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How to get from Phuket to Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe

Island Paradise Awaits: Journey from Phuket to Koh Lipe

Nestled in the southern part of the Andaman Sea, Koh Lipe is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Andaman." It is an enchanting tropical paradise that captivates travelers year-round, especially during the high season. This picturesque island, situated near the Thai-Malaysian border, boasts a reputation as a hidden gem in the region.

Koh Lipe is a destination within the Tarutao National Marine Park. It is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and coral reefs. Located in the Satun Province of Thailand, Koh Lipe is relatively small in size. Its intimate atmosphere adds to its allure, making it an ideal escape.

The island features three main beaches, namely Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach, and Sunset Beach. Each beach offers a unique experience and stunning views of the surrounding turquoise waters. Koh Lipe is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving are popular here.

Travelers can reach Koh Lipe by taking a flight to Hat Yai Airport or Phuket Airport. Then catching a speed boat to Koh Lipe. Or take a ferry from the nearby Pak Bara Pier or Phuket.

If you want to go to Koh Lipe from Bangkok, it's also possible. You book ferry tickets or flights from Bangkok to Hat Yai or Phuket.

Koh Lipe serves as a convenient base for exploring nearby attractions. You can embark on day trips to destinations like Koh Phi Phi (Phi Phi island) or Koh Adang. Koh Rawi, and the Tarutao National Park, are also popular.

Furthermore, the island is an ideal starting point for island-hopping adventures in the Andaman Sea. The option to venture into Malaysia is also available, as the border is just a boat ride away.

While visiting Koh Lipe island, don't forget to check the national park fee. It contributes to the preservation of this environment. You may want to unwind on beautiful beaches. Or explore underwater wonders, or go island hopping.

From Phuket to Koh Lipe by boat

The only mode of transportation to reach Koh Lipe is by boat.. The nearest airports to the island are Phuket International Airport and Penang in Malaysia.

There is only one pier in Phuket from where you can find your direct ferry or speedboat to Koh Lipe: Rassada Pier.

From Rassada Pier to Pattaya Beach

Rassada Pier is Phuket’s main pier, there are plenty of ferries and speedboats depart this pier daily to Pattaya Beach, on Koh Lipe.

Best time to visit

From November till January, the weather is the most pleasant of all. The remaining months and the island are more crowded since the water is calm, the air is less humid, and the skies are clear.

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