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This bustling fisherman’s village has a number of restaurants and bars and has become a popular spot for those staying in villas for longer lets or for those residents making Koh Phangan their permanent home.
Chaloklum Fishing Village, or Baan Chaloklum, as it is known locally, is still a quiet, laid-back fishing community which is a world away from the full moon parties at Haad Rin.
Chaloklum has managed to keep its original Thai charm and the area remains a largely undeveloped area, with only a scattering of property, long stay villas, and holiday villas.
The village is home to a number of Thai and expat residents and in recent years has become renowned not only for its diving community but also for a number of resident artists and writers who have chosen to make Chaloklum their permanent home.
There are numerous services, activities and amenities for tourists, travellers and long stay residents including a pharmacy and a small supermarket stocking all the necessary supplies.
With a number of low key restaurants located on the waterfront, the village is a great place to relax, have a drink and enjoy a fresh seafood dinner or pizza while watching the sun set.
There are a few luxury villas available to rent for holidays in nearby Haad Khom and Hin Ngam. There are also land plots for sale in nearby Thong Lang which all have breathtaking sea views and a luxury development of villas currently under design and construction.
The stunning scenery and unspoilt charm of the village make Chaloklum and its surrounding area a good base either for choosing a property to reside- either for a holiday in a luxury villa or for a more permanent residency on the island.
It is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations on the west coast of Koh Phangan. It is well placed on the island of Koh Phangan as both a base for short stay holidays in either local holiday villas or other types of real estate such as apartments, and also for longer term residency in the various types of property available in the area. Although Chaloklum is easily accessible, being just a 10 minutes drive from the main port town of Thong Sala, the main port of Koh Phangan, Chaloklum remains an unspoilt area of natural beauty where you glimpse the real Thailand which is a world away from the Full moon parties and nightlife of Haad Rin.
The white sandy beach of Chaloklum with its aquamarine waters are just minutes away by a short stroll through the Bay Residence villas private road. Here lay soft white sands where you will find swaying coconut trees, coral reefs, tropical fish in a rainbow of colours which provide some of the island’s best snorkelling. With its shallow, crystal clear waters and protected bay, the area is very safe for children and the trees provide some welcome shade from the midday sun.
The picturesque bay is unforgettable at sunset and is even more beautiful under the moon. The area has an easy laid-back vibe, where you almost feel as though you have the beach to yourself.
The atmosphere in Chaloklum is very chilled out and relaxed and the only noise to be heard in the evening is the sounds of the crickets and the lapping on the waves on the shore.
There is a good selection of restaurants on Chaloklum beach itself offering both authentic Thai cuisine and international dishes and there is also a seafood BBQ on the beach.
Close to the beach, there is a small village with a good selection of shops to stock up all your necessities and also a number of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Although there are a few laid back guesthouses on Chaloklum beach itself, the area remains a largely undeveloped area, with a scattering of property, long stay villas, and holiday villas. The exclusive estate of Bay Residence is in a prime position, perched on the hill overlooking the bay of Chaloklum. All villas and land plots in this development afford breathtaking sea views, it is the prime real estate offering in the area.
Many of our guests who come to Koh Phangan stay in one of our villas in Bay Residence for a holiday first, then they often return looking for a villa to purchase and own the property as part holiday villa, part real estate investment, with the villa rental service that we offer giving a yield of 8-10% on the property.