The Wharf Samui is a stylish cross between a shopping mall and a marketplace. A 5,000 sqm open-air space with 120 units in a mix of eastern and western historical architectural styles, it blends smoothly with the existing attractions of Fisherman’s Village, adding an impressive selection of good-quality products and services to the already excellent shopping in Bophut.
Opened in December 2014 in a location which effectively marks the western end of Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, The Wharf stretches all the way from Beach Road to the main Koh Samui ring road (Route 4169), though a lot of that space is taken by an expansive car park. The plaza-like shopping area borders on the beachfront with a selection of restaurants, including Sabeinglae (Thai food) and the award-winning Barracuda Restaurant (European/Asian fusion cuisine).
With the exception of a large Dusita Spa, there are almost no brand-name stores to be found around The Wharf Samui. Instead, most are small boutique outlets, generally specialising in clothing and souvenirs. Having no brand attached to them, the prices are usually quite low and the quality is pretty good, with plenty of unique items to be found.
You will also find a diving and snorkelling centre, a kids’ play area, currency exchange services and a food court serving cheap Thai and western dishes. The plaza is compact enough that it doesn’t take too long to walk around and see everything on offer. To some extent, this is a good thing since, being open-air, there is limited shade and shelter from the sun.
The Wharf Samui
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Address: 99/1 Moo 1, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut
- Tel: +66 7742 5499
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/thewharfsamui