The best things to do in Chaweng

go beyond its beautiful beach


Things to do in Chaweng Koh Samui

Chaweng Beach is the No.1 resort on Koh Samui and it has beautiful white sandy beaches stretching for seven kilometers and is the longest on the island. The busiest part is the central area and is generally more crowded than the other sections of the beach.

Chaweng Beach has it all, offering to make your time on this gorgeous island one to remember, from its white sandy beaches, glorious nature, delicious cuisine and excellent bars along with the world-class accommodation. Chaweng Beach was originally discovered by curious backpackers over 30 years ago.

Chaweng has everything like its fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping and all on your doorstep. There is an array of accommodation, from 5-star hotel resorts down to very reasonably priced backpacker places too. Chaweng Beach is also the central for the nightlife on this island. It has some fantastic places to chill and even dance the night away, especially after a hot day on the beach. There are three sections to it starting with North Chaweng. Central Chaweng and last but by no means least Chaweng Noi (Little Chaweng) which is situated to the south.


Chaweng Koh Samui


So, what are the best things to do in Chaweng Koh Samui?

Chaweng Beach - The main attraction of the resort town

Being the most famous of all beaches on the island, Chaweng Beach is closely followed by Lamai Beach and Bohput Beach, Maenam Beach and Bangrak Beach. Chaweng Beach boasts powdery white sand and stretches for 7km along the east coast of the island.

Chaweng Beach is ideal beach lovers, the beautiful shades of blue waters that help make up this stunning beach. are a great place for all water sports, including: Jet Skis, Parasailing and Snorkelling. Enjoying the beach is definitely among top things to do in Chaweng Koh Samui.

There is a small reef just off the main beach which is perfect for this great activity. You can spot all the usual reef fishes here, including Nemo and friends are living here.

Not far from the beach, there are a couple of small islands that are very accessible easily enough to swim out to. The snorkeling is fantastic. If you are feeling really adventurous, then hire a kayak and you and a buddy can thoroughly explore the other small islands too.


Chaweng Beach


Chaweng spas and Thai massages - For relaxation

As one of Chaweng's many high-quality spas, the spas are guaranteed to provide visitors with a relaxing and indulgent beach choice. You can find massage, and beauty salons on the main beach Avenue. Most of them have trained staff to provide a good level of service and a wide range of treatment.

However, if you want to enjoy a truly comfortable experience in a luxurious environment, you can try a more decent hotel-attached spa, or an independent day spa in a tropical garden providing steam rooms, Jacuzzi and a completely quiet vibe.


Thai Massage on Chaweng Beach


Thai cooking classes - Culinary skills to take home with you

Have you even been to Thailand if you don’t take a Thai cooking class? What a pity!  Learn to make authentic Pad Thai, papaya salad and mango sticky rice is also among things to do in Chaweng Koh Samui.

What to expect from a Samui cooking session? In most classes, students will get the chance to visit a local market together with the chef. They also get to buy fresh ingredients include spices and herbs and also learn about their nutritional benefits and more.

The experienced tutors, most of whom have been professional chefs for years, can speak good English and know how to make students relax and classes usually take place in a modern air-conditioned facility. The most popular one may be Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts (SITCA). From 1999, SITCA has been regarded as one of the most popular Thai cooking schools on the island. It is reputed for well-planned sessions and professional instructors with good English. In SITCA there are twice-daily, 3-hour classes at 11am and again at 4pm.


Cooking Classes in Chaweng Koh Samui


Samui Football Golf - A fun and original game

At Samui Football Golf, your family and friends will be playing and enjoying the holiday fun together all while walking around the island’s beautiful botanical gardens. The new fun game of Football golf is played the same as golf by putting the ball into the hole in as few kicks as possible and after 18 holes the lowest attempt is the winning score. Since 2005 the game is becoming popular around the world and there are now even world associations to organize this fast-growing sport.

The course in Koh Samui is the first in Asia, set up in 2005 and not only a sports activity but also a beautiful botanical garden. It’s a unique attraction for either sports fans or the non-sporty as it combines a nice walk in nature together with a fun game for everyone.

The course twists and turns though the jungle setting giving many surprises and much variety as you play. It’s home to over 350 species of tropical plants and while playing you may see many birds, insects and lizards. Much work has gone into the design of the course allowing it to be playable, fun and challenging for all ages and abilities.


Samui Football Golf


Muay Thai at Chaweng Stadiums

Muay Thai (Thai boxing) is one of Thai’s top games. Chaweng Stadium was founded more than 20 years ago in 1996. It was created to share the art of Muay Thai Boxing to the increasing number of Tourists coming to our Beautiful Island. It was the first boxing stadium on the Island and in recent years has moved to its new location.

Fighters from not only Thailand but worldwide come to compete the ancient art form. With fighters as young as 8 years old through to adults both male and female the stadium holds 6 fights in total twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday night from 9pm. The fights take place keeping it very traditional with the Wai Khru warm up dance as well as commentary and a DJ between fights.

For years the stadium has worked with many youngsters trying to keep them off the streets and away from drugs by offering them a place to fight in a safe environment. All staff at Chaweng Stadium are given the chance to train and fight along side their jobs. They have helped many charities and continue to work with the community and the local organizations in order to build up and prosper the Traditional Muay Thai Sport.


Muay Thai Chaweng Stadium


Wat Khao Hua Jook - Samui's hilltop golden pagoda

Sitting atop a hilly terrain, Wat Khao Hua Jook provides great views of the surrounding areas. The hilly terrain reaches approximately 90 meters above sea level, and visitors who make the climb will certainly enjoy the panoramic views from the summit. The wat (temple) is also close to the Koh Samui airport, therefore visitors will catch a glimpse of flights taking off and landing.

The wat’s tranquil atmosphere and serene setting are ideal for meditation. Many visitors come here to sit back and relax in this beautiful venue. Besides, locals often come here to spend the evening watching the amazing sunset across the Koh Samui Bay.

The temple is also known for its famous monument, a replica of Buddha’s footprint, which is kept inside the temple. On your way to the hilltop, you will meet with the Nathalie’s Art Palace and the famous Q Bar.

Those coming from Chaweng beach can take the opposite road to the north end of Chaweng Lake to access Kao Hua Juk Road. Visitors should continue along this road and then walk up a hill in order to admire the temple.


Wat Khao Hua Joo, Samui


Paris Follies Cabaret - One of Chaweng's popular evening entertainments

Paris Follies Cabaret features the well-known ladyboy dances of the world. From Paris thrilling dances, Brazil's famous Samba, classical Bollywood dances of India, Israel's famed folk and flamenco dance, traditional dance of Korea, Russia's stomping and knee-bending dances to artistic and dramatic dance of Thailand its own.

Experience this amazing, spectacular and heart-stopping performances of Ladyboys with the twist of new music, dance routines and striking costumes that will surely gives you a remarkable experience in Thailand.

Also in the stage the world's famous pop icons of the new generation. Impersonating Whitney Houston, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and exciting and thrilling performances from Paris Follies Ladyboys.


Paris Follies Cabaret in Chaweng


Central Festival Samui - Samui's large lifestyle and shopping complex

In 2019, Central Festival opened its doors and invited everybody to enjoy a brand new shopping experience in Koh Samui. Central Festival is first Theme Mall model designed in what is called a “Reminiscence of Southern Lifestyle” theme that offers new experiences of shopping in a world class attraction.

This new attraction may help Thailand to become the Tourism Capital of Asia that it will help Chaweng beach to become a world class beach destination.

The mall is built with a total project area of 90,000 sqm the approximate investment in this project was 3,450 million baht. The projects target market is high-end tourists with high purchasing power.


Central Festival Samui


Soi Green Mango - Samui's lively nightlife street

The Green Mango Club Samui is an iconic nightclub on Koh Samui that’s also a shining attraction of Chaweng Beach’s nightlife. It even entitles its name to the street it effectively dominates – Soi Green Mango. It is a big, colourful, fun and energetic place and an essential choice on any night of Chaweng.

The club is right at the end of Soi Green Mango, where the partying only really gets started at midnight. This is also the time officially listed as Green Mango’s closing time, but the club routinely stays open until 5am and even later. Despite being one of the biggest dance floors in Koh Samui (as long as you don’t count the beach), the place is packed on most nights.