Lipa Noi is located on the west coast and generally it is a quiet rural area full of coconut plantations, mountains with waterfalls that tumble all the way down to the white sands of Lipa Noi beach with the palms providing the green and natural border on the edge.
The main Lipa Noi beach stretches south from the administrative town of Nathon to a headland hosting the naval base ( and where the new yacht marina will be based). it is a great for walking/jogging and all year round swimming and with the waters being calm and shallow it is perfect for families with young children. We have a number of stunning villas towards the south end of the beach.
There are a number of chill out resorts with restaurant facilities along this quiet but beautiful beach and a few of our most high end villas are located at the southern end. Nikki Beach a world renowned Beach Club chain popular for it’s occasional themed pooled night time events and Sunday brunch is also located on Lipa Noi beach.
Beyond the naval base is Tong Yang bay a smaller cove considered part of Lipa Noi beach where we have a row of high end luxury Koh Samui villas. One of the 2 car ferries to the Thailand mainland also operates from the south end of this bay.
The great attraction of Lipa Noi for many is that it is situated off the beaten track and has peace and tranquility in this laid back location yet you are just 5 – 10 minutes away from a shop, café or restaurant if needed.
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.
Lipa Noi has a quiet and laid back atmosphere. You will find a number of beachside restaurants on the longer north part of Lipa Noi beach and can prove to be a bit of a walk if staying in a villa on the south part of Lipa Noi beach beyond the naval base.
Some recommendations are:
Think and Retro Cafe
This would be the closest place to eat located at the south end of the main beach which is quite quirky with bright coloured tables some being recycled out of old containers. This funky bar is a perfect lunch spot and dinner will cater for all cuisines and hosts live music twice a week.
The Five Island Restaurant
Recently moved from Ban Talignam beach the highly regarded Five Islands Restaurant is now nestled in between the palms at the centre of Lipa Noi beach creating a lush dining ambience with beach views from their restaurant or if referred to dine al fresco. Open through out the day as well for sunset cocktails,it has top notch service and worldclass food that contemorary foodies will love. Traditional curries as well as fresh seafood including lobster, prawns and delicately cooked.fish. Vegetarians are well catered for on the menu.
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 Koh Samui and are popular for those seeking a getaway with family and friends where they receive 5 star service at these fully staffed villas. All the sunset facing beachfront villas being 4 bedrooms or more are also ideal for weddings and special celebrations with the perfect backdrop of the famous Five Islands.
The 6 bedroom Ban Suriya, the 10 bedroom Tawantok Beach Villas and the 5 bedroom Baan Chao Lay are all situated at the south end of the main Lipa Noi beach and Villa Ayundra is located at the north end closer to the town of Nathon.
In Tong Yang bay the beachfront villas range from 4 bedrooms to 8 bedrooms.
The 3 bedroom Lipa Talay Neung and 2 bedroom Lipa Talay Haa are two of the lovely private pool villas we offer in a small development just a few yards from the beach. These villas are good value and popular for a peacful family holiday wishing to be close to the beach.
Further down the coast of Lipa Noi is Dhevatara Cove - an attractive and exclusive small stretch of sand is bordered by 6 separate 5 bedroom high end beachfront villas featuring traditional Thai architecture.