For an island that can be driven around in a couple of hours, there’s plenty to see, do and buy.

Chaweng and Lamai on the east coast offer the most diverse options for shopping, eating and sightseeing. Fisherman’s Village, in Bophut on the north coast, is home to fashionable boutiques, handicraft shops and art galleries with a great range of eateries and bars that spill out on the beach.

If you’re looking for authentic and unique local products to buy in Samui, organize for our Lifestyle Consultant to accompany you while you shop. Get In-The-Know tips on all the locally made products and the best places to buy them.

Lifestyle & Shopping

Coconuts are the local currency in Samui. If you’re looking for things to buy on the island, try something coconut related. There are homewares and decorative items made from the shell of the coconut. The healing and moisturising properties of coconut oil are used in cosmetics for hair and skin. For something sweet, try kalamae, the Thai version of a caramel made from all natural ingredients including coconut milk.

Blend shopping and sightseeing into one evening in Samui with a trip to one of the walking-street markets. Do some shopping before stopping at one of the many food vendors, cafes or restaurants that are tucked up alley ways or spill out onto the beach. Grab a beer, watch the sunset and listen to some live music. One of the most famous walking streets is at Fisherman's Village and it’s the most bustling every Friday night.