Pattaya Beach is Koh Lipe’s most popular beach. With white sand, clear water and a diverse selection of resorts, bars and restaurants, Pattaya Beach has a lot to offer travellers seeking sun, sand and relaxation.
Koh Lipe Longtail © argenberg
The closest beach to Koh Lipe’s Walking Street, Pattaya Beach is where you’ll arrive on the island from Pak Bara or Langkawi. Pattaya Beach has the largest selection of accommodation on Koh Lipe and can become quite crowded during the December to February peak season.
Although the boat traffic makes Pattaya Beach less of a swimming and snorkelling beach than nearby Sunrise Beach, the clear and peaceful water makes Pattaya Beach a good place to relax and enjoy the day.
Some small rock formations towards the end of the beach are suitable for snorkelling. Most of Koh Lipe’s upmarket resorts are located on Pattaya Beach, making it one of the best beaches on the island for luxury travellers.
It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk from Pattaya Beach to Sunrise Beach on the opposite side of Koh Lipe.
Best Hotels on Pattaya Beach
- Bundhaya Villas
Bundhaya Villas is an upmarket villa resort on Pattaya Beach with a large swimming pool. All of the villas are equipped with free Wi-Fi, with some offering great views over the ocean and direct access to the beach.
- Bundhaya Resort
Located next to Bundhaya Villas, Bundhaya Resort offers a selection of bungalows in a quiet and peaceful garden setting. The resort is located right beside the beach and offers beachfront dining for guests.
- Akira Lipe Resort
Akira Lipe Resort is a modern four star resort on Pattaya Beach with a great selection of luxury rooms, suites and private bungalows. The resort has a large lap pool, making it a great place to relax close to Koh Lipe’s most popular beach.
- Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa is a large four star resort at the western end of Pattaya Beach. The resort has a great selection of rooms, suites and units with easy access to the beach and an outdoor swimming pool.
- Green View Beach Resort
Green View Beach Resort is a cheap and simple bungalow resort located right in the centre of Pattaya Beach. Rooms are extremely simple and reasonably clean, although the simple huts and beachside location make insects an issue in common areas.
Snorkelling and diving are two of the biggest attractions on Koh Lipe, although there’s lots to do on the island. From dive sites to scenic viewpoints and walks, learn about the best things to do on Koh Lipe.