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Koh Phangan is split into five zones which is very impressive for such a small island. We suggest you visit all of them as they are all absolutely beautiful with something to offer for everyone. As we have reported previously this island is not just a party island any more…..

Zone 4 (North and North West)

 

This part of the island is famous for being the dive centre of the island.

Chaloklum is the main village up this neck of the woods and it is full of different dive centres. All go to the infamous Sail Rock which is a pinnacle between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao and boasts some extremely diverse sea life and if you are lucky you will even see a harmless Whale Shark slowly swim by.

If you have never dived before or if you are an expert diver then it makes no difference, you can have beginners training or just have some fun dives as all the dive centres are registered with PADI the international standard for diving.

 

As Chaloklum is a harbour it boasts some beautiful seafood restaurants and others ranging from local Thai cuisine to French and Italian delicacies.

Fishing is still hugely important to the local community and you may be lucky enough to see freshly caught squid drying out in the sun which is a main income for a lot of families here.

There is also a thriving bar scene with pool leagues, dartboards, a Muay Thai ring and beach front dining and drinking, you may find you will fall in love with this ‘sleepy’ little village.

You will also find Live Music and Open Mic nights at Bermuda Bar and Wednesday Bar, if you have your instrument with you you can join in a jam and show off your skills at the live shows in the evening.


If you fancy a nice drink on the beach then go to Coral Bar, Maguy who runs this bar loves animals and you can make friends with her famous pig 'Dukdig' and the biggest dog on the island 'Joy'. Find Coral Bar located at Coral Bay Bungalows in Haad Khom.
 

Mae Haad is a great place to visit and there are many snorkellers and swimmers here as there are calm crystal clear waters to enjoy.

There are boats available from here that will take you to bottle beach which is a beautiful sandy beach and perfect for a day out of sunbathing and a few beers or cocktails on this very secluded and private beach.

 

To get to Chaloklum you can take a taxi or a boat or if you have a motorbike it will take you 20 minutes up the motorway (ha!) in the middle of the island.

On the road to Chaloklum you can stop off to enjoy some of Phangan's most beautiful temples. There is the Chinese Temple and another which is one of the biggest here, you won't miss them and we really recommend that you visit them and experience some Thai Buddhist culture.

You can also get some art culture in Chaloklum, yes it's not just about diving! Visit David Hayes at Arthaus Chaloklum to see and maybe buy some artwork.


So although this area is most well known for its diving schools and maritime history, you can also enjoy many new restaurants and bars in the area and indulge in some snorkelling in some of Phangan's best snorkelling and swimming spots.

Many long time expats choose to live in Chaloklum, it retains its old school charm yet still has everything you need so go and enjoy!

 

In the northern sector of Koh Phangan is Chaloklum, a fisherman’s village that not too long ago became a very popular spot for diving.

This beach  village is quite a ways away from the happenin' party towns on the opposite side of the island.  One can assume that the majority of Chaloklum's inhabitants chose to live or stay here because they prefer a quieter environment and  value a more peaceful and private setting for their home.  Many of the foreigner that have been on the island for several years end up staying here.

Luxury villas, houses are bungalows are available for those that plan to stay for longer. 

The rest of the homes are occupied by the local Koh Phangan (born and raised) Thai fisherman families and a growing community of expats (resident farrangs), yogis, and artists of all kinds.

This is a great choice of which beach for people that desire a quieter setting…like, for the ones that have a business online and work from the comforts of their home, or maybe for an author who needs silence in order to focus clearly and write away.

The beaches of Chaloklum are an ideal place for water sports and activities that are in favor of calm waters. 

There is a wide variety of alternatives to keep people of all ages going with activities like snorkelling, kite surfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, and jet skiing, to name a few. 

A three meter long shoreline forms the perimeter of the bay with its trail of beachfront private bungalows, resorts, beaches, restaurants, and more.  There are many yoga, detox, and meditation schools around here as well for those going down a more spiritual path on thier Koh Phangan adventure.

 

Where to go on Chaloklum

Veranda is an exceptional beachfront venue on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. We’re the only health and wellness center on the North coast, in the village of Chaloklum. Surrounded by a traditional Thai fishing community...
Koh Phangans’ premier 5 Star IDC Centre Sail Rock Divers specialise in delivering high quality diving, whether you want to take your first breaths underwater or are a qualified diver just looking for fun.Whatever the reason, the experienced and...
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We're a small, but international NGO with a field station on Koh Phangan, Thailand, and second one in preparation in Indonesia.  Together with trained scientists, local expertise and volunteers we develop and apply scientifically proven best...
Wednesday Bar on the main road to Chaloklum is like the name suggests, only open on a Wednesday. But for good reason, you will find some of the most talented Koh Phangan musicians performing here.
Padel Phangan Family Suite 2 Bedroom is conveniently located in the popular Chaloklum area. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Padel...
Located in Wok Tum, BS Resort is a perfect starting point from which to explore Koh Phangan. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in...
Beach Villa Phangan is a popular choice amongst travelers in Koh Phangan, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities...
With Arthaus, I guess at the most basic level just adding a bit of life and colour to this little funky street in Chaloklam. There’s great restaurants and bars, I think the shop fits well in the tapestry. On an artistic level, I get to show my stuff...
Tony Hillocks came from United Kingdom to Koh Phangan in 2006 and found bottle beach. “I loved that beach so much I stayed there for 6 weeks and started to return every year for longer and longer.” In 2012, he decided he wanted to stay on Koh...
The Dive Club is the youngest dive center in Koh Phangan. Dive Club's main site is Sail Rock, worldwide famous for it’s amazing concentration of marine life. Here, you'll be taken to the best corners, show you the greatest schools of fishes and, if...
The Holy Grill is a BBQ restaurant in the middle of the fishing village of Chaloklam. With cozy lounge & bar, free pooltable and a massive surrounding garden with many tables (sala's) ready for dining.   The owner of the Holy Grill is not an...
Gym and Fitness Club – Chaloklum, Koh Phangan  high-quality cardio gear, strength-training machines and ample free-weights to satisfy those looking to either keep trim or get big. 
Welcome to Malibu Beach Bungalows, Koh Phangan,  in the warm and white sands of the magnificent Chaloklum Bay. The newly renovated  and beautifully  decorated bungalows are surrounded  by our beautiful tropical garden and the crystal blue water....
Phangan Utopia Resort is located in the north of Koh Phangan Island between Mae Haad Beach and Chaloklum Bay. Situated on top of the hill at Haad Thong Lang Bay with a fantastic sea view on the gulf of Thailand.  The emphasis is on quality and...
Bar and a diving center located in Chaloklum at the north side of Koh Phangan. The place offers a big variety of alcohol and common prices.
A Bar and party place located at the north part of Koh Phangan. Parties happen often at season time.
Omega Bar is sitting inside a lovely garden, next to the main road of Chaloklum village at the north side of Koh Phangan Island. Live music and live shows performed during the week and the atmosphere is chilled and open to everyone.
A bar located at the north west side of the island. Big verity of alcohol and unique atmosphere.
A 5 starts PADI Diving school located at Haad Rin, offers diving courses and cruises in Koh Phangan area and other Islands riffs such as Sail Rock, Chumpon Pinnacle and South West Pinnacle in Thailand Gulf! Lotus Diving is one of the most...
126/1 Moo7, Haad Khom Road, Chaloklum Village Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
We celebrate contemporary Thai artists and designers from around the country. A minimum 10% of our profits goes to a different cause each month - supplies for the local schools, funding towards educating impoverished children, supporting animal...
keeping people up to date of what is happening in our drinking village with a fishing problem.
Chaloklum Diving school was opened in 1995, starting from a small diving shop with two instructors. The school, just like the entire island, had grown and developed, and is now a certified PADI diving school with a variety of diving courses, trips...

Where to stay on Chaloklum

Veranda is an exceptional beachfront venue on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. We’re the only health and wellness center on the North coast, in the village of Chaloklum. Surrounded by a traditional Thai fishing community...
Koh Phangans’ premier 5 Star IDC Centre Sail Rock Divers specialise in delivering high quality diving, whether you want to take your first breaths underwater or are a qualified diver just looking for fun.Whatever the reason, the experienced and...
An Exceptional and Idyllic integrative health and wellness centre on a beautiful secluded Chaloklum beachfront property on Koh Phangan Surat Thani ThailandAs qualified and registered healthcare professionals and educators with combined international...
In the north of the island of Koh Phangan on the beautiful bay of chaloklumborn modernized VIVA PIZZERIA RESTAURANT cheap and comfortable .where an expert pizza maker ITALIAN bake the most delicious pizzas with the finest ingredients selected daily...
We're a small, but international NGO with a field station on Koh Phangan, Thailand, and second one in preparation in Indonesia.  Together with trained scientists, local expertise and volunteers we develop and apply scientifically proven best...
Wednesday Bar on the main road to Chaloklum is like the name suggests, only open on a Wednesday. But for good reason, you will find some of the most talented Koh Phangan musicians performing here.
Padel Phangan Family Suite 2 Bedroom is conveniently located in the popular Chaloklum area. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Padel...
Located in Wok Tum, BS Resort is a perfect starting point from which to explore Koh Phangan. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in...
Beach Villa Phangan is a popular choice amongst travelers in Koh Phangan, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities...
With Arthaus, I guess at the most basic level just adding a bit of life and colour to this little funky street in Chaloklam. There’s great restaurants and bars, I think the shop fits well in the tapestry. On an artistic level, I get to show my stuff...
Tony Hillocks came from United Kingdom to Koh Phangan in 2006 and found bottle beach. “I loved that beach so much I stayed there for 6 weeks and started to return every year for longer and longer.” In 2012, he decided he wanted to stay on Koh...
The Dive Club is the youngest dive center in Koh Phangan. Dive Club's main site is Sail Rock, worldwide famous for it’s amazing concentration of marine life. Here, you'll be taken to the best corners, show you the greatest schools of fishes and, if...
The Holy Grill is a BBQ restaurant in the middle of the fishing village of Chaloklam. With cozy lounge & bar, free pooltable and a massive surrounding garden with many tables (sala's) ready for dining.   The owner of the Holy Grill is not an...
Gym and Fitness Club – Chaloklum, Koh Phangan  high-quality cardio gear, strength-training machines and ample free-weights to satisfy those looking to either keep trim or get big. 
Welcome to Malibu Beach Bungalows, Koh Phangan,  in the warm and white sands of the magnificent Chaloklum Bay. The newly renovated  and beautifully  decorated bungalows are surrounded  by our beautiful tropical garden and the crystal blue water....
Phangan Utopia Resort is located in the north of Koh Phangan Island between Mae Haad Beach and Chaloklum Bay. Situated on top of the hill at Haad Thong Lang Bay with a fantastic sea view on the gulf of Thailand.  The emphasis is on quality and...
Bar and a diving center located in Chaloklum at the north side of Koh Phangan. The place offers a big variety of alcohol and common prices.
A Bar and party place located at the north part of Koh Phangan. Parties happen often at season time.
Omega Bar is sitting inside a lovely garden, next to the main road of Chaloklum village at the north side of Koh Phangan Island. Live music and live shows performed during the week and the atmosphere is chilled and open to everyone.
A bar located at the north west side of the island. Big verity of alcohol and unique atmosphere.
A 5 starts PADI Diving school located at Haad Rin, offers diving courses and cruises in Koh Phangan area and other Islands riffs such as Sail Rock, Chumpon Pinnacle and South West Pinnacle in Thailand Gulf! Lotus Diving is one of the most...
126/1 Moo7, Haad Khom Road, Chaloklum Village Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
We celebrate contemporary Thai artists and designers from around the country. A minimum 10% of our profits goes to a different cause each month - supplies for the local schools, funding towards educating impoverished children, supporting animal...
keeping people up to date of what is happening in our drinking village with a fishing problem.
Chaloklum Diving school was opened in 1995, starting from a small diving shop with two instructors. The school, just like the entire island, had grown and developed, and is now a certified PADI diving school with a variety of diving courses, trips...

Eat & Drink on Chaloklum

Veranda is an exceptional beachfront venue on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand. We’re the only health and wellness center on the North coast, in the village of Chaloklum. Surrounded by a traditional Thai fishing community...
Koh Phangans’ premier 5 Star IDC Centre Sail Rock Divers specialise in delivering high quality diving, whether you want to take your first breaths underwater or are a qualified diver just looking for fun.Whatever the reason, the experienced and...
An Exceptional and Idyllic integrative health and wellness centre on a beautiful secluded Chaloklum beachfront property on Koh Phangan Surat Thani ThailandAs qualified and registered healthcare professionals and educators with combined international...
In the north of the island of Koh Phangan on the beautiful bay of chaloklumborn modernized VIVA PIZZERIA RESTAURANT cheap and comfortable .where an expert pizza maker ITALIAN bake the most delicious pizzas with the finest ingredients selected daily...
We're a small, but international NGO with a field station on Koh Phangan, Thailand, and second one in preparation in Indonesia.  Together with trained scientists, local expertise and volunteers we develop and apply scientifically proven best...
Wednesday Bar on the main road to Chaloklum is like the name suggests, only open on a Wednesday. But for good reason, you will find some of the most talented Koh Phangan musicians performing here.
Padel Phangan Family Suite 2 Bedroom is conveniently located in the popular Chaloklum area. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the Padel...
Located in Wok Tum, BS Resort is a perfect starting point from which to explore Koh Phangan. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in...
Beach Villa Phangan is a popular choice amongst travelers in Koh Phangan, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities...
With Arthaus, I guess at the most basic level just adding a bit of life and colour to this little funky street in Chaloklam. There’s great restaurants and bars, I think the shop fits well in the tapestry. On an artistic level, I get to show my stuff...
Tony Hillocks came from United Kingdom to Koh Phangan in 2006 and found bottle beach. “I loved that beach so much I stayed there for 6 weeks and started to return every year for longer and longer.” In 2012, he decided he wanted to stay on Koh...
The Dive Club is the youngest dive center in Koh Phangan. Dive Club's main site is Sail Rock, worldwide famous for it’s amazing concentration of marine life. Here, you'll be taken to the best corners, show you the greatest schools of fishes and, if...
The Holy Grill is a BBQ restaurant in the middle of the fishing village of Chaloklam. With cozy lounge & bar, free pooltable and a massive surrounding garden with many tables (sala's) ready for dining.   The owner of the Holy Grill is not an...
Gym and Fitness Club – Chaloklum, Koh Phangan  high-quality cardio gear, strength-training machines and ample free-weights to satisfy those looking to either keep trim or get big. 
Welcome to Malibu Beach Bungalows, Koh Phangan,  in the warm and white sands of the magnificent Chaloklum Bay. The newly renovated  and beautifully  decorated bungalows are surrounded  by our beautiful tropical garden and the crystal blue water....
Phangan Utopia Resort is located in the north of Koh Phangan Island between Mae Haad Beach and Chaloklum Bay. Situated on top of the hill at Haad Thong Lang Bay with a fantastic sea view on the gulf of Thailand.  The emphasis is on quality and...
Bar and a diving center located in Chaloklum at the north side of Koh Phangan. The place offers a big variety of alcohol and common prices.
A Bar and party place located at the north part of Koh Phangan. Parties happen often at season time.
Omega Bar is sitting inside a lovely garden, next to the main road of Chaloklum village at the north side of Koh Phangan Island. Live music and live shows performed during the week and the atmosphere is chilled and open to everyone.
A bar located at the north west side of the island. Big verity of alcohol and unique atmosphere.
A 5 starts PADI Diving school located at Haad Rin, offers diving courses and cruises in Koh Phangan area and other Islands riffs such as Sail Rock, Chumpon Pinnacle and South West Pinnacle in Thailand Gulf! Lotus Diving is one of the most...
126/1 Moo7, Haad Khom Road, Chaloklum Village Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
We celebrate contemporary Thai artists and designers from around the country. A minimum 10% of our profits goes to a different cause each month - supplies for the local schools, funding towards educating impoverished children, supporting animal...
keeping people up to date of what is happening in our drinking village with a fishing problem.
Chaloklum Diving school was opened in 1995, starting from a small diving shop with two instructors. The school, just like the entire island, had grown and developed, and is now a certified PADI diving school with a variety of diving courses, trips...

Read about Chaloklum

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Phanganist met with Michael Keeler to talk about his Youth Sailing project in Chaloklum which has been running for around 3 years now and the first Regatta to be held on Koh Phangan on September 23rd. Michael, originally from the UK has been here...
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Koh Phangan is becoming much more well known for its diving, especially being so close to ‘Sail Rock’, the premier dive site in the Gulf Of Thailand. Leo Beer took us to meet this famous dive site’s namesake, ‘Sail Rock Divers’ in Chaloklum which is...
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Koh Phangan is split into five zones which is very impressive for such a small island. We suggest you visit all of them as they are all absolutely beautiful with something to offer for everyone. As we have reported previously this island is not just...
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Phanganist had heard about Pat and his books 'A Distant Island' and 'Chaloklum, the village of no last names' and thought he would be a good person to interview about his Koh Phangan story and his transformation on the island.Pat responded with a...