With just 16 pool villas, the Irene Pool Villa Resort has opened the first luxury resort on Koh Lipe. 

Each villa, ranging from 110 sqm to 138 sqm, features its own outdoor swimming pool, and there is a special opening rate of B15,840 (including two for breakfast) until October. In the kitchen, guests will have the beachside “Mediterr-Asian” at Bok e’tto restaurant.

Distance from Koh Lipe has always been a problem for travelers hoping to indulge in the hedonistic island’s natural beauty. From Hat Yai airport, it’s two hours to the pier and then an hour and a half on the resort speedboat. However, the resort says a private seaplane service will soon be available from Phuket International Airport landing just off the beach.

This is the first phase of opening for Irene Pool Villa Resort, but an additional 41 rooms will be added by the end of 2023.