This post is about Bophut, but it's very brief only because we didn't really explore much!
By the time we checked into Hansar Samui, it was already 10+pm. I was very keen to visit the Bophut Walking Street since it only happens every Friday night, luckily the stalls only close at close to 11pm and Hansar Samui Resort is literally a stone's throw away from the Walking Street.
The Walking Street is sort of divided into 2 zones (an L shape which is not connected to each other), 1 zone mainly clothing, accessories and ornaments; the other, mainly food with some clothing/accessories and entertainment (live band).
We went towards the clothing zone first, had to browse through very quickly as it was approaching 11pm and we wanted to see the street food section as well. "Luckily" there wasn't much too see (I only bought a bracelet and ring) and we were able to turn back towards the food zone after 15-20 mins. The food zone was rather disappointing with only a few stalls selling grilled meats, seafood, phad thai, drinks.
There was a live band at one section of the walking street where patrons could listen to some thai rock music while drinking cheap mojitos.
Towards 11pm, most of the stalls starting packing up and we headed back to the resort. Overall, the walking street was a little disappointing. I had expected more stalls with more activities. And to our suprise, it wasn't crowded at all, in fact the whole Bophut Fishermen's Village was pretty quiet.
Our ride for the 2 days =D
Rented a bike to help us get around, especially to and fro SabiengLae Restaurant located at Lamai Beach area (taxi fare would cost about 700 baht). The rental shop is just a few minutes walk from Hansar Samui Resort. Cost 200 (or 250) baht for 24 hrs rental. Diesel cost is very minimal, 50-100 baht should be sufficient for 24hrs. The bike is reasonably new and well maintained. We didn't have to place our passport as deposit (a common practice for some places). We were late by 1.5hrs when returning the bike and didn't even have to pay any penalty or extra charges. Having a bike is really convenient as we could travel anywhere, anytime without the need to reply on taxis or tuk tuks.
That's all for Bophut. Wished I could have more time to explore the area, next time perhaps!
Stay tune for upcoming post on FOOD!