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John Car Barge. Things to Know. John does not have an airport. The closest airport is Cyril E. King Airport on St. The airport code is STT. John are both part of the U. Virgin Islands. The two islands are maybe 6 miles apart at their closest points. From St. Thomas you hop on a boat to St.
John is called Cruz Bay. Cruise ships occasionally call on Cruz Bay, St. Passengers are brought to shore on a tender. Our St. John is spelt St. John no s. Once in a blue moon, visitors confuse St.
Enjoy the ride Make the most of your time in the back seat. Thomas Cruise Ship Dock and St. Car parking All directions on where to Park when you arrive will be clearly signposted on the day of your visit. How it works. Cardwell loves welcoming visitors from near and far and although there is plenty to do all-year-round, the spa pool is a naturally fed, seasonal creek so water levels do fluctuate throughout the year. Tell your story through a clean, simple and beautiful creative canvas.
John island in U. Virgin Islands and St. Sunrise Beach faces east and is the largest beach on the island. I stayed in a bungalow right next to this beach. Even though I hate to wake up early, at 6 am I was there sitting on the beach watching the sunrise show in the sky. When the weather allowed, it was magical and an empowered me to start off my day on a good note! Sunrise Beach has got the most amount of hotels spreading out across the entire beach, for all budgets.
This could be a huge drawback, but I was surprised to find out there are many tranquil spots where you can find a big enough space to relax on the sand. We walked several times to the northern tip of the beach, right next to the fancy Mountain Resort to set ourselves the base for the day. It was amazing. The only downside is that during the low season, this beach is used to disembark people arriving to Koh Lipe. For some reason, we still got that in early November and the boat traffic at some specific times was higher than we wanted.
Spreading across a bay in the southern coast of the island, Pattaya Beach is the main one in Koh Lipe and the main point of entry for boats during high season. There are many accommodation, restaurants and bars here and it has got access Walking Street directly. Despite all the movement, somehow it still manages to show off its white sands and the clear warm waters. Plus, on the last day when we were waiting for our longtail back to Langkawi , we saw Pattaya is where they put all the trash on a pile before being taken out on longtails.
Smaller and more off the beaten track than the previous two, somehow Sunset Beach gave me a hippie vibe. There are some very chilled restaurants and hotels. Sunset Beach is the perfect place to spend a lazy late afternoon in Lipe. There are numerous dive shops in Koh Lipe and I can see why. Compared to other diving spots in the world, nothing is too expensive here. Sea kayaking around Lipe is a good way to explore hidden snorkeling spots and see the island from a different perspective.
Many resorts and diving shops have kayaks to rent. Prices start at baht per hour or baht per day. You can even adventure yourself to the neighbor Ko Adang — the trip should take you around 1 hour each way. However play it safe and ask around about sea conditions and currents first! Make sure you pick the right spot. For the sunrise, go to the southern end of Sunrise Beach where the sun appears right next to Koh Usen islet. There must be at least massage places in the island. They ALL have the same prices, so our only criteria was trying to find the most popular places.
Most massage places are open until 10pm in the Walking Street and the price is an incredible baht for a full hour massage. Also, if you have a sunburn, skip it completely and go for a refreshing Aloe Vera massage. Usually these are a bit more expensive.
The privileged location of Koh Lipe makes it a great hub to explore many other islands nearby. Apart from private longtail tours that can take you wherever, travel agents in the island will offer you the same 2 tours: Program 1 and Program 2. Both are full-day tours and aside from water and sometimes snacks, they include a lot of beach, snorkeling and hiking time. In both of these you need to add the National Park fee — baht. This is paid once and valid for one week.
After stressful experiences in the island hopping tour in Langkawi and in the Kuah Jetty, we were a bit fed up of boat rides so we skipped this tour. Next time! Due to its remoteness, I was expecting Koh Lipe to have high prices but nope. Everything is fairly cheap here! One of the best things to do in Koh Lipe is… nothing. The island will quickly win you over to a laid-back lifestyle, so just let it go. The soft white sands — like I never seen before!
Just lie on a hammock, read a book or simply float on the water. Whatever you do, keep working on that tan. There is already a decent range of accommodation in Koh Lipe, from luxury resorts to backpackers dorms. Yet during the high season the demand is so high that is really convenient to book your stay in advance. I highly recommend the place I stayed: Zanom Sunrise Resort. And the price is very reasonable. You can read my full experience in Zanom Resort here. I usually use Booking. They include only the best-rated hotels, with WiFi and with breakfast included in the top location of the island: Sunrise Beach.
When I first put my feet in the Walking Street , I smiled. There is a wide range of affordable food from Indian to Thai, including more western influences like Italian. Although made for tourists, everything looked delicious and authentic. Let me put it out there: this is not the cheapest of options to eat. But if you can allow yourself to splurge on a meal, this is it. Along the Walking Street there at least two places where you can pick all the fresh fish and seafood you want and choose how you want it cooked.
Prepare yourself for some shell-cracking finger-licking action! Right in the middle of Walking Street between Pattaya Beach and Sunrise Beach , it has got everything — breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is an area specialised in coffee which is absolute gold in Koh Lipe. Everything is freshly made at the time — it was here I had one of the best Pad Thai I had in my life. The prices were the best we saw in the island. Like you might have guessed already, this restaurant is right on Sunrise Beach and is definitely one of the most scenic places to eat in Koh Lipe.
They are open from early in the morning to late in the evening and even get a very good western breakfast cheaper than other places in the island. Overall, prices were more than fair given the outstanding views!
And this is not only a gimmick. I can confirm the banana pancakes here are the ultimate dessert in Lipe. There are dozens of possible add-ons and sadly I never tried what it seemed the best-seller: Nutella. PS: This almost wins the prize for the most creative name of a business in Lipe. My 1 spot goes to a bakery called Flour Power. Most of the bars and nightlife spots you can find here are utterly relaxing. Most things are closing by 1am. Cocktails usually come with a baht price tag, while the beer is a lot cheaper. Expect to pay around 80 baht for a Chang beer.
I much rather head to one of the beaches for a drink by the sea. These are the best bars we found in the island for each one of the main beaches in Lipe.
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They should be open at least until midnight every day. Koh Lipe is so small you can easily walk from one side to another in minutes. Remember that goods need to travel a long way to come to the island. Interestingly, prices seem to be consistent around the island: almost everything is exactly the same price everywhere. This happened for everything from massages to snorkeling day trips.
Regarding accommodation, you can expect to pay somewhere between and 1, baht for a day for a double room in most resorts. Doing all the math, this means a very comfortable daily budget for two in Koh Lipe during high season is estimated at 3, baht. If you are coming in Christmas or New Years, you most likely see these prices inflated. Koh Lipe works both as a standalone relax trip or as a fantastic addition to add to your island hopping itinerary in Thailand. Just hitting the sweet spot between commodities and remoteness, turns out Koh Lipe is even more my cup of tea.
Koh Lipe is the tropical version of Koufonisia in Greece and has a fantastic sense of getaway to it. At the same time, it still provides the experience of a remote tropical island. I felt I was in a dream the whole time. From waking up in a tropical bungalow, to a paradisiac beach just a few steps in one direction and a wide selection of delicious homemade food on the other. Massage spots and stylish beach bars are also there to unwind. And the best of it all: everyone will greet you with a big smile like only Thai people can do. Have you been to Koh Lipe?
What other tips or questions do you have? Share your experience below! Your email address will not be published. Hi guys really want to book this for next year. I have a couple of questions would you recommend a package ie flights and hotel of getting them separate thanks in advance.
Better skip island hopping and explore more at sunrise beach until mountain resort. Thanks for the tips! Great guide. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip in , although as others have mentioned, there is a waste disposal problem on the island. This is not deal-breaker however, not by a long way. Koh Lipe is far and away my favourite Thai destination and possibly my favourite SE Asia destination overall. I do have one major criticism of the travel route advice, however.
This should not be overlooked. Do yourself a favour. Always, always travel from Langkawi in Malaysia, or via one of the Thai Islands further north from Phuket. Never enter or spend any time in Songkhla, unless you want to render your travel insurance policy worthless.