Sunday, 7 September 2014

Koh Lipe, Thailand

Should update this earlier. Went to Koh Lipe during the Hari Raya holidays. We took 12 hours to reach Satun, Thailand from Puchong due to the Raya traffic jam. It won't take that long normally. I haven't heard about this place before. Now I'm sure everyone will know about Koh Lipe because of ME ^^. There was a bomb attack in Betong which I didn't know the day before I went. Luckily, Koh Lipe is far from Betong.

This was a 3D2N trip. Koh Lipe is also known as the so-called 'Thailand's Maldives'. Now you can imagine how beautiful this place is! I like the crystal clear sea water the most. 

That time we went was low season (May to October) where there are not many tourists and most of the shops are under renovation. Koh Lipe's main street is called 'Walking Street' where we spent most of the time here. There are a lot of restaurants here, mostly seafood. There is a restaurant which I think Malaysians will like very much. It is right beside Pooh Bar.(Sorry, I can't remember the name of the restaurant). They serve food that suits Malaysians. There is a 7-Eleven outlet, the ONLY 7-Eleven on the island.

Koh Lipe has three main beaches which are Sunrise Beach, Sunset Beach and Pattaya Beach. There are sites for scuba diving and snorkeling around Koh Lipe and the nearby islands. If I am not mistaken, it costs 500 baths for 3 island hops, rental of snorkeling equipment and lunch is inclusive. Time is from 9.30 a.m. till 3.30 p.m.

I didn't go snorkeling this time. However, we took a taxi to go around the island. I think it is quite reasonable. You just have to pay 300 bahts for an hour per taxi. (Maximum 3 persons in one taxi). 

Koh Lipe is a nice place to visit. Let the pictures tell the stories.