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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. 

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 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 templeBophut 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.

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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.

More Koh Samui travel inspiration

I hope you enjoyed reading about Fishermans village Koh Samui and the things you can expect here.

For more Koh Samui travel inspiration, check out our other Koh Samui blog posts:

Things to do on Koh Samui

Best beaches Koh Samui

Best temples Koh Samui 

Planning to explore the other nearby islands? Head over to our Koh Phangan and Koh Tao blogposts.

Or if you’re planning to explore more of Thailand, head over to our other blog posts which will tell you:

The best things to do in Phuket

Must-do things in Chiang Mai

Best things to do in Krabi

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  1. Ronald and Marjoleine says:

    Hi Ilse,
    how very nice the Fisherman’s village looks👍. A lovely charming Place at Koh Samui. Your tip about the market every friday and the night market 👌👌top ! We love reading your tips and looking at your pictures.
    Especially when it’s raining overhere 😉

    1. Hey both, happy to hear you two loved reading this post! It’s the best time to dream away to a tropical place when its raining!

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