Ferry Schedule To Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe Information
Koh Lipe Beaches
Four main beaches grace the coastlines of Koh Lipe. The best known and most populated beach is Pattaya Beach, which is 1.5km of white sands and turquoise waters. Pattaya Beach is also close to Walking Street in Koh Lipe's town center, which offers lots of potential accommodation options, shops, bars and restaurants. The less touristy and aptly named Sunrise Beach (check out the early morning views) is 2km of similar quality, with lots of sealife to swim and snorkel around. Sunrise Beach runs up the east side of Koh Lipe to the north tip - right into Karma Beach, which faces the nearby island "Koh Adang". Finally, on the west side of Lipe is Sunset Beach, 500m of serenity, soliture, and magnificent sunsets.
Koh Lipe Diving & Snorkelling
Koh Lipe is teeming with spectacular coral reefs and tropical fish, and there's a great chance of you spotting turtles, dolphins, barracudas and whale sharks too. The waters are crystal clear, owing to the fact that Koh Lipe sits inside the Koh Tarutao Marine National Park, a protected archipelago of around 45 special islands jutting out of the Andaman Sea. Underwater, you'll find a beautiful and unique reef to explore, and the area is known for its high visibility in clear conditions. Popular tours will take you around 4-5 memorable islands. Advanced divers will enjoy 8 Mile Rock or Yong Hua (The Shipwreck). Beginners will enjoy checking out the brilliant waters of Koh Chabang or Koh Sawang.
Koh Lipe Restaurants, Bars & Nightlife
Dining in Koh Lipe keeps getting better, with lots of nice variety. The excellent Thai cuisine for all price points has long been available, but now there's great Italian, Indian, halal, and vegetarian options to add to the delicious mix. Of note, is Jack's Jungle (try the fried chicken!) with great food and service, just 200m from Sunset Beach. Or OMG Sports Bar & Restaurant on Walking Street, with its coctails, comfy pillows and lots to see on the TVs. There's lots of nice bakeries such as Elephant Books & Coffee (150m off Pattaya Beach) - coffee, snacks, books for buying and selling, and board games (nice). Of course the bars and nightlife are an eclectic mix, from reggae to sunset beach bars. You'll be delighted.
Staying in Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe became popular as a great place for intrepid backpackers to discover and delight in. Yet, while there are still great options for the low budget traveller, Koh Lipe is developing into a really nice upscale island also, with good quality resort hotels to choose from. Backpackers can find a room for around 500 THB per night (try the Moonlight Resort near Pattaya Beach or Coco Bungalows just off Sunset Beach). Some of the more expensive/luxurious hotels include the Serendipity Beach Resort with great service and food, located on the corner of Sunrise Beach with incredible views, especially early in the morning - nothing like a spectacular start to your days!