Sunrise Beach (Haad Chao Ley)
As the name suggests, Sunrise beach offers visitors beautiful skies during the early morning. Stretching the entire length of the Eastern side of Koh Lipe, Sunrise beach is called “Haad Chao Ley” due to the Chao Ley village being located there.
Protected from heavy rains and offering a cool breeze to visitors, Sunrise beach promises some of the best snorkelling waters in Koh Lipe. In order to enjoy the best coral this beach has to offer visitors are advised to swim far enough from the shore to reach the coral reef.
Sunrise beach looks towards a small islet called Koh Kra that can be reached and explored by visitors. Snorkelling around the islet is usually rewarding with many tropical fish/corals. During stronger winds visibility in the area is reduced so please plan your timing carefully to get the most out of your snorkelling trip.
Accommodation on Sunrise beach is not as plentiful as that available on Pattaya beach. There are however a number of options available to those who wish to stay there. There are shops and restaurants nearby in addition to a school and hospital.
Sunrise beach can suffer from a litter problem at certain times of the year (it is worse during the Low/Wet season when debris is washed into the sea by growing rivers) so please take the time to check the condition of the beach before you commit to staying. During times of increased rubbish levels, broken glass is often present in the sand and caution is advised if footwear is not worn.
The best hotels on Sunrise Beach, including luxury hotels, budget hotels, boutique hotels and resorts. Read the reviews and book with our partners Agoda and booking.com.
Price Range $$$
Idyllic Concept Resort
Idyllic Concept Resort is one of the highest rated resorts on Koh Lipe. Clean, modern rooms and close to the beach.
Serendipity Beach Resort
A good selection of secluded rooms overlooking Sunrise Beach. A good choice for families and all types of traveller looking for peace and quiet on Koh Lipe.
Ten Moons Lipe Resort
Located along the hillside over-looking Sunrise beach, Ten Moons offer a selection of wooden chalets.
One of the most popular resorts on Sunrise Beach is Mountain Resort. They have a large number of rooms available with many being suitable for families.
A popular resort on the beautiful Sunrise Beach. A large choice of rooms to suit all with a swimming pool.
Price Range $$
Wapi Resort is highly regarded on Sunrise Beach. It has a nice selection of rooms close to the beach.
Cabana Lipe Beach Resort
Cabana Lipe Beach Resort is situated on Sunrise Beach. A good choice of rooms that come with a generous balcony.
Lipe Power Beach Resort
Lipe Power Beach Resort is located on Sunrise Beach. There’s a choice of garden and sea view units available.
Close to the beach with a bar and restaurant. Choice of standard, garden or sea view rooms .
Zanom Sunrise Resort
Zanom Sunrise Resort is located directly on Sunrise Beach. There’s a choice of fan, air-con and family rooms available.
Price Range $
Forra Dive Resort
An affordable option on Sunrise Beach is the Forra Dive Resort. They have standard and family rooms available with a fan.
Adang Sea Eco-Lodge
Good value and highly recommended, the Adang Sea Eco-Lodge is an excellent choice for any traveller on a tight budget.