Lipa Noi beach is a bit off the beaten path in a more remote area of Samui with little else to do. But that doesn’t mean that Lipa Noi beach is worth a visit! Especially for people in search of more quiet beaches or with kids, Lipa Noi is your choice! The water is very shallow for up to 100 meters. Combined with the three kilometers beach that has fine white sand and no rocks or coral in the water, makes it the perfect safe beach for kids to play or for couples to enjoy some quality time.
How to get there
Lipa Noi Beach Koh Samui is located on the West coast of the island. Easily reachable via the well maintained main road that loops around Samui you can drive yourself with a rental scooter to this beautiful part of the island.
The entrance although is a bit hard to find. There are several ways to get to the beach, so I would suggest that you just the in Lipa Noi beach on Google Maps and find out which entrance work the best for you.
What to expect
Far away from the main tourist area of Koh Samui, you will find the wilder and more natural parts of Koh Samui on the West coast. Together with Maenam beach, Lipa Noi beach is our favorite relaxing and quiet beach on Koh Samui.
All of the West coast has an offshore reef, sand flats and shallow water. However, lucky enough Lipa Noi beach is the only beach here to face open water without the reef. That makes it the only good swimming beach on this side of the island.
The island’s West coast faces the small body of water between Koh Samui and the mainland, which can be seen on the horizon. It means there are never big waves on Lipa Noi beach, but the beaches are also not as well-developed nor as beautiful as those on the East coast of Koh Samui. Interestingly, one of Samui’s trendiest beach clubs “Nikkie beach”, has opened on Lipa Noi and manages to draw visitors to this part of the island. Otherwise, there is no entertainment or nightlife on this quiet beach.
If you arrive on the beach, far to the right of the beach you will see a fence with a sign NO ENTRANCE. This is the area of the Thai military, so you better not try to cross this part of the beach. We did actually fly the drone here, but not above the area of the military.
Koh Samui weather
If you are planning to visit Koh Samui, of course you want to go in the best months with the driest days. The monsoon usually lasts from October through December with November as the wettest month. February and March, on the other hand, are the sunniest months. January is (statistically) the coolest month and April the hottest time of the year. Broadly you can travel to Koh Samui from January until October to have the best chance on a sunny vacation.
Where to stay in Koh Samui
This depends on what you are looking for and what your budget is considering the Samui hotels or beach resort you can choose. If you’re looking for entertainment and nightlife you have to stay around the Chaweng area. But if you’re more into relaxing and quiet beaches, then book your accommodation around the more in the south or around Maenam beach area as it’s much quieter.