Fisherman's Village in Koh Samui


The Fisherman’s Village in Koi Samui looks like something out of a postcard. This historical part of Bophut was once a bustling community of hardworking fishermen, trading their best catch of the day. Today, the fishermen and the central pier may have moved on, but the spirit of this old village lives on through its streets lined with wooden shophouses, quaint buildings, and a thriving market. To get around this charming village, follow this guide for a delightful experience.

 Why Go to Fisherman's Village?



Apart from its interesting historical background, the Fisherman's Village offers several attractions to make your stay worthwhile. Here is a quick list of what you can discover on this part of Koh Samui island:

  • Bophut Beach 
  • Beachfront hotels, spas, and restaurants
  • Friday Night Market
Beachfront Hotels
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How to Get to Fisherman's Village 



There are several ways to access Fisherman’s Village, depending on your starting point. 


From Bangkok

Flying from Bangkok to Samui is a convenient way of getting to Fisherman’s Village. Bangkok Airways offers multiple daily flights from Bangkok to Samui, ensuring a hassle-free journey.


From Surat Thani

You can also take a ferry, which is an hour's trip away from Surat Thani International Airport. From there, it takes about 30 to 60 minutes to get to Bophut Beach. While the trip takes a little longer, it is a cost-effective choice. 


From Tongsai Bay

The most convenient way to get to Fisherman’s Village is to rent a motorbike, taxi, or car from Tongsai Bay. It’s only a 15-minute ride, allowing you to get there quickly and comfortably.



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What to Expect at Fisherman’s Village


The calm and serene atmosphere here makes it a popular destination for families and couples. Do not be fooled by this chill and laidback vibe though as the island is not void of adventurous experiences to try. Here’s what you can expect from this picturesque village:


Bophut Beach

Bophut Beach offers a peaceful stretch of golden sands and turquoise waters. It may not be the most extensive Koh Samui beach, but it's well-maintained and offers a variety of water activities if you're feeling adventurous. Its calm and clear waters make it perfect for a relaxing swim.


Street Eats and Luxury Retreats

If you are not a fan of the beach, the diverse range of shops and services lining this stretch will surely delight you. From street food and souvenir shops to gourmet restaurants and high-end spas, Fisherman’s Village offers something for every traveller.


Restaurants will whet your palate with the best that Koh Samui’s waters can offer. If you’re not in the mood for seafood or local flavours, restaurants also serve your international favourites. After devouring a well-deserved feast, you can give the local luxury spas a try. Watch expert Thai therapists soothe your body and lull your senses into a deep state of relaxation. 


The operating hours of Fisherman’s Village vary, with some businesses opening in the morning and staying open late into the evening.


Sunset at Bohphut Beach
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Fisherman's Village Night Market


When you feel like stretching your legs,  take a stroll and enjoy some retail therapy at the night market. Every Friday night, roads are closed to make way for locals and tourists alike to roam the Fisherman’s Village Night Market. It is an opportunity to explore rustic shopping stalls selling goods of every kind – souvenirs, Thai handicrafts, clothes, bags, shoes, street food – you name it, this maze of shopping stalls has them all. 


Every corner of this charming village is a blend of romance, relaxation, and adventure. If you’re looking for more things to do in Koh Samui, our team will be more than happy to recommend worthwhile experiences.


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If the Fisherman’s Village has piqued your interest, get in touch with Garrya Tongsai Bay Samui for a luxurious and comfortable stay. Our accommodations in Koh Samui are conveniently accessible to the village’s must-see attractions. To enjoy premium privileges, we highly encourage you to plan your stay in advance.