I'm staying at Phi Phi for a couple of nights, before I travel to Lipe on 1st November, then need to get from Lipe back to Bangkok on 4th November.
Is the best option to catch a speed boat from Phi Phi to Lipe, then on the return trip, catch a speed boat from Lipe to Pak Bara, taxi/bus to Hat Yai (is it safe, as Australian government has 'do not travel' to Sangklha which is very close by...), then fly from Hat Yai to Bangkok.
Do boats travel from Lipe to Pak Bara on a daily basis or only even dates? As I know the boats to Lipe are only on odd dates.
Is there a definite need to book boats beforehand or is it normally low enough season that we can book while we're there?
Is there much of a chance the speed boats can't travel due to rough sea?
Finally, is there room for decent amounts of luggage (3 weeks worth) on the speed boats?