Koh Lipe has a wide variety of hotels, from cheap and simple beach bungalows to upmarket resorts. Below are our recommendations for where to stay on Koh Lipe in the luxury, mid range and basic hotel categories.
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Most of Koh Lipe’s accommodation can be found near the island’s three main beaches: Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach. There are also a few small resorts near Karma Beach on the island’s northern tip.
Although Koh Lipe is less crowded than many of Thailand’s other islands, the island gets busy during the November to April high season. If you’re travelling at time time of year, book ahead of time to avoid being left without a suitable place to stay once you arrive on the island.
Best Luxury Hotels on Koh Lipe
- Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort is a luxurious four star resort on Sunrise Beach. The resort’s 38 rooms range from comfortable 36 square metre rooms with garden or mountain views to spacious and luxurious suites with direct views of the sea.
With a large swimming pool right beside the beach, beautiful garden grounds, excellent dining and a selection of loungers right on the sand, Idyllic Concept Resort is a great place to stay on Koh Lipe if you’re seeking a luxurious holiday.
- The Cliff Sunset Beach Resort
The Cliff Sunset Beach Resort is a luxurious boutique resort on Sunset Beach. With just 11 rooms, including an incredible villa with fantastic views over the ocean, The Cliff is one of the smallest luxury resorts on Koh Lipe.
Rooms at The Cliff range from small but comfortable garden bungalows to a luxurious ocean villa with a private jacuzzi. The resort’s isolated location makes it a quiet place to stay, albeit quite far from nearby restaurants.
- Bundhaya Villas
Bundhaya Villas is a large resort located on Koh Lipe’s popular Pattaya Beach. A wide variety of extremely spacious rooms are available, with even the hotel’s smallest rooms offering more than 60 square metres of space.
The hotel’s beautiful beachfront bungalows offer direct access to Pattaya Beach and incredible views over the sea. With a large outdoor swimming pool, Bundhaya Villas has some of the best facilities of any resort on Koh Lipe.
- Akira Lipe Resort
Akira Lipe Resort is an extremely modern resort on Pattaya Beach. The resort has a selection of rooms and bungalows, ranging from 52 square metre Silver Suite rooms to the stylish Diamond Bungalow, which comes equipped with its own jacuzzi.
Modern architecture and furnishings and the resort’s large lap pool give Akira Lipe Resort a high end, luxurious feel. The resort is conveniently located on Pattaya Beach, close to the area’s top restaurants and bars.
- Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Built in 2009, Sita Beach Resort & Spa is slightly older than the other high end resorts that have popped up on Koh Lipe in recent years. The resort has a number of clean and well maintained rooms, ranging from Double Rooms to a comfortable Honeymoon Suite with a private jacuzzi.
Sita Beach Resort & Spa is located on Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe’s most popular beach, making it a convenient choice for visitors that want to step right off the boat to their hotel and stay close to the action for their entire stay.
Best Mid Range Hotels on Koh Lipe
- Sawan Resort
Sawan Resort is a three star resort on Sunset Beach. With just five traditional wooden villas for guests, Sawan Resort is one of the smallest resorts on Sunset Beach, offering an intimate and relaxing feel that can be difficult to find elsewhere on the island.
The resort’s villas are crafted from wood and have a relaxed, natural feel. Fantastic views over the beach and — as the name would suggest — incredible sunsets make Sawan Resort a great choice for couples seeking a quieter, more private holiday.
- San Pita Resort
San Pita Resort is a modern, mid range resort that’s a short walk from Sunrise Beach. Rooms are tastefully decorated in a modern style and range from simple double rooms to a large family suite that’s suitable for up to four people, all of which are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
With an outdoor pool and a convenient location near one of Koh Lipe’s nicest beaches, San Pita Resort is a great choice for guests seeking a clean, comfortable place to stay at a reasonable price.
- Ricci House Resort
Ricci House Resort is a mid range bungalow resort in the interior of Koh Lipe. Although it’s not located right on the beach, the resort is within walking distance of Sunrise Beach and offers a convenient location and clean, comfortable bungalows at a reasonable price.
The resort’s bungalows are reasonably spacious and offer relaxing views of the garden. There is also a family room available, which sleeps four. A short walk from Koh Lipe’s Walking Street and many of the island’s most popular restaurants, Ricci House is a conveniently located choice.
- Wapi Resort
Located right on Sunrise Beach and less than 10 minutes from the island’s Walking Street, Wapi Resort is a comfortable and clean bungalow resort with a selection of units suitable for couples, solo travellers and families.
With a fantastic location right on the beach, Wapi Resort is ideal for snorkelling or relaxing by the beach and enjoying the sun. Free Wi-Fi is available in all of the units and rental bicycles are available for guests that want to explore the island.
- Mountain Resort
Mountain Resort is a three star resort located in the north of Koh Lipe. With a large swimming pool and 105 rooms and bungalows, Mountain Resort is one of the largest resorts in the area and a convenient choice for guests seeking a peaceful, beautiful location.
The resort’s location at the northern tip of the island makes it easy to access both Sunrise and Sunset Beach. The Mountain Restaurant, which offers fantastic views over the ocean, serves a mixed menu of Western and Thai dishes.
- Lipe Power Beach Resort
Lipe Power Beach Resort is a mid range resort located on Sunrise Beach. The resort has direct access to the beach and offers a selection of bungalows aimed at couples, solo travellers and families.
The island’s Walking Street is a short distance from the resort and easy to access. Lipe Power Beach Resort has a small outdoor swimming pool, although the real star of the show here is its excellent access to the beach.
- Anda Resort
Anda Resort is a large three star resort on Sunrise Beach. With 110 rooms ranging from simple bungalows to larger beachfront villas, Anda Resort offers a great selection of accommodation for solo travellers and couples.
Open since 2009, Anda Resort’s rooms are modern and comfortable, although some guests have reported issues with cleanliness. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, although connection speeds are often on the slow side due to the island’s limited infrastructure.
Best Budget Hotels on Koh Lipe
- Lipe Inn
Lipe Inn is a cheap and simple hotel located on Koh Lipe’s Walking Street, a short walk from the island’s most popular restaurants and bars. Rooms are simple, spacious, clean and comfortable enough to offer great value for money.
The hotel is a short walk from Sunrise Beach, with Pattaya Beach also accessible on foot. All 11 rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi.
- Gipsy 2 Bungalows
Gipsy 2 Bungalows is another budget accommodation option on Walking Street. A variety of bamboo bungalows are available for guests, offering a convenient location and surroundings that give a taste of Koh Lipe’s jungle environment.
Pattaya Beach and Sunrise Beach are both located within walking distance of the resort, as are numerous restaurants and local shops. Despite being close to Walking Street, the resort is quiet after dark and a great value option for rest and relaxation.
- Gecko Lipe Resort
With 22 bungalows, Gecko Lipe Resort is one of the larger budget resorted located around the island’s Walking Street. The resort’s bungalows are equipped with fans and well shaded from the sun, making them cool and comfortable throughout the year.
As with other budget bungalow resorts on Koh Lipe, mosquitoes are present throughout most of the resort, although most rooms are well maintained and protected. Bring mosquito spray if you plan on spending time in the resort’s common areas.
- Lipe Sunset Beach Resort
With just eight rooms and a fantastic location right on Sunset Beach, Lipe Sunset Beach Resort is a great low-cost option for couples and solo travellers that want to enjoy Koh Lipe while being away from the hustle and bustle of the island.
The resort’s bungalows are clean and simple, equipped with free Wi-Fi and offer great views of the beach and ocean. Although the resort’s remote surroundings make mosquitoes an issue, all rooms are equipped with mosquito nets and are well protected.