the tip until you can go no further and you will discover a bar that is just heaven. Great views space for the children pool table and lounging chairs. Kem’s Bar is a secret hideaway untouched by tourism.
Mr Coppi is famous on Choeng Mon Beach. Daily at 11am he assembles his beach kitchen. Serving grilled chicken sticky rice and corn he is kept busy all day. Fresh fruit is available from Mr Coppi.
Away from the beach, a ten-minute drive to busy Chaweng. Small bars are dotted around such as Fisherman Bar. A family run establishment has amazing food and cocktails. Relaxed vibe with a beer garden suitable for the children to play in the natural forest. Don’t pass this area by there is plenty to discover.
The accommodation is diverse at Choeng Mon Koh Samui. Five-star establishments such as The Melati Beach Resort perfect for families. Backpackers Euro Hostel cheap for the traveller. Absolute Sanctuary a retreat dedicated to yoga and fitness. Plenty of accommodation can be booked in the area.
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