Shopping in Maenam is much in keeping with the overall ambience of the village: tranquil and laid-back, it features a handful of great shops in the village where you can find a wide range of handicrafts, traditional souvenirs, jewellery and clothing at a reasonable price. Check out this guide to the best shopping in Maenam, Koh Samui.
1. Maenam Night Market
All of the most popular resort towns in southern Thailand house their own weekly night market events, when the main street is closed to traffic and an improvised open-air bazaar appears. Maenam is not an exception. Maenam Walking Street Market takes place in the centre of the city every Thursday from 5 pm onward. Selling an eclectic choice of goods ranging from local snacks to (fake) designer bags and accessories, Maenam Night Market a lively affair and a must-visit if you are looking for something authentic and unique to take back home.
2. Beautiful World
Beautiful World features a wide selection of quality furniture, mainly catering to the export market. Selling teak, rosewood, mahogany and more exotic wooden beds, wardrobes, tables, cabinets, chairs and picture frames, you can expect to find trendy high-quality furniture for half the price you would pay back home. If you are planning to spruce up your home decor, definitely check out Beautiful World.
Benjavadee features a seemingly endless selection of handicrafts, furnishing, wood carvings and housewares housed in a spacious two-storey building located along the Main Ring Road. The shops incredible range of goods includes Buddha statues, ceramics, rattan mats, coconut wood carvings jewellery and even handbags, offering some great ideas for gifts to take back home.
4. Samui Lapidary
One of the most long-established and reputable jewellery stores in town, Samui Lapidary stands out with its incredible collection of classic and modern jewellery items. Rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets are all made of the highest quality gold with gems and semi-precious stones used in creating unique and trendy designs. If you’re looking for a special gift for your better half, Samui Lapidary is a must-visit.
5. Samui Coconut Beads
Samui Coconut Beads is one of the most comprehensive Thai art and craft stores in Maenam. For such a small boutique, the venue features a surprisingly ample selection of handmade jewellery and decorative accessories including belts, handbags and other handicrafts. We promise – you won’t leave Samui Coconut Beads empty-handed.
Now that you know the best places for shopping in Maenam, it’s time to head out and enjoy some retail therapy!
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