Ko Lipe

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Ko Lippy (Thai: เกาะหลีเป๊ะ) is a small island in the Adang-Rawi Archipelago of the Strait of Malacca, in Satun Province of southwest Thailand, close to the Malaysian border. The Thai name is transliterated in many different ways into English. The most common names are "Koh Lipe", "Koh Lipeh", "Ko Lipey", and "Ko Lipe". Ko Lipe is on the border of the Tarutao National Marine Park and is directly south of the larger islands Ko Adang and Ko Rawi, and about 50 km from the island of Ko Tarutao.[1] It was originally settled by a group of sea gypsies (chao leh in Thai), originally from Malaysia, known as the Urak Lawoi’ people.


During high season (November to May), there are several locations from which travellers can take a ferry or speedboat to Ko Lipe, including: Ko Lanta, Pak Bara, Phi Phi, Trang, and Langkawi (Malaysia). During low season (May to October), the only way to get to Ko Lipe is by speedboat from Pak Bara.[2]

The ferry from Langkawi to Ko Lipe operates from October until June. From Langkawi, travellers can depart / arrive at Kuah Jetty Terminal or Telaga Harbour Terminal. From Ko Lipe, travellers can depart / arrive at Bundhaya Resort or Pattaya Beach. The journey will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.[3]


Ko Lipe has three main beaches: Sunset Beach (Hat Pramong), Sunrise Beach (Hat Chao Ley), and Pattaya Beach. The calm, clear water makes Ko Lipe ideal for snorkeling, with 25 percent of the world's tropical fish species found in the area.

Environmental concerns[edit]

Development on the island is rapidly growing to meet the increase in tourism, leading to issues with waste management, wildlife conservation, and energy supplies. The parks department is trying to control the amount of building on Lipe as many developers have built resorts on National Park land. Upon arrival at Ko Lipe you must pay a National Park admission fee and environmental fee.[2]


Ko Lipe is a relatively undiscovered paradise and is one of the most popular islands in Thailand.[4] So the activities that recommend doing on this island such as Sight-Seeing beauty of nature, Do activities in the sea, Go to Walking Street and last is Dancing at night. First Sight-Seeing beauty of nature Every morning there is a sunrise from the beautiful sea at Sunrise Beach. This Beach is located in the front of the east side Ko Lipe. It’s a very beautiful view and unique to find in other Islands. Second Do activities in the sea, Ko Lipe has a beautiful Corals and Sea Fans and is undoubtedly one of the best places in Thailand for diving and snorkeling. Moreover, I recommend you to go boat one trip to explore this Island because it had a very clean water and have many beautiful beaches to take a picture. Kayaking is awesome water activity to do, but amazing on Ko Lipe , Hire a kayak and paddle out to Ko Usen and Ko Kra.[5] Third Go to Walking Street, Walking street is the main street on the island, in the night tourists, can drink, eat, enjoying and relaxing on this street. There are so many restaurants that have all you can eat seafood for a really good price such as Fresh fish, prawns, crab. Last Dancing at night, Pattaya Beach is one of the most popular places for tourists nightlife because it has many cool bars are located at the beach line along the shores and restaurants for find some good drinks, get some good food, listen to good music dance and meet friendly local and tourist people. It also has the famous fire show from local people in this community that hard to find in other places.


  1. ^ "Tarutao National Park; Geography". Thailand National Parks. Thailand Department of National Parks. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
  2. ^ a b "Tarutao National Park". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry Services". Tropical Charters. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  4. ^ https://www.adventureinyou.com/thailand/things-to-do-in-koh-lipe/ 7 things to do in Ko Lipe that you can’t meet date 24/04/2018
  5. ^ http://packthailand.com/things-to-do-in-koh-lipe-best-activities/ Things To Do In Ko Lipe! The Five BEST Activities date 24/04/2018]

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Coordinates: 6°29′N 99°18′E / 6.49°N 99.3°E / 6.49; 99.3