Thailand – Koh Lipe Island

– JANUARY 11-14, 2015

After Ao Nang we hoped onto a combination of bus/speed boat ferry for the beautiful location of Koh Lipe Island.  This ride was smooth, but the ferry didn’t have working air conditioning so Jill had to fan herself to keep cool.  Nevertheless, it couldn’t tarnish the anticipation of heading to Koh Lipe Island.

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Koh Lipe Island Speedboat

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Koh Lipe Island Speedboat

Koh Lipe is on the border of the Tarutao National Marine Park and was originally settled by a group of sea gypsies originally from Malaysia.

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Koh Lipe Island

We found a great breakfast place where they served English Breakfast for a reasonable price…so we dropped the rice and indulged in the bacon and eggs.

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Koh Lipe Island Breakfast

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Koh Lipe Island Breakfast

The hotel we had booked oversold their rooms (this is the first time this as happened to us on this whole adventure…not too bad for 11 months of travel), so they hooked us up into their sister hotel right on the beach for no additional charge.  The new hotel was more than double the price, so we enjoyed the better location during our time on the island.

Snorkelling was our daily activity…and why now when its right out of our door and onto the beach for some decently clear waters and some active marine life.

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Koh Lipe Island Snorkelling

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That wrapped up our time in Thailand.  Next up we are heading to Malaysia for a return visit until we jump over to the Philippines for our final stop.  Just barely more than one month left…time to relax and move into “vacation mode” instead of “adventure mode“.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.