Chaloklum village is the north’s main fishing port and has a wealth of inexpensive seafood restaurants serving fresh delicacies such as locally caught squid. There are also a few bars to visit and Chaloklum is home to various activities including archery, elephant trekking, wakeboarding and scuba diving.
The maritime roots have encouraged several dive schools to locate here and there are numerous dive and snorkelling sites nearby. It is fairly mountainous and gets more rugged as you head east, thus there are a number of trails to climb if you’re into walking, waterfalls to visit and the Chinese Temple just outside the village.
Chaloklum beach itself is very long, the village is located in the middle and good value resorts flank either side of the scenic bay. Further east Haad Khom has a small coral reef popular with snorkellers and both good value and high end resorts; there is now a concrete road which makes it easy to drive by motorbike, while it is also easy enough to walk around the coastline or – for an island experience – boat taxis run regularly from the pier in Chaloklum to Bottle Beach.