Top 10 Samui Shopping
Most Popular Shopping in Koh Samui
The best shopping opportunities in Samui are located in the most popular resort towns of the island: from Chaweng, which hosts an impressive scene of boutiques and shopping malls including the giant Central Festival Samui, to Lamai to Bophut to Maenam which respectively host a mellower yet interesting shopping scene, shopaholics can certainly find something for their taste on Koh Samui.
It never hurts to bargain, too - especially in privately owned stores and at markets, although in fixed-price supermarkets and stores it's obviously not a good idea. Have a browse through our Top 10 Shopping venues List to see where those bargains are hiding.
1Central Festival Samui Chaweng
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. Read More...2Samui Hot Club Nathon & Lamai
Samui Hot Club has row after row of colourful sarongs, T-shirts, beachwear and more, all billowing under extra-strong ceiling and floor fans. It also has strict purchasing rules: Customers are not allowed to try items on and once purchased the shop will not refund or exchange them. Read More...3Chaweng Walking Street Chaweng Beach
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, beach dresses, lamps, sexy cutoff jeans; copied Ralph Laurent polo shirts, flip-flops, bags of all shapes and sizes, carved wooden souvenirs, kids clothing and cosmetics. Read More...4Buddy Oriental Plaza Lamai
With plenty of parking and appealing post-colonial design, Buddy Oriental Plaza is all meant to complement the Buddy Oriental Samui Beach Resort and does so in style. In the plaza you’ll discover an almost genteel serene-like atmosphere light years away from, say, Chaweng’s almost frenetic pace when it comes to shopping. Read More...
This is a lovely but rather noisy family experience and the only difficult thing about visiting Mae Nam walking street on Thursday evenings when the market takes place is finding a place to park nearby but this can be circumvented by getting there early before six o’clock. Mae Nam’s walking street is only a couple of hundred metres long but it’s packed with interesting stalls, snack vendors and even mobile cocktail bars! Read More...6Bophut Plaza Bophut
Bophut Plaza is a collection of open-sided boutiques and shops located about halfway along Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village’s main street. The opening of the soi is flanked by a Majesty tailor shop with its bespoke shirts and suits. Further along, you’ll come across ceramics, jewelry, sarongs, bags, T-shirts, and hand-carved soaps. Read More...
In the centre of town, diagonally opposite McDonald's and leading to a bar beer square, you'll find a mini-version of Bangkok's Patpong night market. With lots of pirated goods, copied clothes, trashy 'Swiss' army knives, the usual displays of flip flops. It's a fun place to get your shopping in. Read More...8Chaweng Fashion Shopping Chaweng Beach
For those looking for beachwear, sportswear, imported leisurewear, and cheap-and-cheerful holiday wear Chaweng can seem like heaven itself. Simply stroll along the main beach road and take in the wonder world that is Chaweng shopping. Read More...9Saona Collection Bophut
Saona Collection is an attractive boutique aimed mostly at lady shoppers and features original beachwear, dresses, shoes, hats, bags and general accessories. The shop has a tangible Arabesque feel to it, with bamboo changing rooms and tiled floors; Saona is cool in both senses of the word with great fashion accessories and wall fans. Read More...10
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. Read More...