Bo Phut Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand
Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
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Type: Spa Resort
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Bophut is a beach village located on the northern coast of Ko Samui. Confusingly, Bophut is also a large administrative and postal district (Amphong) even encompassing Chaweng. Therefore a Bophut address is no guarantee that it is located in or around the village.
Bophut is one of the few places on Samui that retains some of the island's original Thai-Chinese atmosphere. It has recently experienced a boom with new hotels and guesthouses sprouting up at a frantic pace. The traditional core of Bophut, known as the Fisherman's Village, is a charming village on the east side of the beach while the new developments are to the west. In contrast to Chaweng, there has been a conscious effort to dissuade the more commercial elements of Thai nightlife from setting up shop and instead of aiming for couples and young families.
The beach road retains much of its charm although the new construction took a bit away. Old Chinese shop-houses crowd the narrow street many with sympathetic conversions to modern use as restaurants and cafés and small trendy shops. The beach itself encompasses some 2 km of white sandy shoreline fringed by coconut palms and the calm waters of the bay make this a popular spot for playing or relaxing, rather than swimming, because the water here is often murky, especially around December.
From the Nathon pier, take a brown songthaew going to the left as you leave. Tell one of the english speaking drivers where you want to go and negotiate a price beforehand.
Activities on Bophut are pretty much limited to the beach, which is quite narrow and drops off rapidly. Jet ski hire operators are located (mercifully) at the western end of the Fisherman's Village. A Go-kart track can be found on the main road adjacent to the village. Bophut is famed for its sunsets, fine restaurants, numerous pubs and complete absence of girly bars. Thai massage, (temporary rejuvenation on the beach or in the village's numerous mini-spas) manicure, and pedicure treatments are a popular bargain for visitors of both sexes.
Another activity to be found in Bophut is the ever-popular Friday Walking Market. Every Friday night the streets will be lined with vendors and stalls selling a large array of foods and goods. There are also live music and performances to be found.
There are a number of minimarts and souvenir shops in the village, including a few moderately interesting Chinese-themed boutiques.
There are a number of mini-marts and souvenir shops in the Fisherman’s Village, including a few moderately interesting Chinese-themed boutiques. You can do your shopping of skillfully-made furniture items or excellent souvenirs while walking along the streets of Fisherman’s Village. A must visit shop is Samui Footwear, a small stall offering leather shoes and shoe repairs. The shoes are reasonably priced and are all original designs showcasing superior craftsmanship.
Bophut has a reputation for being one of the best places to eat on Samui. The village boasts many fine restaurants offering a wide choice of cuisine in addition to a wealth of Thai dishes. French, Italian, BBQ, Indian, and seafood outlets predominate, but there are several pubs and two bakeries offering standard European-style snacks and typical British and Australian pub grub. Currently, some 30 bars and restaurants are located in little more than 700 m of the village street. All the places below are clustered in the Fisherman's Village within easy walking distance of each other. All of them are very touristy and as such also very overpriced providing only average food quality.
Increasingly popular among western visitors is a trip to one of Samui's superb dentists. So uniformly good are the dentists, several of which are established in Bophut, and reasonable their prices, that medical vacationing is a growing segment in Samui. Some visitors arriving just to receive extensive dental treatment locally, at a fraction of the European cost. Samui's four major international hospitals each have dental departments, but there are numerous other excellent dental clinics to choose from, usually at a lower cost. All conduct restorative or general dentistry from a basic inspection, clean and polish, routine fillings, extractions and root canal work, but several specialise in much more complex oral issues, including a broad spectrum of cosmetic treatments for the vain. It's noted that laser whitening is on offer at several dentists in Bophut for around 8,000 baht, but this may come down as the recession deepens.
Each 150 sq meter one-bedroom villa at our Spa Resort has its very own 5m x 4m private pool, large terrace for sunbathing, fully equipped modern kitchen with seating/dining area, state of the art bathroom and spectacular panoramic views from the upstairs en-suite bedroom with super king-size bed. With only 15 villas available these modern sought after villas are set back within peaceful lush tropical walkways away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and tourist crowds, but just 1 minute away with our free shuttle service to nearby beautiful Choeng Mon beach and village with its numerous Thai and International restaurants, shops and bars.
Our villas are suited to those looking for their own private oriental oasis. Perfect for couples celebrating special occasions, whether it is for a honeymoon, special anniversary or just a romantic getaway with complete relaxation and peacefulness but within easy reach to a wide range of amenities/services.
Our Luxury Pool Villa
All our spacious one-bedroom pool villas at our Spa Resort have two floors, both levels beautifully designed in contemporary Thai style culminating in extremely large 150 sq meter indoor/outdoor private living space. After entering the ground floor via a privately raised doorway through elegant tropical landscaped walkways, you will immediately experience the villa’s serenity with a 5m x 4m private pool, sun terrace, striking oriental furnishings, and modern fully equipped kitchen with a dining area all enclosed within walls and landscaping for maximum privacy and security. Stairs lead up to the first-floor level bedroom with elegant solid teak four-poster super king-size bed (180cm x 200cm) and oriental artwork, linked to an exceptionally large modern bathroom with a huge walk-in shower and makeup/dressing table area. Stunning panoramic views over the local coastal area can be enjoyed from the bedroom whilst relaxing.
The villas are equipped with free high-speed WIFI, cable TV and DVD player, all cooking utensils and free parking available onsite.
Airport and Shuttle Service
We understand the great importance of convenience; we, therefore, offer a complimentary transfer service to/from Samui Airport which is a 15-minute drive away. We also offer a complimentary shuttle service to Choeng Mon beach 1 minute away.
Samui Blue Orchid is an exclusively adult-only resort for guests aged 21 years and over. Each one-bedroom pool villa sleeps 2 persons maximum. As all our villas are self-catering with fully equipped kitchen. We do not have an onsite restaurant.
Sale of our Spa Resort
Full resort (15 x 1 bedroom private pool villas + facilities), freehold land and hotel licence.