Koh Lipe Hotels
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Koh Lipe or Ko Lipe, pronounced as Ko Lee-pae, is the southern most island in Thailand and is one of the many Butang Islands located in the beautiful Tarutao National Marine Park.
Lipe island was first discovered by the Chao Ley (or Sea Gypsies) who would travel from island to island in search of the best fishing in the areas to feed themselves and their tribes. The Chao Ley eventually found a permanent home on Koh Lipe and were given a grant to settle on the island's eastern beach (Koh Lipe Sunrise Beach) and have since remained there.
There are many new Koh Lipe Hotels to choose from for your holiday. It really depends on what you want and need from your accommodation choice.
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Pattaya Beach is by far the most populated area on the island so it's more of a busy vibe. The east coast or Sunrise Beach, which stretches from the south to the north of the island, and as the name suggests, faces the sunrise and the northern end of Sunrise Beach, Karma Beach, faces Koh Adang, offers a mix of both so if you want to experience everything be sure to find some accommodation on Sunrise Beach. The west or Sunset Beach offers a relaxed, laid-back vibe to get away from the stresses of daily life. There is also a Koh Lipe Walking Street that is in the middle of the island and connects Pattaya and Sunrise Beach. Walking Street is filled with great accommodation and shops!
The island itself is not so difficult to reach, but it's still quite a secret. From the middle of November until late May (high season) you can get to Lipe from several places.
Koh Lipe is an excellent choice for your first or last stop in Thailand as its located in close proximity to Pak Bara, Phuket, Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Hat Yai, and Langkawi, Malaysia. It's also only a hop away to Samui and Koh Tao. These are all of course in the very south of Thailand.
Lipe also has an immigration office and is only about 1 hour away from Langkawi in Malaysia, so it's a great place to do a visa run, or exit Thailand from an island. If you're visiting anytime not in between November and May then the only place that can transport you to Lipe is from Pak Bara.
We've also provided you with an up-to-date ferry and speedboat schedule for Koh Lipe. If you want any help with your travels be sure to contact us and we can arrange any travel from flights, boats, buses, trains, mini-buses, etc. to and from anywhere in Thailand and Malaysia. Be sure to visit our travel information page to secure the information you need to make sure you get where you're trying to go, and cheaply too!
Translated into the local Chao Ley language, Koh Lipe literally means "Island Paper, or Paper Island." It is still considered by many an undiscovered secret in Thailand, one of the few remaining as Thailand tourism booms at record levels.
The beaches are pearly white and unscathed, the views will leave you breathless (don't worry, there is a local hospital nearby!) The waters are crystal clear and the marine life is absolutely amazing, the locals will treat you like family, the food will leave your taste buds begging for more, and your body won't need anymore relaxation after a short holiday here.
You might be wondering what exactly there is to do on this island, well... there's something for everybody. In fact, there's so much to do you might seriously consider extending your trip a week or two just to get everything done. Check out our Activities Page for some great things to do. These waters are many visitors number 1 choice for diving, snorkeling, and fishing. It's no wonder why many world class divers visit every year.
You can be sure that with this site you will find the best information about Koh Lipe and the best accommodation available at the cheapest price to guarantee your ultimate happiness. .
Be sure to check out our Thailand Immigration page to find out how to ensure the best possible legal holiday in amazing Thailand.
It's important to us that Koh Lipe remains as beautiful as it's been since its creation. Therefore we've created a responsible tourism page to help you understand how you can lessen the harmful impact you have on this wondrous environment. Leave the island more beautiful than when you arrived and we can all enjoy this tropical paradise for generations and generations to come.
It is our hope that you find absolutely everything you need to know on this site. Visit our LInks & Partners Page for other informative sites about traveling to Lipe and Thailand. If we've left anything out, you'd like some more information, or you'd like us to help you book travel and accommodation anywhere in Thailand and Malaysia, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on our contact page.
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Enjoy your holidays, Be safe, Be courteous, Relax, Refuel, and Have Fun my friends!