Our location & how to get here
Keirita’s Yoga in the Andaman Sea, Thailand
Welcome to Keirita’s Yoga & Scuba diving! We are located in the deep south of Thailand on the west coast. (that’s the Phuket side) We are located in the Andaman sea which offers some of the most rich diversity in marine life in Thailand especially when compared with the diving in the gulf of Thailand (the Samui Side, East coast) We are so far south that we are actually closer to mainland Malaysia than mainland Thailand which can make travelling here via Langkawi in Malaysia a little easier than from Hat Yai in Thailand.
Our Locations past & present
Over the last 13 years Keirita’s yoga has had several studio locations in both the Phi Phi Islands & Koh Lipe Island. Please note that yoga classes are only offered in Koh Lipe now. All 8am & 5pm classes are held inside the Keirita’s Yoga studio in central Koh Lipe pictured above. Currently the 6:30am beach classes are now held on the upper deck of the Bayview resort on Sunset beach. I will be adding a second beach location in the coming high season however so please contact me directly if you wish to book this class. You can view the current class locations here.
How to Get to Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is a very small island in the Tarutao National Marine Park, Thailand’s largest marine park.
Getting To Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is 60km from the nearest Thai port, Pak Bara, & 40km from Langkawi.. The easiest way to get to Koh Lipe is from either Pak Bara or Langkawi, but during the high season these are not the only ways to get here. The high season is from late October to late April & there are speedboats & ferries connecting Koh Lipe with all the islands & areas up and down the coast including Koh Lanta, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi & Phuket.
During the low season, from May to the end of October, the only direct boats to Koh Lipe are from Pak Bara. To get to Koh Lipe from Langkawi you can travel via Satun to Pak Bara & catch a speed boat to Koh Lipe.
The journey between Pak Bara and Koh Lipe takes about 75 minutes direct, but during the season some boats (13:30pm) stop at Tarutao or other islands along the way making for a much longer journey (2+hrs). Make sure you take some bottled water with you.
If you are outside Thailand you can either fly to Bangkok, Langkawi, Hat Yai, Krabi or Phuket. Langkawi is the easiest option.
From Bangkok fly to Hat Yai. From Hat Yai travel to Pak Bara, the journey by taxi takes about 2 hours When booking a flight make sure you leave enough time to catch the last boat. (13:30 green season 15:00 peak season) Once at Pak Bara you are nearly there, take a boat to Koh Lipe (travel time approximately 75 minutes)
If you don’t want to fly then the other options are train or long distance bus to Hat Yai or ferry from Phuket. none of which I really recommend unless you oodles of time.
If you fly into Phuket then during the high season you can travel down by Tigerline ferry or by speedboat to Koh Lipe. The coastal road in this area has got some great scenery so you can travel by bus or taxi to Pak Bara too & then catch the speedboat to Koh Lipe.
From Langkawi (recommended option)
Once you’ve made it to Langkawi you are only a 20 minute taxi ride to the pier and just a short 2 hour ferryboat ride to Koh Lipe. During the high season this route can get very busy and you should book your tickets in advance & remember to confirm your return ticket too. Be aware that in low season there is no immigration on Koh Lipe & you cannot travel directly from Langkawi Koh Lipe.
From Hat Yai
From Hat Yai it takes about 2 hours by minibus transfer or taxi to the port of Pak Bara. We can book the minibus or a taxi & speedboat for you for 900baht per person each way.
Arriving to Koh Lipe
Once you arrive in Koh Lipe you will either disembark the boat directly into a local Thai longtail boat, (if you’re coming by ferry from Langkawi) or your speedboat will take you directly to the beach if you’re coming from Pak Bara. In high season The Pak Bara speeboats boats drop you on east side of Pattaya beach. In low season the Pak Bara speedboats drop you on the north side of Sunrise beach. From both locations you can either walk to your hotel or take a motorbike taxi for a flat fee of just 50 baht per person.
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