The isle of Koh Lipe is easily accessible throughout the year, but a little forward planning will ensure you use the island's high and low seasons to your advantage.
Low Season (Green Season) - from May to November
Low season on Koh Lipe is known as the 'Green Season' by locals, and it doesn't take an expert to predict the reason for this annual lull in visitors. While the rainy season rumbles through the region, transport although available, is limited. Once you're there, you should expect to save up to 60% on accommodation. Throw in the incentive of snagging large swathes of beach to yourself, and a more personable (read: generous) service from the local bar staff and you've got yourself a budget-friendly compromise.
High Season - from November to May
Unsurprisingly, high season on Koh Lipe is one of the easiest times to visit, with multiple ferries shipping in travellers from a dozen ports within the Andaman Sea. While the island is in full flow, you can expect the full gamut of island life to be blooming brightly. If you're planning to visit during this time ‚ especially during any of the Thai national holidays ‚ then you should make a point of making a reservation in advance, as humble Koh Lipe inhales hundreds of world travellers.
Peak Season from December to February
Arriving in Koh Lipe without a reservation during the peak season is not for the faint-hearted. You should bank on every room being booked out, on every night, as domestic and international tourists converge on the isle for extended holidays. Santa Claus might not be slipping down the local's chimneys, but that doesn't stop the whole of Thailand taking a tinsel break. Throw New Year into the pot, warm it up with some of the finest weather in the region, and you've got a recipe for an unforgettable festive season.