Thailand is home to plenty stunning islands that are famous all over the world. Besides buslting cities, islands are ideal places to spend your holiday when visiting Thailand. As one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, Koh Lipe attracts a lot of tourists every year. To make your trip here more convenient and unforgettable, we have listed necessary information that you need when traveling there.
Policemen and travel policemen
The police office is located behind the immigration office on Pattaya Beach. There are some volunteer travel police officers in Koh Lipe who will be the first to help you in emergencies. They are very friendly and they can speak English. You can easily recognize them because they often wear the black T-shirt travel policeman uniform. Koh Lipe is a small island and most of the people there know each other, so in case you need help, anyone can show you the nearest volunteer travel police.
There is a local hospital located next to a shool on Sunrise beach. In this hospital, there is a doctor who can speak English.
It provides basic medical supplies and can support first aid services or transport critical emergency cases to the mainland. (085-454 3814)
You can also find a small clinic next to the Pooh restaurant. The clinician speaks English very well and accepts all types of travel insurance. There is also a large private hospital currently under construction at Walking Street, located about 200 meters from Pattaya Beach and opened in late 2014.
The drug store
There is a pharmacy located at the top (opposite Phi Phi Bistro) and in the middle (next to 7/11) Walking Street, both owners speak English very well. If you are not in serious situation, you can come here for help. There is also another pharmacy located near the crossroads (near Sunrise), next to Harmony Bed and a bakery.
Currently, there are two ATMs in Koh Lipe: the first one is at 7-Eleven, in the middle of Walking Street, the other is near the intersection near Sunset. Another way to get cash is to cash in your credit card at the biggest resorts or at the Thailand Travel Shop on Walking Street in Koh Lipe. Most will charge 5 percent for this service. You can also exchange currency here if needed.
How to get to Koh Lipe
There are two ways to get to Koh Lipe islands: by the airline and searoad
By the airplane
Nok Air supplies two services every day with travel service by ferry from Bangkok to Koh Lipe.
Air Asia supplies the package service including a flight from Bangkok to Hat Yai, a bus trip to Pak Bara and a ferry trip to Koh Lipe.
At the low season, there is a boat trip departing at 11.30 am from Pak Bara every day. If you want to go anywhere in Koh Lipe, you need to pay an extra of 50 bahts per person to continue travel by long tail boat.
Agencies offering travel service during the peak season
Adang Sea Tours offers three high-speed boat every day from the first of November to the 15th of May. They depart from Pak Bara at 11.30 am, 12.30 am and 2.30 pm. These high-speed boats stop at Ko Tarutao and Ko Bulone. The journey from Pak Bara takes about 90 minutes and costs 650 bahts for a round ticket and 1200 bahts for a round-trip ticket. If you buy the ticket directly at Pak Bara ferry, you just pay 520 bahts including 500 bahts for the boat ticket and 20 bahts for the entrance fee.
Note that these boats just stop at ferries on Pattaya beaches. You have to pay 70 bahts more to take the boat taxi to get the coast. The boats leave Koh Lipeat 9 am, 10 am and 1.30 pm. Tourists who have a backache or neckache should not travel by high-speed boat because they operate in the high speed and frequently collision with extremely high waves causing very strong shocks.
In addition, Bundaya Resort and Lipe high-speed boat agency also offer the same service as Adang Sea Tours.
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