Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is a small island that is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park located in Satun Province. The busiest time to visit is from November to April, although its open all year round and is a wonderful place at any time of year. Koh Lipe's landscape is lined with excellent beaches, calm and peaceful coves, as well as thick jungle and mangrove swamps. Underwater, the Tarutao National Marine Park boasts a rich diversity of tropical marine life and some of the healthiest, most colourful coral reefs in all of Thailand.

Map of Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe has a beautiful bay (Pattaya Beach), white sandy beaches and beautiful coral reefs, ideal for snorkeling and diving. What most people love however is the pace of life and the charming locals, as well as the fun and interesting mix of tourists (Farang) who frequent Koh Lipe. The neighbouring islands, such as Koh Adang, has stunning forests and jungles with a mountainous terrain and waterfalls.

Sunset on Koh LipeTarutao was the first marine park in Thailand and is famous for its distinguished history and natural beauty. The park is located in the Andaman Sea 22 kilometers from Pakbara Pier. It borders Moo Koh Phetra National Park in the north and the Thai-Malaysian sea border in the south. The park occupies an area of 1,490 square kilometers and comprises 51 islands. There are seven large islands Koh Tarutao, Koh Adang, Koh Rawi, Koh Lipe, Koh Klang, Koh Ba Tuang and Koh Bit Si. Tarutao was proclaimed a National Marine Park on 19 April 1974 and declared by UNESCO as an ASEAN Heritage Park and Reserve in 1982.

The province of Satun, located 973 kilometers from Bangkok, is in the south of Thailand and borders Malaysia, facing the Andaman Sea. The province possesses renowned picturesque islands with verdant forests and mountainous land. The majority of the locals are Chao Lay and speak a dialect unique to their culture and heritage.

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