Chaweng In Koh Samui, Life’s A Beach!


In Chaweng, Thailand, life’s a beach. Whispering waves nudge worries aside. Concerns recede with ebbing tides. Spirits rise with each new sunrise. Romance thrives on sun-kissed sand, where lovers amble hand-in-hand. Joy unfolds on satin sand. Evening brings serenity, the gentle end to a perfect day.

Akyra Chura Samui Resort, shines like a jewel on Chaweng Beach. From here, you can explore a wealth of Thai treasures. Kayak, snorkel, hike, and swim. Take a fun-filled cooking class. Stroll the lively street market. Sail your way into a serene sunset.



It is not the most secluded or peaceful of Samui’s beaches, but everything one could desire is within a few metres of your sun bed


Location – Chaweng Beach Road in front of Centara Grand Beach Resort
Telephone – +66 (0) 7742 2630
Hours – 10am-10pm Daily

Life’s a Beach is a clothing store with a wide variety of women’s beachwear. Among the high-quality apparel are one-piece swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis, sundresses, jewelry, and flip-flops. Women will turn heads wearing these fashionable styles.


Tour Operator – Samui Ocean Sports and Yacht Charter
Address – 123/117 Moo 1, Koh Samui
Telephone – +66 81-940-1999

Dreamcatcher is a fully-equipped luxury cruiser offering sailing tours of Koh Samui. This first-class yacht has a large deck and open cockpit. Designed for ocean cruising, it has complete live-aboard facilities, including kitchen, dining, sleeping, and bathroom quarters. A skilled skipper serves as your tour guide. Three trips are provided on this spacious yacht.


Sunset Cruise – This romantic tour begins with pick up from our resort at approximately 4pm. Dreamcatcher will take you through sapphire waters to view a stunning sunset. Snacks and beverages are provided.

Half-Day Tour – Spend four hours exploring the Koh Samui coastline. You’ll kayak through island paradise, snorkel colourful reefs, visit mountain caves, and relax on a quiet beach. Included in the cost of the tour are snacks, beverages, and the use of snorkel and safety equipment.

One-Day Charter – From 10am-5pm, you’ll have seven hours of sailing fun on this full-day cruise of Koh Samui. The tour includes reef snorkeling and swimming in tranquil bays. A delicious Thai lunch will be served either on-board or at a charming beachfront restaurant. Snorkel and safety equipment are provided.


Address – 149/1 Moo 3, Soi Thong Kaew, Chaweng Beach
Telephone – +66 086-952-3672

This cooking school offers five courses, teaching traditional preparation of sumptuous Thai meals. Each course includes personalized instruction in creating four dishes. Courses given are the Red, Green, Yellow, Massaman, and Spring Roll. Course colours represent the type of curry used. Two classes are held daily, one from 11am-1:30pm and a second from 2pm-6:30pm. Class size is small. Upon completion of a course, students receive a complimentary recipe book. Cooking facilities are clean and well-maintained. Pai, the instructor, is very congenial, warmly treating guests like friends.

Reservations are requested one day in advance.



Location – 21/22 Moo 2, North Chaweng
Telephone – +66 77-601-133
Hours – 11am-9pm

Spa – This full-service spa offers a vast variety of heavenly treatments. The Traditional Thai Massage includes gentle massage and muscle stretching. The Ultimate Foot Massage is a favourite among men. The Magnolia Back, Neck, and Shoulders massage is a 1-hour treatment to ease tension and relax tight muscles. Manicures and pedicures are other pampering options. Further delights are facials, masks, and scrubs. Following each treatment, enjoy a treat of fresh juice and cookies. Staff is professional and attentive. Prices are reasonable. Free pick-up service is available.

Café – This cozy eatery offers European and Thai fare in a serene atmosphere. The Mediterranean Menu includes fresh breakfasts, salads, soups, pastas, lasagna, and quiche. The Thai Menu features locally sourced food. Portions are artfully presented and huge. Refreshing beverages include juices, smoothies, and shakes. Other favourites are homemade cakes. A relaxed atmosphere is created with subdued lighting, cushy chairs, and soft couches. A novel detail is a call bell on each table to summon a waiter. However, service is so attentive, this is just a quaint touch.

Studio – Several types of exercise classes are offered. Power Yoga is a fast-moving series of postures synchronized with breathing. Kundalini yoga consists of postures, breathing, chanting, and meditation. Pilates are postures done against resistance for more of a workout. Zumba is a dance fitness program to the tune of lively music. Meditation is focusing the mind on one point to reduce stress. Studio classes are held above the café on the second and third floors, which feature showers. Magnolia provides mats, towels, and free bottles of water. For more information on the exercise classes offered by Magnolia Studio, call: +66 864-021-379.

Saturday Movie Nights – Magnolia screens general admission films appealing to all ages and cultures. Subtitles are available in multiple languages. A special feature is a 20% discount on menu items. Reservations are requested. To book a seat, call: +66 864-021-379.



Club Akyra is the ultimate experience of Chaweng Beach’s night life. Located directly on the beach is our chic bar and restaurant. Club comforts include lounges and couches under colourful umbrellas. Club cuisine features fresh pastas, salsas, sandwiches, entrées, and drinks. Beach lights and candles reflect the magic of the evening sky. Enjoy the upbeat atmosphere around our spacious pool. Dine, swim, dance, and mingle to your heart’s content. When you book a reservation at Club Akyra, you have your own private party.

Club Akyra is Chaweng Beach at her charming best.


At Chaweng, Thailand, life’s a beach. “Chura,” as in Akyra Chura Samui, means beautiful. After a stay at our beautiful resort, you’ll feel rejuvenated and refreshed. At Akrya, we breathe new life into you!

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