Many people dream of island hopping through Southeast Asia, and Koh Lipe's reputation among some of the world's best islands can see that dream come true in style.
Throughout the high season (November through until May) there are numerous ferry operators along the Andaman coast, and throughout the islands of the archipelago. Regular ferries and speedboats operate between Koh Lipe, Koh Bulon, Koh Mook, Koh Ngai, Koh Lanta, as well as Phi Phi Island and Phuket. You'll find numerous operators touting for business at any of the islands within the Andaman Sea, allowing for an easy and flexible schedule. There are no inter-island services in the low season, and the only way to reach Koh Lipe during this time of year is via the mainland port of Pak Bara. For a good exit route to the mainland you'll be looking towards to Krabi or Pak Bara, or consider travelling south to the Malaysian island of Langkawi. We recommend keeping your options open when travelling throughout the Adang Archipelago. No day is ever the same, so while it's advisable to have an exit route in mind, be open to it changing. One night, you might sit down and share a beer with a traveller, the next you could be feeling the warm tropical breeze in your face as you chase their secrets across the Andaman Sea. The beauty of travelling between the islands, is that life is so transient. People are always coming and going, and the local networks of ferries, speedboats and longtail boats are well-prepared to accommodate even the most adventurous route through the archipelago.