If there was one place that really left a mark on me in all of Thailand it would have to be Koh Lipe. An Island just of the border of Malaysia and the most southern island in Thailand Koh Lipe is a tiny island of paradise. Known as the Maldives of Thailand for its crystal clear waters and dusty white sandy beaches. When we arrived onto the Island via speed boat from Koh Lanta my jaw hit the floor all around me I could see right down to the bottom of the seabed, the water was clear and glistening and the sand looked as white as snow. It was how I always envisioned Thailand to look and I only wish we had longer that the 5 days we did there. Here are some of my tips for Koh Lipe .
The beach which was next in running as my favorite on the island was Bila Beach. A friend at our hotel recommended the place to us as his favorite chill out place on the island so wanted to check it out. We actually got a tuk tuk there because we got lost trying to find our way and it turned out to be a good idea as it was up a fairly steep hill and walking in blazing heat is not so fun. When you reach the top you then have to climb back down to reach the hidden beach below. It’s very small and secluded but is an amazing place to do some snorkeling without the need to take a boat trip out. The waters are super clear and we saw some incredible fish whilst we swimming it is so worth the little trek.
EATING/ DRINKING / EXPLORING
For drinking we would head to the Elephant bar in walking street for a few Changs followed by the acoustic night at the top of the street. Or head over to Happy Vibe Bar on sunrise beach for some chilled cocktails on the coolest beach hangout on the island. We spent new years eve there, ringing in the 2015 with amazing music, cocktails and fireworks.