Pakbara Ferry Port
Pakbara is a tiny, remote village on the south coast of Thailand, located around 60km northwest of Satun. The only ferry route departing the port is to the relatively popular tourist resort of Koh Lipe, with Bundhaya Speed Boat providing seven hour long crossings per week.
What is there to do in Pakbara?
Famed for its wonderfully delicious seafood, Pakbara is gradually growing into a more tourist focussed resort, though currently it is primarily used as a transportation hub between other popular resorts. Most of the action resides around the pier, where visitors will find restaurants, travel agencies and ambitious locals trying to sell authentic clothing or souvenirs. Due to the extremely transient nature of a visit to Pakbara, there is limited accommodation around the village; budget motels and guesthouses are the only places to sleep, and most of the time they aren’t worth staying in for more than a day.
How do visitors get around Pakbara?
Other than walking, the main form of transportation is a motorbike taxi; ask locals for a ‘Win taxi’ and they will point you in the right direction. It is worthwhile working out a fair price and negotiating a price before setting off.