The Bophut shopping scene reflects the laid-back feel of this popular destination in the north of Samui Island: Bophut’s Bohemian touch is can be seen in the small shops available in and around its active centre: Fisherman’s Village; there are no large soulless megastores here (one has to go to Chaweng for this kind of shopping), only small shops and minimarts (the obvious 7-Eleven and Family Mart) are available in the area.
Our Top 3 Shopping in Bophut brings together the few shops that stand out from the lot. The shops and shopping opportunities are plenty enough in Bophut to satisfy visitors in between two sunbathing sessions on the beach and vacationers looking for original handcrafted souvenirs to bring back home; check them out below…
- Ang Thong Adventure Tour
- Ko Tao & Ko Nang Yuan Snorkeling Tour
- Jungle Adventure
- Sea Kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park
- Around the Island Tour
- Temples & City Tour
- Big Game Fishing Full-Day Tour
- 4-Wheel ATV Adventure
- Red Baron Junk Sailing Tour with Transfers
- Guided Photography Tour with Golden Pagoda & Big Buddha
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street is a lively and colourful market held every Friday from 17:00 to 22:00 along the main street in Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village. The ‘walking street phenomena’ has gained ground in Thailand in the past five years and most of the main touristic destinations have a weekly walking street event nowadays.
Bophut’s has all the ingredients that made this kind of open-air markets so popular: dozens of stalls selling what seems to be an unlimited list of items from clothing to handcrafted souvenirs to accessories of all sorts, as well as an amazing choice of local street food (it wouldn’t be a market in Thailand without readymade snacks) and even some cocktail stalls! Join this animated and busy weekly market if you are lucky enough to be around Bophut on a Friday, you won’t be disappointed. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Fridays from 5pm to 11pm
- Location: Bophut Beach Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
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. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to 11pm (closed on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
- Location: 62 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 425 500
Elephant Walk Koh Samui
Elephant Walk Koh Samui is a small night market which opens every night in Fisherman’s Village. Located just a short walk (across the road) from the Happy Elephant Restaurant, it is a fun and quirky shopping experience in Bophut and a good place to find some interesting souvenirs. The titular walk is not a particularly long one as this little shopping precinct stretches only about 30 metres back from Bophut Beach Road. Most of that space is a gravelled central courtyard with cute elephant statues painted as comic book characters, as well as seating for dining and relaxing and small tables made from empty oil drums painted with national flags.
- Opening Hours: Daily, shop hours vary
- Location: Bophut Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand