Sunrise Beach
Sunrise Beach
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  • HPLIM
    750 contributions
    A beautiful beach with soft and pristine sand and clear turquoise sea water
    In Koh Lipe, there are three main beaches, The Pattaya Beach, The Sunrise Beach and the Sunset Beach. But if you prefer to laze on the beach, enjoying the sunshine, then Sunrise beach will be more suitable as there are not many boats docking at the beach. The beach is more quiet and peaceful. The scenery here is breathtaking! You can walk the long stretch of clean, soft and pristine while enjoying the beautiful scenery. You may also snorkel in the clear turquoise water. Over here, visitors are spoiled by choice for accommodation on this beach with a great selection of luxurious hotels to budget lodgings. There are also a few eateries where you can indulge in. Or you may walk to the Lipe Walking Street where there are plenty of seafood restaurants. It is just a few hundred meters walk. For your information, the price of the resorts here varies very much. The price can escalate to almost double the amount!
    Visited January 2020
    Written February 12, 2020
  • Dawn H
    Can Tho, Vietnam104 contributions
    The beauty of Sunrise beach
    My favourite beach on Koh Lipe. On reading some reviews giving it a 1 star and why I feel sadness for these travellers that were disappointed with this beautiful part of the island. Yes there are a lot of long tail boats in the morning prior to them all leaving on tours and again when they return at the end of the day. When they all start their engines and head in and out of the shore it is noisy. This did bother me on my first day I arrived so I walked further up the beach where there were no boats just clear waters to swim in. There are diving schools on this each and throughout the resort. You can hire kayaks to venture across to Koh Adang island. There are many places to eat, drink and take a relaxing massage on the beach. You can snorkel in many areas on the beach. The coral is sadly struggling and is no longer colourful but there are plenty of fish around. At about 4.30 each day watch out for the swarm of silver flying fish that make their way right across Sunrise beach. It is spectacular to see. I love this beach as it has plenty to look at anytime you wish to ...... who ever gets tired of such gorgeous scenery, turquoise blue waters, people enjoying their time in the sun, sea or walking the shoreline. If you love a walk on the shore as I do then walk past zodiac resort and follow bend that leads to Bulow beach. Here is a perfect stretch of pure white sand shallow waters, very few boats and great snorkelling around the rocks. You can walk TIL beach ends and look across at Adang island. I did this walk twice a day and it was so amazing every time. If you can be up early between 6-6.30 am you will see the Sunrise.
    Visited February 2020
    Written April 14, 2020
  • FaizalP61
    Sungai Buloh, Malaysia1,051 contributions
    Clear water
    Beach along the eastern end of Ko Lipe. good views across to ko Adang and for the sunrise in morning. can also take a taxi boat to Ko Adang for 200 per person
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 1, 2023
  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand681 contributions
    Boat central
    Apart from being a very narrow stretch of sand most of its beachfront is taken up by parked longtail boats. I witnessed boats simply ignoring dedicated swimming zones. Towards one end there are 2-3 resorts eg Andaman and Zodiac, which have bungalows directly facing the sea and they don't have longtail boats parked out front. Though of course bungalows at these resorts come at a higher price. Other than getting up early (one time) to experience a sunrise, I was not impressed with this beach. Totally overdeveloped and you have to essentially walk through a resort to get to the beach.
    Visited December 2020
    Written December 23, 2020
  • Azlan A
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia4 contributions
    Paradise Lost
    Well I guess progress has caught up with the island I visited 14 years ago. What used to be an idyllic quiet and beautiful village and beaches has turned out to be a commercial and hectic vacation destination. Spoke to a few locals business owners and residents and the feed back was some positive and negative. Land owners are selling of land at premium and locals could not compete with foreign workers...Sounds soo familiar?? Hence a short conclusion...if you are holidaying and expecting a peace of mind..nope!! unless you visit the weed bars and hotel but I wouldn't call a party island also..hmmm the dilemma..
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 22, 2023
  • Travel and food are my best interest
    Singapore, Singapore421 contributions
    Too congested
    With the convid19, we still feel congested around the beach with the boats, people suntanning and beach resorts flooding every corner of the space. Was here 2 years back and can feel the beach is beautiful and gave the serenity but with commercialised, it is becoming no personal space. I guess it will be worst when the country that start with C start flooding this place.
    Visited March 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 13, 2020
  • DolphyDee
    Manila, Philippines423 contributions
    Best Beach on Ko Lipe
    Sunrise Beach is by far the better beach on Ko Lipe. Beautiful waters, lots of bars and restos as well as places to rent kayaks and snorkeling gear. There are two tiny islands for snorkeling near and the long tail boats tied up off the beach make for great photos. Beach sand is great and there is lots of room to lay a towel down and get some sun. If you can stay on this side of the island, I highly recommend it!
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 30, 2020
  • LittleMsMe
    Bangkok, Thailand194 contributions
    Breathtaking view
    White powdery sand next to turquoise blue waters. The island stands to its nickname: the Maldives of Thailand. True paradise. In addition, few bars and hotel restaurants scaterred allong the beach. Super clean and tidy beach. Even though in super high season (NY) still did not feel crowded. Need to see to believe it!
    Visited December 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written December 27, 2021
  • Adam P
    Trowbridge, United Kingdom4,622 contributions
    Far too busy
    Although the beach is beautiful, it is far too busy. Boats are along pretty much the whole stretch, and even when not will sail over the (mostly dead or dying) coral.
    Visited February 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2020
  • Roadtrippers.asia
    Penang, Malaysia2,860 contributions
    A day out at Sunrise Beach
    We stayed on the quieter Pattaya Beach on our last visit to Koh Lipe and then spent a day exploring Sunrise Beach. Between May and November, speedboats are arrives and takes off from Sunrise Beach and the beach becomes crowded (but from November to May, the boats dock on Pattaya Beach). We spent sometime taking some nice photos on the north end of Sunrise Beach (Mountain Resort) where you get some nice rocks and slowly walked until we reached Serendipity Resort where we spent some time enjoying the soft white sands, crystal clear waters and some good snorkeling. Good snorkeling areas are just maybe 50 meters from shoreline and you can practically walk out to those spots. Plenty of live corals, anemones and a great varieties of fishes.
    Visited May 2019
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 27, 2019
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Azlan A
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Well I guess progress has caught up with the island I visited 14 years ago. What used to be an idyllic quiet and beautiful village and beaches has turned out to be a commercial and hectic vacation destination. Spoke to a few locals business owners and residents and the feed back was some positive and negative. Land owners are selling of land at premium and locals could not compete with foreign workers...Sounds soo familiar?? Hence a short conclusion...if you are holidaying and expecting a peace of mind..nope!! unless you visit the weed bars and hotel but I wouldn't call a party island also..hmmm the dilemma..
Written March 22, 2023
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FaizalP61
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia1,051 contributions
Dec 2022
Beach along the eastern end of Ko Lipe. good views across to ko Adang and for the sunrise in morning. can also take a taxi boat to Ko Adang for 200 per person
Written January 2, 2023
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Makoto H
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Dec 2022
In addition to swimming, you can borrow a paddle and go to small desert island in about 300m distance.
Written December 31, 2022
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Dodge S
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
As before a beautiful beach with w lot less rubbish and plastic pre Covid. A fantastic walk from 10 moons up to Bulow Case will work up a perfect dinner appetite
Written December 23, 2022
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Syakirah S
3 contributions
Dec 2022
Generally a really pretty beach - this is also where you can take a taxi boat to visit Koh Adang, and where you can kayak to the small islands nearby.

It is a little congested because of all the boats and resorts, but walk to the other end and you'll find yourself in a quiet, beautiful oasis (closer to North Point Beach) - take a walk, it's worth it!
Written December 15, 2022
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Rudy A
10 contributions
Mar 2022
Ten Moons Resort has the best view of the sunrise each morning. So peaceful and memorable. You will never forget the colors.
Written March 19, 2022
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LittleMsMe
Bangkok, Thailand194 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
White powdery sand next to turquoise blue waters. The island stands to its nickname: the Maldives of Thailand. True paradise. In addition, few bars and hotel restaurants scaterred allong the beach. Super clean and tidy beach. Even though in super high season (NY) still did not feel crowded. Need to see to believe it!
Written December 28, 2021
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Ultraman46
8 contributions
Dec 2021
I have been to many islands in Thailand and lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for 35 years. Koh Lipe hands down is the most beautiful - water as clear as I have ever seen, Great sea life and reefs, beaches pristine! Seafood Great and not to expensive. People very friendly. Loved it and will be back.
Written December 11, 2021
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Cookiemonster
Bangkok, Thailand134 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Quite and nice view over the bay. Less noisy and tourist than pattaya beach. I personally prefer this beach
Written April 14, 2021
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Steven S
Pattaya, Thailand681 contributions
Dec 2020
Apart from being a very narrow stretch of sand most of its beachfront is taken up by parked longtail boats. I witnessed boats simply ignoring dedicated swimming zones.
Towards one end there are 2-3 resorts eg Andaman and Zodiac, which have bungalows directly facing the sea and they don't have longtail boats parked out front. Though of course bungalows at these resorts come at a higher price.
Other than getting up early (one time) to experience a sunrise, I was not impressed with this beach. Totally overdeveloped and you have to essentially walk through a resort to get to the beach.
Written December 23, 2020
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