The island of Koh Samui is ideal for anyone seeking some fun in the sun, and Choeng Mon Beach is the perfect location for families on holiday. It is more secluded than more popular beaches such as Chaweng Beach; those who want to enjoy a quiet break whilst still being close to the action would do well to check out holiday rentals at Choeng Mon Beach. Water sports enthusiasts will also find plenty to appeal.
HomeAway has several villas at Choeng Mon Beach, with many holiday villas equipped with private pools and enough space for large groups. Here, the holiday houses and bungalows are perfect for families who desire the same level of amenities as they enjoy at home.
The island of Koh Samui has several notable tourist hotspots where HomeAway offers holiday homes . Those who plan on spending time on Phuket before or after their stay on Koh Samui can also find cosy holiday homes from HomeAway.
Saard’s Watersport Center:
Saard’s Watersport Center is a popular provider of boat tours around the Thai archipelago. Several types of boats are available, from faster boats to vessels with staterooms and BBQs. The owner, a lifelong sailor of the waters around Koh Samui, knows the best spots to visit at certain times of the year.
Santiburi Golf Course and Country Club:
This world-class 18-hole golf course is an absolute must for those who enjoy hitting the green. The par average is 72, and the undulating design of the course makes it a fun challenge for golfers of all levels.
Wat Phra Yai:
Wat Phra Yai, or Big Buddha Temple, is home to a gigantic 40-foot-high statue of Buddha that was built in 1972. In addition, there is a smaller Buddha statue and a collection of ornate bells at the back of the temple. The temple grounds are also home to a bazaar.
Located in the popular Fisherman’s Village, The Yogarden offers advanced practitioners and beginners a great way to relax while on holiday. Visitors can attend yoga classes and workshops, with the Detox Program designed to help restore your body to tiptop condition.
The Aquapark Chaweng is a fun place for parents and children to frolic. Swim into the sea and climb on one of the many giant inflatables. There are slides and trampolines as well as climbing walls and human catapult bags. All visitors are required to wear a life vest to ensure everyone’s safety.
Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts:
Established in 1999, this institute offers cooking classes to those who want to master classic Thai cuisine. Private classes are also available for larger groups. The institute also offers classes in carving, teaching tourists how to make intricate designs in fruits and vegetables.
The weather is always warm on Koh Samui, though there are times during the year when rain is more prevalent. Temperatures generally range from 26 – 32°C, with the mercury highest in March and April. Sudden rain showers should be expected from September to November. Though a beach holiday can still be amazing during the rainy season, those who plan on diving and snorkelling should plan on visiting in other months, as visibility is reduced in the rainy season.
Travellers staying at Choeng Mon Beach should catch a connecting flight from Bangkok Airport (BKK) to Samui Airport (USM). Choeng Mon Beach is about 15 minutes from the airport, so hiring a car or taxi are the best options for getting to your accommodations. From Phuket you can either fly to Koh Samui, which takes about an hour, or take a ferry from island to island.