Koh Lipe is a paradise on Earth, and you already know this. If you are searching for accommodation in Koh Lipe, Thailand, you probably have read about all the fantastic things to do there and how Mother Nature blessed the island with stunning beaches. Now you want to find out where to stay in Koh Lipe, and how to choose the perfect room for your beach holiday.
Then good news, you just found a detailed guide about where to stay in Koh Lipe, hotels for all budgets and travelers. Before we share our suggestions, let me tell you that our Koh Lipe accommodation guide is divided by beaches. All beaches in Koh Lipe are stunning, but they have different attractions and accommodations, which means you can have different experiences depending on where you choose to stay. But don’t worry, you will find all this information below, I promise.
This tiny and gorgeous island in the South of Thailand is so small that you can walk all over. When you arrive there, grab a map of Koh Lipe and you’ll see how easy it is to get around. That means you don’t need to worry about transportation when choosing your hotel in Koh Lipe as most of the properties are close to everything on the island.
Talking about transportation, don’t forget to read our post about how to get to Koh Lipe (click here for it) spending less and hassle-free. For our favorite spots for food and activities, read our guide of things to do in Koh Lipe here.
So let’s start our list of the best hotels in Koh Lipe. Be prepared for stunning views, laidback vibes, and a dose of excitement when booking your room in paradise.
Where to stay in Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe
Some people would say that Sunrise Beach is the most beautiful beach in Koh Lipe or even the best one to stay. One thing is for sure, some of the best hotels in Koh Lipe are in Sunrise Beach. If you can afford a room with a private swimming pool or beach bungalow, Sunrise Beach is the place. Traveling to Koh Lipe on a budget? Don’t panic, there are medium range and budget hotels in Sunrise Beach as well.
Facts about staying in Koh Lipe Sunrise Beach:
It’s the longest beach on the island, so depending on where you are staying, you might need to walk a little bit to get to the Walking Street (Koh Lipe’s commercial center). However, there are plenty of restaurants on the beach and on the streets around. Also, most of the hotels in Sunrise Beach have restaurants, offer massages, tours, water sports equipment rental, so you actually don’t need to leave the beach or the resort for anything. Sunrise Beach is the perfect place to get the taxi boats to Koh Adang, is where the cool Sea La Vie Bar is located (we love it), and on the northernmost point of the Sunrise Beach is Bulow Beach with stunning sunset views.
Our recommendations on where to stay in Sunrise Beach are below. We listed the best resorts in Koh Lipe, from luxury options to budget-friendly accommodation:
Private pool AND a sea view? It seems like you can get it all at Serendipity Koh Lipe! The resort’s gorgeous location and decor, plus the excellent staff and amenities, will make for an unforgettable stay at Sunrise Beach. Enjoy the fabulous breakfast in-room, then go for the on-site water sports available (such as snorkeling and canoeing) or simply relax with a massage. When you arrive at the resort, it’s easy to understand why some travelers would say it’s the best hotel in Koh Lipe.
Looking for a tropical vibe in an eco-friendly environment? Koh Lipe Castaway Resort calls you! Beautifully designed with natural materials that capture the ocean breeze, this resort offers excellent food and fantastic cocktails for you to sip while contemplating paradise. The helpful staff and many health & wellness facilities will have you wanting to stay longer. The Castaway Yoga and Meditation sessions during sunrise and sunset have fantastic reviews.
Surrounded by crystal clear waters, Lipe Beach Resort is very well located and an exceptional choice for your money. Laid-back atmosphere, comfy accommodations, full-body massages, and an excellent restaurant and bar… what else could you ask for? Couples super recommend this affordable and romantic hotel in Koh Lipe.
Where to stay in Sunset Beach, Koh Lipe
There is no mystery, any hotel in Sunset Beach will have the best sunset views on the island. But more than that, this super chilled beach offers a unique and relaxing vibe. This is one of the most hidden beaches in Koh Lipe, but you can quickly get in and out by foot or boat taxi. It not as long as Sunrise Beach, but it has enough space to enjoy the crystal clear water and work on your summer tan.
Facts about staying in Sunset Beach Koh Lipe:
The hotels in Sunset Beach are more secluded, you will see fewer people and will feel more in contact with nature. The accesses to the hotels and resorts in Sunset Beach are on the opposite way to Sunrise Beach and the Walking Street, which means that in general, it’s a quieter area. The only busy moment is the happy hour sessions when people come to the beach to have a drink and enjoy the sunset. If you are fond of vegetarian or vegan food, then you should consider booking your hotel at Sunset Beach. Benny’s on the Beach is located there, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Koh Lipe.
What we loved about Sunset Beach is that you can run through the forest from there, a beautiful trail to the highest point of the island. You can also walk over the rocks all the way to Bulow Beach and Sunrise Beach, a good work out session in paradise.
So here are our top picks of accommodation in Koh Lipe Sunset Beach:
As the name suggests, the Asara Resort sits on a private beach, so you can unwind away from the crowds. The elegant and spacious rooms have a sun terrace with a hot tub. The resort also features family rooms and a staff who will go above and beyond to attend guests’ desires and needs, whether it’s some outdoor activity or private transportation. If you want a chilled place to stay in Koh Lipe, you just found it.
Imagine having nature’s perfection at the reach of your door handle. At Bayview Hill in Sunset Beach you can, as the resort is really just right on the beach. Enjoy extraordinary views with delicious drinks and local dishes. Daily housekeeping will keep your rustic chalet always neat and cozy.
At Bayview Sunset you’ll find great service at a superb location without spending that much. Need more? The food on the beach bar is praised (a lot), there are family rooms available, and some units include a balcony and garden view. Guests can also enjoy activities such as hiking and cycling, or even rent a kayak.
Where to stay in Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe
Pattaya Beach is the first place you’ll see and experience on the island. The boats to Koh Lipe stop there, the immigration office, and the start of the Walking street is there as well. In summary, if you book a hotel in Pattaya Beach you’ll be well located. The beach is stunning, and if you want to relax and avoid the people coming from the boats, you can walk towards one of the ends of the beach that are tranquil and perfect for swimming and tanning.
Facts about staying in Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe:
An advantage of booking a hotel in Pattaya Beach is that you don’t need to carry your stuff too far. Koh Lipe is a small island with no cars, which means you will need to walk with your luggage all the way from the beach to your hotel. Some hotels in Koh Lipe offer pick-up service with a tricycle to take your bags to the properties. But if you book a resort in Pattaya Beach you won’t have to worry about that. Another positive aspect of choosing accommodation in Pattaya Beach is the food scene. You’ll find many restaurants on the beach and on the Walking Street.
Do you like a good night out? Then consider staying in Pattaya Beach, parties happen every night there. If you are a diver, keep in mind that most of the diving boats depart from this beach.
The accommodation in Pattaya Beach is very democratic, with luxury resorts, good hotels, beach bungalows, and cheap accommodation. Check below the best hotels in Koh Lipe Pattaya Beach:
High-end travelers will fall in love with Ananya Lipe Resort. Huge rooms, awesome pools (with all the amenities), impeccable service, amazing food, and close to some of the best spots for snorkeling. If you want to be pampered on your beach holiday, you just found your place.
Mali is a beautiful resort with rooms facing the stunning blue sea of the Pattaya Beach, as well as the vivid green of the property’s garden – from where you can have breakfast overlooking the ocean. Free coffee available all day long will keep you energized for some stand-up paddle (with the gear that you can borrow at no extra charge). This is of the most popular resorts in Koh Lipe because of its value for money and quality of service.
Only a few steps away from the beach, the Family Song Koh Lipe has simple yet charming and comfortable rooms in a quiet (and good) location. The staff is friendly, and the beachside restaurant serves excellent food. An excellent choice for a peaceful and affordable hotel in Koh Lipe.
Where to stay in Koh Lipe Walking Street
Koh Lipe Walking Street is the heart of the island, it starts at Pattaya Beach and ends at Sunrise Beach. It’s a small street but packed with great restaurants, yummy cafes, bars, massage parlors, a 7-eleven, ATMs, shops selling everything you might need, tour agencies, and diving centers. The only thing that is missing on the Walking Street is the beach, but from there you can easily walk to Sunrise, Sunset and Pattaya Beaches.
Facts about staying in Koh Lipe Walking Street:
Walking Street is a perfect address for backpackers or people who want to socialize. Most of the budget accommodation and hostels in Koh Lipe are located there, and of course, the bars and restaurants. It’s busy, so only stay in the Walking Street if you don’t mind a bit of noise. For a quieter experience, book your hotel in the streets around, they are more peaceful, and you’ll still be close to everything.
Keep in mind that most of the budget accommodations will offer rooms with fan and cold water, or rooms with air conditioning and hot water. Read the hotel description carefully before booking your hotel in Koh Lipe.
As being a busy and crowded area, there aren’t big resorts or hotels in the Walking Street. They are mostly small properties, guesthouses, and cool hostels, making it the right place for an affordable stay in Koh Lipe. Here are our favorite places to stay in Koh Lipe Walking Street:
Location, comfort (the beds are especially awesome), breakfast, and good service. As per guests’ compliments, everything is perfect at Bloom Cafe & Hostel. Super clean and organized facilities complete the reason why this is a top choice for backpackers in Koh Lipe.
The Street is a stylish hostel in Koh Lipe right on the Walking Street and near to Pattaya Beach. They don’t have breakfast but offer water, coffee, and lots of complimentary snacks for guests. The shared bathroom is equipped with a good shower, toiletries, and a hairdryer. Also, there’s a lovely atmosphere in the living room for travelers to mingle, which explains why it’s one of the best hostels in Koh Lipe.
Lipe Inn is an affordable hotel in Koh Lipe with a friendly vibe in the middle of the Walking Street. Expect big rooms with good air conditioning and comfy beds, making it a good value for your money. Fresh towels and free water every day! It’s central but still quiet, and it’s surrounded by delightful restaurants.
Our guide about where to stay in Koh Lipe ends here; hope you’ve found the perfect room. If you are still searching for a hotel in Koh Lipe, click here for Booking.com and Agoda, their reviews are trustworthy, and they usually have the best prices.
Our last advice is to book your accommodation in Koh Lipe in advance, especially if you are traveling between December and February. The island is small, and the best hotels in Koh Lipe get fully booked fast. But one thing is for sure, it doesn’t matter if you stay in Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach, Pattaya Beach or in the Walking Street, you will have an unforgettable holiday in Koh Lipe.
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