Koh Lipe & Butang Archipelago

This small L-shaped island, in the South Thailand’s Satun Province is situated on the outskirts of the Tarutao National Marine Park. Originally only inhabited by Sea Gypsies, the Chao Ley, who named the island Koh Lipe, the island and its surroundings are a haven for snorkeling and diving.

Destination Highlight

The Butang Archipelago consists of 4 larger and many small islands, with Koh Lipe being the only one inhabited. Koh Lipe is the smallest island in the archipelago, and offers some nice, moderately priced places to stay. You will find a relaxed beach life atmosphere on Koh Lipe, featuring a few bars and restaurants on the beach. The snorkeling around Koh Lipe is spectacular! The pristine area around Koh Lipe is also one of the very best sailing areas in the waters of Thailand with many nearby islands and tropical beaches to explore and serves as the ferry and speedboat terminal for the Butang Islands Group.

Because the Butang Archipelago is quite far away from Phuket, where most charter boats are based, most people who charter yachts in Thailand never make it to these spectacular Islands, which is very fortunate for us and our guest, as we’ll have the places to ourselves! If you plan to make a return trip, and sail from Phuket to the Butang Archipelago we recommend that you charter the yacht for at least 10 days, to allow for a relaxed cruise stopping at the many beautiful and mostly secluded islands on the way there and back. If you are short on time, we offer the possibility to start your yacht charter in Phuket, and end it in Koh Lipe, or the other way around, start your sailing cruise in Koh Lipe and end the charter in Phuket. Since it takes 2 full days sailing each way, yacht delivery fee will be charged. Contact us for inquiries and further information about our sailing charters to the Butang Islands..

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Yachts in the region

Other destinations


PT. Asia Global Yacht
Junction Berawa Jl. Pantai Berawa No.150, Tibubeneng
Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80363 Indonesia


Asia Global Yachting (Thailand) Co., Ltd
Royal Phuket Marina 63/102 Building MC1,
Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, KohKaew, Muang, Phuket 83000


Asia Global Yachting (Singapore)
30 Petain Road
Singapore (208099)