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Visit Koh Lipe for a diving and snorkeling paradise
Koh Lipe is one of the more interesting destinations in Thailand. It is a rather small island, right on the maritime border with Malaysia, and is a very popular spot for undersea activity. Diving here is considered some of the best in the world, with apparently 25% of the world’s tropical fish present in the area.It is not subject to the stringent restrictions or the nearby national parks, which explains why such a small island is the object of such international affection.
This earthly paradise is so small that even a child could walk around it in around an hour. Yet there are dozens of diving outfitters ready for your business. The number of ferries connecting here has proliferated greatly in recent years.It is now possible to catch a long ride to Koh Lipe from any one of the tourist centers on the Andaman coast of Thailand. Depending upon where you depart from, you may have a very long ride ahead of you. The best bet is to catch the fastest boat available.
Koh Lipe is right on the edge of one of the world’s most pristine and beautiful maritime parks, Tarutao. There are very few people who actually live within the islands, probably fewer than 1,000 year round. The people who do live here are known as “Sea Gypsies” to English speakers, although their self –identification varies from family to family and tribe to tribe.
It is possible to take tours of the islands within Tarutao, but it is not for the faint of heart. There are no resorts here. The islands are so wild, in fact, that they were used for the setting of one of the early editions of the popular TV show Survivor. A species of saltwater crocodile was native to this area all the way up until the mid-90’s.
Time on Koh Lipe is best spent relaxing on the beautiful beaches, snorkeling, and scuba diving. People come here from all over the world to take advantage of the warm, clear water and pleasant breezes. But what about restaurants and nightlife? Fortunately, there are several on the island from which to choose. From very casual cuisine to some of the best Thai food available, it is available here for your pleasure. If you do happen to make it here, do everything you can to check out a bar called Peace & Love.
There’s no other place like it in the South Andaman.
Whatever your plans are in Koh Lipe, or anywhere else in Thailand, make sure that you consult with phiphi-ferry.com for all your over-the-water traveling needs. Nothing spells disaster to an otherwise great vacation like poor planning does. phiphi-ferry.com offers sailings to Phuket, Koh Phi Phi island, places in Krabi province, various other ferry destinations and has the resources and experience in the Thai travel industry to make your trip as pleasant and exciting as it could possibly be.