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Lipa Noi

Coconut trees, beachside villas…and that's about it! Lipa Noi on the island of Koh Samui really is the perfect place to get away from just about everything.

Catering for a slightly older crowd and those travelling with families, Lipa Noi offers unadulterated relaxation, free from the non-stop partying Koh Samui and its neighbour islands are famous (or infamous) for. This part of Samui is also popular among those arriving by car ferry from the mainland; the Raja ferry stops just south of here, making it the perfect first stop on an island tour.

The beach at Lipa Noi is idyllic with its pure white sand and clear, cool waters. The seabed here is flat and free of coral, so it's also a particularly safe spot for the kids to swim, as well as being ideal for watersports such as sailboarding and kayaking. Those who prefer to remain on dry land can indulge in some intensive relaxation, or expend some of that sun-induced energy on a game of volleyball.

Apart from the beach itself, there's really not much else around Lipa Noi – hence its reputation as the perfect place to escape – but, if the kids are starting to get itchy feet, you could take them on a trip through the coconut plantations, or head up into the hills to visit Paradise Park Farm. Not only is this home to hundreds of local and foreign birds, it also has a pool which comes complete with arguably the best panoramic views on all of Koh Samui.

There are a wide variety of eateries in the resorts scattered around Lipa Noi. Head over to local institution Big John Seafood to see what all the fuss is about, and have your meal al fresco while watching the sun sink beneath the waters of the Ang Thong National Park.

Lipa Noi is located on the western coast of Koh Samui, just to the north of the Raja ferry terminal.

Top hotels in Lipa Noi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
5 out of 5

Located in Koh Samui, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lipa Noi Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Taling Ngam Beach. Raja ...

4.4/5Excellent! (212 reviews)

"all staff here serve the customer with spirit service (look at my eye, smile , say "Sawadee Kha'" ) and very active to respond to my questions/requests. Place and room are good for relaxing and for Holliday"…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Open Mind Samui Naturist Resort - Adults Only
Open Mind Samui Naturist Resort - Adults Only
3 out of 5

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lipa Noi Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ko Samui Hospital and Nathon Beach. Paradise Park Farm ...

Open Mind Samui Naturist Resort - Adults Only
The Siam Residence Boutique Resort
The Siam Residence Boutique Resort
4 out of 5
The price is P3,366 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Samui resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lipa Noi Beach and Ko Samui Hospital. Nathon Beach and Hin Laad Waterfall are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
Peaceful resort

"Hotel was lovely. Staff amazing and could not do enough for us. The only down side was the beach. The sand was black and bog like in places when the tide went out"…"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

The Siam Residence Boutique Resort

Popular places to visit in Lipa Noi

Lamai Beach
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Lamai Beach

Relax on one of Koh Samui’s most beautiful beaches, enjoy a massage in one of the many resorts and explore the surrounding picturesque fishing villages and temples.

Bo Phut Beach
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Bo Phut Beach

Genuine Thai with a Mediterranean vibe. Stay in one of the oldest villages on Koh Samui, where anything goes, from Chinese teahouses to funky young bars.

Chaweng Noi Beach
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Chaweng Noi Beach

Party with the crowds by night and escape them by day; get the best of both worlds in peaceful, accessible Chaweng Noi.

Nathon Pier
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Nathon Pier

Jutting out from the west coast of the island, this busy pier is the main entry and exit point for visitors to Koh Samui.

Fisherman's Village Plaza
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Fisherman's Village Plaza

If you want to catch a glimpse of Koh Samui before tourism development, visit this wonderfully well-kept street of 19th-century Chinese shop-houses and French architecture.

Silver Beach
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Silver Beach

Set amid swaying palm trees and turquoise water is this postcard-perfect beach is ideal for relaxing on soft golden sand, swimming in warm water and enjoying breathtaking sunrises.

Top things to do in Lipa Noi

Classic Thai Yachts Sunset Boutique Cruise to Ang Thong Park
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Classic Thai Yachts Sunset Boutique Cruise to Ang Thong Park

100% of travellers recommend
P5,212
Per adult
Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Seatran Discovery Ferry
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Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Seatran Discovery Ferry

P567
Per adult
Travstore Original Samui Discovery-Shared Half Day City Tour
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Travstore Original Samui Discovery-Shared Half Day City Tour

P1,266
Per adult
Just Jungle Eco-Safari Tour in Koh Samui
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Just Jungle Eco-Safari Tour in Koh Samui

80% of travellers recommend
P1,895
Per adult
Day Trip to Angthong Marine Park by Speed Boat from Koh Samui
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Day Trip to Angthong Marine Park by Speed Boat from Koh Samui

78% of travellers recommend
P2,961
Per adult
Phuket to Koh Samui by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran
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Phuket to Koh Samui by Lomprayah Coach and High Speed Catamaran

80% of travellers recommend
P1,816
Per adult
Lamai Beach which includes a beach

Koh Samui

Koh Samui featuring a luxury hotel or resort and signage

Na Thon

Pangka Beach showing a beach, tropical scenes and landscape views

Taling Ngam

Nathon Pier which includes boating as well as an individual male

Ang Thong