Recreation on Koh Lipe, Thailand
Ko Lipe Island is a popular destination for travelers from all around the world. It can boast unsurpassed beauty, amazing places for diving and snorkeling, fantastic eating out scene and much more. No wonder that holiday-makers say that Koh Lipe is beautiful both under the water and above.
There is a lot to do. Don't just stay in your villa, explore... Snorkeling and diving are probably one of the most popular activities on the island. If you get tired of them, try sailing, kayaking, cycling and such. And when your muscles are sore, Thai massage will come in really handy.
Ko Lipe Island is truly a paradise for divers whether you have had diving experience or not: soft corals, beautiful reef gardens, colorful fishes, sky-blue water and perfect underwater visibility.
There are many places where you can spot famous whale sharks, manta rays, sea snakes and about a thousand other different underwater creatures.
Kayaking is always fun and ocean kayaking is special. Koh Lipe Island is not very big and you can have a kayaking tour in about couple of hours. What you need to pay attention to is currents and tides, but locals will definitely inform you about that. The sun is rather bright so to make sure kayaking has no side effects later on- wear lots of sunscreen!
Koh Lipe is also a great spot for snorkeling right off all the beaches of the island. Those who want to see more can have a trip to the nearby islands. Marine species are abundant in the area and coral reefs truly attract a lot of tourists. One thing to keep in mind is that currents here may be rather strong in certain areas, so it’s advisable to use fins for safety.
Koh Lipe has three main beaches: Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach and Sunset Beach. The first one is the main beach on the island and it’s great for snorkeling and has many eating out places. Sunrise Beach is located in a wide shallow bay where beach-lovers enjoy a pleasant breeze while Sunset Beach is quieter and preferred for relaxation.
Thai massage and SPA treatments
Thai massage is a special healing practice that is the heritage of Thai wisdom in traditional medicine. This type of massage is believed to be both relaxing and energizing. On Koh Lipe you can also pamper yourself with various SPA treatments that help you rejuvenate and revive. It’s a perfect component of your unbelievable vacation.
Walking and hiking
If you don’t feel like swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling anymore, you can try to hike down many trails and paths of Koh Lipe Island. Here you can get to see the tropical jungle and enjoy the beauty of the nature. Starting your hike in the morning is a good idea since you can avoid the heat. Always remember to bring water with you.
Ko Lipe’s Walking Street is the main tourist area with a well-developed network of paved lanes and paths with numerous stores and booths. Most places offer general tourist items and souvenirs while some places feature local handwork. So, there is a lot to explore. Many stores, restaurants, bars and cafes are spread across Ko Lipe and all the beaches.
Thai food and eating out
Koh Lipe has dozens of places to eat out and since Thai food is very popular all around the world and very delicious, it’s worth trying as much as possible. Those travelers that long for something more Western will be happy to learn that there is a wide selection of places with European cuisine as well. Fresh seafood will also leave your mouth watering.
Tarutao National Marine Park
This marine national park includes 51 islands and covers the area of 1490 sq.km. It attracts numerous visitors that come for its incredible natural beauty that will leave you breathless. Visitors can enjoy not only abundant marine life, but also multitude of rare species on the numerous islands where even some domestic cattle has adapted to wildlife.