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Fisherman’s Village In Koh Samui – A Complete Guide

Fisherman’s Village in Koh Samui is a beautiful walking street of hipster cafes and boutique shops. Here’s all the info for visiting.

How To Get To Fisherman’s Village

Fisherman’s Village in Koh Samui is located 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!

If you want to explore Koh Samui by bicycle or motorcycle too –  rent on Bikesbooking in advance.

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.

Renting a car could be considered as well – check out Rentalcars to find the best car hire option.

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!

Fisherman’s Village Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Fisherman’s Village.

Fisherman’s Village Opening Times

The shops and restaurants in Fisherman’s Village start opening at various times in the morning and stay open well into the evening.

Best Time To Visit Fisherman’s Village

If you are interested in looking around the famous Fisherman’s Village night market as well as Fisherman’s Village, then Monday or Friday are the days to visit. The market runs between 5pm and 11pm.

Bophut beach, just behind the Main Street, is beautiful and well worth spending some time relaxing on.

There is a variety of food to choose from in the many restaurants in Fisherman’s Village but the local seafood is apparently very good.

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What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui

Fisherman’s Village History

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

Chinese fisherman are said to have settled here many centuries ago. The fisherman moved on long ago and the main pier has now 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.

This historical area, with its reminders of the past, is highly regarded and loved by the locals and tourists alike.

Learn more about its history with this guided half-day tour of all the main attractions including Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks.

What To Expect At Fisherman’s Village

Fisherman’s Village has a main area that is basically one long road with shops, cafes and restaurants on both sides.

You will obviously find all the traditional Thai food on offer but you will also find other cuisines available too. With a real mix of food places, you are sure to find something delicious and to your taste.

There are also lots of chic little shops and boutiques selling an assortment of wares, along with souvenir shops and massage parlours.

The vibe here is super chilled, and even better, the Fisherman’s Village backs straight onto Bophut Beach. One of the best beaches in Koh Samui.

Although not a massive beach, Bophut Beach, with its beautiful white sand and crystal blue waters, is very clean and popular with tourists.

There are also some diving shops on the beach where you can hire equipment and enjoy some diving in the beautiful waters.

We spent a morning on the beach and had a tasty lunch in one of the many delightfully quirky cafes along the beachfront.

Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
Fisherman’s Village in Koh Samui during the day
Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
There are plenty of cute spots to eat.
Bophut Fisherman Village Koh Samui
Lauren clothes shopping.

Fisherman’s Village Night Market

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

It’s rated as one of the top things to do in Koh Samui!

This is a great market and offers everything from tropical fruit juices to cheap clothing and top quality souvenirs.

Along with the tasty food, music playing and brightly coloured wares for sale, this market is a treat for the senses and has an atmosphere and ambience not to be missed.

Open 5pm-11pm every Monday and Friday a visit to this night market is a great night out for any age visitors.

Bophut Fisherman Village Market Koh Samui
Fisherman’s Village Night Market.

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

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Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

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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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Fisherman’s Village In Koh Samui Guide


Tuesday 31st of July 2018

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!

Charlie Pauly

Wednesday 1st of August 2018

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!