Chaweng Beach is a bustling blend of holiday indulgences. The options for dining, entertainment and shopping are vast and varied with a five kilometre beach strip lined with stalls selling copy goods and souvenirs, fashion boutiques and shopping centres restaurants, bars, minimarts and pharmacies. Brand name fast food outlets may please the kids, while at night the street comes alive with shoppers and the bars open until the early hours. Although this is perhaps not the idyllic island location some people look for on a holiday in Thailand, the variety of food, products and
services on offer makes Chaweng a useful, if somewhat surprising location on an otherwise laid back island and one that most visitors experience at least once during their stay.