Officially opened on December 2014, The Wharf Samui is definitely among the most popular attractions in Bophut. With a grand commercial space of about 5,000 square meters, The Wharf boasts 120 units of shops catering to an assortment of interests. There are numerous restaurants, specialty shops, tourist activity centers, and so much more. It has a convenient parking space and a relaxing location by the beach.
Relaxing Beachfront Plaza
Probably the main attraction of The Wharf is its stunning beachfront setting. Here you can relax in a comfortable chair and gaze at the beauty of the jewel toned water and see the mountains from a distance. It is a spectacular laid-back scenery, making it conducive for a romantic date or a lazy day with the family.
The Wharf has a family friendly vibe and here, people of all ages will certainly have a great time. There are plenty of spaces for quiet strolls while the shoreline is a fun area where you can see people playing volleyball or casually relaxing over drinks or chatting with friends. There is a playground for kids and from time to time, exciting events take place at plaza’s the activity area. Generally peaceful during the day, The Wharf really lights up and becomes more exciting at night when sometimes you can even catch live performances and fireworks display.
If you are hungry, then you have a good reason to stop by The Wharf. There is a wide selection of dining places here. There’s the food court, where you can grab different kinds of local food and filling snacks. Try some shaved iced desserts, Thai noodles, rice meals, and smoothies made with seasonal fruits at an affordable price. Aside from the food court, restaurants are scattered all throughout the establishment so you are unlikely to run out of dining options.
Among the most prominent dining places at The Wharf Samui is Barracuda Restaurant. The menu takes inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine and provides a refreshing alternative to Thai food (if you have been eating a lot of it since you arrived on the island). They have seared scallops, salmon tartare, foie gras, and homemade ravioli. Diners can’t enough of their fillet of seabass, which is made amazing by the unique passion fruit sauce. Their rack of lamb is also a winner. This is served with roasted zucchini, baby carrots, and puy lentils. For dessert, their warm chocolate cake with coconut ice cream is getting raves. A second contender would be the lemon panna cotta—which is served with strawberries, balsamic reduction, sesame tuile, and strawberry ice cream. Of course, their cheese platter is something you should not miss, especially if you are a fan of dairy.
Another good food stop at The Wharf is Yogi Cafe, this is a health buff’s paradise. They serve organic food and feature a lot of superfoods on their menu. It is quite small but the selection is interesting and vegan friendly. Some of the must tries are the raw coconut yogurt, raw pad Thai, Yogi sandwich, and their freshly made smoothies. If you are craving for pizza but don’t want to bother with the excess calories, try the Yogi Cafe’ pizza. This is equally yummy but has no harmful oils and is way less in sodium. It is packed with vegetables too.
Bar Baguette is another dining attraction at The Wharf. This cafe is very chic and serves great tasting desserts and good coffee—both hot and cold. This is a favorite hangout of various age groups because of its yummy food options and Instagram-worthy presentations. Some of the famous items on the menu are the mix fruit tart, Thai curries, Lemon Meringue, and their breakfast options. The atmosphere here is very casual, making it a nice place to bond with friends or just enjoy cafe food.
Health and Beauty
For guests who need some extra special pampering, The Wharf also has a spa and a nail salon. When you stop by the plaza, make sure to remember to try the spa services offered by the Dusita Spa. This is a very refined wellness center, with a luxurious setting and an impressive menu of body indulgences. Their hot stone massage is their most popular offering. This is a relaxing treat and was created to soothe the body and remove muscular tension and stress. For those who have overdone it with the sunbathing, try the aloe vera facial. This is meant to reduce the sunburn and eliminate irritation. Their anti-aging facial is also great and is perfect for reducing fine line and wrinkles.
Need to refresh your nail color? Head to Hot Nails. This salon will give you the most amazing manicure and pedicure. They have different kinds of top quality nail lacquers and polishes to help you get the perfect shade to match your mood.
Most of the shops featured at The Wharf are starting brands so expect lots of inexpensive goods and unique finds here. One of the shops that is gaining attention is Amazonas. This specializes in beachwear for women. Here you can find eye catching bikinis and swimsuits that you can wear on your holiday in Samui. There is an organic shop too where you can buy handmade soaps and natural spa products.
Fashion items such as casual clothing, embellished footwear, and handmade accessories are also sold at The Wharf. You can even buy a bunch of souvenirs and works of art for you to bring home.
Chill at Wharf Bar
After shopping and walking for hours, you may want to chill at Wharf Bar. Here you can have reasonably priced cocktails and snacks, while enjoying the beach views. They have comfortable seats and a good food selection. They have Thai food staples, pastas, finger foods and refreshing drinks such as margarita, mai tai, and pina colada. They have a pool table too where you can play for several rounds.
The Wharf Samui
Address: 62 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand