Fisherman Village Koh Samui – A Complete Guide To Visiting

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui is a beautiful walking street of hipster cafes and endless boutique shops. So here’s all you need to know when visiting!

Fisherman Village Koh Samui – A Complete Guide To Visiting

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How To Get To Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
What To Expect At Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
Fisherman Village Night Market
Where To Stay in Koh Samui

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How To Get To Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui is on the Northern coast and is just a short 30 minute drive up from the popular tourist area or Chaweng.

We stayed in the Chaweng area of Koh Samui and rented a scooter for 150 Baht per day. This gave us access to the whole island!

Don’t forget to check out Bophut Beach & Maenam Beach whilst in the area!

If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Samui, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers here.

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Click HERE for our full Koh Samui Beaches – The Best Beaches On Koh Samui guide or our 7 Best Things To Do In Koh Samui.

What To Expect At Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui

The name ‘Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui’ comes from the fact that it was once home to a thriving fishing community.

The fisherman have now moved on and the main pier has collapsed. All that’s left are the old wooden shophouses, with numerous narrow alleys running between them, giving the village a charming old look and feel.

We spent a morning there and had lunch in one of many quirky cafes along the beachfront. The vibe is super chilled, and even better, the Fisherman Village backs straight onto Bophut Beach.

The beach has beautiful white sand and crystal blue waters attracting countless tourists every single day.

Click HERE for our full Bophut Beach Koh Samui – A Hint Of Paradise blog.

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
Fisherman’s Village Koh Samui during the day
Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
There are plenty of cute spots to eat…
Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
…and of course shop!

Bophut Fisherman Village Night Market Koh Samui

If you’re stopping by on a Monday or Friday, you have to visit the famous night market.

They have everything from exotic fruit juices to cheap clothing and top quality souvenirs.

Open 5pm-11pm every Monday and Friday, it’s a great night out for any age visitors!

Bophut Fisherman Village Market Koh Samui
Fisherman Village Koh Samui Night Market


Luxury – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui offers tropical villas with a private pool and free WiFi. It has a main infinity pool, two on-site restaurants and pampering spa treatments. Luxurious ocean-facing villas come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod dock and sun loungers. The large en suite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower stall. Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui is a 5-minute drive from Seatran Ferry Pier, which offers transfers to Koh Phangan. It is 1.9 miles from Samui International Airport.

Mid-Budget – Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana – Located along Chaweng Road, the charming Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana features cosy and comfortable rooms with free WiFi. Offering 2 dining options, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar. Just 550 yards from the beach, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport. Samui Ferry Terminal is a 30-minute drive away. The Thai-style rooms come with wooden flooring and furnishings. Each room has a tea/coffee maker, a safe deposit box and a minibar. Guests enjoy satellite channels on a flat-screen TV. An en suite bathroom comes with a shower.

Budget – Arina Boutique Residence – Just off Chaweng Beach Road, the family-run Arina Boutique Residence offers cosy rooms decorated with traditional Thai artwork. Providing free Wi-Fi, it is just 2 minutes’ drive from central Chaweng. Arina Residence is a 30-minute drive from Nathon Ferry Pier and a 45-minute drive from Tong Yang Ferry Port. Koh Samui Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel. Decorated with dark wood furnishings, rooms at Arina feature a private balcony and a 29-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV.

For more places to stay in Koh Samui you can click here for the latest prices.


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Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui



  1. July 31, 2018 / 4:02 am

    This photo jumped out at me on Pinterest because it looked so familiar. We spent our honeymoon on Bophut Beach and loved the fishing village! Great memories!

    • August 1, 2018 / 7:01 am

      Aww no way! That’s amazing, thanks for leaving a comment. Such a cool little village and must be a special place for you guys!

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