Featured Properties and Overview - The Secret Shores of Choeng Mon
Many tourists coming to Koh Samui would choose the soft sands and perfect shallow waters of Choeng Mon as their favourite place for a holiday. Just ten minutes from Samui International Airport and less than a five-minute drive from Chaweng Beach, this delightful bay retains its ambience and up-market appeal all year round.
Choeng Mon attracts a mixed crowd of visitors. Families with younger children head here for the crystal-clear shallow sea with hardly any rocks to hurt little feet. Another bonus is the sand, rated by many youngsters as the best sand on the island to make sandcastles. And, whether you’re big or small, the village with its handy parade of shops selling buckets, spades, sunscreens and other essential holiday paraphernalia, is just a short stroll from the beach. The overhanging trees on the far east side of the beach provide natural shade and from here you can cross at low tide to the small island of Koh Fan Noi.
With its long stretch of golden sand, there are many places to stop for a cold drink or sample some local food - many restaurants and bars have free sunbeds too. At Choeng Mon, the atmosphere is chilled and laid-back with many parents being able to enjoy a leisurely lunch while watching their children play on the beach. In the summer months, the beach gets a bit busier and watersport activity steps up – jet skis, banana rides, paddle boards and rings are here to hire –  but there is always the promise of a massage, a body scrub and spectacular pink sunset if it’s relaxation you’re after. And, don’t forget sunrise when you can experience Choeng Mon at its traditional best as the fishermen bring in the fresh fish. These king prawns, white snappers, red snappers and many other favourites are on offer at local restaurants later the same day, cooked to order, exactly as you wish.
Nighttimes in Choeng Mon are quieter than nearby Chaweng Bay but the village still has excellent international and Thai restaurants where you may hear a local band or see a fire show. If you fancy something more vibrant, Fisherman’s Village is just ten minutes away. And if it’s nightclubs or beach parties you really crave then Chaweng Beach is only a few minutes by car or about a 20-minute walk. Daytime excursions can be booked easily at the village at Choeng Mon but for a quick burst of local culture - Big Buddha Temple, one of Koh Samui’s most famous landmarks, is only about two miles away.
Choeng Mon is often described as a peaceful paradise but it has its share of boutique hotels and quality holiday resorts with gorgeous pools and spas offering an array of therapeutic treatments. The village also has banks, pharmacies, car hire and other amenities. It’s hardly a surprise that Choeng Mon has become highly sought-after by discerning property investors and there are some beautiful luxury villas, many with ocean views, in the area. Fortunately, Choeng Mon retains its chilled relaxed atmosphere and still feels one of the island’s best kept secrets!