Koh Lipe, pronounced as Ko Lee-pae, is one of the many Butang Islands located in the beautiful Tarutao National Marine Park.
The island is part of the Adang Archipelago, a cluster of about 10 uninhabited islands (Koh Lipe being the exception).
The closest pier is in Pak Bara. On a clear day you can see Langkawi Island in Malaysia, which is just 30 km away. From Pak Bara Minibuses and taxis are available to the closest airport in Hat Yai, or to other destinations in the south like Krabi and Ao Nang.
In high season (November –May) daily boats connect Koh Lipe to Langkawi, Koh Lanta, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket and other islands in the Andaman Sea.
Koh Lipe is a small and relatively flat island; its name means “Paper Island” in the local Sea Gypsy (Chao Ley) language.
There are 3 main beaches on Koh Lipe and a handful of smaller ones. The beaches are pearly white with incredible views. The waters are crystal clear and the marine life is absolutely amazing. The locals will treat you like family and the food is great with lots to choose from Thai to Western Cuisine. Koh Lipe’s main street is called “Walking Street”. Around Koh Lipe are some Thailand’s best reefs all within easy reach.