Koh Lipe beaches- exploring on foot

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. When I lived in Thailand I didn’t have the chance to visit this gorgeous island, so this time I came back for it. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand, but I’m not sure if it beats the Phi Phi island’s natural beauty.

I spent 5 nights on Lipe and I decided to stay in a dorm that ended up being all for me, myself and I throughout all the length of my stay. I was not expecting that, but during low season, Koh Lipe doesn’t have those many tourists.

I had time to visit all I wanted and go back to my favorite spots. I didn’t do any snorkeling tours or dive, etc because I was stolen on the island. Yes, it is true, someone took my purse with money and phone and therefore I decided to not spend more than on food as someone had taken all the money I was supposed to spend on the island to himself. Anyway, I didn’t let that ruin my stay in paradise. I stayed all the time on the island and I have only been out to go to a viewpoint on Koh Adang, the most amazing viewpoint OMG.

But let’s talk about Koh Lipe’s beaches. And If I didn’t see them all, I saw at least 98%.

Koh Lipe has amazingly beautiful beaches and I visited most part of them, all on foot as the island is quite small.

Sunrise beach

Sunrise Beach is the most vivid beach during the daytime. As the name says this is the side of the island where the sun rises. I actually thought of waking up one day to watch it, but as my phone was stolen I had no way to set an alarm to wake me up at that time haha
This beach is very beautiful and it is where all the docked longtail boats are. Lots of them. The locals leave for their daily fisheries from here. This is not the place to sunbathe I would say, or better to go for a swim cause there are boats everywhere. But if you follow along this side of the island there are beaches that have different names and might be better to spend the day, like Maricilla Beach. Sunrise Beach is where you can hop on a taxi boat to Koh Adang and see the most beautiful view of Koh Lipe Island.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.
– look at the difference of colors when cloudy-

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Maricilla beach

Maricilla Beach has a beautiful view of an islet nearby. All the iconic longtail boats are docked not that far, among astonishing shades of blue. There is a nice coral garden very near the beach, awesome to do some snorkeling. Over here there is not a lot of sand to lay on, but I was mostly on the water so it didn’t make such a big difference. There are a lot of boulders on the sand here too. It is a very peaceful spot but loses sun at around 5 pm because the sun sets on the other side of the island.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

North Point Beach Koh Lipe

This is the spot where everybody gathers for sunset. It is indeed the best area on the island to see the sunset. The beach is beautiful, the blue is amazing and the sand is very white and fine, the only problem is that there is absolutely no shade, so the people around during the day are from the beach resorts just there.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.
– the sun makes a difference-

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

 

Kriangkrai Resort beach

The beach in front of this resort doesn’t have a name on the map but it is also very beautiful, mostly from above. The water here was kinda dirty and I barely saw people. From here it is possible to walk to Sunrise Beach through North Point Beach, even though it doesn’t show a path on the map. You will come across small stretches of sand hidden from the crowds.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Sunset Beach

Besides the name, this is not the most popular spot for sunset apparently. Like I said before it is North Point Beach. For me, this was the least impressive of all the beaches I have seen on the island. It was still beautiful, but there was some activity loading a big boat when I was there, so wasn’t that quiet.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Pitiusas beach resort

This resort is in front of a beach that is very beautiful from above too. The beach itself doesn’t have a name on the map. The blue shades of the water were stunning, but the resort was closed when I visited and the beach was very dirty, filled with trash.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Svedo beach and Pantai Galah Beach

These beaches are just next to each other, basically separated by some big boulders, but still connected between them. These beaches were completely empty when I visited and are accessible through a jungle path kinda steep that leads you down to the beach itself through the forest. Not a hard hike though and not a long one too. I walked to these beaches from Pattaya beach. The island is small and easy to explore on foot.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.
– spot the lizard-

The beaches are stunning here! One of my favorites actually. There are coral gardens just in front and many fish, making it a good snorkeling spot. That’s how my thief got me, I spent a lot of time snorkeling and not caring about my stuff for even a second cause the beach was a desert. I spent all day here and I saw absolutely no one else. Only one other person was there- the thief haha

-lots of trash in some parts-

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

I always say that the weather has a major influence when it comes to visiting islands because the water colors are not the same under the sun or clouds. Look at this same beach when cloudy and sunny! Wouldn’t be impressed if I only saw it under moody weather. Look at the difference! WOW!

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Svedo Beach right next to this one:

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.
– sun makes a difference-

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Stolen on Koh Lipe

Yes, my phone and money were stolen at this beach. The most unlikely one because I saw no living soul all day long. I believe someone was watching me hiding in the forest because I saw some tracks going back to the mountain. It is funny because when I was in the water, snorkeling, there was a time when I looked at the sand and I thought I had seen a man sitting near my things. I looked for several seconds because I wear prescription glasses but I was with a diving mask, so the figure was hard to see. I don’t know if I really saw the man, or if my brain created an image of a person out of shades like warning me of what was about to happen. It was very strange. Even nowadays I struggle to understand if I really saw a person or if somehow my brain knew what was about to happen and warned me. I believe in brain power, so it could be. Will never know.

Once I left the water my stuff was gone, that I am sure. At least he left my camera behind. It was right in front of his eyes. He didn’t take it because he didn’t want to.
In sort of panic, I shouted to the mountain for him to at least return my phone. I yelled: “You can keep the money but please return the phone”, it isn’t an expensive one anyway, but I would lose all my pictures and contacts and be contactless for days until I left the island and could buy a new one in Trang. I wrote a message for him on the sand too, saying that karma will go after him haha, and that those are not Buddha’s teachings haha, and left it there for the sea to wash it away. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t have written it or wished it, and this way I would be the one breaking this chain of bad energy that passes on to the next victim.

Lipe secret beach

Because I saw a note on maps.me about this beach saying literally (don’t bother) I didn’t bother and I didn’t walk there. I have no idea what the beach looks like, but I met a guy who went there and said it was dirty and was actually not worth it so I was happy about my decision. This same guy claimed to have seen a motorbike on the same path I did to reach the crime beach.- Yes we were in the same area the same day, a coincidence. I think he saw my thief’s motorbike because no one goes there, especially by motorbike through a narrow dirt path. I also have this theory that the thief saw me walking in this direction and followed, knowing I would be there all alone. haaa cause no one comes here, and as a local, he knows it.

Pattaya Beach

This is the beach where the boats coming from Satun dock. The main pier is here and it’s where the speedboats were leaving the people and taking them back to land. The beach itself is very wide and seems like most part of people don’t choose it to spend the day. It was very quiet when I was there. It is also beautiful though. The sand here is so fine! I brought some with me as a souvenir haha.

It is near this beach that the most movimented street on the island is located. A street with more food options, souvenir shops, tour agents, and where usually people gather at night.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Besides all these beaches, all explored on foot, I have visited the island that is near Koh Lipe and can be seen clearly: Koh Adang. It has a stunning viewpoint! You can read about it in the next post.

Sunsets on Koh Lipe

I always watched the sunset near the Nort Point beach. It seems to be the most popular spot to do so and the best one too.

Sunset 1

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Sunset 2

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Sunset 3

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Sunset 4

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Koh Lipe was an island that was under my eye for more than 1 year. Many people say this is the most beautiful island in Thailand.

Absolutely stunning sunsets on Koh Lipe! Island sunsets are the best, prove me wrong 🙂

You can also check how I get to Koh Lipe Island HERE!

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