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Koh Lipe’s white sandy beaches are perfect for relaxing, but also for snorkeling, so take your snorkel, mask and fins and don’t miss the beauty of Koh Lipe’s underwater world. For the more adventurous underwater explorers diving is a great option, several top dive sites are close by. There are plenty of other things to do too!
Koh Lipe's main street is called "Walking Street" and closes down for motorbikes from 18:00 until 24:00 in the high season. Everything is connected by small roads, and it usually takes between 10 to 20 minutes to walk between the 2 main beaches.
At nighttime most roads are lit by streetlights but it's a good idea to bring a torch if you go out and explore in the dark. Since 2013 there are official motorbike taxi's (with sidecar) that can take a few people for a fixed price per person. You can spot the taxi drivers by their purple jacket and their colorful motorbikes.
As Ko Lipe is outside of the Tarutao National Park jurisdiction, it is exempt from the laws and legislation that protect the rest of the National Park. Due to the island’s rapid growth to meet the demands of increase in tourism, it is faced with a few issues concerning waste disposal and animal conservation. There are various on-going projects in place to help keep Koh Lipe clean, in some of them tourist can get involved, which makes a nice way to spend a day and help with the environment.
One of the Projects is called "Trash Hero Thailand", they meet every Monday at 10AM at Pattaya Beach. It's fun, educational and is for an awesome cause!
The Paradise's Taste
Koh Lipe is a small and relatively flat island, its name means "Paper Island" in the local Sea Gypsy (Chao Ley) language. Also known as Ko Lipe or Ban Koh Lipe - is located 60 km away from the Thai mainland.
Koh Lipe is part of the Adang-Rawi Archipelago, a group of about 10 uninhabited islands (Koh Lipe being the exception). This cluster of islands is part of the much larger Tarutao National Marine Park, a nature reserve established in 1974 as Thailand’s second National Park. It consists of about 50 islands and covers 1500 km². For more information about Ko Lipe click this link.
Koh Lipe, with its three wide white-sand beaches, Sunrise, Sunset and Pattaya and a handful of smaller ones, separated by jungle clad hills and within short distance of protected coral reefs, is the perfect place to take a day trip to the surrounding islands. Long-Tail Boat Trips are popular and highly recommended as it is the best way to explore the marine park.
KOH LIPE 1997