The wonderful Koh Samui is famous not only for its pristine beaches but also for its vibrant night markets. These bustling markets offer an exciting mix of food, shopping, and entertainment, making them a must-visit for any traveller. Here are four of the best night markets in Koh Samui that you shouldn’t miss.

Fisherman’s Village Walking Street

Every Friday evening, the charming Fisherman’s Village in Bophut transforms into a lively walking street market which is a 16-minute drive away from SAii Koh Samui Choenmong. This market is renowned for its eclectic mix of vendors selling everything from handmade crafts and souvenirs to stylish clothing and accessories. The aroma of delicious street food fills the air, with stalls offering Thai delicacies like pad thai, satay, and fresh seafood. Live music and street performances add to the festive atmosphere, making it a perfect spot for a memorable evening.

Lamai Night Plaza

Lamai Night Plaza – Image via Flickr

Located in the heart of Lamai Beach, close to many a Koh Samui 5 star resort is a bustling market open every night. It’s a shopper’s paradise, offering a wide range of items such as clothing, jewellery, and unique souvenirs. The food stalls are a highlight, serving up local favourites like som tam (papaya salad) and mango sticky rice. The market also features bars and cafes where you can enjoy a refreshing drink while soaking in the lively ambience.

Maenam Walking Street

Maenam Walking Street, held every Thursday evening, is a more laid-back alternative to the other night markets. Situated in the charming Maenam village, this market is perfect for those seeking a more relaxed shopping experience. Vendors line the street with a variety of goods, including handmade crafts, art, and jewellery. The food stalls offer an array of mouthwatering Thai dishes, and there are often street performers and musicians providing entertainment.

Nathon Night Market

Situated in the island’s capital, this is a must-visit for food enthusiasts. Open every night, this market is renowned for its incredible street food. From grilled seafood and skewers to traditional Thai desserts, the variety is endless. It’s also a great place to pick up fresh produce, spices, and other local ingredients. The market has a more local vibe, offering a glimpse into the everyday life of Koh Samui residents.