Lipa Noi beach has sugary white sand, a tropical paradise. It is much quieter than Chaweng. It’s great for families, with shallow water for paddling. It’s a very relaxing and peaceful beach. It’s not chosen by those who want to party from dusk ‘til dawn and for those that choose it, that’s the appeal.
What to do
The area itself is quiet and surrounded by coconut plantations, but there are some highlights aside from the gorgeous beach. It’s also only a short drive from livelier areas.
Wat Samut Tharam
This golden temple sits on its own beachfront plot of land. It’s worth a visit and is open to visitors.
You are just ten minutes away from the town of Nathon. The area is primarily popular with locals. You’ll find ATM’s, souvenirs and convenience stores and the main Post Office here. It’s also home to the main ferry port.
Dusit Dhewa Samui Cultural Centre and Fine Art of South East Asia
The centre is fascinating – the work of Thai national Khun Chart depicts all the cultures of the region through Thai history. You’ll discover stone statues, jungle gardens and if you’re lucky you can arrange for Khun Chart to give you a guided tour.
Eats and Drinks
Lipa Noi has a quiet and laid back atmosphere. There are a handful of restaurants on the beach like The Mango Tree and the Think and Retro café where you can relax and watch the sun go down. Although the area is also famous for being home to luxury beach club Nikki Beach.
This world famous brand has a luxury beach club in Koh Samui that has the capacity to hold up to 3000 guests. They have regular nights that you can make reservations for like cinema on the sands – an evening of film and fine dining on the beach and Sunday Brunch with a live saxophonist and mouthwatering food. They also stage large events to celebrate like their New Years Eve Masquerade ball.
Lipa Noi is home to some of the most luxurious beachfront villas in Samui. Here are some of our hot picks:
This magnificent villa is nestled on a palm-fringed, white sand beach. It has its own tennis courts and children’s playground. Waimarie is serviced by five resident staff and includes the services of an on-site chef. It’s a perfect tropical getaway for large groups or large families as it sleeps up to 10.
This villa has breathtaking views of the National Marine Park and Five Islands. This large and spacious beachfront villa has two infinity swimming pools and a pool bar. Alfresco dining here, with the excellent views create unforgettable holiday memories.
A secluded 3 bedroom glass front contemporary villa, you’re literally just a footstep onto the sandy beachfront. This stylish family villa is perfect if you want the luxury of a large villa with just three bedrooms. It has its own infinity pool and a private chef or chauffeur is available on request.