Bounded by Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, Thailand is one of the hottest destinations in Asia. Renowned for its exotic nightlife, divine shopping, gorgeous beaches and natural beauty, Thailand offers tourists a series of diverse experiences. When it comes to travel within the country the most popular spots are Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Phuket, and Koh Phangan. Koh Phangan is an island situated off Thailand’s southern coast. The island has a few amazing beaches and is infamous for its full moon parties, which take place every month.
Chaloklum is an important fishing village located on the island and it has its own port. Unlike the rest of the island, Chaloklum does not receive much tourist traffic which makes it the ideal spot for those who want to avoid large crowds. While the beaches close to the port are a little murky because of all the sea traffic, the beaches away from it are simply breathtaking. The beaches to the east and west of the port are quiet and solitary, making them perfect for swimming and revelling in the sun. The town has quite a few good seafood restaurants where one can try out an array of local delicacies and while bars are not plentiful there are a few in Chaloklum, although they tend to be pretty quiet.
One major activity to try out when in Chaloklum is scuba diving. There are plenty of excellent dive spots just waiting to be explored. One can find many scuba diving operations on the island and most places cater to novice divers as well as veterans. Tourists visiting Chaloklum should also try to visit the Chinese temple located near the village. The temple is a prime example of Chinese architecture and contains stunning sculptures of the Buddha.
Although much of the island is undeveloped, one can still find plenty of Koh Phangan hotels to fit any budget. The Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa is one of the more popular luxury Koh Phangan resorts around and is a terrific option for those planning on visiting the island. The resort enjoys a stunning location by the ocean and exudes an atmosphere of quiet and tranquillity that will help guests feel rested and at peace.