Koh Lipe is still one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands

Throughout the past few years Koh Lipe has been rated one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand by magazines, newspapers and bloggers. This island has gone through very fast transitions and has changed a lot since our first visit.

The island has involved and has been transformed to a touristic hub in the southern region of Thailand. Many new businesses have established themselves on the island. There is a verity of hostels, tour operators, restaurants, bars and luxurious resorts you can pick from.

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How to get to Koh Lipe

You can take a ferry from the mainland Pak Bara Pier in Thailand or you take a ferry from the island of Langkawi Telaga Harbour Terminal in Malaysia.

If you are in Thailand – the closest airport in Thailand to get to Koh Lipe is Hat Yai Airport (HDY). From there you can take a Mini Van to Pak Bara which costs around ฿250 and takes 1h 30 minutes. From Pak Bara you take a speed boot that takes you to Koh Lipe.

If you are in Malaysia – take a flight to Langkawi International Airport and take a Grab or taxi to Telaga Harbour Terminal. From there it’s only 1h 30 minutes to Koh Lipe. Here you can check for available ferry tickets www.spcmalaysia.com.my.

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Where to stay on Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe offers a variety of accommodations from hostels to home stays to luxurious resorts. The Street Hostel Koh Lipe is a great hostel located right in the heart of everything and just a stone through from Pattaya Beach. Here you can check for available hostels on Koh Lipe.

What to do on Koh Lipe

The island offers a range for activities from snorkeling to diving and hiking. Adventure In You features 7 things to do when you are on Koh Lipe. Visit Adventure In You to learn more about what to do on Koh Lipe.

Diving is very popular on this beautiful island and has been a great activity for backpackers since many years. Forra Diving was established on Koh Lipe in 1997 and since 2002 it’s managed by Antoine Pantelic, a French PADI, CMAS and SDI Instructor. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the underwater world in this part of the world. Check out their website and find out more about the underwater world around Koh Lipe.

Do it by heartSave Koh Lipe

If you care about the environment, you can help to clean a beach around Koh Lipe by joining the project Do it by heartSave Koh Lipe. This project started in December 2013 as Trash Hero Koh Adang and has been going on since. Check out the video below and learn more about this great movement that has inspired, educated and brought awareness to many travelers. Follow Do it by heartSave Koh Lipe on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/doitbyheartsavekohlipe and learn more about their passion and commitment to keep their island clean.

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