Ko Lipe
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Alwyn D
Sheffield, UK2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
My dream island destroyed so disappointed. I came here in 2010 stayed 3 months it WAS paradise.
Today it's the dump of Thailand the national authorities should be ashamed of the filth on the island . Litter every ware. Properties demolish left in piles. Raw sewerage running though the streets in heavy rains. Very expensive almost to the point of rip off.
Sunrise beach has dozens of long-tail boats the whole length , the water surface covered in diesel but worse was the raw sewerage. Pattaya beach was cleaner and less long-tail boats but the beautiful coral of the beach is now dead.
This island must be taking a fortune in revenue but I see little of that being reinvested in the environment . My wife and I collected plastic bottles, glass bottles, brocken glass , plastic bags and much more . What ashame the locals carnt do the same. To be fair sunset beach and sea were clean were we were able to enjoy a swim. We won't be coming back here again in a hurry. I do hope the authorities take action quickly . Bad news travels fast.
Written 25 November 2022
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bedforone
Singapore, Singapore457 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
such a beautiful island! came during low period so my experience is completely different than those who went during high season.

rained 2 out of 3 days when i was there but still managed to dive with Adang Sea Divers, explore the walking street and get a bamboo tattoo and Bao Bamboo Tattoo - all a must-do!

a lot of shops were closed during low season - will pick back up in october - and roads tended to be a little ‘flooded’ with water.

spent a short time here but will definitely be back next time when the weather’s better! one huge no for me is the mosquitoes everywhere so be prepared!! 😩
Written 25 September 2022
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D F
London, UK94 contributions
Aug 2022
Lovely small beach. It is clean and well maintained by the resorts on it. Lovely stretch with some charming resorts and different bars
Written 15 September 2022
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Roland M
Lucerne, Switzerland197 contributions
Apr 2022
This could be an absolute paradise... but it is not (anymore)
Positive: Very nice for snorkling (I not do scuba so cannot judge), cool atmosphere in the evening if you like party entertainment, nice beaches (but packed with boats)
Negative: Some places quite dirty, dirtier than almost any place I have been in Thailand, expensive (sometimes close to rip-off), snorkling day tours are a mass event... you go from one spot to the next with an armada of longtail boats, almost no sensitivity for the environment.
Bottom line: I like islands like Lanta, Phangan, Kood or Mak much more and just for nice snorkling, Koh Tao or the Similan and Surin Islands are at least as good
Written 29 April 2022
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morningsun222
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions
Apr 2022
My expectation have been high as I wanted to explore the "Maledives of Thailand" - snorkeling and relaxing
Well - the wonderful water and the white Sand beaches are great!

But - never again!!
My reason:
- too many ppl around (for locals 50 % off)
- noisy on every point of the Island (walked all over)
- overpriced for bad quality (love to pay more for good things)
- Party everywhere from 6 pm until 1 pm
- all over dirty and trash (to less ppl taking care)
- at the end we booked a 5 Star hotel on sunrise - construction noises

They had 2 years time to clean, construct and make new decisions for this Island. But nothing happened - Quantität over Qualität. Mist ppl come only for 1-2 nights, Drink beer from 8 am and this is what you see the whole day and night.
It's a shame - this Island can be so wonderful if the right decisions would be made...
Like it is now - never again!
Written 4 April 2022
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Svet L
Bielefeld, Germany55 contributions
Jan 2022
We spent two times Christmas holidays and NYE (2019 and 2021). We liked Koh Lipe very much. The island has spectacular beaches and cristal water. Is small, safe and you don't need a scooter or transport if you like active holidays. We liked very much the Sunrise beach were we spent the morning near 10 Moons resort. The Sunrise is spectacular from the North Point beach near Zodiac See Sun Resort. The North Point beach changes everyday and is my favourite place. To reach the Sunset beach and the hotels in the area you need transport, because there is a small hill and forest. There is a temple on the hill in the forest too. Some hotels on the hill offer transfer to the center (7 eleven and walking street). Pattaya beach is nice in the evening to have a dinner, drink on the beach or just for the sunset. During the day is noisy with the port and many boats. If you need sun and beach during the cold winter, Koh Lipe will offer you.
Written 24 January 2022
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SaigonDoug
Casablanca, Morocco361 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
2 hour ferry ride to get to island. Several beaches to visit. No scooter rentals, but taxi and scooter taxi's are cheap.many many restaurants to choose from. Choose either the Sunrise side or the Sunset side to stay at.
Written 5 January 2022
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Alex H
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Very tropical and veru nice fish and corals. Respect the water and corals very good and tries to tell people not to destroy corals
Written 25 February 2021
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Sonia A
Bangkok, Thailand139 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Small island in the south of thailand. Clear waters and snorkelling off the beach. No motorbikes for rent because the island is small enough to walk around. A walking street with shops and restaurants is quite alive in the evening.
Written 22 February 2021
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HenrikWalther
Horsens, Denmark214 contributions
Feb 2020
Ko Lipe is so beutiful. Coming out the big speedboat seeing the colors is amazing. Waaw.
Lots of nice restaurants with seafood and traditional thai kitchen.
The beaches and the sea are fantastic,
We love to be here and wants to come back.
Written 27 January 2021
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