Koh Lipe’s location in the Tarutao National Marine Park makes it the perfect jumping off point for exploring some of Thailand’s most remote and beautiful islands, unpolluted snorkelling locations and peaceful camping spots.
Koh Rawi © argenberg
There are a wide variety of day trips available from Koh Lipe, some as part of group tours and others — particularly those closer to the island — easy to reach independently via longtail boat.
- Koh Adang is a large, mountainous island located near Koh Lipe that’s easy to see from Sunset Beach. The island is easy to reach by longtail boat or as part of a group tour and is one of Koh Lipe’s most popular day trip destinations.
- Famous for its hiking, Koh Adang has a variety of great trails that are short enough to complete in under an hour. The most popular walk on the island is the path to the viewpoint, which offers incredible views over Koh Lipe.
- As well as its famous viewpoint, Koh Adang has two waterfalls that are popular attractions for visitors. The island is easy to reach by longtail boat, with boats arriving and departing often to transport visitors to and from Koh Lipe.
- Koh Lipe is also a popular destination for snorkelling, with a good selection of coral and rock formations around the island. Masks and snorkels are available to rent on the island or as part of organised group trips from Koh Lipe.
- The walking trails on Koh Adang can be quite rocky. Leave your beach sandals at your hotel room and wear a pair of comfortable training shoes if you plan on exploring the island.
Koh Lipe Island Hopping
- Koh Lipe is surrounded by the islands of the Tarutao National Marine Park, many of which are easy to visit by boat. Island hopping tours to Koh Hin Sorn, Koh Lugoi and other islands around Koh Lipe are available from many of the island’s dive operators, usually for less than 1,000 baht.
- Most island hopping tours stop at snorkelling locations around the islands, giving you a chance to explore below the park’s extremely clear water. Koh Tong, better known as Monkey Island, is a popular day trip island close to Koh Lipe that’s home to hundreds of wild monkeys.
Koh Lipe Camping
- Koh Rawi, an island to the northwest of Koh Lipe, is another popular day trip destination that’s easy to access by boat. Camping is allowed on the island, with most visitors arranging to camp through tour operators on Koh Lipe, who supply tents and other equipment.