This trip was confirm 2 weeks before travel date. It was a 5 days 3 nights road trip organised by tour agency to Koh Lipe + Hatyai, I went with my college-mate, so we got each other in accompany. Koh-Lipe is one of those many beach island in Thailand, this beach also one of the nearest to Langkawi, Malaysia and it also know as Thailand's "Maldives". I was in high expectation that I'm going to visit is real beautiful beach island.
Depart on 29/1 Sunday night 11pm, my night was spend sleeping in the bus travel all the way up North till Wang Kelian, Perlis border to Thailand. Another one was located at Padang Besar, because of huge crowd entering Thailand through Padang Besar, that's why tour leader brought us to enter at Wang Kelian.
Day 2 - 30/1/2017 (Monday)
After immigration checkpoint, we proceed at Pak Bara pier, after a light meal. Board on a catered speed boat that bring us to Lipe island that need an hour time. Half way we stopped by Koh Adang, holiday feel starts the minute when I see the beauty clear blue beach and step on the soft sandy beach. Koh Adang is basically nothing here, tourist just stop to take photo of the sea and stone.
Welcome drink and Hotel Reception
Check-in our room
Since it is a free and easy day, after we check-in, we heading to the Walking Street to feel the local. Basically things or food selling in beach island is slightly expansive. The walking street is the only place you can go about in Lipe, others are all surrounded by resorts and hotels.
By walking, 30 minutes you can finish touring the whole street that selling varieties sea foods, local snack, beach equipment, massage center, saloon, café and even have hospital here. The sun is scorching hot here, we just choose one of the restaurant and have some light meal.
Pad Thai and yummy fried chicken during tea-time
Day 3 - 31/01/2017 (Tuesday) - Island hoping + Snorkeling
About 10:30am gear up, pack the bag and we board on speed boat.
*A small island on the south of Adang Island. The island is full of black shiny rocks. In the center is the forest. Although other islands are famous for their white sand beach, KohHinNgam is still the most outstanding island with no sand in Satun province.
Group photo before we left
Proceed to another beach side Koh Rawi for snorkeling and lunch. Basically this beach side do not have any building or beach activity, just like a pit stop island for picnic.
BBQ Pork satay, quick bite before dinner
Dinner time, we have it in one of the seafood restaurant at Walking Street.
Day 4 - 01/02/2017 (Wednesday)
Day 5 - 02/02/2017 (Thursday)
Breakfast on own, check-out hotel and ready to go back. Immigration at Thailand and Malaysia took about 2.5 hours time to clear. We have late own lunch at Sg. Petani and dinner at Restaurant Jia (家好月圆) Kampar. Since its still the CNY, we have been served with lou-sang dinner and their signature Curry chicken bun.
The VIP tour bus that served us at this trip.
Reach home at 10:30pm.