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Chaweng Noi is one of the best beaches, with exceptional resorts:
Chaweng Noi is a delightful little extension of Chaweng, cut off by a tiny headland and a stream. Visitors can walk between the beaches in a minute, using a small bridge, or walking through the stream mouth at low tide. A few fishing boats still use the stream as an anchorage.
Though this beach is much smaller that the main Chaweng, there is still 1,000 metres of sand; and it’s one of the most attractive beaches on the island. The sand is very wide, running into quite deep water at the northern end where the best swimming conditions are found. A small patch of big rocks form a divider at mid beach, but these are easily crossed. There’s a stream running over the beach towards the south, but this too can be easily crossed – except immediately after heavy rain.
A steep mountain runs up behind the back of the beach, its lower slopes completely blanketed by coconut palms. This, with the wide sand and clear water gives Chaweng Noi a solid dash of tropical beauty.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this beach is the resorts; there are only six of them along the kilometre of sand, plus another on the low headland at the bottom. All of these resorts have long beachfronts and spacious grounds. With the single 3-star exception at First Bungalow, all are luxurious 4- and 5-star resorts built into the hillside where their rooms offer grand sea views. There are more trees and lush tropical gardens through these resorts than, surely, any other group of beach hotels on Samui. See photos of the spacious hillside lawns of New Star Beach Resort, or the lush, green beachfront of Fair House Beach Resort, both of which offer exceptionally attractive and relaxing environments with beautiful views.
The two 5-star resorts here, Sheraton Samui and Vana Belle, bring fine, modern design to the beach, adding to Chaweng Noi’s regal air. Sitting on the rocky southern end, The Saran offers private pools with a unique view directly up the beach.
All resorts have a spa with Thai massage, massage therapy and health club. All will also organize trips to nearby islands, or activities like kayaking and sailing. Or try the 4-wheel drive trip up the rugged mountainous interior.
Chaweng Noi is not only one of the most beautiful beaches on Samui, it’s also offers some of the island’s greenest, most romantic and luxurious resorts. It’s certainly a few steps in elevation above its more famous, bigger sister beach to the north.
Another major advantage of this ‘Noi’ beach is its easy access to the famous nightlife and lifestyle attractions of Chaweng. It’s just a 5 minute ride or 15 minute walk to the many markets, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues that attract so many people to this corner of Samui. And of course, once the fun is over, the exit to a bed in a quieter, more romantic retreat is just as fast.
by John Everingham