Chaloklum Bay is a really large and lively beach with a good variety of resorts and restaraunts, and a fishing village. In the deep middle waters of the large curved bay is a tiny fishing harbour where the locals land their daily catch. Swimming is still great to either side.
Chaloklum Beach Resort is a larger, well run operation with helpful staff and a great beachfront swimming pool wheras Rose Villa is at the budet end of the spectrum, but comfy and scenic with huts right on the beach
There are plenty of things to do in the area if you fancy a day away from the beach. Local tour operators can advise on routes up to various viewpoints, and there is a lovely Chinese Temple on the hill overlooking the bay, as well as an elephant camp where rides can be arranged.
There is also a small dive school operating on the beach, Chaloklum Diving (077374025)