Originally inhabited solely by Sea Gypsies or Chao Ley, Koh Lipe is the most Southern island in Thailand. On a clear day, you can clearly see Langkawi Island in Malaysia, which is just 30 km away. It’s part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, a nature reserve established in 1974 as Thailand’s Second National Park. Discover the best things to do in Koh Lipe!
There are 3 main beaches in Koh Lipe. Pattaya Beach (South), by far the most populated area on the island, bringing a busy vibe to it. Sunrise Beach (East), the best one for relaxing and enjoying its white sands and turquoise waters. And Sunset Beach (West), where, as its name suggests, you will experience some incredible romantic sunsets (don’t take them for granted!).
And don’t forget to wander around Koh Lipe’s main street called “Walking Street“. It’s in the middle of the island and connects Pattaya to Sunrise Beach. Here you can mingle with people from all walks of life. Discover some delicious international and Thai dishes, or simply enjoy the relaxed fun vibe Koh Lipe has to offer!
And, what are the best things to do in Koh Lipe you wonder? Well, the island is quite famous for its snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities. Its coral reefs are easily reachable from the shore, where you can find a great variety of the world’s tropical fish. Sea kayaking and sailing are also available on private tours. On land, you can enjoy an amazing trekking in Koh Lipe, which gives you the chance to discover the lush tropical vegetation, its fauna and small secret beaches!
For the best views of Koh Lipe, you’ll have to take a long-tail boat over to Koh Adang and hike all the way to its viewpoint. Should you decide to stay on the island, an early morning or late afternoon walk to one of the highest points of the island is one of the most rewarding things to do in Koh Lipe. Don’t miss out the best things to do in Koh Lipe!