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Bophut beach can be found in the area Bophut which has a lot of different things to offer. You can do plenty of different things near Bophut beach which makes it a great place to base yourself. Bophut actually consists of two places. Bophut beach, which sweeps down several kilometers between the Big Buddha temple and Maenam beach. And one of the oldest places on the island, the charming Fisherman’s Village, which takes up the middle section of the beach. In this blog post you’ll find everything you need to know about Bophut beach.

Best Koh Samui tours

If you want to explore the best of Koh Samui, and eventually the surrounding islands such as Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Ang Thong Marine Park and Koh Nang Yuan, then you can find the best tours here. All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

How to get to Bophut beach Koh Samui

Bophut beach is located on the Northern tip of Koh Samui. You can check out Bophut beach when you’re in Fisherman’s village as it’s part of area. The best way to get around the island is by renting a motorbike for around 200baht per day. You can also go by taxi or Songtaew, but of course you are way more flexible to go with a scooter.

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What to expect at Bophut beach

Bophut beach is a beautiful soft white sand beach which stretches all the way from the Big Buddha temple to Maenam beach. The center of Bophut beach is in Fisherman’s village which has a very dynamic vibe. There is also lots of stuff to do around the area. You’re very close to the shops, restaurants and there are various places to stay.

That’s also the reason why it can get crowded on Bophut beach or in the area. So if you’re into more quiet beaches you better can go to Lipa Noi beach in the South West or Maenam beach more on the left side of Bophut in a quieter area.

There are local Thai men selling fruit from a boat on the beach and from the other shops and restaurants you can get other food, so you won’t have to leave the beach to get some food!


Koh Samui weather

If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the driest days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.

Where to stay in Koh Samui

This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is considering the Samui hotels or beach resort you can choose. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.

More Koh Samui travel inspiration

I hope you enjoyed this complete guide about Bophut beach Koh Samui.

For more Koh Samui travel inspiration, head over to our other blog posts:

15 best things to do on Koh Samui

Best beaches Koh Samui

Best temples Koh Samui 

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One Comment

  1. Ronald and Marjoleine says:

    Hello Ilse,
    how nice to follow your travelblog. You always show us the best way to go around All these lovely places 👍. Bophut beach looks great, especially with the Fisherman’s village nearby. It looks lovely to spent Some time there. Thank you !

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