Archive for the 'Andaman Sea islands' Category

Apr 13 2013

Changes on Thailand’s Ko Lipe

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So what's new on Ko Lipe's shores?

After updating Travelfish’s Ko Lipe content over a couple of trips in late 2011, we recently returned to this tiny yet popular Andaman island for a quick getaway. We managed between swims to find out how the island has changed over the last year. The first difference popped up before we had even reached the … read the full post

Apr 08 2013

Boat trip: Ko Lipe to Ko Hin Ngam, Ko Rawi and Ko Adang

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Nice to meet you, Ko Rawi.

Part of what makes Ko Lipe so enticing is that while it offers comfy accommodation, 24-hour electricity and a wide selection of food, it’s also surrounded by several pristine national park islands. A boat trip to Ko Hin Ngam, Ko Rawi and Ko Adang sprinkles a bit of nature, adventure and perhaps an evil curse … read the full post

Dec 24 2012

Basic Ko Lipe bungalows

varin-huts

There seems to be no shortage of hotels and bungalows in Ko Lipe, but hearing, “We’re fully booked!” a few times when you’re actually trying to find somewhere on foot after you’ve arrived can be a bit disheartening for the spontaneous-minded traveller. We’ve covered budget guesthouses on Ko Lipe in some detail before, but here … read the full post

Dec 02 2012

Sunset in Ko Lipe

Having a wonderful time in Ko Lipe, wish you were here.

Most new arrivals to Ko Lipe will want to christen their island adventure with a sunset celebratory toast. And due to the geographical location of Ko Lipe, your selection from the beaches of Lipe for a picturesque sunset will be limited to the west side of the island at Pattaya Beach. This whitesand strip of … read the full post

Nov 18 2012

Daytrip: Khao Lak to the Similan Islands

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One photogenic turtle.

If you’re daydreaming of a trip to the Similan Islands of Thailand’s Andaman Sea in the near future, you’re in luck — the national park is open from November 1 to May 1 so a new season just got underway. Fine white sand beaches, thriving wildlife, majestic seascapes and soaring views from piles of seaside boulders … read the full post

Sep 17 2012

Review: Long Beach Chalet, Ko Lanta

Diving from your bungalow to the pool is not recommended.

With their fun, functional design, we nominate the stilt bungalows at Long Beach Chalet on Long Beach (or Haad Phra Ae) as among the coolest on Ko Lanta. Throw in a swimming pool and free WiFi, and it’s also a favourite resort on a flashpacker-sized budget. Set on spacious grounds filled with palm trees and … read the full post

Sep 03 2012

Review: Baan Pakgasri Hideaway, Ko Lanta

This could be your life...

What lures so many beach bums to Ko Lanta is the opportunity to have paradise all to yourself.  With just nine bungalows smack dab on the sand, Baan Pakgasri Hideaway is exactly what those beach bums are dreaming of. Perhaps because there’s so few of them, a lot of detail has gone into the bungalows. … read the full post

Jun 22 2012

Photo essay: Life in the Andaman Sea islands

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A Moken woman digs for shells on Ko Chang Noi.

With the monsoon now in full swing in Thailand’s Andaman Sea islands, few tourists are found and bungalows are boarded up. Yet, despite the rain, locals navigate longtail boats through the waves to put fish on their tables, endure the dampness to tap rubber trees, coerce water buffalo to plough fields, take the time to … read the full post

Apr 25 2012

Thailand’s Ko Phra Thong

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Ko Phra Thong's easterly seaside village is among the most picturesque we've seen.

Straddling Thailand‘s west coast near the town of Khuraburi, the relatively large but little known island of Ko Phra Thong – or Golden Buddha Island — is wide, flat and desolate. It’s no wonder people gave up searching for a solid gold Buddha image that was supposedly buried here centuries ago. At first glance there … read the full post

Apr 14 2012

Ko Phi Phi beach getaways

Sunset at Long Beach.

So you’re on Ko Phi Phi and have negotiated the back alleys and rabbit warren of Ton Sai Bay to find the cheapest habitable digs you can find. Yes, 1,000 baht doesn’t go far on this glistening little island. The bags are thrown in the corner and it’s time to wash the ferry grunge off. … read the full post

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