There are actually many famous beaches in South Thailand. Among the most popular are the beaches in Phuket, Phi-phi and Raya islands. I have yet to explore those , but I was able to go to Koh Lipe, one of the beaches in the South which is not that touristy yet… but probably equally beautiful.
Since we come from Bangkok, we boarded the bus to Hat Yai city. The trip would take 12 hours. If you go on a plane, there are cheap flights that you could avail with Air Asia. So from Hat Yai, we rode on a van going to Pakabara, the port where we would take a speed boat ride to Koh Lipe.
Once you get to Koh Lipe, you could choose to stay at Sunset beach or in Pattaya beach. In our case we chose Pattaya beach– and there you would find many resorts to choose from. We stayed at Mountain Resort.
Pakabara port, where we took the speedboat ride to Koh Lipe
The scenic view from our 45-minute speed boat ride.
The view from Mountain Resort– beautiful, eh?
We went around and explored the place/ searched for dinner!
Hmm.. where to?
“Domestic Divas” on a holiday!
Koh Lipe at dusk…
Pretty sure our two-day getaway was over before we knew it… so it was time to go. All packed up and ready to board that speedboat again– and off to reality I went!
For those who want to explore this seemingly hidden paradise, here’s what it will cost you:
Van from Hat Yai to Pakabara – 100 THB/ 3.50 USD
Speedboat from Pakabara to Koh Lipe- 650 THB (25 USD)
Room cost per night- 2,500 THB (85 USD) inclusive of buffet breakfast