Chaweng Beach: The Best Of Koh Samui

Samui Island, or Koh Samui in the native language, is the second largest island of Thailand. From its humble beginnings as a fishing and coconut-farming community, its biggest and busiest town grew around one of the best beaches on the island, Chaweng Beach. Home to various hotels and resorts, this area has the best the island has to offer.

The beautiful Novotel in Samui is a one such resort to stay in, or at least visit. It has the look and feel of a completely Thai beach resort, and yet is never far away from conveniences of the island’s commercial and entertainment centres. The resort can be reached from anywhere in the world, with an international airport connection through a short layover in Bangkok.

The internationally managed resort has 183 rooms and is situated right at the bay. Guests can enjoy easy access to the clear, blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand directly from the resort doorstep. Within its borders, the resort itself offers the full experience of excellent restaurants and bars, luxurious meeting and events venues, and spa and fitness facilities. The Beachside zone gives guests the Chaweng Beach experience for swimming and sunbathing, while the Hillside zone has a wonderful pool for the enjoyment of the guests.

Outside the resort are a number of cultural, commercial, and entertainment areas to visit. The Buddhist shrines of the Wat Phra Yai, Wat Khuranan, Wat Plai Laem, and the Big Buddha Temple are all easily a drive away. The Hin Ta and HinYai Rocks, the Secret Buddha Garden, Mu Ko Angthong National Marine Park and the Namuang waterfalls are also available for nature-loving guests. Those who enjoy shopping can check out the wares on offer at numerous traditional markets.

Guests can head to town to experience the lively nightlife. Chaweng has a main strip that is 3 kilometres long and has commercial and entertainment establishments. A smaller, but still quite popular strip is The Green Mango which is full of and surrounded by bars and clubs for drinking and dancing, frequented by a younger crowd.

No matter the travel preferences of guests, Novotel in Samui is the best option for the luxury Thai vacation with easy access to all the cultural, commercial, and entertainment spots the area has to offer.