By joint bus and speed boat service it takes 6 hours to travel from Khao Lak to Koh Lipe.
Bus Timetable from Khao Lak to Koh Lipe
- Click on the Khao Lak – Koh Lipe link below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop on Khao Lak
Bus services to Koh Lipe depart from the Plaza in front of McDonalds in Khao Lak.
Arrival in Lipe
Joint bus and ferry services from Khao Lak arrive in Koh Lipe either at Pattaya Beach (in high season) and Sunrise Beach (in low season). Larger ferries dock into a floating pier.
About Sunrise Beach
Sunrise Beach is a 1.2 km stretch of perfect white sand on the east coast of Koh Lipe. Sunrise Beach, and in particular the quality of the water at Sunrise Beach, is the reason why Koh Lipe is often referred to as the ‘Maldives of Thailand’. The southern end of the beach is very narrow with the beach widening out considerably as you go north. The entire length of the beach has bars, restaurants and bungalow resort at the edge of the sand. These establishments vary a lot in price and quality which puts Sunrise Beach within a lot of different price brackets. This said, Koh Lipe is such a small island that you can easily stay somewhere else and walk to the beach every day without much effort.
One of the major activities on Koh Lipe is taking boat trips to the neighbouring islands, which are uninhabited. Taxi boats depart from Koh Sunrise Beach and can be hired directly from the beach. From Sunrise Beach you can see the largest of these islands, Koh Adang.
There are also two smaller island closer to the beach, Koh Kra and Koh Unsen. If you are a good swimmer Koh Kra and Koh Unsen are excellent places to swim out to for snorkelling. Alternatively, kayaks are available for hire on the beach front. In high season from November to April the sea is very clam at Sunrise Beach and it is an excellent for swimming and other water sports.