2012-07-31 by Phuket
Nestled between the engaging clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea in the South of Thailand lies the beautiful paradise island of Koh Lipe. When envisaging a true tropical paradise, Koh Lipe Thailand will certainly match your description. It’s pure white sands and vivid warm waters make for the perfect postcard picture.
Koh Lipe Thailand forms part of the protected Tarutao National Marine Park a magnificent stretch of water containing pristine coral reefs and an abundance of multi coloured marine life and is considered by some as one of the top ten dive sites in Thailand. The Marine park comprises of 70 islands most of which are uninhabited and part of which form the Andang Archipelago.
Ferries to Koh Lipe run regularly during the high season, making getting here to the island easily accessible. You can even reach Koh Lipe direct from Malaysia with running twice daily in high season. For those traveling from Phuket Thailand, you can access the nearby city of Hat Yai by Bus or plane and then on to the port of Pak Barra to catch the ferry to Koh Lipe.
The beaches alone attracts visitors near and far to the island and such is the beauty of them that Koh Lipe Beaches appear in a number of top 10 beaches in the world rankings on various websites and polls. Whilst relaxing by the beach is a great way to take in the beauty of the surrounding islands and the Andaman Sea there is still plenty of other activities to keep your time filled whilst staying on Ko Lipe. Snorkeling and scuba diving on Koh Lipe are another great reason to visit the island with the Tarutao national marine park providing a plethora of underwater beauty for all to see. There are also a variety of other things to do to keep you entertained.
Koh Lipe offers a tranquil atmosphere and a variety of luxury hotels in Koh Lipe allow you to sit back in the comforts of your first class resort with your every need catered for. More and more luxury resorts in Koh Lipe are being built to cater for it’s ever growing visitors as the islands reputation increases. However you can still visit the island if 5 star resorts are not within your budget and there are plenty of affordable hotels in Koh Lipe to choose from. Uadreams instagram
Cuisine from all over the world can be enjoyed within Koh Lipe restaurants. Whether you wish to sample the local Thai Cuisine, Indian Chinese or Western food there will be something for you to sink your teeth into. There is also a fine selection of offering the catch of the day fresh from the Andaman sea.
It is important to note that there are no ATM’s on Koh Lipe so ensure you bring sufficient funds with you when visiting the island. Alternatively some resorts will change foreign currency or travelers cheques for a small commission.
For those wish to relax by tranquil waters within a secluded paradise island setting you will struggle to find anything in Thailand or even the world that compares to the simply amazing Koh Lipe.
Leanne Afford, 2012-08-21
Didn't realise paradise islands like this existed until seeing that Photo!
Mark Richardson, 2012-07-31
Was planning on visiting Phuket at Christmas, had never heard of Koh Lipe until seeing this page and my girlfriend and I will be cutting short our stay in Phuket so we can visit Koh Lipe, the place looks amazing!
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