There are 6 Boots stores in Chaweng. 3 of them can be found along Chaweng Beach Road and the 3 others are respectively in Central Festival Phuket, Big C and Tesco Lotus. Open from 10am every day, this is slightly more expensive than Watson's with a wider range of pharmaceuticals.
Central Festival Samui
Central Festival Samui describes itself as “the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui’; there could not be a better description for this huge shopping and dining mall located between the lake and the beach road of Chaweng, the prime resort town on the East coast of Samui Island. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 11am to 11pm
- Location: 209/3 Moo 2, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 913 000
Chaweng Night Market
Chaweng Night Market, despite its name, is not exactly a full and proper market. While there is a fantastic array of dining options, there is very little else, with only a couple of stalls selling clothes and souvenirs. Established behind the large and popular fitness centre Star Gym, the market is effectively a large food court, Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: 14/102 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Chaweng Walk is a recent addition to Chaweng’s shopping/dining/nightlife scene; opened in 2013 on a large empty plot linking Chaweng Beach Road to the beach located between Banana Fan Sea Samui and Tradewinds by Lawana, Chaweng Walk is a daily market in the same vein as Chaweng Walking Street (their rather similar names can be slightly confusing).
One side of Chaweng Walk is open-air while the other is covered with a corrugated iron roof; the open-air area has a paved trail flanked by something like 30 stalls selling an eclectic choice of beach wear, handcrafted souvenirs, spa oils, cheap jewellery, and souvenirs while the covered area features a food court (tables and chairs) with a dozen stalls selling Thai snacks and street food from chicken satay to grilled sausages and squid to smoothies, and more. Live Thai music is performed on a small stage set towards the beach. Chaweng Walk is Thainess at its best as it offers a good way to mingle with locals in a friendly atmosphere, and to sample local delicacies at rock-bottom prices.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 4.30pm to 10pm
- Location: Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Chaweng Walking Street
It’s hard to imagine shoppers in the West sipping on cocktails while out shopping but at Chaweng Walking Street Market you can do just that, and for very little money, too. Chaweng Walking Street is a riot of colours, sounds and scents.
This is where you can haggle for items such as T-shirts, sunglasses, knockoff watches, Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday and Saturdays from about 4.30pm to 12am. Closed on Fridays and Sundays.
- Location: 39/36 Chaweng Beach Rd, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 961 910
Classic Gems is a long-established (since 1998) jewellery outlet located along the Beach Road in the heart of Chaweng. Renowned for the exceptional standards and high quality of its products, it is a member of the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association; at Classic Gems, each diamond has to be 20 carats and each of them must also be certified by the International Gemological Institute that grades each stone on colour, quality and clarity..
Classic Gems is a reliable jewellery specialist with certified gemstones supplied and cut at the shop's own private onsite factory. Here you can order bespoke jewellery or choose from a wide range of original rings, necklaces, bracelets and broaches on display at the store.
- Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 2pm to 7.30pm, closed on Saturdays and Sundays
- Location: 46/1-3 Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)96 249 2365
Nature Art Gallery
Nature Art Gallery is a stylish jewellery store located diagonally opposite Cream Café Samui on Chaweng Beach Road. The first Natural Art Gallery opened in 1998, and in 2014, this successful brand counts four branches (Chaweng Beach Road, Central Festival Samui, and two stores at Haad Rin in Koh Phangan). Founded by Micha Trav and his partner Shai Shalom Nissim, Nature Art Gallery is specialised in fine jewellery made of precious metals – silver and gold, precious and semi-precious stones – agate, amber, amethyst, aquamarine, emerald, and more, and leather.
All their creations are splendid, and those using crystals can – according to their creators’ beliefs in alternative medicines – have healing powers by balancing their hosts’ chakras. The bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings sold at Nature Art Gallery are designed and created on site so you could get custom-made jewels according to your taste, and the company even dispenses jewellery making courses.
- Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to midnight
- Location: 200/9 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 422 594
Watson's pharmacy has 2 branches in Chaweng. One of them is located in Central Festival Samui, while the other can be found in Tesco Lotus. They have some great weekly deals so keep your eyes open while wandering around. There is a small confectionery section selling international sweets.