Ko Lipe

Where to stay: Ko Lipe

On Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach you’ll find a good mix of accommodation in the flashpacker, midrange and high-end brackets, but low-budget travellers will have to settle for inland options. Seclusion seekers should check out Sunset Beach or the western coves. While we don’t typically list places geared specifically to divers, scuba outfits such as Forra, Sanom Beach, Adang Sea, Satun Dive and Davy Jones Locker all offer accommodation as well. As a general rule, expect rates to spike by around 30% at peak times and drop by the same amount in the shoulder months.

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We have 28 places to stay in and around Ko Lipe.

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Where to stay on Ko Lipe?
Where to stay on Ko Lipe?

Our pick of the bunch

Sunrise Beach

Sunrise Beach is long and beautiful with a vibe that tends to be mellower than Pattaya Beach. Basic bungalows can still be scored for less than 1,000 baht at a couple of places (Gipsy, Varin Village), but most resorts fall into the midrange and high-end categories.

Pattaya Beach

Known for nightlife and soft white sand, Pattaya Beach hosts a few inexpensive bungalow spots along with several large and mostly bland midrange to high-end resorts. You can expect a lot of boat traffic, though roped-off areas fronting several resorts make it easy to swim safely. Nuzzling up to Walking Street and with several bars at the east end, much of Pattaya Beach is a lot livelier than Sunrise Beach after dark.

Cafe Lipe
Cafe Lipe

Stellar backpacker option

From 800 baht Walk-in

Mali Resort
Mali Resort

Our pick of the pricier spots

From 2,300 baht Walk-in

Daya Resort
Daya Resort

Budget beachfront shacks

From US$39 with Agoda

Seaside Resort
Seaside Resort

Simple and affordable

From US$46 with Agoda

Sunset Beach

Radical changes have taken place at Sunset Beach as the national park cleared out most of the beachfront land starting in 2014. The small resorts that remain are worth considering if you like a quiet scene and don’t mind a 15-minute trek to Walking Street.

Time to Chill House
Time to Chill House

Slick family-size houses

From US$30 with Agoda

Cozy Cove Resort
Cozy Cove Resort

Cheap rooms in a quiet spot

From 600 baht Walk-in

Phuritra Resort
Phuritra Resort

Friendly with unusual rooms

From US$37 with Agoda

The western coves

Seclusion seekers will find some interesting small resorts each fronting its own patch of sand at a handful of coves rimming Lipe’s western peninsula.

Walking Street and inland

Inland options worth considering include hostels, a bare-bones camping spot and small hotels and guesthouses offering air-con digs for cheaper than the beach resorts. Lipe is so small that the nearest beach is never more than a five-minute walk from any of these places.

Koh Lipe Homestay
Koh Lipe Homestay

Homely with great-value air-con

From US$29 with Agoda

Gecko Lipe Island Resort
Gecko Lipe Island Resort

Forest bungalows near the action

From US$43 with Agoda

Lipe Camping Zone
Lipe Camping Zone

Not the Twilight Zone but close

From US$15 with Agoda

Ricci House
Ricci House

All the creature comforts

From US$34 with Agoda

Shanti Hostel
Shanti Hostel

Dorms just off Walking Street

From US$67 with Agoda

The Reef
The Reef

Good-value guesthouse

From US$68 with Agoda