Sunset Beach is a relaxing beach located on the western side of Koh Lipe. The smallest of the island’s three major beaches, Sunset Beach has a relaxed, laid back feel that makes it a great choice for travellers seeking peace and quiet.
Ao Sunset beach, Koh Lipe © argenberg
Approximately half a kilometre long, Sunset Beach is smaller than Pattaya Beach and Sunrise Beach. The beach has fewer resorts and hotels than the island’s other beaches, but has a good selection of inexpensive bungalows aimed at backpackers.
As its name suggests, Sunset Beach is a great place to catch a beautiful sunset while visiting Koh Lipe. From Sunset Beach, it’s a 10 minute walk to the island’s Walking Street and another five to 10 minutes to Sunrise or Pattaya Beach.
Karma Beach, which connects Sunset Beach with Sunrise Beach, is located at the northern end of Sunset Beach and is accessible on foot.
Best Hotels on Sunset Beach
- Mountain Resort
Mountain Resort is a large bungalow and villa resort located at the north end of Sunset Beach and close to the smaller Karma Beach. The resort has a large swimming pool and selection of clean and spacious bungalows with free Wi-Fi.
- Lipe Sunset Beach Resort
Located close to the northern end of Sunset Beach, Lipe Sunset Beach Resort is a quiet and peaceful bungalow resort. Accommodation is clean and somewhat utilitarian but offers direct access to one of Koh Lipe’s most relaxing beaches.
- Smuggler’s Hideaway Resort
With just two villas available for rent, Smuggler’s Hideaway Resort is one of the smallest resorts on Koh Lipe. The two villas are clean, spacious and comfortable, with direct access to a beach so quiet it’s almost exclusively yours.
- Sawan Resort
Sawan Resort is an upmarket bungalow resort with fantastic views over Sunset Beach and the Andaman Sea. The small resort has a selection of stylish bungalows aimed at couples, some of which have open decks overlooking the sea.
- Pitiusas Beach Resort
Pitiusas Beach Resort is a small, modern resort at the southern end of Sunset Beach. With just five small bungalows and villas, direct beach access and a café and dining area overlooking the beach, Pitiusas Beach Resort is a quiet, relaxing and affordable accommodation choice.
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.