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 May 24, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 20, 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
    Traveled solo
    Written December 12, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 3, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2024
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792Carol_H
Newtown, Australia1,465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is our second time in Koh Samui, we enjoyed it so much the first time we just had to visit again. Fisherman's village Friday Market is great, it has lots eateries and stalls but it was not very busy which does make it easy walk around but no atmosphere. Our first visit 2 years ago it was very busy. We ate the street food and sat in one of the outside bars. What I find annoying is unles you want to eat in a resturant there is no where to sit and eat. The outside bar which is right down the end near the original fishermans village entrance had seats, you just had to buy a drink and you could sit there for ages. Which is what we did. The drinks are quite cheap and expected them to be weak, well they were very strong actually so sitting listening to the band, drinking, eating and people watching was great.
Written March 8, 2020
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Rob_and_Kate_Scotia
Glasgow166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was close to our hotel so we were looking forward to trying out lots of different restaurants.
One visit was enough. We found it to be too commercialised, the food offerings weren’t that authentic and the food was no cheaper than our hotel’s lovely beach restaurant. The street market was so much busier than others we had enjoyed in Thailand and didn’t bother going back.
Written January 12, 2020
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AngloItalian78
Aylesbury, UK551 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I think some of the lower ratings of this area are by people who don't like to spend money and secondly expect everything to be perfect post-Covid! Fisherman's Village is clearly an area that will be very lively and prosperous once the regeneration has happened, but this will take time, and it was very encouraging to see so much building and renovation work going on during our time there...no doubt in less than a year there will be many more beautiful new bars, restaurants and shops to visit.
The beach itself is lovely sand, and very picturesque with stunning views to the islands to the north in the distance which are a short boat ride away. There are a good selection of hotels, restaurants and bars including an Irish pub of all things.
While prices may be higher than lesser known resorts, it is still very reasonable and inevitably establishments are desperate for your business right now.
We also found a great massage parlour here which was great value (it pays to search as some are very overpriced and would have cost us at least double).
Lots to do here, and will no doubt be thriving in the future once more tourists return.
Written June 10, 2022
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Sixteen S
Tiverton, UK192 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place isn't really a thing... It's not a fisherman's village in the sense of there being fishermen, markets, boats, seafood etc.

It's just a tourist trap of incredibly expensive bars and market-style stalls all selling the same tat but at different prices. We eventually found a fairly reasonable bar with average priced food and drinks with very friendly staff.
Written October 26, 2022
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Nozeyparkers
Bristol, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This night market is one not to miss if you are staying in Koh Samui. Loads of stalls selling a vast array of gifts, Also many food stalls selling street market food for you to try. Be sure to haggle with stall owners as they will often half their prices for a sale.
Written February 17, 2020
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Flatpoc
Bath, UK31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Prices are very inflated in the fisherman’s village. Cocktails at coco tams are very expensive, however you do get table service on the beach with entertainment. Fridays and Saturdays are more busy with the night market. I found this a great market for food, as long as you don’t mind standing or walking if you don’t find a seat you’ll save a fortune. Keep an eye on your bags and wallets because of pick pockets. The taxi drivers overcharge everyone, so either insist they use the metre or book through Grab (use a promo code, RIDE is valid until dec 2020 for 100bht off)
Written January 4, 2020
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Val H
Great Malvern, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We went to the Fisherman's Village several times. Alway good place to eat and even better on Friday nights.
We ate at several places to eat. One is down a very narrow walkway to beach titled Fisherman & Restaurant, Thai Food. eat on the beach. Food and service excellent.
Cocktails on other side of road at Eden Bungalows. Spacious, good cheap cocktails and excellent service. Plenty of restaurants of all sorts but don't know why you would go to Thailand and have pasta, pizza or a steak. But tastes for everyone. On Friday night go further and deeper into side roads and you will find crocodile, locusts and spiders (cooked) for sale.
Friday night there is usually a Fire Show which is spectacular, particularly if you are sitting comfortably on a bean bag on the beach and it is going on a few feet from you.
Written March 26, 2020
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ekta p
Malaysia437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I enjoyed this area very much as compared to other places in Samui. The place had a great vibe with excellent restaurants, right from high-end western to local food. Beach is clean with lot of beach facing eateries and bars. You can get a bean bag and just chill at night. Also the street had beach facing spas and massage places which was the ultimate experience to watch the blue sea while getting a massage in air conditioning at affordable prices.
Monday night they host a night market with lot of shopping and food. The prices are catering to tourists so don't forget to bargain.
Written January 2, 2020
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Vanessa
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
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!
Written July 31, 2023
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iolite85
Port Talbot, UK605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
For some reason the name fishermen’s village gave me the impression I would see somewhere similar to fishing villages in Cornwall but all I saw was somewhere similar to that of Khaosan Road next to the beach front. The redeeming factor here was that there were some amazing restaurants along this stretch however some would set you back about 1200 baht for two people. When some places in Thailand for the same quality of meal would only cost 300-400 baht. Location, location...
Written January 19, 2020
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