If you visit Thailand you must visit Koh Lipe otherwise your tour is incomplete. This Crowning Jewel of the Thai archipelago is a small island you can walk across in an hour but its beauty is unparalleled.
Getting there is easy. Pak Bara is the nearest mainland port from you embarks. Ferry from Pakbara to Koh Lipe is available throughout the year and gets you there in the shortest time. It is a leisurely sail across calm and barmy waters to Koh Lipe. However, you can just as well take a speedboat to arrive at Koh Lipe in about 2 hours. Andaman Ferry Services offers leisurely ferry from Pakbara to Koh Lipe. The ferry is recommended for a luxury liner like experience where you can lean over the railing, admire the clear blue waters and watch aquatic life with a drink in your hand. Stroll along the deck, duck into the restaurant for a bite and then relax or enjoy conversations with fellow travellers. The journey is a destination in itself as you will find.
If your expectations were high when you set out, Koh Lipe does not disappoint. Home to Pattaya beach, the most famous of all for its variegated activities, Koh Lipe also offers the Sunrise beach and the Sunset beach of which the former is less crowded and more peaceful. It may seem like nothing much is going on here as the relaxed atmosphere soaks in. Surprisingly, there is plenty you can do in Koh Lipe.
Pick a beach and stretch out. However, you might want to explore the coral reefs all across the shoreline of Koh Lipe. Andaman Ferry Service provides guides and assistance to help you find the most beautiful ones with lovely marine life underwater. You can hire snorkeling equipments and dive to your heart’s content.
Getting about the island is simple. You either walk or hire motorcycle taxis. The preferred way is to get into a longboat and travel around the shoreline which gives you an opportunity to explore snorkelling sites such as Koh Hin-Ngam, a busy place, or Koh Rawi, a more secluded location with white sandy beach. From here you move on to Koh Adang and watch glow planktons as the skies darken. It is just unforgettable as the sea glows. For a moment you would think you are up there in the sky with stars all around you. At Koh Lipe you leave worries of life behind and simply immerse yourself in the beauties of Nature. The place grows on you.When it is time to leave, you will fondly remember the massage at Pattaya beach if you went there, the glow planktons, the turquoise waters and the warmth of the local people.
When it is time to leave, you will fondly remember the massage at Pattaya beach if you went there, the glow planktons, the turquoise waters and the warmth of the local people.