Even though the most visited tourist attractions in Koh Samui are located in Chaweng and Lamai, visitors can’t miss the beautiful and quaint Fisherman’s Village in Bophut. The village is now more popular than ever before, especially among western tourists. The Fisherman’s Village offers a tranquil beach setting, cosy guest houses, restaurants, shops and plenitude of exhilarating activities.
In the past few years, Bophut’s tourism industry has grown considerably with new hotels and resorts sprouting all across this tiny paradise. North of the beautiful fisherman’s village and only a short ferry ride away, you will find the famous Koh PhaNgan where the full moon parties are celebrated.
Fishermans Village Bophut, Koh Samui Thailand
The beautiful fisherman’s village features one of Koh Samui’s finest beaches. Lined with high-rise establishments and restaurants, the main Bophut beach boasts a modern and vibrant setting with stunning views.
Fisherman’s Village is also known for its original Chinese-Thai culture. A number of historic and original wooden homes are found here, with some being built in the 19th and early 20th century by Chinese immigrants. Visitors can explore the beautiful old mansions and establishments and learn more about the history and culture of this area.
Bophut is a serene town, and is often frequented by families on vacation. Many tourists stay in this boutique village and enjoy the magnificent oceanic views from their seaside condo or villa.
The village also has a charming “walking street” that allows visitors to enjoy a traffic-free stroll through the area and visitors will find numerous eateries, coffee shops and entertainment zones adjoining the beach.