Welcome to paper island
Koh Lipe (sometimes referred to as Koh Leepeeh or Koh Leepay)is a small island in the Southern Thai province of Satun, and is situated in the Andaman Sea. The island is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, a large group of over 70 islands. Koh Lipe is part of a smaller cluster of 10 island, about 70 kilometres off shore. All of the islands can be visited on day trips, and the largest island in the group, Koh Adang, has bungalows ran by the National Park Authority. The name "Koh Lipe" means paper Island in the local Chao Ley(or Urak Lawoi or Sea Gypsy) language.
High & Low Season
From November until May daily ferries connect Koh Lipe to Pak Barra, Langkawi, Koh Lanta, Trang, Koh Ngai, Koh Muk and Koh Bulon. From may until November weekly ferries service Koh Lipe from Pak Barra. Most ferries depart from Pak Barra, a small fishing town close to Satun. Peak season on Koh Lipe is December and January, when advanced bookings are recommended and the island completely fills up.
Life is a beach
Popular activities on Koh Lipe are snorkelling and diving. There is good snorkelling straight off the beaches, but the best spots can be seen on the popular day trips that visit a few locations in a day, combined with a pick nick on a beautiful beach. There are several dive shops, and many resorts rent out snorkel gear and can arrange boat trips. We also arrange daily snorkelling trips from our travel shop on Koh Lipe.
Pattaya, Sunset and Sunrise Beach
There are 3 main beaches on Koh Lipe: Pattaya Beach, Sunset Beach and Sunrise Beach. The first one is the most popular and has a wide variety of places to stay, drink and eat. Sunrise Beach has quite a few resorts as well as a small Chao Ley (Sea Gypsies) Village with some basic shops and small eateries. Sunset beach is the smallest beach and has only has a couple of places to stay. Take a look at our island map to get a better picture.