Getting there

Koh Lipe is only accessible by ferry or speedboat. The nearest boat terminals to Koh Lipe are Langkawi Telaga Terminal (by ferry), Langkawi Kuah Jetty (by ferry) and Pak Bara Jetty (by speedboat). Langkawi has only ferry services during high season (October to June yearly), but speedboat service will be available throughout the year from Pak Bara Jetty in Satun, Thailand. There are land transfer from Hatyai or Penang to reach Pak Bara Jetty.
Langkawi Hotel/Airport - Koh Lipe
This route takes 1.5hr by ferry. Only available during high season yearly.
Kuah Jetty - operates from 1 October to 30 June
Telaga Terminal - operates from 20 October to 31 May
Ferry booking services and schedule for 2017/2018 is available here.
Hatyai Hotel/Airport - Pak Bara Jetty - Koh Lipe
This route takes 2hr land transfer from Hatyai hotel/airport to Pak Bara Jetty, and followed by a 1.5hr speedboat ride. Available whole year but with lower frequency of boat trip during low season.
Hatyai to Koh Lipe booking services and schedule for 2017/2018 is available here.
Penang - Hatyai/Wang Kelian - Pak Bara Jetty - Koh Lipe
This route takes the longest time of land transfer from to reach Pak Bara Jetty, and followed by a 1.5hr speedboat ride. Available whole year but with lower frequency of boat trip during low season.
Penang private transfer to Koh Lipe schedule for 2017/2018 is available here.
Northern Malaysia (Kuala Perlis/ Kedah/Penang/Perak) – Self-drive or take a flight to Langkawi to take ferry (high season), OR self-drive to Wang Kelian border, we arrange private pick up from the immigration point to the relevant terminal.
Central Malaysia (Selangor/Kuala Lumpur/Seremban/Melaka) – Self-drive or take a flight to Langkawi to take ferry (high season), OR self-drive to Penang, we arrange for land transfer to the relevant terminal.
Southern Malaysia (Johor) – Take a flight to Langkawi to take ferry (high season) or take a flight to Penang, we arrange for land transfer to the relevant terminal.
Other states in Malaysia – Take a flight to Penang / Langkawi / Hat Yai airport, we arrange for land transfer to the relevant terminal (depends on season of travel).

Basic Information about Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is a small island located at the Southern-most part of Thailand. Koh Lipe is part of the Adang-Rawi Archipelago and Tarutao National Park. It is the only inhabited island among the cluster of other islands.
The most suitable time to travel to Koh Lipe is between November to May when the boat trips are at their maximum frequency and also when the National Park area is accessible for snorkelling. According to tourism data, December to April is the peak season as there will be many travellers travel to Koh Lipe, that is also one of the reason that makes it high season.
In order to preserve the marine ecology, the government sets a period of time which is July to mid October as low season. During this period, there will be no ferry departure from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, and the frequency of speedboat service depart from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe will also decrease. In the meantime, National Park will also be closed from snorkelling access (mid May - mid October yearly).
The Thai Government set this period as low season. There is no immigration support at Koh Lipe for handling the immigration procedure for visitors coming from Langkawi.
Low season does not mean rainy season but with higher frequency of rain due to monsoon. Sometimes the weather is unpredictable. Last year the rainy season was surprisingly prolonged until November and December, and these two months are actually the peak season in Koh Lipe. Therefore, there are no direct connections between peak season and rainy season.
Yes. Adult pay 200THB/PAX), Child (8-10 years old) pays 100THB/PAX, Child below 8 years old is FOC. These are the rules set by Thai Government and please make sure you keep the receipt with you all the time if you are going snorkelling at another islands because they might ask you to present the receipt anytime.

In and Around Koh Lipe

There will still be shops open during this period, but lesser compare to high season period. Many hotels, restaurants and shops still operate as usual.
The main transport in Koh Lipe is motor taxi. The charges are quite standard which costs 50THB/WAY per person. Normally you can get a motor taxi at the main area like Walking Street, or your hotel can help to call for the service. There are some hotels far off to Sunrise Beach/Sunset Beach that provide shuttle service to their customer at scheduled timing to the other beaches or Walking Street.
Yes, it is convenient to find food at Koh Lipe. There are a wide variety of local Thai cuisine, Western, BBQ seafood, Chinese cuisine and also HALAL food. There are pubs in the Walking Street and also a new beach club at the Pattaya Beach.
Money changer & ATM - Money changers are available at Walking Street and some hotels, but the rate is not favourable, so we suggest that you prepare upfront the Thai currency before departing to Koh Lipe, can do it at Hatyai or at your own country. A few ATM’s are available but mostly are for Thailand banks.
Convenient stores - There are now 2 outlets of 7-Eleven within Walking Street, the price is slightly higher than those you can get on the mainland. Local convenient stores are also available and the price are comparably lower for some items.
Internet & mobile services - The internet in Koh Lipe slower than on the mainland. Many hotels and restaurants offer free WIFI for their customers. There are also internet shops available on the island. In Koh Lipe there are 2 mobile services operators (phone and GPRS 3G internet): DTAC (prepaid SIM card Happy) & AIS (prepaid SIM card 1-2-call). Both of these offer international roaming and easy prepaid refill.
Pharmacy, clinic & hospital - There are a few pharmacy within the Walking Street, you may consult the pharmacist first if health problem is not too serious. There are 2 clinics located in the middle of Walking Street (Siam International Clinic and Southern Andaman Medical Clinic), and a hospital (Lipe Hospital) located next to the school on Sunrise Beach.
Immigration & VISA - There are 2 immigration offices on Pattaya Beach, one is next to Bundhaya Resort (for ferry arriving from Kuah Jetty) and another one is in front of Buh-Nga Resort (for ferry arriving from Telaga Terminal). The offices are open from October until end of June yearly when there are still ferry operations from Langkawi. You can enter Thailand if your nationality is under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme. For certain countries you can still do a Visa On Arrival (VOA). Please do check the visa regulations before travel.
Police & Tourist Police - There is a Police Station located behind the immigration office on Pattaya Beach if you need any help. Tourist Police can speak English and they wear black T-shirt.
Nationals under the Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme can enter Thailand without a visa for a period of 15 days each time via this neighbouring border checkpoint at Koh Lipe from Langkawi, Malaysia. Nationals of following countries are under the Kingdom of Thailand’s Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme or Bilateral Agreement: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (ROK), Kuwait, Laos, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam
Tourists from the following countries are eligible to apply for Visa on Arrival (VOA) in Koh Lipe:  Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
A valid Border Pass can be used to enter Thailand.  Border Pass for Malaysian are residents from Perlis, Kedah, Perak & Kelantan.

Koh Lipe Package

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Click into each of the hotel picture and refer to the column of your travel period and room type for the pricing.
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Snorkeling Program at Koh Lipe

Jabang, Koh Hin Ngam, Koh Rawi, Koh Adang, Koh Yang
Starts at 9.30am and ends at 3:00pm (Thailand time)
Packages Tour Included: Mask + Snorkel + Life Jacket + Lunch + Water + Fruit
What to bring: Tower, sun block, National Park fees THB200/pax (please bring along the receipt if already paid upon arrival), sun glasses, camera, and water proof bag
Koh Hin Sorn, Koh Lugoi, Koh Dong, Koh Pung, Koh Bulu
Starts at 9.30am and ends at 3:00pm (Thailand time)
Packages Tour Included: Mask + Snorkel + Life Jacket + Lunch + Water + Fruit
What to bring: Tower, sun block, National Park fees THB200/pax (please bring along the receipt if already paid upon arrival), sun glasses, camera, and water proof bag
Koh Talang, Koh Adang, Adang Waterfall, Koh Hin Khaw, Koh Kra
Starts at 9.30am and ends at 3:00pm (Thailand time)
Packages Tour Included: Mask + Snorkel + Life Jacket + Lunch + Water + Fruit
What to bring: Tower, sun block, National Park fees THB200/pax (please bring along the receipt if already paid upon arrival), sun glasses, camera, and water proof bag
Jabang, Koh Hin Ngam, Koh Adang, Koh Yang
Starts at 1.30pm and ends at 7:30pm (Thailand time)
Packages Tour Included: Mask + Snorkel + Life Jacket + Dinner + Water + Fruit
What to bring: Tower, sun block, National Park fees THB200/pax (please bring along the receipt if already paid upon arrival), sun glasses, camera, and water proof bag

Contact Us

We are a travel agency registered under Ministry of Tourism - TRAVELSMART VACATION SDN BHD (ROC 1143066-D, KPK/LN 8029). Our office is located at Level 1 of Suntech Building, Bayan Baru, Penang. Our support coverage is available from every departure point to Koh Lipe. If you require further information, please feel free to contact us.
Office: +604-6386116 or WhatsApp/LINE/WeChat our Hotline: +6016-4117086
Email: info@kohlipe.my
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Follow below steps to book our Koh Lipe Packages:
Step 1: Please select Tour Packages on the top of website.
Step 2: Then select either 3D2N Koh Lipe Tour Packages or 4D3N Koh Lipe Tour Packages to continue your choices.
Step 3: After that, please choose the hotel that your would like to stay. Example: Pattaya Beach, Akira Lipe Resort.
Step 4: Click on the hotel image, you will see the price table by travel period and room type. For the hotel overview like the room type and amenities, you can click on the button 'hotel information'.
Step 5: After you select and confirm choices, please inform us, we shall check the room availability for you.
Step 6: If rooms are still available, please leave your full name, contact number and email address to confirm the booking, we will issue official invoice to you with terms & conditions.
Step 7: After check the details of the invoice, you may proceed the payment through online bank transfer/cash deposit/Paypal(credit card with 5% charges). Then send us the receipt.
Step 8: After payment received, we will issue an official receipt to you.
Step 9: After all arrangements are finalised and locked, we will send you a service voucher latest by one week before your departure date (unless last minute bookings).
Step 10: Please print out a copy and bring along for service redemption when travel.