Samui has an amazing selection of beautiful beaches, and Bophut is one of the favorite by locals and visitors, because of its great atmosphere. Everything you need for a great time.
To help you plan your holidays, here at Boutique Yachting, we have collected the top 10 most frequently asked questions, so you can clear all of your doubts.
Without anything more to add, let’s start!
#1 – Does Bophut Beach Have Good Food?
Surprisingly not, one of the biggest concerns from visitors is regarding the food, and fortunately, for you, Bophut has excellent and delicious options to choose from.
If you are a fan of street food, then here you will excellent options, and yes, it is tasty!
If you prefer to eat at a restaurant, then you will be happy to know that you have a lot where to choose from:
- 2 Fishes Samui
- Greenlight Café (great vegetarian food)
- Red Moon Restaurant (excellent wine and Thai food)
- Starfish & Coffee
- Fisherman’s House Café (excellent for brunch)
Therefore, yes, Bophut has excellent food!
#2 – How Is The Nightlife in Bophut?
Next to food, many visitors worry about the quality of nightlife. Fortunately, for you, Bophut has excellent nightlife venues and activities, however, read the warning below:
If you are looking for crazy nightlife, then Bophut is not the place for you. The venues are mostly nice beach bars where you can grab a refreshing beer or drink the exquisite cocktails they serve.
On the other hand, if you prefer calmer nights, where you can drink with your friends, enjoy a delicious meal and have a good time, then you will love what Bophut has to offer you.
Here you have the best venues:
- The Emerald Irish Pub
- Son F Peach Bar (One of the most popular spots, with great parties every Friday)
- Gecko Bar (great music and an amazing beachside location)
- Coco Tam’s (located outside of The Wharf Samui. The best beach bar in Bophut)
This is what Bophut’s nightlife looks like!
#3 – Where to Stay?
It depends on your budget, and we have already covered this topic in other articles like:
- https://www.boutiqueyachting.com/news/fishermans-village-old-town/ (if you prefer to stay in or near to the Fisherman’s Village)
If you are looking for luxury, then here you have some excellent suggestions:
- Hansar Samui Resort & Spa
- Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa
- The Pool Villas (Peace Resort Samui)
- Zazen Boutique Resort
- Bandara Resort & Spa
If you are on a budget, then worry not, because you also have excellent options that offer a great value for your money:
- Eden Beach Bungalows
- Samui Palm Beach Resort
- Dreams Villa Resort
- Elysia Boutique Resort
- Baan Bophut Beach Hotel
Now you know where to stay!
#4 – Is Bophut Family Friendly?
Thanks to its tranquil atmosphere, it is excellent for kids. The water is calm, so you can go for a swim with your children, but of course, you need to supervise them at all times.
However, if you are planning to build sand castles, you may not like it, because the sand is a bit sinky, and therefore, not ideal for such activity. Chaweng is a better option.
You will be happy to know that many hotels here have kids clubs, and here you have some suggestions:
- The Privilege Hotel Ezra Beach Club
- Jungle Club
- Centara Grand Beach Resort
- Bandara Resort & Spa
#5 – Is Bophut a Good Snorkeling Spot?
Many people who come to Samui love to practice water sports, so if you want to do some snorkeling during your stay in Bophut, you will be happy to know that it is possible.
However, you will not get to see much. Nonetheless, it is good for your kids, because the water is very calm, and therefore, a good spot to practice and have a nice time.
If you want an amazing snorkeling experience, then you should check our Ang Thong Marine Park tour, where you will get to see a huge variety of sea fauna: https://www.boutiqueyachting.com/ang-thong-tour/
#6 – Is Chaweng Better Than Bophut?
There is no definitive answer, because it all depends on what you like.
If you prefer wilder nightlife, more parties, better nightlife venues (a great variety) and a beach with finer and better sand, then you will love Chaweng.
However, if you prefer a calmer atmosphere, perfect if you are coming with children, or to celebrate your honeymoon, then you will prefer Bophut.
It is all a matter of what you like the most. As simple as that.
#7 – How to Visit Koh Phangan from Bophut Beach?
One of the best attractions near to Bophut, and all you have to do is to take a ferry. As simple as that.
You can book your ferry ticket at the following address: https://12go.asia/en/travel/koh-samui/koh-phangan?operator_id=203
You can even include a hotel transfer, and usually, the prices range from $10 to $14-15 USD. Make sure to reserve in advance.
#8 – Is Bophut Far Away from the Koh Samui Airport?
Not really, but of course, it all depends to what area of Bophut you are going.
If you are going to stay in the western edge of the beach, then it is going to take about 25 to 30 minutes to arrive to your destination.
On the other hand, if you are going to stay in the eastern edge, you will only have to endure a short 10-minute ride. Not hard at all.
#9 – Is Bophut Suitable for a Honeymoon?
Of course, because its tranquil atmosphere makes it ideal to celebrate your honeymoon.
You also have amazing resorts where you can stay, which offer you amazing amenities like spas, beauty and health treatments, delicious food, great pools and more.
As you have seen, you have incredible dining venues at your disposal, only a few minutes away.
Therefore, yes, it is an ideal location for your honeymoon. You will love it!
#10 – What Are The Best Pools in Bophut?
Bophut has hotels with incredible pools. Here you have the best options:
- Bandara has a beautiful and mesmerizing selection of pools. You have a pool for children and two beachfront pools, where you can relax and watch the sunset
- Hansar Samui Resort & Spa has the longest pool. What makes it even more special is that it is filled with salt water
- Vana Belle has an amazing infinity pool, great for Instagram photos.
- Finally, if you are looking for a real novelty, then you will love CELES and Eden Beach Bungalows, which offer you glass-walled pools
Conclusion and Final Thoughts:
The top 10 most frequently asked questions about Bophut, now answered.
If you have more questions, then feel free to leave them in the comments. We will answer them as soon as possible!