The area used to be a major centre for the fishing industry, hence the name “Fisherman’s Village”. It is believed that Chinese fishermen first came to this area many millennia ago. The main pier has since collapsed, and the fishermen have long since gone on.
Expectations for Fisherman’s Village
The main part of Fisherman’s Village is essentially one long road with stores, cafes, and restaurants on either side.
Koh Samui’s Fisherman’s Village Night Market
This is a terrific market that, whether you visit on a Monday or a Friday, provides everything from affordable clothing to high-quality souvenirs and exotic fruit juices. If you are hoping to stay at a Koh Samui resort close by, be sure to check out the Santiburi Koh Samui.
Attractions close to Fisherman’s Village
The Bophut region, to the north of Koh Samui, is home to a hamlet of fishermen. Given that the Big Buddha temple, Bophut Beach, and Maenam Beach are all in the island’s north, you can visit all of them while also visiting Fisherman’s Village.
Clearly, the name of this older section of Bophut beach comes from the fact that it was formerly a busy fishing hamlet. From the years past are old shop houses which give this village its old-world charm. The historic feel of the village is enjoyed by tourists and loved by the locals as well.