Koh Lipe Island

Located approximately 50km from the Tarutao National Marine Park on the Thai/Malaysian border Koh Lipe (sometimes referred to as Ko Lipe) has earned the reputation of being one of Thailand’s best kept secrets. Translating as “Paper Island”, the island is home to an array of tropical fish with around 25% of the World’s species living in the area. Boasting 3 main beaches in addition to a number of smaller – often private – ones, Lipe offers tranquillity in addition to livelier establishments to visitors. The island’s increased tourism in recent years has resulted in a number of new developments along its coast which offers accommodation and services to match any budget. With increased numbers populating the island at any given time, ongoing efforts are being made to tackle any potential growing litter problem on the island – with a number of projects aimed at keeping the island clean already in existence. The seafaring Chao Ley people were the first inhabitants on Koh Lipe and a small Chao Ley village is located on the East side of the island. Originally from Malaysia, the Chao Ley speak Rawi – a combination of Thai and Malaysian. They also share the last name of Haad Thalay (beach people). Traditionally, the Chao Ley fish the waters of neighbouring islands and still provide the delicious sea food available on the island today.

Langkawi to Koh Lipe

Travelling to Lipe from Malaysia? We take an in depth look on how to reach the Island from Langkawi. Ferry costs, approximate travel times, timetables and what you need to know before hitting immigration are all covered here.

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Langkawi to koh lipe immigration
Langkawi to Koh Lipe ferry

Langkawi to Koh Lipe

Travelling to Lipe from Malaysia? We take an in depth look on how to reach the Island from Langkawi. Ferry costs, approximate travel times, timetables and what you need to know before hitting immigration are all covered here.

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Bangkok to Koh Lipe

The latest travel advice on how to get from Bangkok to Koh Lipe. In this section we an depth look at trains, flights and buses departing from Bangkok.

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Bangkok to Koh Lipe

Bangkok to Koh Lipe

The latest travel advice on how to get from Bangkok to Koh Lipe. In this section we an in depth look at trains, flights and buses departing from Bangkok.

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Bangkok to Koh Lipe

How to get to Lipe

An in depth guide on how to reach Lipe from Bangkok, Langkawi and the neighbouring islands. All transportation options are covered and the pros and cons of each (including cost and travel times) considered. With departure times for buses and trains in addition to flight information and ferry timetables, the choice of how you reach the island is yours.

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Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry
How to get to koh Lipe

How to get to Koh Lipe

An in depth guide on how to reach Lipe from other popular tourist destinations in Thailand and Malaysia. All transportation options are covered and the pros and cons of each (including cost and travel times) considered. With departure times for buses and trains in addition to flight information and ferry timetables, the choice of how you reach the island is yours.

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Ferry Timetable

Don’t miss the last ferry of the day! Check out all the latest timetables to and from Lipe. Departure, arrivals estimated times are all covered in this section

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All Koh Lipe Ferries

Ferry Timetable

Don’t miss the last ferry of the day! Check out all the latest timetables to and from Lipe. Departure, arrivals estimated times are all covered in this section

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All Koh Lipe Ferries

Walking Street

Walking street connects the beaches, and after dark it is also becomes the main nightlife hub of the island. Busy restaurants, boutique hotels, dive shops and whole lot more. At some point during your visit your likely to end up on Walking street. Take a look at what it has to offer.

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Walking street at Koh Lipe Island Thailand
Walking street at Koh Lipe Island Thailand

Walking Street

Walking street connects the beaches, and after dark it is also becomes the main nightlife hub of the island. Busy restaurants, boutique hotels, dive shops and whole lot more. At some point during your visit your likely to end up on Walking street. Take a look at what it has to offer.

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Beaches

In this section we will take a look at the three main beaches on the Island. Pattaya Beach, Sunset Beach and Sunrise Beach. Consider the pros and cons of each, the amenities available, budget and what you want from your stay before making an informed choice on the best beach for you.

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The Best Koh Lipe Beaches

Beaches

In this section we will take a look at the three main beaches on the Island. Pattaya Beach, Sunset Beach and Sunrise Beach. Consider the pros and cons of each, the amenities available, budget and what you want from your stay before making an informed choice on the best beach for you.

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The Best Koh Lipe Beaches
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    Koh Lipe Ferry
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