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Sunset Beach, Koh Lipe

Sunset Beach is 400 metre stretch of white sand beach on the west coast of Koh Lipe in Thailand.

Sunset Beach on Koh Lipe

Sunset Beach on Koh Lipe

Sunset Beach is the quietest and most relaxed of the three major beaches in Koh Lipe. The other main two beaches on Koh Lipe, Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach, are a lot closer to Walking Street which is the island’s tourism centre.


About Sunset Beach


Sunset Beach gets busiest late in the afternoon as it is known as the best place on the island to watch the sun sink below the horizon. This small beach becomes full of people relaxing on the sand with a drink from around 17:00 onward.

Beach mats laid out for sunset

Beach mats laid out for sunset

There is very little development on Sunset Beach itself. The beach’s main bar, the Banana Bar, is a semi-permanent structure located about halfway along the beach behind the tree line. During the day the Banana Bar is a shady place to have a cool drink. They also serve a limited range of inexpensive Thai dishes. A lot of Thai people come to eat here. From the late afternoon onward they lay out mats on the beach for use by people who buy drinks from their bar, which are very reasonably priced. 

Banana Bar on Sunset Beach

Banana Bar on Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach has a small number of resorts which are actually on the beachfront. The best resort, and also the biggest, is Bayview Sunset Resort which has a variety of different types of bungalows from as little as 560 THB a night (booked online) for a basic bungalow with a fan and balcony and from 1,111 THB a night for a bungalow with A/C.

Bay View Sunset Resort on Sunset Beach

Bay View Sunset Resort on Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach is great for swimming, the beach is clean and except for the late afternoon it’s very peaceful. Sunrise Beach and Pattaya Beach may be more popular, but if you looking for somewhere to stay with the kind of relaxed atmosphere that made Thailand popular in the first place then you are much better off heading to Sunset Beach.


Location of Sunset Beach


Sunset Beach is located 900 metres walking distance from Koh Lipe Walking Street.

Next see Ferry times from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe