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About Beautiful Koh Lipe Island, Thailand

koh-lipe-islandDiscuss Thailand and the discussion perpetually veers towards Pattaya Beach, a traveler’s heaven. What a great many people may not know is that Pattaya shoreline is situated on Koh Lipe or Ko Lipe islands of Thailand, the most excellent traveling goal in South East Asia in the Andaman Sea. Koh Lipe is effectively come to by watercraft from Pak Bara or from Langkawi in Malaysia.

Koh Lipe fringes the Tarutao National Marine Park and it is outside the ensured save which takes into account improvement and tourism exercises that have prospered on this island with its picturesque shorelines the Sunrise Beach, the Sunset Beach, the Karma Beach and the acclaimed Pattaya Beach. Take a pontoon to Koh Lipe from Pak Bara or Langkawi and you are good to go for a standout amongst the most superb get-aways ever on this little island that you can cover by walking in a hour or somewhere in the vicinity.

You have the option of travelling by speed boats or by a regular ferry. The ferry offers a nice sedate experience. On arrival by boat to Koh Lipe you can check into any of the 60 guest houses that range from basic accommodation to classy ones. The Baan Kasirin 1 near Pattaya beach is affordably priced whereas Akira is rather expensive. If you like you can check out Bonus Resort offering cheap bungalows. There are dozens of others but expect them to be full of tourists, especialy during the high season.

Travelling around Koh Lipe is best done on foot since it is relatively small. However, you can board boats at various points and get around by the sea route. Unfortunately, there are no taxis except motorcycle taxis; there are no cars and there is no bus service. The best way is to walk your way across the small island and admire the beauties. On the way you can stop by the Buddhist Temple.

As for activities, you can have your fill of diving since Koh Lipe has some of the best reefs with clear waters and colourful aquatic life. 8 Mile Rock, the Yong Hua Shipwreck, Hin Takorn Dukong in the Marine Park, Ko Bu Tang and Ko Sawang are some of the tiny islands offshore where you will have an exhilarating time. It is easy to rent gear from the many dive shops on the island as well as take short courses.

Diving is not the only activity on the island. You can relax on Pattaya beach and enjoy a wonderful massage. If you love to snorkel, Sunrise beach is the best place with a lovely coral reef. If that is not to your taste you can always go kayaking on the surf and also take in spots along the coastline. It is worth sparing some time to visit the lovely Pirate Falls and Chado Cliff on Ko Adang as also the Ko Rawi jungles for that tropical experience.

When it comes to food you can take your pick from local cuisines or global cuisines at any of the innumerable restaurants. The same goes for drinks since the island is dotted with bars of all kinds with night life to match.

To enjoy Koh Lipe to the fullest you must spare at least 3 days. The island is small yet packs a concentrated dose of fun with Pattaya beach its star attraction.