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Lipa Noi

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Running roughly south to north from Taling Ngam to Nathon, beautiful Lipa Noi has to be one of the most underrated beaches on Ko Samui, with calm crystal waters and a fine, yellow to white sand backing onto coconut plantations and a smattering of places to stay.

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Lipa Noi curves around to the west at its southern end, where there is a small Thai naval base, but for most of its length it is north-south running, and while you can't see the Five Islands from here, the sunsets can still be tremendous.

Calm waters. Photo taken in or around Lipa Noi, Ko Samui, Thailand by Stuart McDonald.

Calm waters. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Budget travellers will find Lipa Noi's accommodation a bit lacking, but those with a little more to spend should find the options available sufficient for a lazy stay by the beach. If your budget won't allow for a stay, Lipa Noi still makes for a good daytrip and we suggest basing yourself at Think Retro Cafe, which has a cool ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)

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