Close to the Malaysian island of Langkawi, the Butang Islands are located in the Tarutao National Park, a marine National Park consisting of 51 islands close to the Malaysian border. All the islands are uninhabited with the exception of Koh Lipe.
The Butang islands are considered an unspoiled paradise with glorious tropical sun, crystal clear water, many small bays, beaches and rivers going from the beach, mangroves, rainforest and pristine coral reefs.
The Butang Islands are distinguished by their breathtaking rock formations and amazing variety of fauna and flora which thrive in the crystal clear water, making this archipelago a paradise for divers or those who simply want to swim.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Rain forests
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Baht (THB)
Language – Thai
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +66
Port Location – The port is located at the island of Koh Lipe.
Travel Links – Koh Lipe can easily be reached with a flight to Kuala Lumpur (also known as KL) in Malaysia. From here there are connecting flights (one hour) to Langkawi, from where you take a 45 minute trip by speedboat to Koh Lipe.