Koh Adang- best Koh Lipe viewpoint

Koh Lipe is quite a small island. You can easily explore all the beaches on foot as the walk will never be that long. I have visited pretty much all the beaches that are there to visit on Koh Lipe during my 5 days on the island, so I had time to go to the island next door: Koh Adang which is much bigger and is very near.

Koh Adang is not as touristy as Koh Lipe even though there are some accommodations, at least on the closest side to Koh Lipe. I’m sure the only connection to this island is from Koh Lipe. To get to Koh Adang takes 10 to 15 minutes by longtail boat, not more than that, but I actually wouldn’t mind if it would take longer haha because the water here is so damn stunning!
I can’t say that I have explored Koh Adang, the only part of the island I can talk about is near the viewpoint of Koh Lipe.
Koh Lipe itself is a pretty flat island as you will see in the pictures. There are no major viewpoints, but it doesn’t take away the island’s beauty anyway. This is one of the reasons why I say nature is more generous in Phi Phi because there is actually a jungle and several high viewpoints on the island.

Anyway, I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.
So, I was on Koh Lipe during low season, so I had to find a taxi boat to share and to my surprise, I was the only one willing to this trip at that time. I thought that the boat would have to wait for more customers to depart as it happens in Railay, but I was wrong. The driver departed only with me on board.

Taxi boat to Koh Adang

To find a taxi boat to Koh Adang, I went in front of the school on the island called Ban Ko Adang School. There is this sort of boat station in there. But don’t worry, people will surely point it at you anyway. The boat ride cost 150bh or 200bh both ways, I’m not sure anymore haha. I didn’t find it expensive. The boat driver departed as soon as I wanted so it was just fine. Then we agreed on an hour for him to pick me up at Koh Adang and back to Koh Lipe. We agreed at 3 pm, but honestly, I could have stayed longer on Koh Adang. I pity I didn’t. If you like absolutely empty beaches, consider staying in Koh Adang all day!

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

To get to Koh Adang we ride across this crystal clear blue water OMG, what a stunner. I wished the trip lasted longer haha just to stare at those shades of blue. 10 minutes felt short.
Once in Koh Adang, the first thing I do is try to find the jungle trail to the viewpoint. It is easy to find if you use Maps.me app that has the trail marked. Google Maps doesn’t.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went in the morning and I advise you to do the same and the earlier the better. Don’t need to be at 6 am though haha, I went at about 9 am. The trail is tiring and long. You will take more than 1 h to get to the last viewpoint. Needless to say, the path is all the way up all the time, but at least there is loads of shade, and once you reach the view, stopping several times won’t bother you. Admiring that view is worth every sweat drop.

Koh Adang viewpoint

The view from these viewpoints is absolutely overwhelming! This is my paradise, my favorite views ever are this type. This has to be one of the best viewpoints I have seen. So many shades of blue! I could stare at this forever! For this reason, I spent a lot of time at the top of the mountain. I brought snacks with me and food which was a great idea because the island didn’t have any food options. I brought plenty of water too, but it wasn’t enough haha. Thankfully, there was a place to refill water near a lonely restaurant that was probably operating. I took too many pictures of this stunning view and I can’t select them haha. Enjoy! I think it is not tiring to look at this yet another time!

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

Once I grew tired of sitting there, well, actually I could stare longer but I also wanted to check the beach down there before going back to Koh Lipe.

how did I get to Koh Lipe HERE

Koh Adang beach

There is this very wide empty beach where the boat docks. It has clear waters too and lots of shady spots. I hung around it for the rest of my time on Koh Adang. I mean the beach near the camping area. I even saw a black-tip reef shark from the shore. Must be a good snorkeling area, but my diving mask was leaking too much so it wasn’t comfortable to snorkel in those conditions. I didn’t take snorkeling equipment with me to Koh Lipe. The hostel had several to choose from which was great!

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

Then, it was time to go back and enjoy the rest of the day at Sunrise Beach which is stunning too. I decided to hang around at one not very overpriced restaurant right in front of the beach. Koh Lipe is not cheap. Food here is more expensive than in the rest of Thailand. There aren’t many cheap options available, so this spot was a good find.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

In front of Sunrise Beach, it is possible to see this little islet very near. I thought that swimming there could be a good idea because it is not that far. Although I wouldn’t do it without a lifejacket as it would be too tiring for me and I’m not that confident swimmer. I didn’t do it, but, I saw a guy that did it. He said it was a good snorkeling spot and he even saw a seahorse! How cool!!

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

I went to Koh Adang because of the stunning view of Koh Lipe which was even better than I was expecting.

Also, Koh Lipe is not a party island. If you want to party hard, better go to Phi Phi. Koh Lipe is more chilled and relaxing. I really liked the vibe of the island. It is small and you will be bumping into the same people constantly haha as there aren’t many more places where to go.

Check all the beaches I have visited while on Koh Lipe HERE!

Buy your tickets to get to Koh Lipe HERE!

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