Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
beach type: sandy (细沙)
beach facilities: food vendors, sun loungers, beach bar (食品摊贩, 躺椅, 海滩酒吧)
attracts: mixed (同志异性恋皆可)
At 7 km long, Chaweng Beach is the longest, most developed and most popular beach on Koh Samui. The area around the end of Soi Lamdin (off Chaweng Beach Road) tends to be particularly popular with gay sunbathers.
The beach has everything, from a wide selection of beachfront bars & restaurants to water sport rentals (jet skis, banana boats, windsurfing, etc) and more. There are numerous upmarket resorts along the beach that extend back to Chaweng Beach Road, the epicentre of Koh Samui’s gay and straight nightlife.
Most evenings, many gay guys (and a few ladyboys) gather to play volleyball on the beach in front of O.P. Bungalow at Chaweng Beach.
Samui International Airport has daily flights from Bangkok, Phuket and other regional destinations. Chawang Beach is the main tourist town on the east coast of the island.
For more information, read our full Koh Samui Guide on Travel Gay Asia.Last updated: 04-28-2014