Chaweng Beach

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THEmarvmeyer
Bangkok, Thailand195 contributions
Dogs Are Not A Problem on Chaweng Beach
Oct 2021
Our experience on Chaweng Beach included several beach walks a day and also on Chaweng Beach Road night. We stayed at the Casa de Mar (nice hotel) at the north end of Chaweng.

The previous views about dogs have completely overstated potential concerns. Street dogs are everywhere in Thailand. Having said that, we would see only a few dogs on our walks. If you don't show interest, they ignore you. Certainly, the idea that many dogs are roaming about spoiling the beach experience was not true during our three-day stay. We heard a toddler crying in the room next to ours but not dogs barking all the time.

Judge for yourself whether Chaweng is the right beach for you but dogs are not a problem. PS: When you see a reviewer with only a few reviews, dig deeper for information.
Written 15 October 2021
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Mark H
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Place is crowded with barking dogs defecating and uriniating right on the beach
Aug 2021
If you consider Chaweng Beach as a nice beach destination, think twice, the beach has more dogs than humans, barking all the time and converting the place into a big dog toilet !

Not only dozens of stray dogs happily defecate and uriniate right on the beach between the sunbathing tourists, but there is also a huge number of dog owners who seems to consider Chaweng Beach as a great dog toilet. In all civilized countries I know dogs are not allowed on normal beach strips for very good reasons (noise, hygiene), but not so in Thailand !

If the Thai government is not doing something about this problem (catching and putting to sleep the stray dogs, forcefully fine the owners of all other dogs), this has certainly be the last time I spent on this island.
Written 14 August 2021
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Oliver G
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Prepare To Get Attacked By Stray Dogs Whenever Leaving Your Hotel
Jun 2021
If you are thinking about visiting Chaweng, I would highly recommend not to leave your hotel throughout your whole stay because Chaweng is populated by thousands of stray dogs now. Most of these stray dogs are highly aggressive and will attack every foreigner without warning; actually, during my whole stay in Chaweng there has not been a single day where I was not attacked (often from packs of 5 and more dogs together !). These dogs feed from garbage like rats und certainly carry all sorts of dangerous sicknesses like rabies, so if you get bidden, your vacation will end in a hospital or worse (rabies for example are usally letal to humans). I absolutely cannot understand that the government of a place as dependend on tourism as Chaweng does not do anything (catch and kill the stray dogs) about this problem and will certainly not return to Samui until this has happened.
Written 12 June 2021
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Pedro
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Stay at Chaweng beach, Casa de Mar
May 2021 • Family
Chaweng beach is in our opinion the best beach in Koh Samui!
The view is amazing and we could swim, see everyday the fisherman, walk, eat an ice cream and play in the crystal clear waters near Casa de Mar Hotel.
Written 11 May 2021
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Sebastian P
Vancouver, Canada88 contributions
Best beach in Koh Samui
Apr 2021
Probably the best beach strip in Samui but lower your expectations as beaches on Koh Samui aren't what you find on other Thai islands. They have a lot of coarse sand, rocks and a low tide. You may find it difficult to even walk along the beach or go into the water without beach shoes.
Written 23 April 2021
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Aggie H
Phuket, Thailand400 contributions
Surprisingly nice in April 2021
Apr 2021 • Friends
The beach used to be terribly crowded in pre-covid times, with every bar blaring loud music. Now, it is a delight. It's super clean and has enough visitors not to feel abandonded. On the beach side, lots of restaurants are open. It's peaceful and pleasant.
Written 9 April 2021
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Jasmine K
Bangkok, Thailand75 contributions
Quiet during COVID
Feb 2021
We visited during COVID so the beach was really quiet and tranquil even during peak season.

Beautiful beach with clear, shallow waters. Waves can be quite big sometimes so please be careful.

The sand can be a bit coarse on some parts of the beach - walk closer to the edge of the sea and you'll be fine.
Written 28 February 2021
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Mike Holp
Ko Samui, Thailand58 contributions
One of the most beautiful beaches in Koh Samui
Feb 2021
One of the most beautiful beaches in Koh Samui! Pristine white sand with almost no tourists during the pandemic.
Written 18 February 2021
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Gavi
Bangkok, Thailand207 contributions
A lot less polluted during the pandemic
Dec 2020
In a bittersweet notion, the pandemic does rewind Chaweng's natural beauty back a couple of 10 years or so; some local has said. I can confidently confirm that this is true - only comparing it to the last two years or way back, when the area is just flooded with all kinds of walks plus scattered garbages. The beach itself is now visibly cleaner, looks pristine, and so scenic in clear sunny weather. If you're already in Thailand- it's hard not to savour these temporarily pristine location.
Written 7 February 2021
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Joe M
Bangkok, Thailand250 contributions
Couple of waves
Jan 2021 • Family
Went to this beach as it was the one recommended as possibly having some waves during Dec/Jan. Managed to get a few little waves during our stay but otherwise we probably wouldn't have visited here. Seems like it would be the party beach normally but it was a sad place with most things shut down.
Written 2 January 2021
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