Best known for its Fisherman’s Village, Bophut is a charming beach on the north coast of Koh Samui. Although Bophut has a great selection of hotels and restaurants, it’s retained more of a classic Thai/Chinese feel than the more heavily developed Chaweng and Lamai.
Fishermans Village © chijs
Bophut can be split into two separate areas. The first is Bophut Beach, which is a calm, peaceful beach with clean water and a quieter atmosphere than Lamai and Chaweng. The second area is Bophut Fisherman’s Village, which is a unique historical walking street and market.
Inside the Fisherman’s Village, you’ll find a selection of shops and street stalls selling everything from locally produced handicrafts to tailor made suits. The Fisherman’s Village also has a great selection of Thai and international restaurants, as well as a few small bars and local cafes.
Bophut Beach is a small but popular beach that’s lined by palm trees. The beach has a selection of loungers set up for visitors, many of which can be rented for a modest fee. The water is clean and calm, with little aside from the occasional speedboat to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere.
Despite Bophut’s popularity, it’s devoid of the loud nightlife and girly bars that are easy to find in Chaweng and Lamai. Nightlife in Bophut consists of a few beachside bars and stylish nightspots around the Fisherman’s Village offering cocktails, wine and a selection of beers.
If you’d like to be close to great dining, shopping and attractions and near one of Samui’s best beaches but prefer a quieter atmosphere than what’s on offer in Chaweng and Lamai, Bophut Beach is a great choice.
Top Hotels on Bo Phut Beach
- Hansar Samui Resort
Located close to the Fisherman’s Village, Hansar Samui Resort is an ultra-luxury resort hotel that’s right on Bophut Beach. A beachside infinity pool, luxurious rooms and suites, modern facilities and great dining options make Hansar one of the best five star resorts on Samui.
- Mantra Samui Resort
Mantra Samui Resort is a five star resort located on a hill overlooking Bophut Beach. With one of the best views on Koh Samui, extremely spacious rooms and suites, a stunning infinity pool and quiet surroundings, Mantra is a great choice for couples seeking peace and relaxation.
- Smile House
Smile House is a large two star resort located close to Bophut Fisherman’s Market. Although it can feel slightly dated in many of the resort’s bungalows, Smile House offers great facilities and a convenient location just minutes from Bophut’s best restaurants, bars and shops.
- 2W Beach Hostel
Located to the east of the Fisherman’s Village on Bophut Beach, 2W Beach Hostel is a short walk from Bophut. Cheap private rooms and dormitories combined with a great location make this one of the best budget accommodation options in the area.
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Koh Samui Travel Guide:
- Koh Samui – A Very Quick Travel Guide
- How To Get To Koh Samui
- Things To Do On Koh Samui
- Places To Eat On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Airport
- Where To Stay On Koh Samui
- Koh Samui Villas For Rent
- Koh Samui Nightlife
- Koh Samui Day Trips
- Koh Samui Weather
- Koh Samui Beaches