Located eastwards past the airport turnoff is Choeng Mon. Choeng Mon is made up of a series of bays featuring white sandy beaches and very popular with expats. Although only about 15 minutes north of Chaweng and 5 minutes from Big Buddha, the intervening coastline has kept the beaches quiet and the waters clean. Choeng Mon Beach is a small but magnificent bay. It features wide sandy beaches with a rock formation on one side and a small island you can paddle out to on the other. It's is very family-friendly area, and being dominated by a handful of relatively upmarket resorts. There are a number of quaint restaurants and cafes throughout the area. The beach itself has many restaurants and offers a beautiful night view over the bay. It doesn't usually get too busy, and has music, cocktails and reclining beach beds.