Information Koh Lipe

City: Koh Lipe
Location: A small island in southern Thailand on the west coast
Province: Satun (Thailand Provinces 76 pcs) see list here!

Country: Thailand
Sea: Andaman Sea
Population: approximately 800
Area of the Island: 1,6 km2 (0,6 sq miles)
Length: 3,5 km (2 miles) and width of 2,5 km (1,5 miles)

Distance to Bangkok: 815 km (506 miles)
Distance to Phuket: 375 km (233 miles)

Narrowest part is only 300 meters (984 ft)
Koh Lipe is located 70 km from the mainland in the Andaman Sea

Here you can find information about Koh Lipe and is meant to assist you and
guide you what makes Koh Lipe unique and well worth a visit to this small Island.

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General information and Hospitals in Koh Lipe

Banks, ATMs not exist on the Island.
Money exchangers are available at hotels and small shops that give you a bad rate and creditcard cash withdrawals with a charge between 5-10%. The best advice is to bring thai baht before travel to the island, if need more money take the ferry to the mainland. Pre-book and pay bungalow or the accommodation you have booked.

Immigration Office are located where the ferry between Lankawi and Koh Lipe is in operation, open November to May. Koh Lipe has no Hospitals and dentists, smaller clinic should be open in the high season.

Internet is expensive and slow, mobile operators DTC and the AIS works on the island, no 3G.

Koh Lipe is one of the few places that do not directly followed the development, which is good. Recently there has flown more tourists to the island then it can take care of.  Koh Lipe is still a paradise. However, one should note that there is a remote place, drink lots of water and do not push too much in the sun, dehydration is one of the most frequent reason for visit hospital in Thailand.

The high season from December to February, prior booking of accommodation is a must.

Transport Koh Lipe has no cars or taxis, so walk or hire a boat taxi, called (long tail).
The island is only about 3.5 km x 2.5 km (2 miles x 1.5 miles)

Get here! To the Island of Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe to Pak Bara in Satun province about 90 minutes by boat, all year round. (Had Yai to Pak Bara Just 2 hours by bus)
Koh Lipe to Trang 2.5 hours by boat, November to May.
Koh Lipe to Phi Phi island 7 hours by boat (several stop), November to May.
Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta Island 5.5 hours by boat (several stop), November to May.
Koh Lipe to Lankawi Island In Malaysia, 60 minutes by boat, November to May.

Taxi Koh Lipe have no cars o the Island, walk or boat taxi (longtail boat)
Island size only 3,5 km x 2,5 km (2 miles x 1,5 miles)

Hospitals and Dentists in Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe has no hospital, a medical clinic are available, (Doctors who visit the island are welcome to sign up themselves in need to assist in emergency) Some times there is a doctor or nurse on Koh Lipe. The clinic are located on the sunrise beach: +66 (0) 85 4543814

Koh Lipe have no Hospitals, refer to mainland of Hat Yai
Hat Yai Hospital: +66 (0) 74 231 032
Bangkok Hospital Hat Yai: +66 (0) 74 272 800

Koh Lipe have no Dentist, refer to mainland of Hat Yai
Witchuda dentist: +66 (0) 74 243 979
Smile kingdom dentist: +66 (0) 74 342 991
Dental country dentist: +66 (0) 74 357 565
Khoa Chong dentist: +66 (0) 74 364 428
Chanpim dentist: +66 (0) 74 429 929

Phone list local phones Koh Lipe

NOTE !!! (Koh Lipe has no fixed telephone, mobile works) Thailand's mobile operator DTAC and AIS have coverage.

Police, Fire, Ambulace: 191 (all over Thailand)
Healthcare: 1669
Fire: 199
Tourist Police: 1155
Police station is located next to immigration. No local phone numbers.
Immigration: 1178
Koh Lipe Immigration office is located at Pattaya beach, open only when ferries sailing from Lankawi between November and May. No local phone numbers

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Koh Lipe has no hospital, a medical clinic are available, (Doctors who visit the island are welcome to sign up themselves in need to assist in emergency) Some times there is a doctor or nurse on Koh Lipe.
The clinic are located on the sunrise beach: +66 (0) 85 4543814

Koh Lipe have no Hospitals, refer to mainland of Hat Yai
Hat Yai Hospital: +66 (0) 74 231 032
Bangkok Hospital Hat Yai: +66 (0) 74 272 800

Koh Lipe have no Dentists, refer to mainland of Hat Yai
Witchuda dentist: +66 (0) 74 243 979
Smile kingdom dentist: +66 (0) 74 342 991
Dental country dentist: +66 (0) 74 357 565
Khoa Chong dentist: +66 (0) 74 364 428
Chanpim dentist: +66 (0) 74 429 929

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