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Welcome To Koh Lipe

Ko Lipe or Koh Lipe, pronounced as Koh Leepae, is Thailand's southernmost island and lies within the Tarutao National Marine Park. The closest cities to Lipe is Pak Bara, or Langkawi, Malaysia.

There are 4 main beaches on Koh Lipe. Pattaya, Sunrise, Karma and Sunset Beaches. All beaches are connected by trails and there is now a paved 'Walking Street.' It only takes about an hour to walk the entire island, there are no cars, so if paradise is what you want, then go no further, Go Koh Lipe.


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How To Get To Koh Lipe

Coming from Phi Phi Island, Phuket, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Koh Samui or anywhere else in between?


Hat Yai
The nearest town to Koh Lipe with an airport as well as a train station is Hat Yai. There you will need to get a taxi/mini-bus to Pak Barra where you will catch the boat to Koh Lipe.

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There are many hotels a market and restaurants. If you would rather not stay the night in Hat Yai, you should plan your arrival into Hat Yai as early in the morning as possible in order to catch a Taxi or mini-bus to Pak Barra.

You can hire a private taxi for about 2000-2500 baht either from the airport or from PakBara Travel.

Wait to buy ferry tickets from the pier in Pak Barra rather than from touts in Hat Yai or from the mini-bus operator. The taxi journey is about 2 1⁄2 hours, by mini-bus it's slightly longer. It should cost about 200 baht by taxi to get to HatYai city center should you like to stay there. HatYai has great markets, shopping, hospital, internet, and some fantastic restaurants, like The Swan.

Pak Barra
Pak Barra town has limited guesthouses and very few restaurants or bars, so if you do not wish to stay there you should plan so that your taxi arrives with plenty of time to spare for the boats. The boats are between 10am and 2pm.

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Pak Bara Travel

Pak Barra is best reached by mini-bus from HatYai though you could come via Trang if traveling from Phuket as both have airports and a train station..

Get your tickets from Pak Bara Travel Their office is about 100m from the boat loading area.
Be prepared to wait for the boat to fill up before departure. Ferry schedules are subject to change, so please keep checking for updates to the schedule.



The Chao Lay community on Koh Lipe are independent from the ferry operators. Since there is no pier on Koh Lipe you will have to pay them a small fee of usually around 50baht for them to ferry you in their Longtail boats to the island. Most Resorts have private drivers so look for their awnings on the boats or ask to be taken to your Resort or nearest beach.

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