Which month is best for Koh Lipe?
From November to the end of February the weather is warm and dry, from March onward it starts to get a bit hot until May when it will rain on occasions but is then less hot. The weather from June until the end of August is generally great, not too hot and not alot of rain. September is usually the wettest month on Koh Lipe, with the rain getting less until November. best weather forecast take a look at windyTV
Speedboats / Ferries from Pak Barra to Koh Lipe
Speedboats leave throughout the day, the first boat being around 09:00hrs the last can be as late as 15:30hrs, it is not advisable to really be on the late afternoon boats as they can be canceled, best is to be at the pier before 14:00hrs.
Koh Lipe Banks, ATM's and changing Money?
There are no banks on the island, Koh Lipe does have a few ATM’s but they might not be working all the time. Most resorts and larger restaurants accept credit cards to pay for things Visa, Master, but not Amex. Changing Money can be done on the island, but the rate is not good, better to change money before you arrive on Koh lipe.
Is Koh Lipe expensive?
Koh Lipe is the furthest island from the mainland from all Thai islands, Thus all goods, water and food travel a long way from the mainland or Bangkok for that matter to get to Koh Lipe, this pushes the local island prices up for everything. But generally you can buy things cheaper in small local shops than at the larger chains stores. Restaurants are varied from very cheap to very expensive depending on what they offer food wise, the location and abeyance. Koh lipe’s offering of hotel prices is the same as anywhere from cheap to expensive and also varies with season and how busy the island is. inclonclutions you will find something to suit all budgets.
Is Koh Lipe crowded?
Koh Lipe used to be crowded but like all of Thailand it is now very different since Covid, the busiest months on Koh Lipe are December and February, less busy months are May to November. But Koh Lipe’s unique position of being in the centre of a national park with 52 uninhabited islands awards any travelers with the opportunity of hopping on a boat for a short trip to a secluded beach all to themselves. surprisingly this is not done by most tourists which is a shame.
What to do in koh lipe?
Koh Lipe has lots to offer outside of just lying on the beach all day, Koh Lipe is located in the middle of a national park with 52 uninhabited islands with hundreds of empty beaches and lots of reefs. Hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, yoga, diving, snorkeling, day trips, or short half day trips, massage and spas, cooking classes, shopping, lots of choice of restaurants and bar.
How big is Koh Lipe?
Lipe is yery small, everywhere is within walking distance, if you are too lazy to walk there are taxi bikes everywhere that cost 50 Baht per person per trip. Koh Lipe is about 3-4 sq Kilometers in area and Longest beach 1,5km. to cross Distance the island between Sunrise beach and Pattaya beach 500mtr and the longest possible walk in one direction 2.2km. Koh Lipe has no Motorbike hire companies, but some resorts rent bikes, just ask at reception.
Is there an Immigration Post on Koh Lipe?
Immigration Post is open on Koh Lipe between October and May when guests can arrive directly from Langkawi by ferry. Guests need to check visa regulations applicable to their citizenship country before making travel arrangements. There is another Immigration Post on mainland in Satun that can be used during June-October period. Please email us if you have questions about the immigration procedures when arriving to Koh Lipe.
Internet & Wifi
Most resorts including Castaway offer free Wifi connection to guests. However the signal travels over satellite and broadband is limited, so Wifi connection can be at times slow and/or intermittent. If you need a reliable connection throughout your stay on Koh Lipe, it is best to buy a local SIM with access to 3G.
Clinics & Pharmacies on Koh Lipe
There are several pharmacies on the island, the closest one being 5 minutes walk outside of Castaway Resort – next to the Harmony Bakery. All pharmacists speak good English and are normally well-versed in the common ailments. There are also at least 4 clinics on the island now including one public one by the school. These clinics are well-equipped with medical supplies and can provide first aid, but in case of emergency, transportation to mainland hospital can be arranged.