Pitiusas Beach, on the north coast of Koh Lipe, is only 20 metres long making it one of the smallest beaches on the island.
In comparison to the larger and more popular beaches on Koh Lipe such as Sunrise Beach and the unfortunately named Pattaya Beach, Pitiusas Beach feels very intimate and relaxed.
About Pitiusas Beach
You can walk from Walking Street, which is the main street in Koh Lipe, to Pitiusas Beach in about 20 minutes. It is pleasant walk that takes you through the centre of the island past Koh Lipe’s only Buddhist temple, Wat Hantalay, which is worth stopping to look on route.
To reach Pitiusas Beach you need to leave the main road and walk down a steep concrete path which runs down the side of Pitiusas Beach Resort, and then across the terrace of the hotel’s restaurant area to get to the beach.
Although Pitiusas Beach Resort is the only building on the beach, Pitiusas Beach is not a private beach. Thai law does not allow private ownership of beaches, although the land behind a beach can be privately owned. Pittiusas Beach Resort has sun loungers on the beach and you need to be a guest to use them.
If you do come to spend time on Pitiusas Beach then the resort has a restaurant conveniently located right on the beach front. You do not need to be a guest to use the restaurant, although most of the people at the restaurant will be guests staying at the resort.
Pitiusas Beach Resort is a nice place to stay. The resort only has 11 bungalows, and of course easy access to sandy beach which is good for swimming. This resort gets great reviews and a lot of return customers. By Koh Lipe standards, the Pitiusas Beach Resort is not that expensive either. The standard bungalow costs from 950 THB per night depending upon the season and with a floor area of 22 sqm it is about double the size of the rooms you will get for the same price in the busier parts of the island. Koh Lipe is so small that if you are able to walk a couple of kilometres then the exact location of your hotel doesn’t really matter because you easily get pretty much anywhere on the island in under half an hour on foot, what is more difficult to find is accommodation that is value for money because the room rates are so high on Koh Lipe.
Location of Pitiusas Beach
Pitiusas Beach is located 1.7 km walking distance from Koh Lipe Walking Street.