Sunrise Beach is Koh Lipe’s largest beach. Located on the eastern side of the island, Sunrise Beach is a long white sand beach with clear water and two small islands — Koh Kra and Koh Usen, both of which are popular for snorkelling — located just off the coast.
Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe © jpdavidsonimages
Clear, calm water makes Sunrise Beach the most popular beach on Koh Lipe for snorkelling, with several vendors offering snorkelling equipment rental. The beach has a more laid back, peaceful atmosphere than busier Pattaya Beach.
There are several resorts built along Sunrise Beach, ranging from cheap bungalow resorts to upmarket villas. The beach has a small selection of restaurants and bars, with more options available a short walk away on Walking Street.
At the northern end of Sunrise Beach, you’ll find Karma Beach — a smaller, quieter and more isolated beach with a long sand spit that extends into the Andaman Sea.
Best Hotels on Sunrise Beach
- Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort is a four star resort located right on Sunrise Beach. The resort’s spacious and luxurious units are nicely decorated with modern furniture, equipped with free Wi-Fi and are perfect for accessing the beach.
- Anda Resort
Anda Resort is an upmarket three star resort on Sunrise Beach. With over 26 rooms and 13 bungalows and villas, Anda Resort is one of the largest resorts on Sunrise Beach. The resort offers easy access to Sunrise Beach and has a large swimming pool for guests.
- Wapi Resort
Wapi Resort is a modern three star resort located right in the centre of Sunrise Beach. A large selection of bungalows, from compact units to family bungalows with several beds, are available for guests. All rooms at Wapi Resort have free Wi-Fi.
- Lipe Power Beach Resort
Lipe Power Beach Resort is a clean, comfortable and affordable resort on Sunrise Beach. The resort has a selection of bungalows, many of which offer views of the ocean, as well as a small swimming pool that overlooks the beach.
- Kaixolipe Resort
Kaixolipe Resort is a small resort on Sunrise Beach with a selection of inexpensive, comfortable bungalows. The resort is simple but more than comfortable enough for an enjoyable stay, with a great view over the beach and friendly staff.
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.