Soak up the Sun, wind down, and relax on Southern Thailand's most romantic island, far removed from taxi's and tuk-tuk's and busy city life. Experience the freedom of the beaches around koh lipe in barefoot exuberance, dive in and enjoy the fringing reefs, vibrant corals, and marine life of Koh Lipe and the neighboring islands of the Koh Tarutao National Marine Park.
Koh Lipe is a small exotic island in the andaman Ocean famous for its charming beaches and magnificent snorkeling. Each of the three beaches Pattaya, Sunrise, and Sunset are easily accessible by foot. So kick off your shoes, grab the snorkel gear, and jump into all the koh Lipe has to offer.
The crescent shaped curve and gentle topography make Koh Lipe an easy island to traverse. Arriving to the floating pontoon, be prepared to to pay an additional 50 baht per person for the taxi boat service to connect you to the beach or resort of choice. Upon landing on Pattaya beach walking to sunrise takes no longer than 15 minutes via "Walking Street". Hiking to Jack's Jungle? Looking for an internet cafe? Look no further, this simple easy to read map will help you set a course and reach your destination.
Many islands claim a unique cultural heritage. The Chao Ley (Sea Gypsy) people can truly boast a rich history. A seafaring culture that can live off the ocean as readily as we live off the land. Ingrained with local tradition, ceremonies with an apt knowledge of the oceans stretching from Indonesia to Myanmar. These nomadic people still maintain bi-annual celebrations that reign in the change of the winds and the shift from high to low season.
Once a sleepy fishing village Lipe has grown into a holiday destination. The chao lay people are happy to share their enchanting island. A friendly seafaring people with boundless energy and a love for the island life.