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.