Koh Lipe( Maldives of Thailand )
麗貝島 ( 泰國馬爾代夫 )
There are over 60 guesthouses on the island. While some places may charge as little as 500 baht for very basic accommodation in the high season, these guesthouses sell out quickly. Most places will charge 1,000 baht+. Some hotels will have a sign advertising cheaper rates, but when you go inside to inquire, those rooms will inevitably be unavailable.
** Pattaya Beach **
( Pattaya Beach )
One of the nicest places to stay on the island.
From 6,800 baht.
(on the path from Pattaya Beach to Sunrise Beach, 100 m from the beach)
Open Nov-May. Laundry service, satellite TV, mini mart.
Fan room: 850 to 1,250 baht.
( West end of Pattaya Beach)
Open November to May. 13 spacious bungalows set around a garden. Some bungalows are right on the beach. There is a restaurant that serves Mediterranean “family style” cuisine and a nice reception/coffee lounge area that features chill music and serves fruit smoothies.
Fan room: 1,000 to 1,500 baht;
Fan cottage: 1,200 to 2,500 baht.
( Middle of the island, about 400 m from Pattaya Beach and 200 m from Sunrise Beach.)
Open November to May. Cheap bungalows in middle of the island. There are about 20 fan bungalows and 3 family rooms set among the garden-like jungle. Balcony, mosquito nets, bed, bathroom inside. Electricity 24/7.
Fan room: 500 to 800 baht;
Fan cottage family room, 4 persons: 1,000 to 1,500 baht.
( Southernmost resort on Pattaya Beach )
Open all year. 80 bungalows. Fan rooms are in the back of the site and are grotty. Resort services include: snorkel and dive trips, mini mart, Internet, and laundry. There is a large open air restaurant and bar with a fantastic view of the beach. Breakfast is included. Decent exchange rates for major currencies.
Fan room: 600 to 1,300 baht;
Fan cottage: 900 to 1,900 baht;
Air-con room: 750 to 1,700 baht;
Air-con cottage: 1,800 to 9,000 baht.
( Centre of Pattaya Beach )
5 cute all-bamboo bungalows with fans, mosquito nets and verandas. Run by Bee and Darius. Homey atmosphere, friendly people. Restaurant features shaded tables right off the beach and serves healthy food like home-made bread, muesli, yoghurt as well as Thai food, and the best coffee and muesli / yoghurt for breakfast with shaded tables right off the beach.
Bungalows: 500-1,500 baht.
( West end of Pattaya Beach )
Open November to May. Several fan bungalows close to the beach. Exteriors are painted in bright, sunny colours and have verandahs looking out onto lovely gardens. Bathrooms have cold water only. There is a very popular seafood restaurant. It's run by a local family, the Chao Ley fishermen who bring their daily catch up the beach and serve it in the evenings. Its quite a large resort with at least 20 bungalows or more. The family live at the top and bottom entrances so there is some security including the guard dogs. From this resort you can walk into the next one run by an Italian and have a great breakfast and pizza for lunch. One of the staff is called Bing and is a cool young guy, very helpful.
Fan room: 1,000 to 1,200 baht ( low season price 350 baht );
Fan cottage: 1,200 to 1,400 baht.
Leepae Resort (Lee Pae Resort)
( A few minutes walk west of the footpath to the centre and east side of the island.)
Attractively designed, with wooden clapboard siding and glass doors. Fan rooms are cramped, basic, and pretty grimy. Air-con rooms are more spacious. Most units shaded by trees, which helps with the heat. Room rates include breakfast for two. All air-con rooms have hot showers & cable TV.
Fan bungalow: 700 to 900 baht;
Air-con bungalow: 1,400 to 1,800 baht;
Air-con beachfront: 2,300 to 2,900 baht;
Air-con beach front family: 2,800 to 3,600 baht.
( Far west end of Pattaya Beach )
Open November to May. Incredible views. The concrete bungalows are particularly unattractive, musty and damp, with splotches of mould on the walls. The bamboo huts are quite a bit brighter and tidier. To get to your room, you'll have to clamber over a maze of steps, stairs, and muddy paths. Open high season only.
Fan bungalow: 1,000 baht.
Varin Beach Resort
( Middle of Pattaya Beach, next to the path to Sunrise Beach and the village )
Open all year. 100 bungalows in many different sizes. All rooms have 24 hour electricity, big windows, en suite bathrooms, towels, and a private terrace with chairs. The beds are reasonably comfortable and the pillows are divine. Longhouse rooms are the cheapest, but there's no soundproofing whatsoever. The air-conditioned villa has fridge and a TV with satellite channels. Resort services include Internet, massage, bar and restaurant. Air-con room rates include breakfast of fried rice, eggs, fried noodles, fruit. Villas have hot showers.
From 1,500 baht.
** Sunrise Beach **
Adang Sea Divers
( Behind Sunrise Restaurant, next to Varin Village )
Open all year. Brand new bungalows: 5 small cozy double fan rooms. Private fully equipped bathroom with hot/cold shower, kettle for tea and coffee in the room, terrasse on the garden side. Bungalows are cleaned and towels are provided. The resort recycles its grey water and most of its wastes. Packages for accommodation and dives.
Bungalows 800-1,600 baht ( depending on season )
( At the south end of Sunrise Beach )
Open all year, Castaway is a stylish and comfortable accommodation on Ko Lipe. It has 43 wooden stilt bungalows with large decks with hammocks, some directly on the beach. Hmong blankets drape over the roomy beds, and fabric lanterns hang in the corner of the rooms. Cold water showers only. The bar and restaurant serves BBQ, Thai, and Western food. It's a nice place to chill out day or night with a cocktail. Also available are daily yoga sessions at 07:00 and 16:30.
Bungalows 800 to 5,000 baht;
House: 2,000 to 6,000 baht.
Forra Bamboo Resort & Restaurant
( Sunrise Beach )
Open all year. 18 well-designed, spacious bungalows, built from natural materials. Every bungalow has one four-poster bamboo double bed or two platform-raised bunk beds with mosquito net and a large terrace and sea view. Some bungalows have a mezzanine floor with an upper window (for a good view!) and the option of a second bed. Each bungalow has a fan (electricity 08:00-10:30 and 17:30-24:00). Bungalows to sleep 1-4 people available. Advance reservations only accepted from divers. Restaurant serves home-made pizzas and cool drinks. Staff were indifferent and weren't interested in doing their job.
Bungalows: 800 to 1,600 baht with a 25% discount available on the bungalow on the days that you dive with Forra..
( Next to Forra dive resort )
Open November to May. Two rows of thatched huts running off of the beach. Rooms are compact but attractive, with bamboo walls, big beds draped in mosquito netting, sunny open-air bathrooms. It can be a little difficult to track down management.
Half-concrete / half-bamboo bungalow: 850 baht;
Concrete bungalow: 1600 baht.
Tarutao Cabana Resort
One of the cheapest hotels on the island. Open all year round. Managed by by Tigerline Travel -- the operators of the ferry service between Lipe and Langkawi, Malaysia. The bungalows are well-constructed and there is 24 hour electricity and all bungalows have a private porch, all with daily towel service and Western breakfast at the restaurant. The air-con bungalows have hot water and satellite TV. The on-site Chao Lay Coffee Shop serves only halal food to accommodate Malaysian Muslim visitors.
Fan bungalow: 300 to 750 baht;
Air-con bungalow: 600 to 1,750 baht;
Family room: 800 to 2,400 baht;
Tent: 500 baht.
Ten Moons Lipe Resort
( Southern end of Sunrise Beach )
checkin: 12.00; checkout: 10.00. Open all year. Bungalows are built at the beachfront and on a hill overlooking the bay. A perfect destination on Thailand's southernmost island, with just that little bit of extra nature and luxury set on it's own private beach. Bungalows are outfitted with kingsize beds with aircon and fan, flatscreen tv, free wifi, fridge, mosquito screened windows and sliding doors and have Western bathrooms with hot water. Bar and restaurant are on the premises
Aircon bungalow: from 3000 baht.
( South Sunrise Beach )
Spacious and comfortable bungalows with fans (no air-conditioning) and private bathrooms (cold water only). The friendly local owners also run a restaurant there that is only open in high season (mid-November to mid-May). They serve breakfast, coffee, drinks, seafood, and Thai-style fried fish. A few plastic tables are set up on the sand.
Bungalows from 750 baht in low-season.
Koh Lipe Beach Resort
( Koh Lipe Thailand ), Sunrise Beach
Koh Lipe Thailand is a popular vacation destination with much to offer. Have a memorable time at Koh Lipe Beach Resort, the authentic Thai beach resort on the beautiful Koh Lipe Island,Thailand. The Resort features 41 stand-alone bungalows in a tropical setting. Accommodations provide true relaxation and range from bamboo and wooden bungalows to rooms. Majority of the bungalows offer unparalleled sea view.
From 25 EUR.
** Karma Beach **
( East end of Sunset Beach, northern tip of Lipe Island, facing the Ko Lipe / Adang channel)
Most rooms feature hot water, satellite TV, a private deck, and spectacular views of the bay. 24 hour electricity. Breakfast included. Mountain Beach Bar offers drinks & massages on the beach. Discounted rates available for on-line reservations. Credit cards accepted.
** Sunset, Bila & Sanom Beaches ( Northwest Coast ) **
Bila Beach Bunglaows
( Bila Beach, near Sunset Beach )
Bila Beach is a secluded bungalow bar and bistro in the jungle on the sunset side of Ko Lipe. Accommodation includes 3 private bamboo bungalows and 1 dormitory. Free Wi-Fi and unlimited use of snorkelling gear is included in the bungalow tariff. Open year round.
Fan bungalow: 1,000 to 1,500 baht;.
Fisheries Department Bungalows
( Rocky end of Sunset beach )
Open all year. Snorkelling masks and fins can be hired for 100 baht. Six bungalows on the beach overlooking Ko Adang with attached bathrooms. Bungalow #1 has the most panoramic view. The bungalows are run by a talkative government employee who speaks good English. The restaurant operates only during the low season.
Fan bungalow: 250 to 500 baht.
( Sunset Beach )
Open from November to May. The only resort on Sunset Beach. One of the more quiet sleeping options on Ko Lipe. 29 fan bungalows in different sizes. Electricity from 18:00-22:00. All bungalows have thin mattresses on wooden platforms and a fan. Tent renters get use of bathrooms. Popular restaurant. Visa & MasterCard accepted for a 5% fee. Porn means "blessing" in Thai.
Fan bungalow: 400 to 700 baht; Tent: 150 baht.
** Inland **
Open all year. Features popular bar and restaurant. Only 6 bungalows available. Accepts MasterCard, Visa & AmEx for 3% fee. Wi-Fi, Internet (3 baht/minute), pool table, dive shop, massages available. 15% discount for divers on the day they dive.
Bungalows: 800 baht in low season; 1,400 baht in high season.
( Centre Island )
Open 1 November-15 May. Located near Sunrise beach and is easily found on the hill in the centre of the island. 12 modern rooms are set around a garden courtyard and have access to a terrace overlooking the mountains of Ko Adang, the Chao Ley village, and Sunrise Beach. All rooms have air-con and hot showers.
Air-con Room: 1,200 to 2,100 baht.
Sources Details from: Wikipedia & Wikitravel
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Sources Details from: Wikipedia & Wikitravel
Sources Photo from: Wikipedia & Wikitravel