Butang Archipelago – Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe – Gateway to an unspoiled paradise, ideal to start an unforgettable sailing vacation.

The Butang Archipelago consists of 4 larger and many small islands, with Koh Lipe being the only one inhabited. Koh Lipe is the smallest island in the archipelago, and offers some nice, moderately priced places to stay. You will find a relaxed beach life atmosphere on Koh Lipe, featuring a few bars and restaurants on the beach. The snorkeling around Koh Lipe is spectacular! The pristine area around Koh Lipe is also one of the very best sailing areas in the waters of Thailand with many nearby islands and tropical beaches to explore and serves as the ferry and speedboat terminal for the Butang Islands Group.

Because the Butang Archipelago is quite far away from Phuket, where most charter boats are based, most people who charter yachts in Thailand never make it to these spectacular Islands, which is very fortunate for us and our guest, as we’ll have the places to ourselves! If you plan to make a return trip, and sail from Phuket to the Butang Archipelago we recommend that you charter the yacht for at least 10 days, to allow for a relaxed cruise stopping at the many beautiful and mostly secluded islands on the way there and back. If you like to extend your sailing vacation, and charter our yacht for 14 days, you will get a 10% Discount off the standard charter price.

Start Sailing from Phuket or Koh Lipe

We offer flexible start and end points for this charter.

If you are short on time, we offer the possibility to start your yacht charter in Phuket, and end it in Koh Lipe, or the other way around, start your sailing cruise in Koh Lipe and end the charter in Phuket. Since it takes 2 full days sailing each way, we charge a yacht delivery fee.- Contact us for inquiries and further information about our sailing charters to the Butang Islands..

Butang Archipelago SCUBA diving

A great way to fully enjoy the Butang Archipelago is scuba diving.

The tropical beauty of this archipelago can only be topped by it’s even more beautiful underwater world!

The gateway to an unspoiled paradise

Koh Lipe serves as the gateway to an unspoiled paradise, where you will start your unforgettable sailing adventure. The island is the perfect starting point for your sailing vacation! Join us and explore the uninhabited Islands and hundreds of stunning beaches. Snorkel or swim in crystal clear water, or take a kayak and discover the many small bays and rivers, going from the shore through mangroves into the rain forest. In the Butang Archipelago you will find what you are looking for when you book the perfect sailing vacation in a tropical paradise like Thailand.

A great way to fully enjoy the Butang Archipelago is scuba diving. The tropical beauty of this archipelago can only be topped by it’s even more beautiful underwater world! You will find pristine coral reefs and many amazing dive sites without seeing any other divers. With Dieter aboard your sailing yacht, you gain access to 30 years of diving experience in this region! Dieter has an extensive knowledge of all the best dive sites and he is eager to share his experience with you. And then there is fishing! In the Butang Archipelago, you are on the right spot to catch big fish such as Tunas, Barracudas, Red Snappers and many great King-Fish species. And best of all, what you catch will be miraculously transformed in to a delicious meal, cooked by Ay, our Thai cook aboard SY Nakamal. Read more about the Butang Archipelago here.

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