Koh Samui Shopping Tours

Shopping in Koh Samui is an experience of its own. From sauntering the colorful streets, bargaining a variety of quality clothes and wares at inexpensive ranges to visiting the night markets and eating at the many street food stalls; there is not a day that goes uneventful in Koh Samui. The lively and happening streets sprawl into colorful stalls further teamed with food kiosks, restaurants, and pubs with live music that escalate the Koh Samui shoppingexperience to the next level.

Besides a handsome number of street markets, Koh Samui is also evolving with resourceful marts and grand malls such as 7-Eleven, Tesco, The Wharf, Big C, etc. The best malls and street markets are located all around the island but Chaweng is the highly frequented area of Koh Samui. Mae Nam, Lamai, and Bo Put encompass markets such as Samui Hot Club, Lamai Walking Street, Maenam walking street, Lamai night plaza, etc. on a smaller scale compared to Chaweng but almost all Koh Samuishoppping markets largely sell similar products. 

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Which are the best markets to shop in Koh Samui?

Central Festival Samui:

This story complex is best described as the largest lifestyle Koh Samui shopping and dining complex. Central Festival Samui is strategically located on the eastern coast of Samui Island, somewhere between Chaweng's Beach Road and the nearby lake.

The complex is segregated into four main sections- Bird Cage, Chaweng Port, Fisherman Village, and Beach Town Market. The open-air atrium has introduced a rather organised and clean way of selling goods and services in Koh Samui.

Location: 209/3 Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM daily.
Ideal for: Shopping, dining, and recreational activities.

Lamai Walking Street:

Lamai Walking Street market is a weekly-shopping fair that comes in action every Sunday. When the market is held, Lamai beach road is closed for vehicles and people are allowed to shop around the stalls selling local dishes, clothes, handicrafts, and daily essentials.

Location: Lamai beach road in between the fresh market and the bridge in the northeastern part of the town.
Timings: 4:30 PM to 12 AM only on Sunday.
Ideal for: Shopping, Street food, and photography.

Chaweng Beach Road Shopping:

From beachwear, jewelry, sports shops to electronics like DVDs. Chaweng Beach Road Shopping is a beachside gala with compartmentalized stalls selling a wide range of things. The six-kilometer long shopping street is tough to explore in one day.

Location: Chaweng Beach Road, Koh Samui.
Timings: From 10 AM to 10 PM daily.
Ideal for: Street shopping mainly for clothes and fashion accessories.

The Wharf Samui:

The Wharf Samui is a 5,000 sqm open-air space that offers a mall-like marketplace. The market spans along the beach road and ends along the main Koh Samui ring road (Route 4169). The beachfront is mostly edged with a decent selection of road and a lot of space of the plaza is occupied by a fancy car park. But the mix of Eastern and Western architectural styles witnessed in the entire 120 units of shops, restaurants, and other spaces are just phenomenal.

Location: 62 Moo 1 Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Timings: 12 AM to 12 PM | 6 PM to 12 AM.
Ideal for: Dining, Shopping, recreational activities.

Samui Hot Club:

Samui Hot Club is a popular destination for shopping in Koh Samui as it encompasses items that are tourist’s favorites such as Thai fisherman's trousers, kaftans, t-shirts, beachwear, and hand-printed sarongs along with a great collection of shoes.

Location: Maret, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand.
Timings: 10 AM to 11 PM daily.
Ideal for: Shopping fashion wears and footwear.

Which are the best markets for shopping at night in Koh Samui?

Night Market Bophut / Fisherman's Village:

The otherwise sleepy town of Bophut is crammed with stalls, shops, and visitors on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The beach road is lined with clothing stalls, accessories, electronics, etc. and every possible ware that you need in your day-to-day lives at a much cheaper price.

Location: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Timings: Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday from 5 PM to 11 PM | Monday from 5 PM to 10:30 PM | Wednesday from 5 PM to 12 AM.
Ideal for: Street shopping, street food.

Chaweng Walking Street:

Stroll and bargain for a range of items like perfumes, kids wear, valuable watches, lamps, backpacks, etc. on Chaweng Walking street. The street market excites you with visual sensation as well as of sound and taste. The food stands sell grilled items, sea-food, cocktails and smoothies can lure you into overeating.

Location: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Timings: The food court is operational daily from 4:30 PM to 12 midnight while the shopping stalls remain closed on Sunday and Friday. 
Ideal for: Street food trip, street shopping, etc.

Lamai Night Plaza:

Nestled in the happening Lamai Plaza, the market is a colorful fair with a multitude of shops selling fashion items like clutch purses, sarongs, T-shirts, striking watches, belts, bed covers and souvenirs like Buddha images, beautiful lamps, carved elephants, fans, and other electronics, etc.

Location: Unnamed Rd Tailandia, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84310, Thailand.
Timings: From 5 PM till midnight daily.
Ideal for: Everyday shopping, fashion wears and electronics. You can also enjoy a pub, a cafe and a restaurant in the plaza.

Mae Nam Night Market (Thursday):

A few hundred meters long street display on Mae Nam is packed with vendors and street food stalls on every Thursday. This night market also offers mobile cocktail pubs, and snack vendors to satiate your hunger along with your shopping escapade.

Location: Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand.
Timings: 5 PM to 11 PM only on Thursdays.
Ideal for: Street shopping, street photography, etc.

Sunday Lamai Street Market:

The throbbing night atmosphere of Sunday Lamai Street Market spreads across four streets It is an eclectic mix of travel, food, fashion and leisure beneath the many strings of traditional orange Chinese lantern which tinge the mood with warm vibes.

Location: 139/16 Had Lamai Rd, Tambon Maret, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84310, Thailand.
Timings: Opens only every Sunday from 5 PM to 11 PM
Ideal for: Shopping, eating and strolling.

Chaweng Night Market:

Abounds with a number of stalls selling food items and cocktails, Chaweng night market hardly features many fashion wear and souvenir stalls. It is considered one of the largest Koh Samui shopping markets.

Location: 14/102 Moo 2, behind Star Gym, Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng.
Timings: 5 PM to 11 PM daily.
Ideal for: Shopping, chilling, strolling and eating.

Nathon Night Food Market:

Spread across many blocks, the Nathon Night Food market can be considered as an interspersed food buffet that can tempt you to overeat.

Location: Ang Thong, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand.
Timings: Opens daily from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Ideal for: Eating, a little bit of souvenir shopping and cafe hopping.

Elephant Walk Koh Samui:

Elephant Walk in Koh Samui is a tiny flea market which is a few meters away from the Happy Elephant restaurant. The tiny precinct spreads over 30 meters of distance and is considered a good shopping escapade in Bo Put.

Location: Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand.
Timings: Opens daily from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Ideal for: Souvenir shopping.

Which are the best malls in Koh Samui?

Koh Samui is constantly evolving with a surging number of malls and supermarkets. You are not only spoilt for choice at the street markets of Koh Samui but the malls have an abundance to offer as well. You will get more options to explore at these malls on your Koh Samui shopping spree:

Big C:

A large mall nestled between the Chawaeng and Bo Put road which features a huge central market and several satellite stores.

Tesco Lotus: 

Featuring a wide selection of stores and shops, Tesco Lotus is one of the biggest malls in Koh Samui. It is also home to a food court, a string of multi-cuisine restaurants, snack bars, a bowling alley, and a multiplex cinema

Central Festival Samui:

With a chain of branded boutiques and a plethora of restaurants, Central Festival Samui is a newly opened mall in the heart of Chaweng.

The Wharf:

The Wharf is an exclusive cross between the traditional Thai market and an upscale mall. You can visit here for enjoying both street and mall shopping in Koh Samui.

What should I take as a souvenir from Koh Samui?

Samui Rum: A traditional rum either made from fresh sugarcane juice or the residue of sugar. It comes in many flavors and can be purchased in any part of Koh Samui.

Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil: There are many coconut-based products in Koh Samui that you can choose from, Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil is one of the highest-selling products in Koh Samui shopping markets.

Kalama: It is basically a sweet caramel candy prepared from coconut milk, palm sugar, and sticky rice. The traditional candies are mostly handmade with no added preservatives and come in three flavors- Black, Brown, and Green. The chewy and sticky cubes are fun to devour on.

Thai fisherman pants: The comfortable fisherman pants has gained popularity among people who follow the art of Yoga, backpackers and anyone who wants to wear the easy-breezy pants.

Thai Handicrafts: Thai handicrafts such as artworks, toys, wooden items, leather goods, jewelry, and sculptures, etc.

T-shirts: Visitors just can’t resist buying T-shirts in bulk on their Koh Samui shopping spree. T-shirts are available in a wide variety, colors, and designs but the most loved ones are the T-shirts with imprints like “I love Samui” or “I love Thailand.”

What are the shopping areas in Koh Samui?

Some of the famous localities in Koh Samui which are known for hosting a plethora of street markets as well as upscale shopping complexes are mentioned below:


One of the largest and busiest beach areas of Koh Samui swarms with day and night markets. The majority of shopping streets in Chaweng are located along the 7 km long beach.

Bo Put:

Nestled on the Northern coast of Koh Samui Bo Put is another beach village that is fondly known as the fishermen’s village. The fishermen’s market is the largest in this area of Koh Samui.


Lamai is where the coveted malls of Koh Samui are located. It is more like an island with a pristine strip of beach which also offers many make-shift shopping stalls.

Mae Nam:

Mae Nam hosts one of the largest street shopping fare- the Mae Nam walking street which is a major tourist attraction in Koh Samui.

All the above areas in Koh Samui are flocked with tourists as well as local consumers as they host many weekly and daily street markets.

Which Shops in Koh Samui are Open 24/7?


There are a total of 60 7-Eleven stores spread across the island. The unique red and green striped stores are open seven days a week for 24 hours. It is one-stop for your everyday needs. From paying your phone and utility bills to visiting the store for the midnight medical crisis, the store has been everyone’s go-to place in Koh Samui.

Family Mart:

Just like the 7-Eleven chain, Family Mart is present in every corner of the island and is open 24*7. Family Mart is considered a bit overpriced when compared to 7-Eleven but it is still one of the most frequented marts in the Koh Samui shopping markets.

Which are the famous street Markets in Koh Samui?

Fisherman’s Village Walking Street:

The Fisherman’s Village Walking Street is crammed with stalls and shoppers, it is undoubtedly one of the biggest street markets for shopping in Koh Samui. The USP of this market is that you can bargain down T-shirts, jewelry, sunglasses, beer koozies, handbags, souvenirs, designer watches quality clothes and electrical goods at a price as stingy as 100 Baht.

Lamai Walking Street:

Lamai Walking Street is a gala of colors that is held every Sunday evening. The USP of Lamai walking street is that every booth has a wide selection of goods and not the same is sold at every stall. The food selection is quite flavorsome and experimental. From clothing, souvenirs to trinkets and nail art, this market is one-stop to all your shopaholic desires.

Lamai Night Plaza:

In addition to a lot of pirated goods, you can also find colorful sarongs, designer bags, belts, witty T-shirts, attractive purses, luggage, tempting lamps, Buddha images, and electronics good at knock-off deals at Lamai night Plaza.

Which are the cheapest markets of Koh Samui?

Shopping in Koh Samui is considered bliss due to the presence of a good population of street markets all across the island. The highly frequented markets selling the cheapest and affordable wares are:

Chaweng Beach Road Shopping
Samui Hot Club
Lamai Walking Street
Maenam walking street
Fisherman’s Village Walking Street
The Wharf Samui
Lamai Night Plaza
Central Festival Samui

Is Koh Samui expensive for shopping?

Compared to bigger towns like Bangkok, Koh Samui is considered a bit pricey. But if your tour is only confined to Koh Samui then markets in Chaweng and Mae Nam are a bit similar to the markets in Bangkok.

What is famous in Koh Samui for shopping?

Souvenirs: Thai furniture, décor items, spirit houses, buddha figures, carvings, baskets, etc.

Bath products and natural cosmetics: Thai coconut oil is always in demand as well as their hand-made organic soaps.

Drinks: Local dessert wines from Thai fruits (mangosteen lychee, etc).

Fashionwear: The Thai Fisherman’s pant just never goes out of fashion. The craze has increased even more in the last couple of years among foreign visitors because of its ease and comfort.

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