Koh Lipe- Pretty Little Pearl of Thailand

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Koh Lipe island

Koh Lipe is Small Island belonging to Adang-Rawi Archipelago, Satun province, southwest Thailand, near the border with Malaysia. This is the island which located the farthest of the south of Thailand and was a part of Ocean Park of beautiful Tarutao.

You can go to Koh Lipe by flight via Bangkok. You also transfer by bus or train to Had Yai but you have to spend more time and price is not cheaper than flight. After coming to Had Yai, you can catch a mini bus or taxi to Pak Bara and then catch a boat to Koh Lipe. If you visit Had Yai in the early morning, you will have 1 day to travel around Koh Lipe.  The bus to Had Yai will run at 8:30, so you should make a suitable plan to travel.

Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is considered as the most important island in Adang-Rawi Archipelago because of the largest number of settlers about 1.000 people. In addition, it is also key traffic between many islands and travel from the mainland. Koh Lipe is known as the wonderful island with beautiful and clear beaches which are suitable for scuba diving and swimming activities. Furthermore, the island is an ideal place for relaxation trip where you can enjoy romantic destination and refresh atmosphere.

There are 4 main beaches in Koh Lipe Island including the Dawn beach, Pattaya beach, Karma beach and Sunset beach.  Therefore, you should spend the time to travel to each beach to enjoy the beauty. Each beach brings for tourists different feeling. For example the Dawn beach with quiet beauty, Pattaya beach attracts tourists by the long sandy beach with wooden houses on the beach where you can rent a motorbike or catch the bus to travel to the beach. Karma located in the west of Koh Lipe Island which is a wonderful place for scuba diving activity. Sunset beach is least developed place in Koh Lipe, but you can spend time at the end of the day to visit the place.

Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe

Moreover, you don’t need to worry about the transfer in the island because the island has a walking path running through the center of the island. Along with this route, visitors can find a lot of cheap accommodations and plenty of bars, restaurants and exciting shops. In addition, Koh Lipe has a lot of wooden houses for renting, resorts with different prices which can suitable for any tourists. However, if you visit Koh Lipe in peak season which is from October to May. There are a lot of domestic tourists visiting the place in the weekend and holiday at the time, perhaps you will overnight in the beach, so you should book the hotel before traveling to the island. However, whether traveling in Thailand in seasons, you always remember that you should book the hotel in advance.

Koh Lipe island is the best place for travel around with beautiful landscapes in the night but there are some places in Koh Lipe has not lighted on the road, so you should bring the torch. If you don’t want to walk, you can catch driver taxi with price from 30.000-120.000 VND.  You can also enjoy the beauty of the island by long-tailed boat with 30.000 VND. However, you can not rent a motorbike or car to travel around.

Karma beach
Karma beach

In addition, if you want to join volunteer activities, you can visit the island in February. When traveling to the island in the time, you can join garbage collection activity with local people. The activity has “Garbage Heroes” name. From 10:00 AM, Garbage Heroes will gather at the beach walkway in Pattaya to spread out around the Archipelago many beaches collecting plastic bottles, old flip-flops, bags of food, and bottles of oil and so on. Actually, the activity is a non-profit organization to help local businesses in Koh Lipe as well as protect the fresh atmosphere in there.