Did you miss the opportunity to get your shopping done in Bangkok?
No problem! You’ve got another chance to go shopping.
Koh Samui offers lots of shops ranging from the simple gift shop to brand name boutiques.
Chaweng road is a six kilometer long shopping street where you will find everything you are looking for. Shops bars and restaurants are open from midday until late at night.
An agreement on the price is like a verbal contract between you and the vendor, and to walk away would be most disrespectful in Thai culture. If you can’t find an acceptable price please smile nicely and walk away. A vendor will never sell his product for less than the price he paid for it himself! For getting a good price, buying more than one article at the same shop may help.
Here, the shopping areas are much smaller than in Chaweng, however, many shops offer a higher standard and are more stylish than those in Chaweng. Prices are about the same as other places, but the number of shops in BoPhut/Fisherman’s Village is limited. As most shops in BoPhut only open after 4pm, we don’t recommend visiting this place for shopping during the day. Lots of nice, but a little more expensive restaurants offering good quality food are located along the beach.
This area is rather quiet but still offers various shops with handcrafts and everything else you may need to buy. The Paradise Beach Resort is within walking distance of the centre of Maenam where you can find very nice restaurants as well, which are usually open only in the evening. We recommend using our free bicycles to explore this nearby area.
Nathon (the capital of Samui)
About 30 minutes by car from the Paradise Beach Resort, Nathon offers lots of shops that are open during the daytime. All guests who find their way to Nathon can expect to find bargain prices. Off the main road, prices can even be cheaper, so it makes sense to explore the side-streets to find interesting offers.
Lamai is located on the opposite site of the island from the Paradise Beach Resort, and therefore it is quite expensive to get there by taxi or tuk tuk. It’s easier to explore Lamai if you rent your own motorbike and use the road over the hills behind Maenam. Shopping offers and restaurants are about the same as in Chaweng.