Ko Samui & the Lower Gulf shopping

Top Choice Homewares in Ko Tao

Hammock Cafe Plaeyuan

This small French- and Thai-run cafe with tables out front on the road to Chalok Ban Kao doubles as a hammock shop, selling a fantastic selection of brightly coloured Mlabri hand-woven hammocks, some with up to 3km …
Top Choice Clothing in Ko Pha-Ngan


This neat and idiosyncratic shop stocks a sparkling range of customised, head-turning glitter motorbike helmets, stacked temptingly on shelves at the rear, fashion, art and clothing. If it's raining, expect hours to…
Top Choice Market in Ko Pha-Ngan

Thong Sala Walking Street

Thong Sala's Walking Street market kicks off every Saturday from around 4pm, with a terrific choice of street food, souvenirs, gifts, handicrafts and clothes. It's the best time to see Thong Sala at its liveliest.
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Hat Chaweng

Central Festival

This bright, shiny and huge monster-mall is stuffed with shops, cafes and restaurants and legions of Chinese shoppers. There's a terrific range of shopping options, and some of the dining choices are excellent too. …
Mall in Bo Phut & the Northeast

The Wharf

This upscale mall offers a relaxing open-plan array of shops, boutiques, restaurants and services just a few steps from the beach. Goods for sale include coconut soap, organic creams and oils, embroidered shoes, kid…
Books in Hat Lamai & the Southeast

Island Books

Tucked away on a lane off the 4169 and run by Liverpudlian Paul, Island Books on the main drag past Lamai has the largest selection of used books – in pretty much every language – on the island. There's another smal…
Jewellery in Hat Chaweng

Nature Art Gallery

With a selection several notches above most of the tat for sale along Chaweng Beach Rd, this shop sells elegant, eye-catching and well-made jewellery, fashioned from gold, silver and precious stones. There's another…
Street in Na Thon & the West

Thanon An Thong

Just a block inland from the pier, this pretty street is lined with wooden shophouses, Chinese lanterns and caged singing birds, with souvenir shops plying goods and gifts you can pick up more cheaply and with less …
Jewellery in Bo Phut & the Northeast

Baan Ngurn

Recently relocated, this small shop has a choice array of finely worked silver bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery. Prices start at around 30B for a pair of earrings to upwards of 8000B, and the owner, Su, is u…
Market in Mae Nam & the North Coast

Mae Nam Walking Street

Mae Nam's busy and bustling walking street kicks off on Thursday evenings, through 'China Town'. It's a good choice for cheap cocktails (from mobile vendors) and there's heaps of street food, as well as clothes, sou…