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.

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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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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Koh Lipe Boats

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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Bangkok to Koh Lipe

How to get to Koh 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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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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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.

Koh Lipe beach at sunset

Langkawi to 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 guide

Langkawi to 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.