Central Festival Samui describes itself as 'the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui’; with three storeys and around 90,000sqm of retail space, there couldn't be a better description for this huge shopping and dining mall, which is located between Chaweng's Beach Road and the nearby lake.
Centrally set in this prime east coast resort town of Samui Island, Central Festival Samui has completely changed the face of Chaweng. With four sections – Chaweng Port, Bird Cage, Fisherman Village, and Beach Town Market – this modern and trendy complex boasts some original architectural features with its central open-air atrium as well as a beautifully landscaped garden area complete with benches, a kid's playground and countless shops and restaurants.
‘Chaweng Port’ is the main entrance of Central Festival Samui on Chaweng Beach Road, directly opposite OZO Chaweng Samui. It features restaurants and bars on and around a large outdoor terrace including a Starbucks, The Coffee Club, a cocktail lounge, Copacabana, The Kitchen Thai & International Cuisine, Wine Connection, Swensen’s - all in all 21 venues dedicated to food & beverage over two floors.
‘Bird Cage’ is the fashion zone of the complex; located in the central part of the shopping mall and decorated in an ultra-modern Sino-Portuguese style, it hosts about 20 large shops such as Supersports, Uni-Qlo and smaller boutiques gathering all the most famous international brands such as Adidas, Camel, Esprit, Geox, Playboy, Rip Curl, Jim Thompson, and X-Act, just to name a few.
The ‘Fisherman Village’ zone hosts Central Department Store, a large shopping haven at which visitors can find a vast choice of branded clothing and accessories as well as a children's playground and seating area for the parents. On the second floor, a cool attraction awaits those looking for an adrenalin kick: Pirate Adventure Horror House - which reconstitutes an old pirate’s galleon haunted by the evil spirit of its previous occupants.
The last zone – ‘Beach Town Market’ - is the second main entrance of the complex and is situated at its northern end right next to Phru Chaweng Public Park. There's a partially open-air food court on the ground floor, as well as a Pirates of the Mario Land, a gaming arcade on the second floor and an XD Theatre (6D Motion Ride Experience) nearby.
Central Festival Samui has brought Chaweng Beach well and truely into the 21st century, offering over 200 shops, bars, restaurants and recreational activities to the ever-growing number of visitors to this favourite Koh Samui destination.
Central Festival Samui
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: between Chaweng Beach Road and Chaweng Lake in the central part of the resort town
- Tel: 077 962 777