The best time to visit Koh Lipe is from November until May. Reserve A Room in advance so as to ensure that you have one when you arrive. Most Resorts tend to fill up during Thai holidays and long weekends.
HOW TO GET TO KOH LIPE
There are many ways to reach Koh Lipe and Mountain Resort. It is now possible to get to Koh Lipe from Phuket, Phi Phi or Langkawi on the same day!
Pak Bara has the main pier for reaching Koh Lipe, Most speedboats run all year unless otherwise noted. The journey to Lipe from Pak Bara takes approx. 2 hours and is about 60km. Take a taxi or van from Hat Yai (approx. 2 hours), Trang (approx. 2 hours) Satun (approx. 1 hour), Krabi (approx. 4.0 hours)
*Rates: Based on one-way and return tickets in Thai Baht
Contact an agent to reserve tickets.
Hat Yai To PakBara
A private Taxi or private Minibus is a good choice if you are arriving less then 3 hours before the last ferry leaves from Pak Barra. Also if you are traveling with 2 or more people and you have a lot of luggage. Travel time to Pakbara is around 2 hours with private transport.
Bangkok To Hat Yai
Please Note: The Chao Lay community on Koh Lipe are independent from the ferry operators. There is no pier on Koh Lipe, you will have to pay them a fee of around 50baht. Most Resorts have private drivers so look for their awnings on the boats or ask to be taken to your Resort or nearest beach.
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From May to November there are no ferries between Langkawi and Koh Lipe. You can take a ferry from Langkawi to Satun, where you clear immigration and can take a minibus to Pakbara.
Langkawi is approximately 30km from Koh Lipe in Malaysia. This route is open only during high season. There is now an immigration office on Koh Lipe to help with stamping in or out of Thailand.
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