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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Mar 02, 2015
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Bophut Beach Attractions and Activities - Top Highlights and Things to do in Bophut

As a revered holiday hub in Koh Samui Bophut is one of Thailand's most engaging tourist heartlands. Littered with engaging activities and attractions here are the must-experience highlights in Bophut.


Aquapark Bophut

Conveniently located across the road from Classico Restaurant Aquapark Bophut lies on the western fringes of Bophut Fisherman's Village. Tipped to be one of Bophut's most family friendly attractions this engaging space full of activities is one of the best ways to experience Bophut Bay. Littered with massive inflatable structures such as trampolines, overpasses and other floatation devices that children love to climb this reasonably priced water park is a popular attraction in Bophut for more than one reason. The venue is open to visitors from 10am to 6pm daily.


Samui Crocodile Farm

Often regarded as one of Bophut's most intriguing points of interest the Samui Crocodile Farm is home to some of the most awe-inspiring reptiles in all of Thailand. Exploring the natural heritage of Thailand's reptilian species the venue showcases a large collection of crocodile species that call the verdant sanctuary home. Expect to find salt water crocodiles as well as jaw-snapping Siamese crocodiles living alongside caimans, snake species and a variety of lizards. Asian monkey varieties also inhabit the farm which is easily accessible to visitors based in Koh Samui hotels such as the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa.


Sanuk Mini Golf

Having opened its doors to the public as recently as 2014 Sanuk Mini Golf is the newest addition to Bophut's recreational landscape. Spread out over an expansive area of 3200m2 the scenic golf course is home to Koi style fish ponds, coconut groves, tropical gardens and salas. The 18-hole golf course is the ideal spot for mini golf fanatics too tee off in style while a cosy bar is also on hand to provide post-game refreshments.


Retail Hotspots

Bophut's retail hubs are another one of its main draws for tourists and one such institution in the town's shopping hubs is of course Bophut Plaza where local souvenirs are stocked alongside paintings by K. Piti. Vintage clothing fanatics however can head down to Amrapalli where stylish shoes, handbags and dresses are available. Beachwear hunters can explore The Samana Collection for local labels and other beach necessities while souvenir hunters can check out the open air Fisherman's Village Walking Street market.


Get Inked

Perfect for those who wish to have a lasting testament of their travels in Bophut tattoo parlours are another popular tourist fixture in the seaside hamlet. Hotspots include venues such as Tattoo Mania located in Bophut Fisherman's Village where a wide range of tribal and conventional Thai tattoo designs are etched to perfection. Those who wish to have infamous monk tattoos however can frequent the spots near the Big Buddha temple.


Go-Kart Adventures

As one of the most popular pastimes of locals and travellers exploring Samui's recreational hubs Samui Go Kart is the best racing venue in the coastal town. Whether one is a beginner or an expert go-kart driver the excellent facilities, practice tracks and instructors on hand at Samui Go-Kart will fulfil one's needs. Accessible to riders from 9am-9pm daily the venue is situated west of the Main Ring Road in Bophut.


Tee-Off In Bophut Hills Golf Club

Another popular Samui Rind Road fixture Bophut Hills Golf Club is an iconic 9-hole par 27 golf course designed by none other than Piraporn Namatra. Ideal for novice and seasoned golfers the breathtaking surroundings of Bophut Hills Golf Club are some of the finest in all of Samui.