Where to Enjoy Shopping in Koh Samui
Fun-filled Retail Therapy
Koh Samui, a beautiful island in Thailand is not only famous for its pristine beaches but also for its vibrant shopping scene featuring traditional markets and modern malls. Read on to find out more!
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street
While Fisherman’s Village, close to Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, is an ideal place to shop and dine, for an unforgettable experience, ensure you visit it on Friday evenings; during this time, the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street comes to life, with many stalls offering traditional Thai handicrafts, handbags, jewellery, clothing, watches and more. Don’t forget to try the delectable street food on offer too.
The Wharf Samui
The Wharf Samui is a trendy shopping and dining destination in Koh Samui. Resort properties in Bophut make an ideal base from which to visit this retail hub which has elements of a mall and a marketplace. The shops here specialise in fashion and souvenirs which are generally reasonably priced, while there’s also a play area for little ones. When hunger strikes, you can head to the restaurants near the beachfront.
The largest mall on the island, Central Festival provides shopping escapades in Chaweng where you will find a wide range of shops including those selling branded fashion, cosmetics, home décor, electronics, and accessories. Other highlights include the large Central Department Store and the Horror House Pirate Adventure, while there’s also a food court, as well as a play area for kids and an XD Theatre.
Chaweng Walking Street
Chaweng Walking Street is a vibrant night market that takes place in the heart of Chaweng. Here, you’ll find a variety of stalls selling everything from clothes, watches and jewellery to souvenirs, bags, and street food. It’s a great place to shop for unique items and bargain for a good price. There are also several bars and sometimes one can catch live music performances too, making it a great place to spend an evening.