Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a beautiful location will love Lipa Noi Beach in Thailand. Located on the island of Koh Samui, this charming resort is the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, condos and chalets.
The white sandy beach is a great place for holidaymakers to sunbathe and is perfect for families with small children as the water is clear and shallow up to 100 metres out. The sea is lovely for swimming and snorkelling. Other watersports to be tried in the area include water skiing and fishing. A great way to explore the island is by cycling with rentals available as well as guided tours. Golfers can take to the 18-hole course at Santiburi Samui Country Club or try Mini-Golf International, the only miniature golf course in Thailand. Holidaymakers looking for a couple of hour’s pampering can try the various spa treatments offered here including massages and facials. The area has a variety of shops and bazaars selling many different goods and souvenir items. Self catering holidaymakers will find stores and markets from which to purchase fresh food and drink. Lipa Noi Beach and other villages nearby have numerous bars and restaurants serving excellent Thai cuisine as well as some international dishes.
Koh Samui has some fantastic places for holidaymakers such as Laem Sor Pagoda, which is a wonderful golden structure guarded by two warrior statues. Another fine building and a good place to watch the sunset is Pagoda Khao Chedi. Lamai Temple has a cultural hall inside with some fascinating artefacts from the island’s past. Other beautiful temples to be seen here include Wat Khunaram and Wat Laem Sor. Angthong National Park is definitely worth visiting whilst on holiday in Koh Samui. Guided tours of the island are available as well as boat trips around the island and dolphin watching excursions. Ferries run from nearby Nathon to the neighbouring islands and the mainland.
The weather on Koh Samui is warm all year round. The average maximum ranges from 30 to 33 degrees centigrade and the minimums between 23 and 25. The wettest time of the year is November when the average rainfall is 302mm. September to November is the monsoon season but the showers are normally short.
Visitors can fly to Bangkok International Airport (BKK) and get a connecting flight to Samui International Airport (USM), which is about 15 kilometres from Lipa Noi Beach. Flights arrive at Bangkok from many international cities including Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Passengers can take a mini bus or private taxi to Bang Po Beach and Avis, Budget, Hertz and Sixt are car rental firms located in the arrivals area.