Koh Phangan

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

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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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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Chaloklum Diving

The Chaloklum Diving Boat on Koh Phangan Dive boat heading out to sea.

Chaloklum Diving has recently moved into a brand new beach front dive shop on the Chaloklum Village road. The new dive shop, between Two Brothers restaurant and the Lost Dog Cafe has been recently completed and the guys at Chaloklum diving have been working hard to move from their old premises across the road to […]

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Dive Inn

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Located across from the main Chaloklum Pier beside the World’s End Cafe the Dive Inn has been a fixture in Chaloklum for a number of years an offers dives off a fast catamaran to Sail rock, Angthong Marine Park and the Chumporn Pinnacle. In addition to their Chaloklum headquarters The Dive Inn operate a small […]

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Daytime Activities

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Chaloklam’s sheltered bay makes it an ideal place on Koh Phangan for water sports, with snorkeling, kite surfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, jet skiing and many other activities all available on a seasonal basis. Boats can be easily rented for day trips, and long tail taxi boats ply the Koh Phangan North Coast for Bottle Beach and […]

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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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