About Chalong Beach, Thailand
Chalong Beach is located on the central south coast of Phuket, the biggest island in Thailand.
Thailand boasts a tropical climate, with warm waters, white pristine beaches, and reliable breezes. Make sure you bring a quiver that can also deal with light winds.
Phuket has many secret beaches and little bays to discover. Chalong Beach is actually a huge bay with shallow flat water. The water temperature is glorious and warm throughout the year, so there’s no need for a wetsuit, although it’s a good idea to bring a rash vest to protect yourself from the blazing sun. Close to shore can be a bit muddy at times.
The season is from November to March, with the trade winds blowing predominantly cross to cross-onshore from the west, but the spot can work in any wind direction, just as long as there is no north in it. Expect anything from 15-20 knots.
Traveling to Chalong Beach, Thailand
Phuket International airport is the second busiest airport in Thailand. You can rent a car or moped from the airport, or take a taxi or bus to Chalong Beach - just make sure you agree a price before you start your journey.
Facilities At Chalong Beach, Thailand
Chalong Beach is a bit of a watersports Mecca. Be it diving, snorkelling, wakeboarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, or kitesurfing of course, it is all here. If you are looking for something to do away from the water, there is an equally good choice, from elephant trekking and clay pigeon shooting to golf, go-carting, paintball, and climbing, to name but a few activities. Or why not try your hand at a cooking class, and learn to make an authentic Thai curry from scratch? Watching a Thai boxing match is also an experience that should not be missed.
If you are interested in learning how to kitesurf, contact Kite Thailand
, which offers a IKO/KTT kiteboarding course at three different locations: Phuket; Chumphon; and Hua Hin.