Baan Hin Ngam Holiday Rental Villa

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Overlooking Ao Hin Ngam, Chaloklum, Koh Phangan, Baan Hin Ngam is a self-catering 2 bedroom rental property with maid service and laundry facilities.  A true cooks kitchen with hob, hood, prep island, microwave and all necessary cooking equipment are part of the package.  The house is ideal for either couples or families. This Koh Phangan […]

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Cucina Italiana, Cafe Della Moca

Excellent Family style Italian Food in Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand

The Italian Restaurant, Jenni’s Place, Cucina Italiana, Cafe Della Mocca, Boskow Nightlight — whatever its name actually is  —  is perhaps one of the best of all possible reasons to visit Chaloklum Fishing Village. The restaurant is on the high road through the village and has occupied the same shop house on the ocean for the better part of 10 years. While it officially […]

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Haad Salad

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Although it is not actually in Chaloklum, Haad Salad is about a 10 minute drive south along the ring road past Mae Haad on Koh Phangan’s West coast . Entering Haad Salad from the main road, you must pass through its small commercial area which hosts a number of small shops, motorcycle rental places, some restaurants […]

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Mae Haad

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Mae Haad is quite possibly one of the most beautiful beaches on Koh Phangan. It is also a beach that can offer something for everyone. Located about a 5 minute drive from Chaloklum Village, Mae Haad is the ideal place to spend the day, with a number of bungalow operations and their restaurants, beach-front dive shops, massage stands, […]

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A (very) Brief History of Chaloklum and Koh Phangan

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History of Koh Phangan Unfortunately, when it comes to the  history of the Chaloklum Fishing Village, and of Koh Phangan in general, there are few definitive sources available, especially in English. There is, however, concrete proof of early settlement in the area.   The 1977 discovery of a bronze  drum, found on neighboring Koh Samui has established that […]

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Malibu Beach Bungalows

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Malibu Beach is a  beautiful sand spit on Chaloklum Bay with superb views of  the ocean and mountain backdrop of Khao Ra, the highest mountain on Koh Phangan. It  is a local favorite for its white silky sand which makes it  the perfect spot  to relax and gaze at the stunning mountain scenery that frames the bay. […]

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Dee Dee Villa Retreat

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Dee Dee Villa Retreat is a beautiful  2 building family home that is only available by request  a few months per year. The houses are  located on the private and secluded beach of Haad Thong Lang , near Chaloklum in north-west  Koh Phangan.  Occupying 1600 meters sq  ( 1 rai ) of private beach front land, and facing […]

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Chaloklum: How the Other Side Lives

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Photo by J Scott Edwards Perhaps to its detriment, the island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand has become infamous for the Full Moon parties that rage monthly through the town of Haadrin. International media coverage and even local perception in neighboring provinces is often unfavorable. I often find, that, when Koh Phangan […]

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Chaloklum Map and Directory in Google Maps

View Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand in a larger map This is an attempt to map Chaloklum businesses and points of interest discussed on the pages using Google Maps and the new Google Earth 3D plugin. So far the World’s End, The Lost Dog, Cafe del Mar, Nong Nook Seafood, 7-11, the DVD Shop, Nopporn Pharmacy, […]

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Sail Rock Divers Resort

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Sail Rock Divers Resort is  the third of the main dive centers  in Chaloklum on Koh Phangan and are located just outside the main junction beside the pharmacy on the Thongsala road. From the pharmacy, it is just a short trip 100m trip into the “jungle” behind Chaloklum Village. Though they are not on the Chaloklum village […]

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