According to itself description ” the most complete and largest lifestyle shopping complex in Samui” is Central Festival Samui. Rising to three stories and spread across 90000 sqm of retail space home to some of the biggest names in retail and dinning. Anyone visiting the Samui island should definitely pay a visit to this sea of shopping . The island of course has more than just shopping to offer and has many comfortable places to stay in. Koh Samui resort are very popular among tourist and have truly world class standards. One of the highly recommended options for stay in Samui is Anantara Lawana Koh Samui resort and Spa. Sitting facing Chaweng Beach the resort is the ultimate place to unwind and relax by the beach. The hotel also offers spacious luxury spaces.

The central festival has given a face lift to Chaweng. The tourist resort town has become a shoppers paradise in the recent years. The complex has four different sections namely Chaweng port, Bird Cage, fisherman’s village and Beach Town Market. Filled with all modern features the architecture takes a very modern road. There are beautifully landscaped gardens and open air atriums and is complete with a kids playing area. The main entrance to the mall is the Chaweng’s Port. The entrance is right opposite OZO Samui home to a wide range of bars and restaurants and featuring a spacious terrace. There are two floors purely filled with food and beverage venues , around 21 of them to be precise. The fashion zone of the complex is” Bird’s Cage”. One could find many world famous name brands in this section. The fisherman’s village is a large departmental store section in the mall which has high end branded clothes and accessories. The final section is the “Beach town market” which has a gaming arcade and a cinema.


Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.