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Experience an amazing yoga and snorkeling experience in Koh Lipe Island, Thailand with Keiritas Yoga! This retreat has many interesting things to offer, including one-week yoga (11 yoga sessions), Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes, a cozy accommodation at The Reef Resort or the Homestay Bungalows and a guided snorkeling trip around the marine park. Develop a steady and calm state of mind with yoga practice and enjoy the picturesque and chilled atmosphere of Koh Lipe Island!
Airport transfer included:Hat Yai International Airport
It offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. This resort offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Guests can choose from 12 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's garden is an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day. Rooms include fans, Wi-Fi connection and shared or private bathrooms with cold-water showers. Upgraded rooms add air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and en suite hot showers, and some have balconies. Family rooms add extra beds. Rooms with mezzanine sleeping areas are also available.
It is a more traditional style and individual bungalows. There are only four bungalows in this tiny resort giving a very cozy and personal atmosphere to the place. The bungalows are all including hot water showers, aircon, private balcony, tv, wifi and complementary water. All rooms here have one king size double bed, extra beds can be added also. The bungalows are a good size measuring 4 meters by 4 meters and the bathrooms 4 meters by 1.5 meters. The private balcony is 4 meters by 2 meters.
Homestay rooms also include a fridge. If staying in the Homestay, on your departure, they will offer a free transfer to take you to the check-in point for your return speedboat transfer back to Pak Bara Pier.
Your yoga retreat package has been especially designed so that you have the assistance you sometimes need in getting to this quiet remote island but also the freedom and flexibility to enjoy your time here without having to adhere to any strict schedules. The inclusions in the package are all there to help point you in the right direction of where to go, what are the things to do while here and find out the best places to eat during your stay. This all encompassing but flexible package ensures that your time on Lipe Island will be remembered.
This retreat will provide you with the following:
Once you have had time to settle in guests will meet for their Thai welcome dinner at 8 p.m. (dinner will be a selection of Thai vegetarian food including a beer or a soft drink and water)
You have a choice to come to either the morning or the evening yoga class, whatever suits your mood. If you wish to add additional classes this is possible also.
The snorkeling trip can be arranged for any day so you must advise Keiritas Yoga least one day before to arrange the trip for you.
Included in the package is a half day snorkeling trip which also includes lunch. Please note that the trip can be held for any day.
This week of yoga will take place in The Keirita's yoga indoor studio located in central Lipe (daily morning and evening classes ) The Reef and the Homestay bungalows are both located right next door to the yoga Studio so both are very centrally located with just a few minutes walk to both Sunrise beach and to the Walking street.
Depending on which accommodation you booked, breakfast may be included. The Reef resort is a modern style accommodation and they include breakfast on their package. The Homestay bungalows is a traditional Thai style accommodation and do not include breakfast. However, they do have fridges in the room should you wish to keep fresh fruit or cereals for your breakfast.
In the Homestay bungalows, you can use a communal kitchen if you wish to make your own breakfast or meals. Alternatively, there are also about 10 local restaurants and two bakeries only a two-minute walk away from these properties.
There is a one-day introduction to scuba diving (includes one shallow water training session, 1 shallow water shore dive and one open water boat dive with a maximum depth of 12 meters) available at 4500 THB plus a 200THB Marine park scuba diving fee to be paid on the diving day.
Please arrive at Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) as you’ll be transferred to Pak Bara pier from this airport. This transfer is already included in the price.
On your arrival to Hat Yai airport you will be met at the Hat Yai airport by your minibus driver with a sign with your name on it as you emerge from the arrivals hall. This is a public minibus transfer to Pak Bara Pier (1 hour and 45 minutes to 2 hours transfer time). Here you will connect with your Ploy Siam Speedboat transfer to Koh Lipe (boat transfer time about 1 hour and 10 minutes) Please note that the last boat leaves Pak Bara at 15:30 so you will need to arrive by 11:45 am to connect with the public minibus transfer. If you land after this time you will either have to take a private taxi to the pier or spend a night in Hat Yai which we can help you arrange also if necessary.
On your arrival in Pak Bara Pier you will be dropped at the Adang Sea Tour office (located directly opposite the pier entrance) Here you will collect your numbered boarding ticket for the Ploy Siam Speedboat. You will board the boat according to the number on the ticket issued to you. There is a coffee shop and toilets inside the pier so you can buy drinks and snacks here before boarding the boat or you can go to the 7/11 shop located in Pak Bara town.
On your arrival to Lipe the speedboat will stop at a floating pontoon in the middle of the bay (Pattaya beach in high season & Sunrise beach in low season) Here you will disembark the speedboat and pick up your luggage (which will be unloaded from the boat to the floating platform for you). You will then need to register at the National marine park desk and pay the Marine Park entry fee of 200 THB per person. This must be paid locally on arrival by everyone. You will also have to pay 50 THB (about 1.5 EUR) for the local Thai longtail boat transfer to the beach of Koh Lipe. From here you can then choose to take a motorbike taxi to your hotel or to walk. If walking both the Reef Resort and The Homestay Bungalows are only about a 10-minute walk from either Pattaya or the Sunrise drop off points. Or you can choose to take a taxi for a flat fee of 50 THB (1.5EUR) per person to anywhere on the island.
Pak Bara to Hat Yai airport minibus transfer - On your arrival back to Pak Bara pier you will need to make you way across the street to the Adang Sea Tour office (directly opposite the pier ) in order to pick up your return minibus transfer to either the Hat Yai International airport or the Hat Yai city center. Please advise Keiritas Yoga of your flight details. Take into account that you should allow a 3 to 4 hours total for the boat and minibus airport transfer back to the airport. For example, you are leaving on the 11:30 am boat, to connect with the 13:00 minibus transfer, you should book a flight from Hat Yai at around 16:00 or later to ensure that you have enough time to catch your flight.
You can also arrive via boat from Langkawi airport (LGK) in Malaysia but Keiritas Yoga, unfortunately, cannot assist you with these transfers. This you would have to arrange yourself online.