Koh Lipe is situated in the southernmost part of Thailand close to the Malaysian Border and even closer to the Malaysian island of Langkawi. The island is wonderfully positioned in the midst of deep blue seas around 40 miles from the Thai mainland and is fast becoming a Mecca for beach lovers due to its rustic feel and its amazing white sand beaches.
The island is part of the Adang Archipelago which in turn is part of the much larger Tarutao National Marine Park, a nature reserve established in 1974 as Thailand’s second national park. As a result a day trip to the surrounding islands, many of which are uninhabited, is a popular excursion. However many people just come to soak up the sun, relax and perhaps indulge in a little snorkelling or diving.
Getting here is not as simple as some more popular islands, but in high season there are daily boat connections to Koh Lipe from Langkawi, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket. Koh Lipe's proximity to Langkawi makes for an exciting twin centre holiday as Langkawi offers international flights and so can be used as a gateway to explore the delights of Koh Lipe. Otherwise the main link to Koh Lipe is by ferry from Pak Bara Pier on the Thai mainland.