Chaweng Beach is usually divided into three sections: North Chaweng, Central Chaweng and Chaweng Noi. Chaweng Beach is the longest beach on Samui, and attracts many young travelers and families, but still remains good value. The beach is almost 7 km long with fine white sand. The water is emerald blue, and it has a coral reef where waves break, leaving the bay quite serene. Not far from the beach, there are two small islands close the the reef - In the morning, you can explore the nearest island by walking through the shallow water, or by snorkeling or kayaking to the second island which is further out and larger. The central beach area is more crowded than the quieter north - Vendors frequently pass by, offering drinks, fruit, ice cream and local Thai food. A variety of local crafts and Thai souvenirs are also available. The beach itself is usually accessed through the hotels, as there are no roads directly on the beach. It is very relaxing but noticeably more touristy during the high season. Parallel to the beach, lies Samui’s largest collection of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, fast food and convenience stores.