Fisherman’s Village
Fisherman’s Village
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Historically a thriving fishing community, Fisherman’s Village in Bophut is now a popular walking street, with rustic shophouses converted into eateries, shops, beach bars, and hotels. Restaurants here specialize in seafood, with both local and international offerings on the menu. Things kick up a notch during the weekly night market which features stalls serving cocktails, sweets, and street food from around the world. Get yourself a classic Thai stirfry and homemade coconut ice cream for dessert. Be sure to browse the handicrafts and trinkets—soft beach kaftans and bowls carved from coconuts make great souvenirs. – Tripadvisor
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  • Val
    Ripon, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place to visit
    Loved FV. Some nights livelier than other nights when the market is on, and there’s live music in the open air with tables and chairs laid out, and you can buy food and drink from the stalls. However, even on a non market evening, it’s a great place for lively restaurants and bars. Great atmosphere.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Nadia C
    Shibuya, Japan15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fisherman’s Village got the vibe
    Fisherman’s Village is a must visit if in Samui. The choice of restaurants is plentiful. The atmosphere is great. The night markets are fun. As it also is a good market with some great choices of all sorts. I would say best market shopping as well. Fire show spectacular was awesome.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • HeatherAllan
    Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy local food!
    What a great place to go and have local food and pick up some local souvenirs. We went early and so not too crowded, queuing for food wasn’t a problem. Plenty of seating to sit and eat your food and drinks. Loved it !
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Suresh M
    Bangkok, Thailand1,004 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting area
    It’s a must visit for all tourists or at least for the ones in Bo phut area is a convenient walk. Full of Variety of restaurants, Thai , seafood , Italian, Japanese etc , shopping ,massage places and bars , many on the beach . There is a fire show on the beach in the evenings. Good value for money spent on food , massages .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Vanessa
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely worth a visit in the night
    Nice little touristy village. I recommend to come visit the Fisherman’s village on a Friday night so you can also enjoy the night market there (different prices than in Hua hin or Bangkok but definitely worth a visit!). The village itself is packed with restaurants, bars and small shops so a great opportunity to spend some cash if you like. We would also recommend to go a bit further out of the fisherman’s village to find some better priced restaurants but the village itself has some gems too!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Miroslav Jakovljevic
    Belgrade, Serbia5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fisherman village review
    Busy, beach market with various street stands where you can shop any present for friends at home. Prices are ok, bargaining is always like " how much would you give for this ? ". Double down the price, it could work easily. Restaurants next to the Bo Phut beach are affordable and they are giving you comfortable atnosphare to sea view.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Garrett T
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming Vibes and Seafood Galore
    Just returned from a delightful evening at Fisherman's Village in Bophut. This place oozes charm with its mix of traditional Thai vibes and modern energy. The seafood along the beachfront is a culinary delight – fresh and delicious. The Friday Night Walking Street market is a vibrant spectacle, perfect for finding unique souvenirs. Take a leisurely stroll along the beach, enjoy the picturesque sunset, and you've got the perfect Koh Samui evening.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Dr Paul O-J
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fisherman’s village, a walk to see it all
    Walking the streets of fisherman’s village provides an opportunity to eat well and shop. Food selection is wide and varied and comes with varied pricing as expected. From street stalls to higher end restaurants you have it all at your finger tips. For shopping it is all on display with the selection you would expect. Pricing at the markets was very reasonable and worth the walk. Overall it is a very comfortable area with great choice. Recommended.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Ourarka
    131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The night market is great!
    We only visited for the night market (twice). We had a great time - usual array of souvenirs and ‘designer’ goods, where you can get a very decent price with a bit of haggling. The street food section is fantastic - not just a couple of chicken satay skewers here ….. a vast array of very well priced types of food from all over Thailand (and beyond - we did spot apple crumble and custard!). Can definitely recommend!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • VickyPaigar
    48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth to visit
    Very beautiful place with nice European restaurants. Nice shopping as well. Not so crowded as Chaweng area. We met also local night market on Friday. Not sure if it is everyday thought!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
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GREATPICTURES
Sydney, Australia126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A lot of stalls and some very good street food. The walk ways could do with some improvement as there are some holes and uneven concrete. All in all a good place to do some shopping for all kinds of things and bartering is half the fun.
Written 11 May 2024
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Sarah G
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Varied selection of food outlets to suit all palates. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants to cover the needs of a tourist and all budgets.
Written 19 April 2024
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James F
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I first stayed here in around 2016 (first stayed in Samui in 1993). It's a bit of a metaphor for the island as a whole in my view. What at first seemed like a shabby-chic atmosphere with quite well behaved and reasonably sophisticated Europeans appears to have descended into a haunt for the sort of people I would have expected to meet in the more garish areas of Tenerife. If you're the kind of person who travels to Thailand to eat fish & chips, play bingo and dresses like Paddy Doherty and loves a tat, then you'll probably enjoy it.
Written 6 April 2024
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yummy jimmy
Mousehole, UK11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
So so so many restaurants, it’s a little hard to choose from. A lot of them are tourist traps but there are some gems in there if you find a good one. Generally a little expensive in comparison to the rest of Thailand but plenty of places to go for people of all ages.
Written 2 April 2024
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Charlie M
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great village. I didn’t see a single fisherman, they were all married. The market was selling things, most things I didn’t want, but the MRS wanted a dirty monkey, we had to go back and get another one, that was fun. Great place. Also sells tarantulas, can be cooked or kept as a pet.
Written 24 March 2024
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Deborah G
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great place to visit on the island Excellent shopping and if your there when the market is in …..even more choice Plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from and many with dinning in the beach
Written 16 March 2024
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India23,735 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It is the best place to spend time in the evening in Koh Samui without any doubt. It is 10 times better than Chaweng main street. It is one km long street which is a pedestrian zone. From whichever side you enter, you will find bars, restaurants, clothes and souvenir shops on both sides beside temporary stalls on the road selling cheap stuff. There are a lot of restaurants serving local and international cuisines. On weekends it's heavily crowded. It's full of life.
Written 14 March 2024
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fifidonald
Aberdeen, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Fantastic market and food stalls.
The only problem is you are packed in Like sardines, extremely hard to look at produce and gifts .
Don’t let this put you off as it’s a great experience and the food is wonderful.
If you need to disappear from the crowds for a bit, there is a holiday inn hotel with an outdoor bar and it’s very quiet and welcoming.
Overall it a great experience if you like skin to skin contact 🤣 but be prepared it can get manic on Friday night.
Plenty to see and buy. 👍
Written 7 March 2024
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Vladimir
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nice place to eat and enjoy, with splendid choices of food and drinks, massages and presents to buy in the night Market, all is good
Written 6 March 2024
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babsirvine
Belfast, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It is a great place for nightlife. I met up with a friend there, and we found some really good restaurants. The night market was good. There are plenty of places to chill out in a relaxing bar or on the beach. There are a lot of hotels in the centre if you want to be in the middle of all the hustle and bustle, and the vibe is good. Fisherman's village is quaint and a bit different from other places in Koh Samui. Worth a visit or a good place to spend a few days to soak up the atmosphere we
Written 25 February 2024
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