Visitors are sure to enjoy the Bo Phut Beach area, located on the northern coast of Koh Samui island. This small beach community is a little more subdued than nearby Fisherman's Village or Chaweng Beach. The small community is home to several spas and resort facilities, as well as outdoor activities including kite-surfing and scuba diving.
HomeAway offers twenty holiday rentals in the Bo Phut Beach area alone. These rental properties range from one-bedroom luxury villas for two, to large compounds for up to 12 travellers. HomeAway also offers a variety of amenities at each of its accommodations around Bo Phut Beach, ensuring that travellers can find their ideal accommodation.
For those wishing to expand their trip, a visit to the island of Phuket is a must. Located on the western side of Thailand, Phuket has played a major role in Thailand's turbulent history. Visit the Monument of the Two Heroines and the great Buddhist Wat Chalong Temple.
Koh Samui Kitesurfing:
Koh Samui Kitesurfing offers a variety of instructional lessons on Bo Phut Beach. Visitors can try their hand at kite surfing, kite boarding, fly surfing and more, with instructors clearly outlining safety rules at the outset. Eventually, students can earn their IKO certification card. Both group and individual instruction is available.
Bophut Diving School:
Bo Phut Beach's dedicated diving resort allows visitors of all abilities to slip beneath the waves. Daily diving trips go out to the islands of Koh Tao, Marine Park and Sail Rock. The school also has a site on Koh Tao island.
Island Safari Tours:
Located slightly inland from Bo Phut Beach, Island Safari Tours offers a variety of packages for visitors. Choose from activities such as kayaking, snorkelling, a trip to the marine park, and elephant trekking. The Island package is ideal for those looking for sportier activities.
Located west of Bo Phut Beach, Fisherman's Village is a modern resort packed with bars, restaurants and shops. It forms a haven for Western visitors looking for a taste of home. The nearby beach is extremely clean and the shops are reasonably priced. The Pier restaurant comes highly recommended.
The Yogarden is a yoga and meditation retreat centre not far from Bo Phut Beach. Yoga classes are available in Hatha, Iyengar and Ashtanga styles for beginners and experienced practitioners. Meditation and detox programs are also offered for those wishing to improve their spiritual and physical wellbeing.
In Sea Speedboat:
In Sea Speedboat is a registered snorkelling and scuba diving tour company on Koh Samui. Classes and individual instruction are available, as well as private charters and speedboat taxis to Koh Tao and Ang Thong National Marine Park. Daily tours leave from Koh Samui to nearby islands and scuba certification is possible for long-term visitors.
Weather in Bo Phut Beach is fantastic, with the exception of the monsoon season. From September to December, travel to Bo Phut Beach is not recommended. Not only is extreme rain a hazard, but the terrain is particularly dangerous to those who are not acquainted with it. From January through early summer, the island of Koh Samui is a paradise however, with temperatures reaching 35°C.
Travel to Bo Phut Beach is simple. Flights from the mainland arrive at Samui Airport (USM) daily. From the airport, take the 4171 road westward to the 4169 road which leads directly to Bo Phut Beach. On the island, scooters and motorbikes are available for rental, while water taxis are the best way to reach some of the more secluded beaches.