Stores, shopping malls and night markets on Koh Samui
On Koh Samui in different parts of the island there are several large shopping center, where you can buy anything. If there is no possibility or desire to go somewhere far away to the Mall, almost all the resort areas you can find small shops 7-Eleven or Family Mart where you can buy everything you need. Manufactured goods and ready meals can also be purchased in the shops on the streets and stalls.
In addition, on Samui there are several interesting places for shopping – street and night markets. Of special interest are the traditional Thai night markets. On the island there are several, and many of them appear and disappear quite spontaneously, in different areas. But there are a few night markets, which have been working for several years at the same time (after 18 hours) in the same days:
- Sunday night market in Lamai beach
- Friday night market at Bophut beach in Fisherman Village area
- Saturday night market in Nathon
- Thursday night market in the center of Maenam beach
- A few small night markets operate on different days on Chaweng beach
The shops on the map Koh Samui
And now a little more about stores and malls:
Stores 7 Eleven
Among the most famous, of course, small shops network 7 Eleven. They are found at almost every step. Buy them only the Essentials: water, soft drinks, beer, crisps, nuts, instant noodles, bread, yogurt, milk; hygiene items, sunscreen, shampoo, phone cards and every little thing. For a definite plus, note that they work around the clock.
Stores Family Mart
The second most famous shop next to 7 Eleven. The range of products and similar products, there are also everywhere.
Central Festival Samui
The largest shopping complex in Samui is located in Chaweng. Includes 3 floors and over 200 shops, restaurants and bars that offer everything that anyone, including brands from manufacturers, accessories, etc. On the ground floor is a food court, bars, restaurants, a Playground and a relax area; the second features rides and a cinema.
🕐 Working time: 11:00 – 23:00
Another large shopping center, where you can buy almost everything like food and household items and clothes. In the building, occupying 2 floors, in addition to the Big C supermarket, shops of clothes, shoes, children's goods, toys, cosmetics, cafes, restaurants and a spacious food court where you can eat cheaply.
🕐 Working time: 09:00 – 24:00
Tesco Lotus significance costs along with the Big C. it presents the same products and the same range of goods, though prices are a little lower. In the supermarket are also small shops and boutiques with different types of goods, bars and restaurants, among which a favourite place is the food court.
Only three Samui Tesco Lotus shopping centre: one in the center of Lamai, the second – largest with a bowling alley and cinema in Chaweng, and the third is small and no food court in Nathon. There is another smaller Tesco deep in the Bophut area near the airport.
🕐 Working time: 08:00 – 24:00
The Makro supermarket is much like our Metro, which is focused more on the wholesale buyer, trade and retail, but certain types of goods. It offers a wide range of food and nonfood products. However, the food court and entertainment here not to meet.
Samui two Makro TZ: one on the ring road in Bophut area; the other, new, on the beach of Lamai.
🕐 Working time: 08:00 – 22:00
Supermarket with food, alcohol, clothing, household items and other goods. The range is not very rich, but quite acceptable for a short stay on the island. Food court and entertainment here.
🕐 Working time: 09:00 – 21:00
Hi! Just got back from Samui, August 2017, when in all of Thailand the rainy season. It there is absolutely not there! For two weeks the rain was twice in the late afternoon, when the sun set.
Have levolo as follows - the next day heat! The prices in this period, we were pleased!) ...
The rainy season in Thailand is nonsense.All the different provinces. For Koh Samui in July ,August and until mid September is the best time of rest. And this time, not the rainy season. There is a month can go 3-4 rain for 15 minutes. And this is the peak season. In Italy from August 1 to September 1 all the holiday( in Spain too) and at this time the island crowded with Italians(but not the Spaniards,there are a few). 10 times vacationing with his wife on Koh Samui this summer for a month each time. Russian tour guides(friends) we were told that winter here is worse.A few years ago I went to Koh Samui in winter from 20 January to 15 February. Really did not like.Every three days the storm in the sea grass, boards, logs and other debris. And weather is normal, you can relax. But it is not a rule, sometimes worse, but sometimes better.Therefore, from 1 November the best place to relax on Koh Chang until March, then worse.But the ball there is a zero. So everybody is looking for what suits him. Someone like Phuket, some don't, also the winter vacation is good there, but for us in winter, Koh Chang better.I will add that to Chang the wild tides and need to get serious about the choice of hotel. ...
All true, and nobody on this website never claimed that in Thailand the rainy season is one for the whole country, and on this account even sickly seasons sign is - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/thai/resorts.html#seasoing. But you draw conclusions about the weather on several trips at one time, and one trip to another - not objectively. Still the best season in Samui is in January-April. And the fact that you were not so lucky... well, weather is unpredictable because almost... ...
Read the post above. This answer for AnyChek. And what about January-April , I live here told friends, operating guides. It is friends, just guides I'm not going to listen. Been there, done that. And about the spring floods you forget about autumn I will not say, you do know about them and during them happening. And that weather is unpredictable, you're right... But for our 10 year old travel to Samui had no problems with the weather. ...
Samui is a wonderful island!
We flew from Moscow with a stopover in Bangkok, the tour was in early March. The weather was great, and just in the last day the sun hid, and we learned what a tropical rain. :lol:
We stayed in the wonderful hotel briza resort. The hotel consists of many small two-storey houses, each house a maximum of 4 rooms. The whole hotel look like the garden of Eden, is buried in verdure.
The island is very interesting because on one side you can only see the dawn, and on the other the decline. We lived in Chaweng, there are only sunrises, so we decided one evening to go to the other end of the island to watch the sunset, and absolutely do not regret it, it is very beautiful!
The puzzles are beautiful. ...
Going to Thailand for a month. Plans 5 days in Koh Samui! The main question is, what dostoprimechatelnosti better to take the tour and where you can go on their own ...
I have a strong opinion that trips to a guide which tells about the sights, only needed for historical sites. And considering that there are places on Samui not, then excursions are not necessary, if you are able to reach on their own. If you drive a motorbike, take it in rent and go, all you will see. ...
Hello!Tell us about the school Windian that Bali - I say very cool! And the Russian coaches, and the program is great ...
You ask like "Tell", and in the end not a question mark, and exclamation marks. More like advertising :THINK . Anyway the topic is about Samui and not Bali, it's even different countries. ...