Chaweng Noi (or “Little Chaweng” as it is translated) is part of largest and most popular of Samui's beaches. It is around the headland to the south of Chaweng Beach which is the longest beach located on Samui Island's east coast. The beach is beautiful now that local developers are finally cleaning up this part of the island. It attracts many young travellers and families alike, and remains good value for the money.
The beach has powdery white sand and is bordered by emerald-blue waters. There is a coral reef just off shore where the waves break, leaving the bay quite and peaceful. There are two small islands not far from the beach that are near the reef. You can explore the nearest one by walking through shallow water at low tide or go snorkelling and kayaking to the second island which is a little further out and larger.
The beach itself is usually accessed through the hotels, as there are no beach roads to disturb the peacefulness of the area. It is very relaxing but there are noticeably more tourists in the high season. The central part of the beach is a bit more crowded than the quieter north. Many vendors pass by offering beverages, fruit, ice cream and local Thai food for the more daring. A variety of local crafts and Thai souvenirs are also available.