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Koh Lipe, Changwat Satun, Thailand

How much does it cost to travel to Koh Lipe?

You should plan to spend around $88 (฿3,112) per day on your vacation in Koh Lipe. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $27 (฿964) on meals
  • $19 (฿657) on local transportation
  • $91 (฿3,215) on hotels

A one week trip to Koh Lipe for two people costs, on average, $1,231 (฿43,565). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Koh Lipe cost?

A one week trip to Koh Lipe usually costs around $615 (฿21,783) for one person and $1,231 (฿43,565) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Koh Lipe on average costs around $1,231 (฿43,565) for one person and $2,462 (฿87,131) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Koh Lipe will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Koh Lipe on average costs around $2,637 (฿93,354) for one person and $5,275 (฿186,709) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Koh Lipe has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Koh Lipe expensive to visit?

Koh Lipe is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Thailand, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Koh Lipe is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Atami or Guangzhou.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Koh Lipe Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Koh Lipe?

The average Koh Lipe trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Koh Lipe travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ฿3,215 ($91)
Local Transportation 1 ฿657 ($19)
Food 2 ฿964 ($27)
Entertainment 1 ฿846 ($24)
Alcohol 2 ฿150 - 450 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Koh Lipe
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Koh Lipe is $45 (฿1,607). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Koh Lipe is $91 (฿3,215). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Koh Lipe

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Koh Lipe based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $53. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Koh Lipe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Koh Lipe is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (฿657) per person, per day, on local transportation in Koh Lipe.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Koh Lipe
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Rental Cars in Koh Lipe
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Food Budget in Koh Lipe
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Koh Lipe can vary, the average cost of food in Koh Lipe is $27 (฿964) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Koh Lipe should cost around $11 (฿386) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Koh Lipe is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Koh Lipe
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Koh Lipe typically cost an average of $24 (฿846) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Koh Lipe
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $8.48 (฿300) on alcoholic beverages in Koh Lipe per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2023
Koh Lipe On a Budget
Koh Lipe Koh Lipe, Thailand
Ko Lipe used to be one of Thailand's most gorgeous hidden treasures. While it's still breathtaking, it's certainly not hidden anymore. With a small community of approximately 700 chow lair, or sea gypsies, this region is doing its best to maintain the beauty of its culture and beaches despite the influx of tourism. The rapid development has seen additions of concrete cafes and travel agencies. There are still rich, cultural gems to find in Ko Lipe - you just have to be willing to wander.

Unfortunately the huge boom in visitors has resulted in water shortages and waste disposal issues. Don't be surprised when you see garbage being burned. This is one of the only options on the island. You can help, however! During your visit many restaurants and bars will refill used plastic, reusable water bottles for free (or at least very little cost). Keep your eyes open for places with white water jugs or standard water dispensers.
Most visitors to Ko Lipe are really looking to see nothing more than a coastline, some white sand between their toes and a fruity drink in their hand. Ko Lipe is perfect for that. Clear, shallow water graces the coasts of the four main beaches on the island. Pattaya Beach is in the south and is also home to one of the island's only nightclubs. Sunrise Beach is on the east coast near the chow lair village. Karma Beach is in the north facing the Adang/Lipe channel, and Sunset Beach is in the west for the best views of - what else - the sunset.

A quick word of warning: if you want to dip your toes in the sand, you may want to keep your shoes on. Stonefish have been spotted in the waters here. While it is a slim chance, the stonefish sting is extremely painful and potentially lethal. Best to just keep your toes covered for your dip.

If you are so inclined to pay your respects to the Thai culture, there is a small Buddhist temple in the center of the island.

You may be inclined to take a relaxing fishing trip, but remember fishing is illegal in Ko Lipe. Do not join any trips, and do not buy any locally caught fish.

A very popular, and very legal activity, though, is diving. The reefs around Ko Lipe are mostly intact since the 2004 tsunami. Some of the best reefs in Thailand are easily accessible from Ko Lipe. The 8 Mile Rock is a challenge for even experienced divers given the currents, but the underwater critters and birds that feed here are magnificent.

The Hin Takorn Dukong is a spectacular reef that's home to every color and type of fish you can dream up. When you dive down you're met with granite stones shaped like building blocks that rise up like the spikes of a castle. Here you'll find hard and soft corals, several types of eel, squid, cuttlefish and sailfish.

If you're interested in more than fish, swim down to the Yong Hua Shipwreck. In 1996 this fish-factory ship caught fire and sank. Today, the shipwreck is covered in marine growth and gets visits form schools of fish all day. Watch out for strong currents, but enjoy the fascinating views.
Food and Dining
The majority of your hotels will serve food and drinks, both western and Thai. However, if you're more interested in a more cultural experience, there are stand-alone restaurants on the island. Banana Leaf is a charming restaurant and bar. Its food is pretty average, but the drinks are cheap, and every night they play movies on a big projection screen.

The only fine dining restaurant on Ko Lipe is Capriccio. The Italian chef is known for serving local meats with good service for a good price.

For the most part, travelers can easily get around the island by foot. There are a handful of motorcycles around, but none are for rent. There are no cars on Ko Lipe, but long-tail boats will take you anywhere you'd like to go along the coast for a small fee. Small concrete paths link beaches so visitors can beach hop, and if you really need it, there are some motorcycle taxis that will take you around the island.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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