Chaweng Area on Koh Samui
Chaweng beach is what made Samui famous and where first backpacker bungalows started to appear some 30 years ago. It still is a lovely 4km long white sand beach with many coconut trees alongside of it. Since the beach faces East it is a great place to relax on afternoons when the coconut trees provide some shade from the hot sun. There are many fabulous restaurants offering Thai and international cuisine along Chaweng beach road together with souvenir shops, cabarets, bars and clubs providing night entertainment. There are now also shopping malls in Chaweng: Tesco-Lotus, Big C and Makro that line up the main Ring Road running around the island and are all within 2km from Baan Luxor. The new, huge Central Festival shopping mall is under construction only 2,5 km away from us. Another popular near-by location is Bophut Fisherman's Village. It boasts great choice of many stylish restaurants and a quiet beach with wonderful view of the next door island, Koh Phangan.