Choeng Mon has seen a growth in residential development in recent years, with luxury villas and upmarket resorts amidst the hotels and spas. This has created a quieter coastal setting but Choeng Mon has all the water sporting activities, like snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking, that you would expect at a Koh Samui beach destination. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, you can wade out to the small island of Koh Fan Noi during low tide, which is just a short distance off the Choeng Mon shoreline. Choeng Mon beach is much smaller than the other east coast Koh Samui destinations like Chaweng and Lamai but is not short on natural beauty and the tropical island charm that has made Koh Samui so popular.
Choeng Mon is at the northern most part of Koh Samui's east coast and is the start of Koh Samui's tourist offerings with more upmarket facilities and a range of sporting activities available. Set in a quaint little cove, Choeng Mon lies just north of Koh Samui's hotspot of Chaweng and has the same picturesque beaches and clear blue waters with less of a tourist buzz.
Choeng Mon may be a bit short on excitement, but you can always head off to Koh Phangan Island for one of its famed Full Moon parties or take a short taxi ride to Chaweng for a wide and varied choice of bars and clubs. There are excellent restaurants, a couple of five star hotels and a few shops in Choeng Mon and it is a short ride to Chaweng, the islands main tourist centre. Choeng Mon focuses on its beach activities, but you can always make a short journey to Big Buddha Bangrak Beach or Plai Laem to marvel at their wonderful Buddhist Shrines. Choeng Mon is regarded as the quieter alternative to Chaweng and Lamai and tends to attract families and mature travel groups, who want to avoid the noise and congestion of the more popular Koh Samui destinations.