From November 1 to April 31, speedboats and ferries depart Langkawi 's Kuah Jetty for Ko Lipe at 08:30, 13:30 and 14:30, cost around 1,000 baht and take at least 90 minutes. Thai immigration will stamp you into the kingdom upon arrival at Pattaya Beach. Boats run to Langkawi from Lipe at 09:30, 10:30 and 15:30. Boats do not run between Lipe and Langkawi in low season, when you’d have to take a ferry to Satun and from there make your way to Pakbara to catch a boat to Lipe.
The immigration office is a tiny booth right on the beach, so it's a fun way to enter Thailand.
#3DLuek has been a member since 19/6/2008. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,344
Posted by gatoguts on 1/7/2019 at 23:51
Close on the map does not necessarily mean close, especially when choppy waters and immigration is involved. My expectations for Langkawi were relatively low, but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. White sand beach, friendly people, nice weather, no crowds in early April (not sure about July, that may be high season). You may just opt to stay there and relax, or visit the mangroves.
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