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