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If you’re planning a Thailand vacation and you already have put the beautiful island of Koh Lipe on your list then you are already doing everything right.
Where to stay in Koh Lipe depends on your budget and the island offers a range of budget accommodation, like hostels and small beach bungalows but the best place to stay in Koh Lipe for luxury is definitely Idyllic Concept resort.
This luxury Koh Lipe resort is one of the best Koh Lipe hotels because of its design, room size, bathrooms, choice of two swimming pools and its location on Sunrise beach Koh Lipe.
Where to Stay Koh Lipe : Idyllic Concept Review
Idyllic Concept is ideally located on Sunrise beach, right at the end of the beach by Koh Usan which has lovely snorkelling spots. This Koh Lipe hotel offers two swimming pools, a delicious breakfast and spacious rooms.
Idyllic Concept Review – Rooms
One of the features that makes Idyllic Concept one of the best places to stay in Koh Lipe is the rooms and their design. All rooms offer complimentary water and tea and coffee along with a kettle and minibar.
The rooms are lovely with various unusual features as part of their interior design and have great hanging ‘nest’ chairs on the balconies. The pool view deluxe double room is especially gorgeous.
The bathrooms are spacious, with a great waterfall shower and even a bathtub. They were cleaned every day and we were provided with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel along with other amenities.
My only feedback for the hotel would be to provide water refills rather than plastic bottles in the room to be a more eco-friendly resort. I also noticed the plugs were in strange places so there wasn’t a plug on the sideboard for the kettle so I had to plug it in near the bed or in the bathroom. These were two small comments and I would definitely stay here again in the future and recommend Idyllic Concept to friends who are looking for Koh Lipe accommodation.
Idyllic Concept Review – restaurant
Another feature that makes Idyllic Concept the best resort in Koh Lipe is the restaurant and breakfast that is included. As a vegetarian, I always love when restaurants provide loads of fresh fruit. As well as this, you could have any type of bread, pancakes, cookies, cereal, Asian cuisine or freshly made eggs of your choosing. They also provide tea and a coffee machine, freshly squeezed fruit juice and will make Thai tea or iced coffee for you.
One of the other things about breakfast at this top Koh Lipe hotel was that it started early so if you are scuba diving in Koh Lipe then you are able to eat before going diving. Breakfast started from 6.30am when I was visiting in 2022.
Koh Lipe Hotel – Staff
The staff were fantastic at the resort. Really friendly and helpful and I felt like they could be themselves. We were met at the pier and taken to the resort and given a welcome drink while we checked in.
Activities to do on Koh Lipe from Idyllic Resort
From Idyllic Concept resort you can rent snorkelling gear, kayaks and stand up paddleboards at a very cheap price. Koh Lipe is a fantastic place to view healthy coral and, in my opinion, it is the best snorkelling in Thailand. There is a wide range of marine life here that you can view snorkelling, diving or from a paddleboard or kayak – they even have clear perspex ones so you can see what is underneath!
How to book Koh Lipe Hotels?
The best way to book hotels in Thailand is to use Agoda. You can compare and book Idyllic Resort here. I use this to book all my Thailand hotels. I usually compare with booking Idyllic Resort on Booking.com to see which website is cheaper.
How to get to Koh Lipe
The best way of getting to Koh Lipe from Bangkok is to fly to Hat Yai and then take a minivan (1.5hrs approx) and a speedboat (1.5hrs approx). You can book through 12go Asia so that the minivan is waiting for you when you arrive at Hat Yai airport.
In summary, Idyllic Concept is one of the best places to stay on Koh Lipe and you won’t forget a trip to my favourite island in Thailand.