Fisherman’s Village – Chic and Happening
Whether you’ve spent the day wafting in the sunshine on Bo Phut beach or been lolling around your pool in Chaweng, the chances are you’re going to start thinking about mouth-watering food. Luckily, you’re near to one of the most hip and happening places on the island.  Fisherman’s Village at Bo Phut is packed with excellent restaurants and cool cafes, chic bars and stylish boutiques. A highlight of many holidays, this charming part of town keeps calling you back for more food and shopping!
Ideally located to the north-east of the island, Fisherman’s Village, as its name implies, was once a fishing community. Nowadays, the fishermen have gone but the quaint narrow streets with wooden buildings still remain. The beach, with its golden sand and aquamarine waters, is as beautiful as ever and the perfect setting for golden sunsets…
At Fisherman’s Village there are plenty of clubs, bars, cafes and restaurants on the beach where you can watch the sun go down. This place really does have somewhere for everyone - whether that’s a lively bar with DJs, an elegant boutique hotel with an expensive menu, a pristine beach club with a pool, a buzzing cocktail bar or just a peaceful cafe directly on the sand, perfect for chilling.
Every night is special in this part of the world but Friday is the big one! People come from all over the island to visit the Walking Street Market. All 860 metres of the pedestrianised street is filled with stores or vendors offering all kinds of great food - local Thai cuisine like Pad Thai and banana pancakes, European fast-food, even Indian fayre. You’re almost guaranteed to find things you’ve never tried before - anyone for quail eggs on a stick or crocodile meat? 
Once you’ve filled up, there are lot of stalls to investigate. The people here love to haggle and you should be able to walk away with a bargain - whether that’s a t-shirt, pair of sunglasses, sandals, hippy chic dresses, jewelry or electrical goods. And, if you can’t find what you want on the street then Fisherman Village has some gorgeous boutique shops with more exquisite and expensive finds.
Friday night is also buzzing with street entertainers. Fire-eaters, traditional Thai dancers, beatboxers or street artists are all out to grab your attention and a few baht! It’s best to head to here early if you want to avoid the big crowds but if you really do want to escape the pack there are markets on Monday and Wednesday night too and there is a small traditional Thai market each night called the Elephant Walk Koh Samui.
The Wharf Samui is a new shopping mall opened in 2014. At the western end of Fisherman’s Village, it is next to the beach and is an open-air shopping mall filled with more local shops offering the kinds of wares you’ll never find on the high street. The mall has the same design as the quaint old streets of the Fisherman’s Village and has some fantastic restaurants to try as well as a children’s play area and diving school.
Fisherman’s Village remains one of visitor’s favourite places on Koh Samui. It’s good to know that it’s just a fifteen-minute drive from Samui Airport to this beloved part of the island - so what’s to stop you starting and finishing your holiday in this top spot?