Fisherman’s Village Samui is a historical part of Bophut, with rustic-style buildings boutique stores, trendy restaurants and a small selection of hotels lining Bophut beach. Every Friday, the whole area becomes the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street market with a very lively atmosphere. It attracts huge numbers of shoppers from across the island for the amazing variety of all sorts of goods and of course amazing food! In this blog post you will read everything you need to know about Fisherman’s village.
How to get to Fisherman’s village Koh Samui
Fisherman’s village is located in the North of Koh Samui in the Bophut area. You can combine a visit to Fisherman’s village with a visit to Big Buddha temple, Bophut beach and Maenam beach as they are all located in the North of the island. 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.
What to expect at Fisherman’s Village Koh Samui
This old part of Bophut beach obviously has its name from the fact that it was once home to a thriving fishing community. But more recently, the fishermen have moved on because the main pier has collapsed. But what remained are the old wooden shophouses with lots of narrow alleys running between them. Because of this the village has a very charming old look and feel.
There are many things to do in Fisherman’s village. You can stroll through the cute streets, shop at the local shops or grab some food at one of the many (local) restaurants. And of course Bophut beach with its beautiful white sand and crystal blue water is right in front of Fisherman’s village!
If you’re planning to go to Fisherman’s village on a Monday or Friday, you have to visit the famous night market. You will find everything on this market from exotic fruit juices to cheap clothing and top-quality souvenirs.
The Fisherman’s night market is every Monday and Friday from 5PM – 11PM.
A fun night out for any age visitors!
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.