Does anyone know how to get to Ko Adang from phuket or Koh Phi pHi or from around that area. I have been searching the net but did not find any straight forward solutions as how to get there.
Many thanks in advance.
#1 brigittahorvath has been a member since 28/10/2008. Posts: 9
Ko Adang is opposite Ko Lipe -- both of which are reached from Pakbara on the mainland in Satun province.
In high season, you may also be able to get one of the island-hopping speedboats that run from Ko Lanta south, but last I heard, these services only run every other day.
Otherwise, you need to travel by land to Satun and then get the boat to Lipe/Adang.
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Thanks for the advice.
So it takes about 8hrs from Phuket, realisticaly to get to Pakbara by bus?
Is it easy to find accommodation once we get to Ko Adang (as I know we can only stay at the Parks guest houses) or we need to book in advance?
YOu have mentioned that island hopping boats might stop there. Where would these boats leave from? Anywhere around Phuket? Is there a way I can find out in advance if they will operate in February?
#3 brigittahorvath has been a member since 28/10/2008. Posts: 9
Brigitta, the Tigerline ferry service starts at Phi Phi and island hops down to Lipe which is only a couple of Km from Adang.
When most ferries arrive at Lipe, longtail boats come out to shuttle people to shore (there is no pier) - and often there is a longtail for Adang too. If not, it should not cost too much to charter one the short distance.
Tigerline also run a service from Phuket (and Krabi) - but here they load you into a minibus and take you all the way down to the Hat Yao pier south-west of Trang, where the PP-Lipe ferries call.
tigerline begins operation on Nov 24.
SPD speedboats also island hop from Lanta to Lipe. I have sublinks to both Tigerline and SPD timetables on my Lipe page in the first link below. There is also a sublink to the ferries and speedboats out of Pak Bara.
Phuket to Pak Bara by bus would be about 8 hours. The quickest would be a Satun express service - make sure beforehand it calls in at La Ngu, hop off and catch a songthaew or motorcycle taxi the 10km or so to Pak Bara.
I'm not too sure about pressure on accommodation on Adang. I'm going in a few weeks hopefully, unbooked, but Nov is different from February. I've also noticed at other NP islands that weekends can get crowded with locals.
Thanks very much Tezza, great help.
I will book with Tigerline ferry services!
I cant wait ;-)
Thanks for all the advice!
#5 brigittahorvath has been a member since 28/10/2008. Posts: 9