Fishermans Village Bophut
A quiet beach, except on Fridays
Fisherman’s Village is a charming little area of Bophut, much quieter than Chaweng or Lamai beaches but gaining popularity with visitors to Koh Samui.
Fisherman’s Village location is Bophut beach with Mae Nam beach to the west and Big Buddha beach to the east.
There is a small expat community in Bophut. Many of them are French and the trendy bars, restaurants and guesthouses give reflect that. You will also find some old Chinese Thai buildings which have been restored.
On a Friday evening there is a very popular night market along the walking street. The road is closed to all traffic and market stalls and vendors line the street. You can sample some local Thai food delicacies, how about some deep fried insects? Not tempted, okay how about some try squid on a stick? Buffalo ears? All the usual tasty stuff is there too like barbecue skewers, noodle soup, curries, corn on the cob and so on. You can also get European food.
It’s not just food, you can bargain for souvenirs at the art and craft stalls.
Bophut bars have a laid back vibe. Most of the week Bophut is very quiet, it’s just Friday night that it comes alive. A bit further down from the walking street a stage which is erected for local musician performances. There are also fire eaters and juggling and some activities for kids.