Koh Lipe is a stunningly beautiful island in the Andaman Sea, located 60 km from the mainland and just 30 km from Malaysia’s Langkawi Archipelago. With amazing white sand beaches, clear water and excellent snorkelling and diving, Koh Lipe’s natural beauty makes it a great choice for anyone seeking a quiet and less crowded experience than other Andaman Sea islands.
Sunrise Beach © miserychick
Use our Very Quick Guide To Koh Lipe to help you get your bearings, learn more about the best places to stay and eat on the island and discover what Koh Lipe has to offer.
Koh Lipe has three main beaches — Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach — that each have their own distinctive feel. There is also a small, quiet beach at the north end of the island called Karma Beach. From upmarket accommodation to snorkelling right off the beach, learn about Koh Lipe’s best beaches and find the right place for you.
From budget bungalows to four star resorts, there’s no shortage of quality accommodation on Koh Lipe. Learn more about the hotels and resorts on the island’s three main beaches and the best places to stay during your visit.
Unlike some other islands, Koh Lipe is accessible all year. The weather ranges from sun and summer heat to torrential rain, making it important to visit at the right time. Learn more about Koh Lipe’s weather, the dry and rainy seasons, and the best time to visit.
Koh Lipe is part of Tarutao National Marine Park, and many of the park’s best islands and diving spots are a short distance away and easy to access by longtail boat. Learn about the best day trips from Koh Lipe and islands in the area to explore.
Although Koh Lipe is one of Thailand’s southernmost islands, it’s easy to access from most of the country. Learn more about how to get to Koh Lipe from Bangkok, Trang, Had Yai and other nearby places in Thailand and Malaysia.
Koh Lipe is a small island that’s easy to get around on foot or by motorcycle. Learn the island’s layout and the location of important hotels and attractions with our Koh Lipe map.
Koh Lipe doesn’t have nightlife on the same level as Koh Phi Phi or Phuket, but there’s a good selection of bars and beach parties to make the evening fun. Learn about the island’s best bars and places to party the night away.
It’s easy to find good food on Koh Lipe, whether you’re searching for Thai classics or Western favourites. Learn more about Koh Lipe’s best cafés and Thai and international restaurants.
Koh Lipe doesn’t have an airport of its own, but it’s easy to travel to the island from Hat Yai and Trang. Learn about the easiest way to get to Koh Lipe from major cities in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.