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Nuis Issan Restaurant

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Nuis Issan Restaurant is located just outside Chaloklum on the main road to Thong Sala, between the Elephant Sanctuary and the petrol garage. Serving excellent Thai food at (almost) street food prices, Nui (the owner) has very quickly built up a reputation as one of the best Thai food outlets in the village.

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Gai Joe’s

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One of the newer Thai food restaurants in Chaloklum, Gai Joe’s can be found right opposite 7-11. It’s a great spot to stop for a very reasonably priced cold beer and simply watch the world go by at Chaloklum’s busiest intersection. The ever friendly Joe (pictured) offers real Thai food at real Thai prices. Highly […]

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Nois Authentic Thai food

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For those who want a more authentic Thai food experience, Noi’s presents a great option. Nestled in a coconut grove and set back from the main road on the western outskirts of Chaloklum, you’ll find yourself perched on plastic chairs at home made tables. Noi’s offer Thai favourites such as Naam Dok (spicy pork), pork […]

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Seven-Eleven

Seven Eleven in Chaloklum Village Koh Phangan Thailand

They say no place is complete until it has a Seven Eleven, and by these standards, Chaloklum clearly has it all, playing host to one of Koh Phangan’s fourteen examples of the globally ubiquitous convenience store. The Seven Eleven in Chaloklum is located at the junction of the main road from Thongsala and the ring […]

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World’s End By Night — Beers and Bloody Mary’s

World's End Chaloklum. Beers, Benedicts and Bloody Marys

Adding yet another nighttime venue to the list, The World’s End, at Chaloklum Pier in the village center, has started opening evenings with  a stripped down menu consisting of music, beers Bloody Marys, and mixed premium spirits all served by DiveInn Jim, Chaloklum’s jolliest lad about town. While the World’s End has been serving Chaloklum’s best breakfast, and what […]

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Zhaba Jazz Bar

Zhaba Russian Jazz Bar Chaloklum Koh Phangan Thailand

Zhaba Jazz Bar is the newest addition to the Chaloklum nightlife and bar scene. Located in a beautifully refurbished traditional wooden seaside shop house on the Chaloklum main road, the bar’s interior is decorated in refinished wood with soft lighting and posters of old jazz shows and performances past. As the name suggests the vibe is Jazz, with a wide […]

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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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Chaloklum: How the Other Side Lives

Rainbow over Chaloklum Bay Koh Phangan Thailand

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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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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Marmalade Session at Omega Bar

Omega Bar at Chaloklum, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Omega Bar is located just outside Chaloklum Fishing Village on the main road in from Thongsala. Situated in a  garden bar along the “autobahn”, Omega Bar is the musical heart of Chaloklum Bay and is on its second incarnation after moving out of the village centre. The weekly Wednesday jam session, Art Music at Omega […]

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