Beach resort(Bo Phut) in Samui
- the quality of the beach
- suitability for bathing
- protection from waves
security for children in water
- entertainment and nightlife
The beach and the Bophut area (Bo Phut, Bo Phut) is located in the North of Koh Samui in a cozy Cove (the Bophut beach on the map Koh Samui). The beach is 3 kilometers. The Bophut area continues further inland of Samui island approximately two kilometers, so overall it's a fairly large area. Although formed the beach around a small fishing village, today it is quite a developed area, almost the whole city.
The Bophut beach is very similar to nearby Mae Nam. It's moderately clean and sometimes even beautiful. Here coarse sand and abruptly leaving the bottom under the water, which swim here is very convenient, but a vacation with children is not the safest. The influence of the tides is almost imperceptible. The water is not very transparent.
But, unlike Mae Nam beach, which is more like a village, here the life boils. The area is very developed and noisy, and is second in popularity only to the Chaweng and Lamai. Tourist infrastructure is well developed, there are many hotels, including budget; restaurants and cafes; tourist Agency and rent a motorbike; a floating Playground. Is including bars with girls, just not many, and they are not as noisy as in Chaweng. But the highlight of Bophut is that local restaurants are stylized in different era and culture that attracts a large number of serious wealthy tourists from Europe. On Fridays in the Marina area overlaps the movement and offers a Walking Street, where, perhaps, the best night market on the island. But that's not all. If you move the area is a bit inland on the ring road, you will get to the largest hypermarkets of the island, Big-C, Makro and Tesco Lotus (see more about shops on Samui), karting track and a shooting range.
To get to the beach Bophut is easy by taxi Songthaews from the pier in Nathon for 50 baht (see currency of Thailand and the exchange rate). From Samui airport take a taxi to Bophut costs 500 baht, a trip on the minivan - 130 baht.
Summing up: Bo Phut-developed and quite suitable for tourists of any age. The youth center will find bustling bars and entertainment in moderation. Those who are older, can stay on the fringes of the beach and to relax in silence, if you wish, take a walk in centre. Probably the only disadvantage here is not very clear water in the sea and dramatic depth, which is not very safe for children and those who do not swim. Oh and if you want to find cheaper accommodation, it is better to go to Chaweng beach, because Bo Phut cheap hotels and guesthouses quite a bit.
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