Located on the west coast of Koh Samui, Bophut Beach offers a chic lifestyle with a wide array of boutique accommodations, fine dining outlets, and bustling nightlife options. Bophut is also one of the best-preserved places on the island. It used to be a quaint fisherman’s village and present-day visitors can still see some the well-preserved old wooden Chinese shop-houses in the area.
Maenam Beach is situated on the North coast of Samui. It has a smooth sandy beach, suitable for fun beach activities and crystal clear waters that are great for swimming. This beach is family-friendly, perfect for families traveling with little ones as the shore is relatively shallow. Maenam Beach is around 4 km from Bophut Beach.
Choeng Mon Beach
Located 9 km away from Bophut Beach, Choeng Mon is a small pristine bay beautifully fringed with coconut and palm trees. During the low tide, visitors can also enjoy access to the small nearby island through Choeng Mon Beach.
There are over 100 hotels and resorts in the Bophut area. From boutique hotels to world-class resorts, there are numerous and different types of accommodations in the area to suit every lifestyle and budget. The Ritz-Carlton and Six Senses Samui are some of the best-rated accommodations on TripAdvisor.
Vacation Rentals & Villas
Aside from the plethora of accommodation options, Bophut also boasts some of the most prestigious and highly-frequented luxury villa rentals on the island. If you seek privacy and serenity, a villa in a dramatic cliffside location would be perfect. Villa Praana is a luxury villa nestled in the jungles of Bophut where one can modern comforts amidst an untouched verdant forest.
Day Attractions & Activities
Bophut is a haven for couples and family vacationers because it has all kinds of attractions that everyone can enjoy. Tourists here can enjoy a fun-filled day in places like Aquapark Bophut and Bophut Hills Golf Club. For those who come with their kids, Fairways Samui is the best place to spend some quality time. There are also fun activities like go-karting, watching a monkey show, and shopping at walking streets.
Bophut is the shopping district of Samui. It has both street shopping such as the famous Fisherman’s Walking Street on Fridays and air-conditioned shopping malls like The Wharf with endless options for shopping and dining.
This area is also the capital city of boutique shops where one can find quality local handmade products, or garments such as the famous fisherman pants, gemstone jewelry and a lot more.
As mentioned before, Bophut has plenty of places that offer sumptuous food. From cheap eats to fine dining restaurant, tourists staying in the area are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options. Supattra Thai Dining is one of its top restaurants serving scrumptious Asian and seafood specialties. For fine dining options, Chez Francois and Full Moon Restaurant are a must-try. If you prefer a more casual and laid-back vibe, you can go to Jam Restaurant.
During the Sunday night market, Bophut has more than enough food and drink stalls open satisfying the food cravings and thirst of the visitors who are out there scoring their great bargains.
While Bophut might not have as many pubs as in Chaweng, the area still has a vibrant nightlife scene that partygoers can enjoy. The most famous and frequented pubs and bars are by the beach, and in a totally open-air setting with the black sky and the glowing stars serving as the ceiling.
Coco Tam’s is one of the best nightlife spots in Bophut. This charming beachside bar is well-loved for its beautiful location, amazing menu, and refreshing concoctions. It also has exciting fire dance shows that are definitely worth seeing. There’s also the Cha Cha Moon Beach Club where one can enjoy a vibrant party atmosphere and exciting dance music in the background.