Thung Wua Laen, Chumphon

Thung Wua Laen is a pleasant bay. Here you will find tourists who do not directly take the ferry to Ko Tao. It is a beautiful bay of about 2 kilometers long with pearly white fine sand. It’s a social place but does not feel too crowded.

The beach is known for surfing and paragliding. The season runs from November to January. We prefer the southern part of Thung Wua Laenn, where the beach is wide, and the sea is ideal for swimming. It is good to know that the main road is between the beach and most of the hotels. You find a good mix of stays, from budget-friendly bungalows to upper range resorts.

Cabana Resort, on the southern end of the bay is the only place directly on the beach. The mid-range bungalows are comfortable, and for us, this is the perfect place to stay! Nana Beach Hotel is the place to go if you like more comfort. Thung Wua Laen Resort and Tawan Resort are more budget options. Both offer bungalows with air conditioning and a fridge for a reasonable price.

You will find a good variety of restaurants and food stands along the beach.