Andaman Resort Travel Information
The nearest town (other than Langkawi, Malaysia) with an airport and train station. There are many hotels, markets and restaurants. If you would rather
not stay the night in Hat Yai, you should plan your arrival into Hat
Yai as early in the morning as possible in order to catch a Taxi or
mini-bus to Pak Barra. Travel time is around 2 hours. You can
hire a private taxi for about 2000 THB.
Check accommodation in HatYai or other destinations
Boat Schedules, immigration, and other important travel information on how to get to Koh lipe
Hat Yai To PakBara
Minibuses usually leave every hour (or when they are full) to Pak Barra (and many other destinations in the South). The ride to Pakbara takes around 2 hours and costs around 180 THB per person.
There are many hotels a market and restaurants. If you would rather not stay the night in Hat Yai, you should plan your arrival into Hat Yai as early in the morning as possible in order to catch a Taxi or mini-bus to Pak Barra.
A private Taxi or private Minibus is a good choice if you are arriving less then 3 hours before the last ferry leaves from Pak Barra. Also if you are traveling with 2 or more people and you have a lot of luggage. Travel time to Pakbara is around 2 hours with private transport.
Pak Barra is the closest town with a pier to take you to Lipe when in Thailand. It is a very sleepy town with limited guesthouses and very few
restaurants or bars, so if you do not wish to stay there you should plan
so that your taxi arrives with plenty of time to spare for the boats.
Visit www.pakbaratravel.com to book a taxi or minivan from anywhere in Thailand or Malaysia. Stop by the office in PakBara to purchase boat and ferry tickets to Koh Lipe.
Schedules are subject to change, please keep checking
for updates to the boat and ferry schedule.
The boat and ferry schedule can be found at www.kohlipe.net
Coming from Malaysia?
From November until May there are several ferries a day from Langkawi to Koh Lipe. However, most ferry companies use a different port on Langkawi Island. The boat ride to Koh Lipe takes less than 1 hour.
When you arrive on Koh Lipe you will have to go through immigration.
From May to November there are no ferries between Langkawi and Koh Lipe. You can take a ferry from Langkawi to Satun, where you clear immigration and can take a minibus to Pakbara.
Arriving on Koh Lipe
The Chao Lay community on Koh Lipe are independent from the ferry operators. Since there is no pier on Koh Lipe you will have to pay them a small fee of usually around 50baht for them to ferry you in their Longtail boats to the island. Most Resorts have private drivers so look for their awnings on the boats or ask to be taken to your Resort or nearest beach. If you are coming from Malaysia, you be first be taken through the immigration office on Koh Lipe, and then it is a short walk down Walking Street to get to Andaman Beach.
Schedules, visa and immigration, and travel information Click here
Andaman Resort is directly on the beach, at the corner of Sunrise and Karma Beaches.
An oasis for those wishing to truly get away and distance themselves from everyday concerns.