Discover paradise by visiting Koh Lipe, a secluded island hidden in the waters of the Andaman Sea. It is the smallest island in Thailand, consisting of three main beaches: Pattaya, Sunset and Sunrise Beach, and together they form the shape of a boomerang. It is so small that you won't need to rent any motorized vehicle and you can walk around the entire island in one hour. It is not very developed, but the tourism industry is starting to grow and more and more tourists are coming here to escape from daily life.

Because it's part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, fishing is not allowed here, which is quite a paradox considering that the population is composed of fisherman. But don't think you will have time to get bored, as you can go diving or snorkeling. If you really wanna adventure yourself and you are a good swimmer you can swim around the island or even from one to another, they are very close. Visibility can be up to 30 meters, under clear conditions.

This jewel of Thailand will mesmerize you with the beauty of the sea, the coral reefs and the exotic marine'll be impressed for life. It is not for nothing people call this island the "Maldives of Thailand".

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Koh Lipe, Thailand

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