Bophut Beach Koh Samui is a 3km stretch of golden course sand and calm refreshing water. This beach is most popular among families on holiday and those looking to relax. Bophut Beach has many high end hotels and resorts.
How to get to Bophut Beach Koh Samui
To get to Koh Samui, we used 12Go to book an overnight train and ferry from Bangkok. 12Go is a super cheap and reliable way get around Thailand and other popular Southeast Asian countries.
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Bophut Beach is on the north of the island close to the airport. The beach is located behind many hotels and restaurants so you will have to keep an eye out for narrow ally ways that lead to the beach front. We drove on our scooter to Bophut Beach from Chaweng Beach which took us roughly 20 minutes. You can rent a scooter for 150Baht per day.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
The most popular area to stay in Koh Samui is on the east side of the island, close to Chaweng beach. We stayed close to the Samui Poshtel and found it to be the perfect spot. If you’re not on a budget then you can check out the resorts in the area such as The Samui Beach Resort as well as Baan Talay Resort.
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What To Expect
Bophut Beach Koh Samui is the ideal beach for those looking for a more upmarket, family oriented beach. If you’re after perfect white sand and clear blue waters then you’ll probably want to head to Silver Beach or North Chaweng Beach. The sand at Bophut Beach is more course and golden and the water can also be a little cloudy. However this isn’t to say that this beach still isn’t good. It’s more orientated to families and travellers looking to spend most their time in the comfort of luxury pools and resorts.
The beach is full of palm trees, many hotels and resorts. It’s ideal for those looking for a perfect family holiday getaway. This beach is fairly quiet and laid back while still offering plenty of fun water activities such as jet skiing. You also wont find many backpackers in this area as there are almost no hostels or cheap guesthouses.
Those who stay in Bophut Beach wont have to go far to find plenty of bars as well as restaurants. There are many different options located nearby on the main strip. There is also a popular night market called ‘Fishermans Market’ which offers different local snacks, drinks and souvenirs.