Bophut beach is a family orientated stretch
of white sand lined by top restaurants along
quaint walking streets...Bophut beach is a
family orientated stretch of white sand
lined by top restaurants along quaint
walking streets and the blue sea of the Gulf
of the Siam. The beach is decked with sun
beds, food merchants and holiday makers.
There are plenty of water sports on offer,
including jet skis and canoes. The views are
beautiful, stretching out over to the
neighbouring island of Koh Phangnan and
The bars are good for sport and live music.
There’s a glut of sport bars in one
concentrated area, alongside live music
venues, all competing for attention. The
best way to do it is to pub crawl, starting
in early evening with a bite to eat at one
of the many restaurants on offer.
Bophut beach is within walking distance to a
range of boutique shops. This is a great
place to pick p something unique and
thoughtful for your loved ones back home.
Many handcrafted goods are available and the
quality is generally high. Be prepared to
barter for goods at least 20% off their
In recent months, Bophut has become the
centre of yoga practice on the island. A
number of yoga schools have opened up. These
are all professional and legit, and in some
cases are developed in conjunction with
health food outlets, like Absolute Yoga.
The “centre” of Bophut is an area known as
Fisherman’s Village.” This was initially
established by the Chinese families that
settled the island, building houses that
still stand, and working as fishermen. These
were followed by the French, who have left
bistro style cafes in their wake. Now
Fisherman’s Village is a pleasant walking
street with plenty of restaurants, bars and
shops to take your fancy, as well as Bophut
beach running along side.