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Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 08:29
by buksida
Just spent a couple of days down there, makes a nice change as they have a bit more on the beach than Suan Luang with only two bar/restaurants! There is plenty of accommodation at all budgets, a few western eateries and a couple of beach bars. The water is crystal clear and there is diving at the offshore islands. Takes about an hour to drive there, take the shortcut before you get to the Chumphon intersection.

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 21 Jan 2013 06:45
by migrant
Very nice, thanks!

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 09 May 2013 08:38
by buksida
Will use this thread to post recommendations for TWL beach since I'm getting down there more often now:

Funky Bar - The expat hangout managed by a Thai/English couple, also does good food.
K-Had Bar - A late night place popular with the locals, good atmosphere.
Jasmines - Biker bar with pool table and rock music.

Pirates Terrace - A great place for breakfast with a wide selection of western food on the menu.

Nana Beach Resort - 3 star accommodation from 1200 baht with a nice big pool.
K-Had Bungalows - A/C bungalows from 600 baht.

Dive Chumphon - Werner at the Cabana knows the local islands backwards.

Feel free to add your own recommendations for Tung Wua Laen beach.

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 24 Jul 2013 15:16
by richie22
Hi mate
Give me a call next time you are down here.
Nid and I have taken over the Jasmin bar now and will be doing food from there soon. Indian .Thai,, burgers,pies chips ect.
We still have the pool table but the Harley in the bar has gone.Bikers still welcome though

Another few places to try

Cabana Beach End

Jasmin Bar
White Beach (bar and restaurant) good Thai food
Mali Blues Bar, good pizza and live music
Coca De Banana Bistro (owned by a Scandinavian guy Lucky.Good chef)

Saphli End

Nana Beach Bar
NoiNa restaurant good cheap Thai food.
Apples Coffee Shop Good snacks.
Funky Bar
Sabai Sabai

Nana Beach Resort has special on at the moment 900 bht.

If anyone needs any info on this area feel free to ask or PM me

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 19:31
by dukeofthejam
What would be the best way to get to TWL from Bangkok? and what would be our chances of finding a beach bungalow for the weekend on a friday afternoon...? Thank you...

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 11:52
by buksida
Fly via Nok Air, takes about an hour:

TWL is about ten minutes from the airport.

Should have no problem finding somewhere to stay at this time of year.

Re: Tung Wua Laen Beach, Chumphon

Posted: 26 Aug 2013 13:36
by richie22
As Buksida says flying is the easiest.
Weekends get quite busy with Thai's but still plenty of places to stay at the moment.