Things to Do at the Koh Lipe Island

Islands | | September 8, 2011 at 12:30 am




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Koh Lipe is a small island and a part of the Adang-Rawi Archipelago. This island is situated in Thailand’s Satun Province. It is enlisted among the world’s most exciting islands for traveling. The island houses a number of fun sites for activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Besides that, Koh Lipe is also home to several resorts and dive shops from where you can get boat trips arranged for yourself and your family or rent snorkel gears.

Koh Lipe Island

Koh Lipe is an extremely tiny island; you can cover the entire area of this island on foot. You will surely come across people who travel around the island on motorcycles; but none such transport is available on rent. There are also no cars in the island of Koh Lipe. If you want to move around on motorcycles or cars, you will have to carry your own with you. So, majority of the tourists explore the island on foot. However, you can also opt for boarding a longtail boat that will take you from one part of the island to another; per head cost of traveling across the shore of the island on longtail boats is only 50 baht (the local currency). All the premium beaches of Koh Lipe are connected with each other through concrete roads.

Longtail boat at Koh Lipe Island Longtail boat at Koh Lipe Island

The beaches of the island of Koh Lipe boast shallow, calm and clear water. The island has 4 main beaches that top the desire lists of all the tourists coming to this part of the world. They are: Pattaya Beach, located in the southern part of the island; Sunrise Beach, located on the island’s eastern coast; Sunset Beach in Koh Lipe’s western coast and Karma Beach, situated on Koh Lipe’s Northern shore.

Pattaya Beach at Koh Lipe Island Sunrise Beach at Koh Lipe Island Karma Beach at Koh Lipe Island

As mentioned before, Koh Lipe is one of the most popular snorkeling destinations of the world. This is primarily due to the clear water shores present in this island. This region is home to 25 percent of the all the species of tropical fishes found on earth. You can also go for Kayaking with your friends or family members by renting a Kayak from the shops located in the beaches of Koh Lipe. The other interesting time spending options here are: going for massages and getting enrolled at a Batik painting class.

Things to do in Koh Lipe

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