Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui is the best spot on the island for an amazing Koh Samui sunset. Here’s all you need to know before witnessing the firey Thai skies!
Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui is on the West coast of the island and is easily reachable thanks to the well maintained main road that loops around Samui.
We stayed in the Chaweng area of Koh Samui and rented a scooter for 150 Baht per day. This gave us access to the whole island!
It’s roughly an hour drive around the outside from Chaweng to Lipa Noi Beach, although we recommend breaking it up by stopping at Namuang Waterfalls.
If you’re looking for transport to and from Koh Samui, you can pre-book all of your Lomprayah transfers.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui Entrance Fee
It is free to visit this beach.
Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui + Tips
The best time to visit Koh Samui is between the months of December and March, when the weather is most settled.
The hottest month of the year is June, with temperatures reaching 33°c.
This is one of the quieter beaches on Koh Samui and not as commercial as some of them if you prefer to avoid crowds.
There was a fair amount of debris washed up on the beach but it is still worth a visit.
Definitely a good spot for sunset if nothing else.
What To Pack
What To Expect At Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui
Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui is not the first beach on everyones list when visiting the popular Thai island.
We however, received a lot of messages through Instagram advising us to head over to the west coast just before golden hour to hopefully catch some colours in the sky!
So over we went, and broke up the day by visiting the incredible Namuang Waterfalls before arriving at Lipa Noi Beach at around 6pm.
It was a little confusing to find the entrance, so we ended up dumping our bike on the side of the road and hopping through the back of some palm trees.
The beach gradually slopes into the ocean and is said to be great for swimming. The white sand is firm and would be nice for a beach walk, although there was some debris scattered about.
There are a few small restaurants on the beach where you can get, amongst other things, amazing coconut shakes.
It was a race for us to get to the beach for our first and final Koh Samui sunset!
The stretch of sand was completely bare and we were the only people in sight just as the colours came through.
The beach wasn’t perfect but the setting made for a romantic end to our final night on Koh Samui!
Luxury – Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui
Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui offers tropical villas with a private pool and free WiFi.
It has a main infinity pool, two on-site restaurants and pampering spa treatments.
Luxurious ocean-facing villas come with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, iPod dock and sun loungers.
The large en suite bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower stall.
Tango Luxe Beach Villa Samui is a 5-minute drive from Seatran Ferry Pier, which offers transfers to Koh Phangan. It is 1.9 miles from Samui International Airport.
Mid-Budget – Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana
Located along Chaweng Road, the charming Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana features cosy and comfortable rooms with free WiFi.
Offering 2 dining options, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool with pool bar.
Just 550 yards from the beach, the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Samui International Airport. Samui Ferry Terminal is a 30-minute drive away.
The Thai-style rooms come with wooden flooring and furnishings. Each room has a tea/coffee maker, a safe deposit box and a minibar.
Guests enjoy satellite channels on a flat-screen TV. An en suite bathroom comes with a shower.
Budget – Arina Boutique Residence
Just off Chaweng Beach Road, the family-run Arina Boutique Residence offers cosy rooms decorated with traditional Thai artwork.
Providing free Wi-Fi, it is just 2 minutes’ drive from central Chaweng. Arina Residence is a 30-minute drive from Nathon Ferry Pier and a 45-minute drive from Tong Yang Ferry Port.
Koh Samui Airport is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Decorated with dark wood furnishings, rooms at Arina feature a private balcony and a 29-inch flat-screen cable/satellite TV.
For more places to stay in Koh Samui, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.