Lipa Noi Beach is located close to the pier where ferries from mainland Thailand arrive, making it a convenient place to stay for those driving from the mainland to Koh Samui. What’s more, there are no rocks or corals at Lipa Noi Beach and the water is shallow even 300 feet out from the beach, making villas at Lipa Noi Beach ideal for families travelling with children. Given the island's size, it is also easy to visit the major attractions on Koh Samui from accommodations at Lipa Noi Beach.
HomeAway has several apartments at Lipa Noi Beach. Travellers can book large villas with pools that are ideal for large parties or smaller cottages and bungalows that are perfect for families and couples.
The elephant is a majestic animal in Thai culture, and trekking through Koh Samui’s rainforests on the back of this mighty beast is an unforgettable experience. The path leads through the rainforest and rivers to Namuang, a magnificent waterfall where you can dismount your elephant and go for a swim.
Koh Tao and Nang Yuan:
Take a speedboat out for the day to explore some of the other islands in the Samui Archipelago. The ride from Bophut pier to Nang Yuan takes about 90 minutes, and the clear waters are perfect for snorkelling. The boat then continues to Koh Tao, which offers more snorkelling followed by relaxation under coconut trees.
Santiburi Samui Golf Course and Country Club:
This challenging 18-hole course has a par of 72, its hilly terrain adding to the fun. The views from the course are also breathtaking, ensuring that golfers will thoroughly enjoy a trip to the course and country club.
Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo:
The Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo is a great place for kids and the young at heart. Watch Bengal tigers perform or even get close enough to take pictures with the animals before checking out the diverse display of marine life, including sting rays and sea lions. There is also an impressive collection of birds.
Samui Monkey Theatre:
At this theatre, the monkeys have been trained to pick coconuts and put on a show that will appeal to the whole family. The staff are very friendly, and parents can take kids close to the macaques, which is always an entertaining experience.
Aquapark is an oceanic water park where there are huge inflatables to be found. Slides, trampolines and human catapults will keep everyone entertained for hours. Parents taking their children can relax, as life vests are worn to ensure safety.
The weather on Koh Samui is always pleasant for holidays, with temperatures ranging from 26-32°C throughout the year. If heading to Koh Samui for snorkelling or diving, consider avoiding September to November, as this is the rainy season when underwater visibility is reduced. However, the rains generally come in short bursts and the days are otherwise sunny, ensuring that even in the rainy season Koh Samui is suited for beach holidays.
Getting to Lipa Noi Beach is easy. Those travelling from the mainland can take a ferry directly to the pier at Lipa Noi Beach while those flying can head straight to Samui Airport (USM) and hire a car for the short drive to the beach. Visitors coming from Phuket have the option of taking a six-hour ferry ride or a one-hour flight.