The best things to do in Bophut don’t stray too far from its 3 km-long beach. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in Koh Samui that could retain a genuine southern Thai laid-back atmosphere with its renowned Fisherman’s Village. Located on the island’s north coast, its beach faces Koh Phangan and, despite its ever-growing success, remains a haven of tranquillity.
Apart from its beach, Bophut has a good range of attractions and activities on offer for its visitors, from animal attractions and spots that focus on family fun to hillside golfing. Bophut has enough potential to keep its island holidaymakers busy. Read on for more ideas below
What are the best things to do in Bophut?
- 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
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Samui’s Big Buddha temple sits majestically on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s north-eastern corner. Known locally as Wat Phra Yai, its golden, 12-metre seated Buddha statue was built in 1972 and remains one of the island’s most popular attractions.
Set on Koh Faan, the Big Buddha temple is reached by a causeway that connects it to the main island. The Big Buddha can be seen at a distance of several kilometres and is often the first landmark people see when arriving on Koh Samui by air. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm
- Location: Route 4171, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street brings the quiet, sleepy town of Bophut to life every Friday from 5 pm to 11 pm. It sees the narrow Beach Road and adjoining streets crammed with market stalls and shoppers from across Koh Samui, with a diverse range of wares available at very low prices.
Many of the stalls sell much the same items as you'd find in markets throughout Thailand, including cheap T-shirts, simple jewellery, handbags, sunglasses, beer cosies, and varied souvenirs. As with all market shopping in Thailand, a certain amount of judgement and measured expectations is necessary when deciding on your purchases. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Fridays from 5 pm to 11 pm
- Location: Bophut Beach Road, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Samui Crocodile Farm in Bophut is a fascinating place to find out more about Thailand's jaws and claws. They're all here: Siamese crocodiles, caimans, saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and more. The farm covers an area of 8,000 square metres and is located near Samui International Airport, about 6 km East of Bophut Fisherman’s Village.
From noon to 5 pm, impressive crocodile and snake shows are held for the great pleasure of the audience. During these shows, visitors can witness reckless performers placing their heads inside a crocodile’s wide-opened mouth and snake trainers who kiss king cobras on the head. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm
- Location: 30/24 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)77 239 002