Hat Yai, Thailand
1 helpful vote
“A Home in Paradise”
I cannot praise Lipe Beach Resort highly enough. I've been to the island of Koh Lipe three times now, and have stayed at Lipe Beach Resort during my last two trips. The nature of the resort, as well as the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the service, makes Koh Lipe feel like my home away from home. Even though the island has a lot to offer, I found myself often not venturing too far from the resort's scenic beachfront restaurant because everything I could possibly want from a paradise island holiday was all right there.
One of my favourite details about my stay there was the way the staff treat you like good friends. They go out of their way to help you, even when it comes to things that most hotels wouldn't normally concern themselves with. As a visitor, you are happily incorporated into their conversations and their in-jokes, and their playful pets make you feel like part of the family. I strongly recommend Lipe Beach Resort for the ideal beach holiday.
Stayed July 2013, traveled with friendsBook now
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes
“Paradise found :-))”
I travelled accross and through Southeast Asia many times and Lipe Beach Resort is by far the most wonderful place I stayed at. The original plan was to stay 5 days. I ended up leaving and coming back twice for a cumulative stay of 4 weeks. The staff is super nice and very helpful. The food is amazing. The property is well kept. The beach is beautiful. The resort is on the "quiter" side of Lipe (Sunrise Beach) which is surely a blessing during noisier high season. I stayed in a "wood" beach front bungalow which had super comfy recent mattress and pillows and breathtaking sunrise views (insanely romantic)...
The bungalows also boast outside chillout decks which all come with traditional Thai Triangular cushions. Spending some time on Koh Lipe is magical and to stay at Lipe Beach Resort makes it simply sublime and unforgettable.
Stayed October 2012Book now
San Diego, California
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes
“Unique and Serene....”
Im so exicted to have this very special place here on trip advisor! I have been to this very special, and now very popular island in Southern Thailand several times, and this unique place on Sunset Beach, still holds the beauty and serenity of this island.
The resort is has choices of three rows of bungalows, depending on your budget and choice of view, all great choices! I started up in the front row, and decided to stay longer and moved to one in the back, and loved them both! Lipe is growing and changing, but these bungalows are built to give you the feel that you are staying in something unique and original. I loved the outdoor, open air enlosed bathrooms! Very comfortable beds too!There was plenty of hammocks to lounge in as well. The property is really clean, and charming, with a great restaurant and bar with lounge beds, and fun bar. They even have free WiFi!
The beach is the prettiest and most quiet on this side of the island as well, the sunrise side, but still super close to walk to the main beach, which has lots of bars and shopping. I preferred to stay on the quiet side, and only visit the busier side, a much better way to spend a vacation!
The staff is great and the manager Erawan, is so sweet, and will really make you feel like a guest in her home while you are there. She always greeted me with a beautiful smile and welcome, and I would highly recommend this special place to everyone staying on Lipe!Book now
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes
“It was so sad to leave Lipe Beach”
Lipe Beach Resort was highly recommended by a friend. Initially was skeptical as it lacks in amenities and mostly are very basic. However, after considerations of how much shower one's need in a paradise island anyway, I went ahead to book the wooden bungalow with beach front view, V4. I was lucky as I was given a bungalow near receptionist, hence I have the wifi connection.
The view from the bungalow was spectacular. Every morning I woke up to gorgeous view and felt asleep to the sound of roaring waves as the evening wind can be rather strong. The room is clean and pretty. I love the little touch and thoughts being put into designing a basic accommodation but function able with aesthetic to admire as well. The wooden day bed + hammock outside the bungalow allows guests to lounge all day lazily nearby without moving else where.
Regarding the service I would like to highlight some of the complaint I read, is that Lipe Beach Resort is voted a best boutique resort not a 5-stars International chain hotel and its on an island. Just chill out and don't go if you expecting someone to wait on you on hands & foots.
Moreover, its a tiny island with limited access to resources so of course there will be some items not available. For the price, I must say the service is reasonable with no cause to complain.
P.S. I didn't hear dogs barking much but I could be a dead log when sleeping anyway.Book now