THE GREATEST ALTERNATIVE TO KOH PHI PHI, THAILAND: KOH LIPE
A.K.A. don't fall for the first beautiful island you find on the web, come to Koh Lipe.
Thailand is one of those dreamy destinations that seem too good to be true. Thailand is too beautiful for words and it indeed is a true place and destination. In recent years this country as been on the rise of Asian tourism, as an unprecedented record in history.
Now everyone wants to go to Thailand, even those who have never even looked into it before. Yet who could blame them truthfully? Because they must have been charmed by the tales of those who did actually go there before and managed to come back, instead of rescheduling their return ticket forever, to tell everyone about the wonders and the paradise like locations. Koh Phi Phi is the ultimate recommendation for a wonderful island escape in Thailand, BUT if you really want to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet you are looking for, there is another place where you could go: Koh Lipe.
Koh Lipe is a really under the radar location, accessible only by boat and surrounded by the clearest water of your dreams. It still has intact reefs and natural beauties surrounding the island and It is said that 25% of the tropical fish species in the world are found and protected happily in the waters around Koh Lipe because the island is part of the National Marine Park of Tarutao.
Therefore Koh Lipe's beauty is destined to be preserved by the National Authorities themselves, without the risk of becoming a tourist trap of the worst sorts. The beaches of Koh Lipe are so deserted and peaceful, the waters so calm, you will inevitably spend all your time on the beach relaxing and forgetting about every complicated thought you may have had before coming here.
There are three main beaches in Koh Lipe, and a handful of smaller ones if you are keen on exploring even more deserted locations:Pattaya Beach, Hat Chao Ley and Hat Pramong. Pattaya Beach is the largest and most famous of them all. Hat Chao Ley, also known as Sunrise Beach, which stretches out along the Eastern side of Koh Lipe and on clear days it's even possible to see Malaysia from afar; Hat Pramong, also knows as Sunset Beach, is a small and cozy bay which still holds the old island charm more than any other beach on Koh Lipe, and as the name suggests it's a great place to watch the sunset.
Koh Lipe is a true paradise. Shall we leave now? Do you have any tips on the best things to do in Koh Lipe?
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