Lipa Noi Beach offers a more serene ambiance with outstanding sunsets over the Marine Park. Tongyang beach boasts soft, white sand flanked by endless lines of coconut plantations and is a great place for sunsets. Far from the noise and bustle, the surrounding atmosphere is peaceful and attractive.
You can walk along the beach and choose from a number of local Thai restaurants providing evening entertainment such as Thai dancing and acrobatics. You can also enjoy a massage right on the beach under one of the many sheltered salas. The depth of the water here allows for year- round swimming and a good choice of watersports.
Close to Lipa Noi you are in close proximity to Paradise Park Farm, a children's heaven in the hills above Lipa Noi displaying many different species of animals and birds. The entrance ticket covers free use of the pool and its facilities. There is a restaurant offering a full Thai menu. There are a few well-spaced bungalow operations, of which Big John Seafood is the most popular. Their attached restaurant is also well worth a visit. There are also now a couple of beachside luxury villa properties for rent. Lipa Noi is also home to the Samui Dhama Healing Centre one of Samui's more intense fasting spas.
Located on the West coast of Koh Samui, 10 minutes from the ferry port of Nathon and 35 kms from Samui's international airport, you can catch a car ferry from here to the mainland. Its closeness to the island's main car ferry pier makes Lipa Noi a convenient choice for anyone driving to Samui from the mainland. The beach has fine white sand and there are no rocks or coral in the water, making it one of the best beaches for kids on the island. The water is also very shallow for up to 100 metres out.
Lipa Noi is mostly a residential area with only a few hotels and boutique resorts and spa, which ensure there are only so many people wandering on the beach and provides even more privacy for guests in the private villas in that area. Apart from the beach, there's little else to do in the area - its very remoteness is what makes it most attractive to the regular visitors, who come in quite large numbers. It is certainly not the place to come for a party and this is reflected in the older demographic of tourists here. There's not much in the way of entertainment in the area apart from the recently established iconic Nikki Beach. But driving through the coconut plantations will provide you with a pleasant and relaxing sense of being in tropical paradise.