Koh Lipe, a beautiful small island in the very south of Thailand, is known for its crystal-clear water, soft white sand and great snorkeling sites.

beach at Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe เกาะหลีเป๊ะ is located within Thailand’s Satun province, in the Andaman sea, close to the Malaysian border. The beaches at Lipe have very clear and calm water.

Over the years, the island has become more developed due to an increasing number of tourists. The best time to visit is from November until May. Book well in advance during peak season.

Getting to Koh Lipe

From Bangkok, fly to Hat Yai airport (about 1.5 hours), then catch a minibus or taxi to Pak Barra Pier (about 2 hours).  From the pier, transfer to by speedboat to Koh Lipe which takes about an hour. You can pre-book airport transfers online.

 

Getting around Koh Lipe

You can walk around the whole island within an hour. There are 3 main beaches: Sunset, Sunrise and Pattaya Beach.

The ‘Walking Street’ has a great choice of restaurants, bars, internet cafés, massage and convenient shops that stay open until about 10pm.

 

Where to Stay?

Koh Lipe has a good range of accommodations, from cheap bungalows to luxury villas. They often get fully booked during high season, so book early.

Our 2019 top Koh Lipe hotels for gay travellers are listed below.

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AKIRA Lipe Resort
AKIRA Lipe Resort
New boutique hotel.
AKIRA Lipe Resort
AKIRA Lipe Resort
AKIRA Lipe Resort
AKIRA Lipe Resort

8.8 Excellent
based on 1427 Agoda reviews

54% off on Agoda

AKIRA Lipe Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? New boutique hotel. Moderm rooms. Great outdoor pool. Free WiFi.

The new AKIRA Lipe Resort is located on Pattaya Beach and just a 5-minute walk to the popular Walking Street, with plenty of restaurants, shops, cafes and bars...

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Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Beachfront location.
Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa
Sita Beach Resort & Spa

8.8 Excellent
based on 1427 Agoda reviews

Sita Beach Resort & Spa4 stars

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Excellent pool & dining. Free WiFi.

Excellent beachfront 4-star resort in a quiet section of Pattaya Beach. Sita Beach Resort features an outdoor pool and a spa offering a range of massage treatments right by the beach...

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Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort
Modern villas.
Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort

8.6 Excellent
based on 2341 Agoda reviews

75% off on Agoda

Idyllic Concept Resort4 stars

Why this hotel? Modern villas. Great outdoor pool. Free WiFi.

Given the island’s remote location, Idyllic is one of the most upscale hotels on Koh Lipe and one of the few that has an outdoor swimming pool. The resort is located on Sunrise Beach with views of the Andaman Sea...

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Ricci House Resort
Ricci House Resort
Great value.
Ricci House Resort
Ricci House Resort
Ricci House Resort
Ricci House Resort

8.6 Excellent
based on 2341 Agoda reviews

Ricci House Resort3 stars

Why this hotel? Great value. Lush surroundings. Friendly staff. Free WiFi.

Though located further inland, Ricci House is only a 5-minute walk from Sunrise Beach on Koh Lipe. With 19 private bungalows in lush tropical surroundings, the resort offers a peaceful stay and great value for money...

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Wapi Resort
Wapi Resort
Beachfront location.
Wapi Resort
Wapi Resort
Wapi Resort
Wapi Resort

8.5 Excellent
based on 1443 Agoda reviews

Wapi Resort3 stars

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Private bungalows. Excellent value. Free WiFi.

This great-value resort is nicely located in the middle of Sunrise Beach on Koh Lipe, near the end of Walking Street, close to many dining options on the island...

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Bundhaya Resort
Bundhaya Resort
Popular choice.
Bundhaya Resort
Bundhaya Resort
Bundhaya Resort
Bundhaya Resort

7.6 Very Good
based on 2431 Agoda reviews

75% off on Agoda

Bundhaya Resort3 stars

Why this hotel? Popular choice. Excellent location & service. Free WiFi.

One of the most popular resorts on Koh Lipe and also the gayest! We’ve stayed at Bundhaya and loved their private beachfront location at the end of Pattaya Beach...

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Gecko Lipe Resort
Gecko Lipe Resort
Budget option.
Gecko Lipe Resort
Gecko Lipe Resort
Gecko Lipe Resort
Gecko Lipe Resort

7.8 Very Good
based on 528 Agoda reviews

Gecko Lipe Resort2 stars

Why this hotel? Budget option. Lush surroundings. Close to Walking Street. Free WiFi.

A great budget choice and a nice alternative to a standard hotel room. Gecko Lipe Resort is surrounded by lush green, tropical gardens and is just a 5-minute walk to the beach...

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