Bo Phut – Location Overview
Laid-back, lovely with loads of possibilities for investment...
Do you dream of spending blissful times in a tropical paradise with warm turquoise waters, soft white sands and lazy palm trees dappling the beach with shade? At Bo Phut you can live this dream but its location, to the north east of the island, means you’re guaranteed excellent restaurants, nightlife, essential amenities and Samui International Airport is just ten minutes away. The area has a superb selection of properties for sale which would make a perfect retreat for you and your family or a sound investment with fantastic rental returns.
Stay with that dream; imagine yourself lolling on a sunbed looking over the ocean towards the mountains of Koh Pha Ngan. Children are playing in the safe, warm waters and everything feels perfectly relaxed because there is over 3 kilometres of beach from which to choose, so it never feels overcrowded. After a swim, you head to one of the many beachside restaurants serving up tantalising Thai dishes and fresh chilled coconut water. There is somewhere new to try each and every day of your stay with some of the larger resorts offering five-star catering, perfect for romantic meals, as well as spas and yoga. Some people liken this area to the Mediterranean but not even the Med has such warm, turquoise waters or that famous Thai hospitality.
At Bo Phut, you are spoiled some more, in the middle section of the beach sits the old town, known as Fisherman’s Village. There are plenty of trendy restaurants, drinkeries and small hotels – many of which look out to sea – where families and couples can relax and soak up the atmosphere. Amongst the old-fashioned wooden Chinese buildings there are some fabulous boutiques selling unique jewelry and clothes. If you’re after bargains, then each Friday the area comes alive with the Fisherman’s Village Walking Street event, possibly the biggest regular market on the island. Market stalls selling everything from t-shirts, sunglasses to electrical items – don’t forget to bargain! – flood the streets.  Performers, traditional Thai dancers, pop-up, street-food vendors and small cocktail bars give the night that extra buzz.
Friday is the big night in Bo Phut and there are enough drinking holes (there’s even an Irish and Australian pub), music bars (check out the Beatles Bar) and small clubs (nothing too salacious!) to keep most people happy but, if you yearn for something wilder, the tourist hub that is Chaweng Beach is just ten minutes away. On a practical level, this means access to major hospitals, schools and other amenities is close by too. Curiously, if it’s a dentist you require, Bo Phut has some brilliant ones of its own – so good that many people choose to get work done here for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere...
Life isn’t just about the beach in sunny Bo Phut. It has its own mini-golf course and a go-karting track. Jungle safaris, sailing trips or an excursion to the Big Buddha Temple can be easily arranged from the Fisherman’s Village. Bo Phut is beautiful, charming, laid-back, safe and really does have everything you’d expect from a dream location.