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Bophut Beach In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

Bophut Beach Koh Samui is the perfect place to chill after doing some shopping in Fisherman’s Village. The hipster cafes make it an ideal lunch stop too!

How To Get To Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach Koh Samui sits on the Northern coast and is just a short 30 minute drive up from the popular tourist area of Chaweng Beach.

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!

Located directly in front of Bophut Fisherman Village be sure to head up on a Monday or Friday to catch the night market!

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

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.

For a tour with a difference, the Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner takes you to Fisherman Village and concludes with dinner on Bophut Beach!

Bophut Beach Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Bophut Beach.

Bophut Beach Opening Times

Bophut Beach is open all day, every day.

Best Time To Visit Bophut Beach

The best time to visit Koh Samui is between the months of December and March, when the weather is most settled.

The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.

Bophut Beach is a great spot to visit day or night .

This is a large beach, so you should be able to find a spot to yourself whenever you visit.

In addition, Fisherman’s village, right behind the beach, is a great spot to visit. Especially when the night market is on. (Monday and Friday)

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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The beach is a huge stretch of sand

What To Expect At Bophut Beach In Koh Samui

Bophut Beach Koh Samui is situated on the Northern point of Koh Samui Island.

Its beautiful white sand beach gently slopes down to crystal blue waters and attracts countless tourists every single day. A great place to chill and unwind in the sun.

Alternatively, along the beach there are all kinds of water sports you can get stuck in to. From jet skiing to banana boats and even flyboarding.

There are also some dive shops in the area, offering scuba lessons or day dives.

Bophut Beach has built up a reputation as being one of the best beaches in Koh Samui and rightly so!

There are endless eateries along the coast with everything from cool and quirky cafes, cuisine specific restaurants and restaurants serving delicious local food for the ones that like to taste the culture.

There is even a famous restaurant, beach club that does a fire show every night!

Fisherman’s Village

Not only that, Bophut Beach Koh Samui is smack bang at the end of Fisherman’s Village. This village is rapidly being recognised as being the most elegant and well-preserved place on the island.

With rows of old wooden shop/houses, with modern buildings dotted in between that complement the vibe, it retains a distinctly Mediterranean feel.

Probably due to it was the main French outpost on the island for many years. It also holds an awesome night market every Monday and Friday!

So, if you’re planning a souvenir shop, you have the added bonus of the beach right there with the inviting warm sea to take a dip in afterwards.

Fisherman’s Village is a great place to visit during the day or the night time, with restaurants and bars and an awesome atmosphere at all times.

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All the activities along Bophut Beach Koh Samui
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Hipster restaurant by day, classy bar by night
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Coco Tam’s – The most Instagrammable restaurant on Koh Samui

Where To Stay In Koh Samui


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.


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.


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 check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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