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Lipa Bay Resort

Compact but friendly

79/4 Moo 2, Lipa Noi T: (077) 485 689, (083) 636 4846 F: (077) 485 644

Lipa Bay Resort

If you're after a small friendly resort, Lipa Bay Resort, roughly at the centre of Lipa Noi beach, with a small though tempting beachfront horizon pool backing onto some spacious wooden chalets and a two-storey hotel building, is worth a look.

Two types of accommodation are available here. Down towards the water are two rows of tightly packed wooden chalets, then at the rear of the resort, above the reception area, is a modern hotel-style building with more affordable rooms which make up for what they lack in style with solid water views.

A garden bungalow from the pathway...

A garden bungalow from the pathway... Photo: Stuart McDonald

Down in the rooms near the water, the bungalow wall facing the walkway is entirely glass floor to ceiling doors that can be opened, but because the rooms are so tightly built in, you'll not get much of a breeze and also you'll also be waving to your neighbours as they wander past. This aside, the bungalows are very decently sized inside, if a bit dated; the shell and pebble encrusted bathroom wall is memorable. The hotel-style rooms at rear are more modern and better executed and they're also a good deal cheaper – plus there is the view. So room choice here basically boils down to spacious but crammed Thai style chalet with no view or modern hotel style with a view.

The pool is moderately sized, but very well situated by the beach and the restaurant is directly behind it. Staff were friendly and chatty when we visited. While Lipa Bay Resort is more or less at the centre of Lipa Noi bay, it is actually at the northern end of the "village", just to the north of Nikki Beach Resort, meaning there are restaurants and so on within walking distance of here.

...and from within. Note the proximity of the other room.

...and from within. Note the proximity of the other room. Photo: Stuart McDonald

While there are a few more properties dotted along the northern reaches of the bay, you'll really need your own transport to make the most of them. If you're looking for somewhere more affordable that's resort style, Kanokburi to the south of here is similarly priced (and dated) but worth a look, while for a bit more, Lipa Lodge to the north of here, is worth every single extra baht.

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Last updated on 24th September, 2016.

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Lipa Bay Resort
79/4 Moo 2, Lipa Noi
T: (077) 485 689, (083) 636 4846 F: (077) 485 644

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