Chaloklum is one of few indigenous villages on the island of Koh Phangan – before there was a single resort or backpacker on the island, Chaloklum was a busy fishing pier nestled within a mountain protected bay on the north coast. Just 13km north of Koh Phangan’s port town, Thongsala, Chaloklum and the north coast have some of the most breathtaking views and best beaches on the island.
As tourism on the island increased, visitors to Koh Phangan began to discover the natural beauty of the north coasts’ beaches and vistas. Soon it developed a lively local culture of expatriates and seasonal visitors. Today, in addition to its natural beauty and seafood culture, the small village of Chaloklum boasts some of the best western bars and restaurants on the island. Also, the village has a variety of recreational activities such as diving and wake-boarding and is close to several popular treks and viewpoints.
The unique combination of local culture, natural beauty and small-businesses make Chaloklum unique not just on Koh Phangan but among all travel destinations. For more information and pictures, check out www.chaloklumphangan.com.