A captivating place to visit on the island of Koh Samui, Fisherman’s Village beckons travellers with its captivating blend of history, shopping, and culinary delights. Here’s a quick look at what it has to offer and why it should be included in your holiday itinerary!
One of the most fascinating attractions in Koh Samui, Fisherman’s Village can be found in the Northern part of the island; it’s only around 10 minutes away from properties like SAii Koh Samui Choengmon and is accessible by Songtaew, taxi, or for a more adventurous and flexible option, a rented motorbike or scooter. You can combine your trip here with visits to Bophut Beach and the iconic Big Buddha for a memorable day out.
What to Expect
Discover the historical heart of Bophut as you step into Fisherman’s Village on a visit from one of the nearby Koh Samui luxury villas. Once home to a fishing community, this village was abandoned but was subsequently transformed with its charming wooden shophouses given a new lease of life to provide retail therapy and foodie discoveries. The narrow alleys exude an enchanting quality, inviting you to step back in time and absorb the unique atmosphere of a village where history meets contemporary allure.
Shopping & Dining
The shophouses lining the village streets aren’t just relics from the past but are now hubs for shopping and dining. Boutiques and shops here offer a diverse array of products, from clothes and souvenirs to accessories. Meanwhile, quaint restaurants and cafes with beachfront views serve up a delightful fusion of Thai seafood and Western favourites. Immerse yourself in the distinctive ambience of Fisherman’s Village, where every corner tells a tale.
Walking Street Market
Make your visit unforgettable by timing it with the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street Market held every Friday night. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the village transforms into a bustling market, drawing locals and tourists alike. Shop at stalls offering great bargains on T-shirts, jewellery, handbags, watches, and more. Indulge your taste buds with local street food and witness enthralling street performances near the old pier, turning your evening into a vibrant celebration of Koh Samui’s cultural richness.