Ko Lipe is on the southern part of Thailand. Legislation has exempted the island from certain laws regarding development, water and waste disposal. The island name means “paper island”.
Things to Do in Ko Lipe
Adang Sea Tours-Operations run from November 1 to May 15. They offer speedboats at three intervals daily, 11:30AM, 12:30AM, and 2:30PM. The boats depart Pak Bara and the trip lasts 90 minutes, with roundtrip fare of 1,200 baht and one-way fare of 650 baht.
Walking-The island’s small size is conducive to foot travel.
Beaches-Sunrise Beach, Karma Beach, Sunset Beach and Pattaya Beach offer scenic views and calm shallow waters.
Visit Nearby Islands-Cost is 800-1,000 baht to visit nearby islands like Pirate Falls, Chado Cliff and Ko Rawi
Snorkeling- Ko Lipe offers a great location for snorkeling. It’s home to over 25% of the world’s tropical fish population.
Ocean Pro-Take diving lessons here on Pattaya Beach. Lunch and equipment is included with lesson rates, 2600 baht for 2 dives, 3200 baht for 3 dives, 500 baht for snorkeling
Painting- Take a Batik painting course at Lipe Resort
Massage-Enjoy a massage at one of several establishments, including the Castaway Resort and the Wat Po Massage School
Restaurants in Ko Lipe
Jack’s Jungle-Between Sunset and Sunrise beaches, this restaurant offers Thai food. Try the banana-lime pancakes
PeeWee Bakery- On Walking Street have breakfast or grab a pastry here
Banana Leaf- This restaurant serve affordable drinks and food. Catch a flick every night on the big projection screen.
Cafe Lipe- Serves breakfast. Enjoy healthy yogurt and muesli
Mia Luna-Bar On Sunset Beach, enjoy music played by djs from all around the globe.
Focus Bar-Many people come here to dance and enjoy the music of the live Thai band playing.
Accommodation in Ko Lipe
Baan Kasirin 1- Located on road from Pattaya Beach to Sunrise Beach) 084-3963567 074-750405 fax 074 (750406) Features include laundry service, satellite, mini market. Rooms cost between 850 to 1,250 baht.
Blue Tribes-Thirteen bungalows are available. Features include close proximity to the beach, garden, Mediterranean restaurant and coffee lounge. Rooms cost from 1,000 to 5,000 baht and cottages cost between 1,200 and 2,500 baht.