Friday, March 30, 2012

Koh Lipe Day 1 - Mountain View Resort

Koh Lipe, my dreamland! I finally planned the trip and went there to stay for 4 days 3 nights! It was really an awesome and relaxed trip.

Koh Lipe is not fully developed like other islands in Thailand yet, which is why I like it so much. Like previous post, they don't even have a proper pier... haha.

I booked a VIP air-con at Mountain Resort, 3 nights for 3 people cost about RM800 including breakfast, very reasonable to me.

On long tail boat to Mountain Resort.

Handsome kayaking~ ^_^

Ahhhh~~ such nice view! Can't wait to jump in and swim!

I think this is Lipe Power Beach Resort.

Little girl couldn't wait to swim! So cute~

Water is soooo clear there!!

White girl sunbathing naked.

Finally! Reached our resort.
Bare in mind that this resort is very secluded and located far away from the walking street (main town in Koh Lipe).

Welcome to Mountain Resort~

You have to climb these stairs to the resort.
I climbed 4-5 times everyday when I was there.

VIP 14! Our very own chalet.

With hammock!

This is the view from our room! Not bad right?

If you want full view of the sea, book Deluxe Sea View.

Each with own balcony~

This is the rubbish dump. So cute~

This is the room, not very big, but clean.

The shower area~

No worries if you forgot your toiletries.

Another room type, beach front.
If you don't mind climbing the stairs every morning for breakfast :D

This is how they help customers to unload luggage from the long tail boat.

The magnificent view.

Thai Iced Tea~

Must have in Thailand, Phad Thai!

Tom Yam Kung~

Super clear water~

Beach chairs are available along the beach, but not too many~

Missing this view a lot~

It was very hot and sunny actually~ but I put on filter for my camera which toned down the sunlight.

Hiek Hiek, back from dipping in the water, came back for the camera to take some sunset pics!

It's Friday again, happy Flyday everyone~~~ Get a good rest and party hard!

-- Jenn a.k.a. blueyfetes --

Sunday, March 25, 2012

How to get to Koh Lipe from Hatyai

Finally, the day of my long waited trip to Koh Lipe had arrived!!

If you have not heard of Koh Lipe, it's located at the Southern Thailand, you can travel from Pak Bara or Langkawi, Malaysia.

In this post, I'll share how to travel to Koh Lipe from Hatyai.

We flew to Hatyai from LCCT, there is only 1 flight to Hatyai daily, which is at noon. The flight takes only about 45-60 mins.

Ready to fly~~~

The weather was not too good....

But when I woke up from nap, I saw so many candy floss!

Hello Hatyai!

One you arrived Hatyai airport, go to the taxi counter to get tickets to the town center or bus station.

I decided to stay 1 night in Hatyai because the ferry transfer to Koh Lipe only available at 9am and 1pm. By the time arrived in Hatyai, you need to get to Pak Bara, it will take 2 hours, so it will not be able to catch the ferry.

The ticket price to city center, cost THB 80 per person. They will drop you off right in front of your hotel.

*Note: No meter taxi available in Hatyai*

This is the minivan.

Checked in to Grand Sakura Grand View Hotel. I shall blog about the hotel next time.

The nice view in the evening...

Went into one of the local tour, they offered THB 600 per person for transport to Pak Bara (2 hours) and ferry to Koh Lipe (2 hours).

We find it reasonable, so just booked 1 way to Koh Lipe.

They gave us these ferry tickets when we were in the minivan.

Found a cute puppy in the minivan!
It slept on my lap for almost an hour.... so obedient!

I miss you so much~
The owner planned to name it Sabai (relax in Thai)~

2 hours long later, we arrived in Pak Bara finally!

Getting ready to go~~~
The good thing about ferry transfer to Koh Lipe is, they depart on time.

Unlike in Koh Phi Phi, waited more than 1 hour every time.

The owners of Sabai!

Ruben looked like Goku from Dragon Ball. Hahahaha

Sabai could take ferry too~~

Awwww.... if she wasn't dyed into pink colour, it would be even better~

Sabai's lil owner.... so cute!!

She could really pose for a picture!

We almost reached!

Stopping by for us to snap pics.

Snugged in and slept so well~

When you arrived, Koh Lipe does not have a pier for you.

You need to get onto this pier in the middle of the sea, or a floating one like I got on if this one is full.

But no worries, it's a very stable one.

You will need to pay THB 50 per person, to either Pattaya Beach, Sunrise Beach or Sunset Beach.

This is the boy that sells the ticket!

Ok, that's all about the transfer info. Will blog about the island soon, but nothing much. More on the scenery you can see in the island and beaches. Stay tuned!

-- Jenn a.k.a. blueyfetes --