Welcome to my Koh Lipe guide. Here you will find everything needed to plan your perfect trip to this beautiful island.
It includes how to get there, when to visit, the nearest airport, prices, hotels, accommodation, things to do, snorkeling, nightlipe, bars, restaurants, a map, pictures and reviews or resorts, videos of the three beaches… and much more, too.
In general, I would highly recommend a trip to Koh Lipe. Yes, the island has some rubbish problems and there is still a lot of construction happening with new resorts being built all the time. But it’s still a gorgeous island. Walking about the beach under the moonlight is sublime.
So following my trip I’ve written a Koh Lipe guide to give people more information about planning their holiday. The series of articles includes lots of photos, videos and links. Please also share and like them, or leave a comment.
Koh Lipe Hotels: A Guide To Choosing Accommodation
Picking a hotel on Koh Lipe can be a lengthy process. Mainly because most people want to get the choice right – and make sure the trip is perfect for them and their family. This Koh Lipe guide to hotels will help.
Things To Do In Koh Lipe! The Five BEST Activities
You’ve arrive on the island, been taken aback by it’s beautufy and sweltering heat, now you’re looking for things to do. Well, check out or guide things to do in Koh Lipe for all the best fun including cycling, sunbathing, snorkeling and massage
Koh Lipe Snorkeling: Turtles, Fish And Finding Nemo!
Koh Lipe snorkeling is so good it deserved a whole post to itself. Plus underwater photos and video. Yes, snorkeling is amazing fun and it’s easy to do. Totally safe and you don’t even have to know how to swim. Read this comprehensive guide and pictures from my Koh Lipe snorkeling trip.
Koh Lipe Pattaya Beach: The BEST place on the island
Pattaya Beach is my favourite on Koh Lipe but everybody has a different opinion. Pattaya Beach is bright, sunny, large and close to Walking Street for the nightlife. Read more about why Pattaya Beach is the best on Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe Sunrise Beach: Perfect For Water Activities
Sunrise Beach is on the eastern side of the island and has fewer resorts and hotels. But the beach is not as big. Sunrise Beach is, however, great for kayaking or snorkeling at the two small islands. See some of the great water activities available at Sunrise Beach
Koh Lipe Sunset Beach: Stunning views over the sea
The best thing about Sunset Beach is, well, as you guessed, the sunset. The beach is small and quieter than the others on the island. There’s not a lot of accommodation here. Read our guide to Sunset Beach
Koh Lipe Walking Street: Amazing nightlife!
Walking Street is the place to go for nightlife. There are dozens of bars and restuarnts. Plus, there are plenty of shops, tour guides and cafes for enjoying during the day. Read more about Koh Lipe Walking Street
How to get to Koh Lipe
Travel direct from Bangkok via Hat Yai. Set off in the morning from Bnagkok and arrive on Koh Lipe at around 5pm or stay overnight in Hat Yai. Plus, there’s the option of taking a ferry to Koh Lipe from from Phuket or Krabi. Read more about how to get to Koh Lipe
What’s the best time of the year to visit Koh Lipe?
This is an entirely personal decision. Low season is cheaper and quieter but has the added risk of rain. High season is hotter and more places are open but it’s more expensive and crowded. Read about the best time of the year to visit Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe Map: Don’t get lost on the island!
Make sure you never get lost on Koh Lipe by saving this handy map. It’s essential for getting around the island. Plus, if you’re booking a hotel it’s useful to see exactly where the accommodation is located. Get a free Koh Lipe map
Koh Lipe Drone Videos
Want to see what the island is like before you visit? Or have a reminder of your amazing time on Koh Lipe. These amazing drone videos give incredible aierial views of this beautiful paradise
Bundhaya Villas Koh Lipe: Simply Perfect!
I stayed at Bundhaya Villas for five nights and they were amazing. The beach view bungalo was well-priced, had great views of the sea, and the staff at the resort were helpful and the restaurant was great. Read my review of Bundhaya Villas.
Castaway Resort Koh Lipe: Best Desert Island Getaway
I didn’t stay in one of the wooden bungalows at Castaway Resort. But I did visit here for kayaking and to eat in the restaurant a couple of times. Castaway Resort is really popular on Koh Lipe and great for outdoor activities like snorkeling and diving. Read my Castaway Resort review.