So, for our 70th. birthdays, my husband & I decided that island hopping in the Andaman sea would be the best way to celebrate! We started our 25 day trip in Langkawi, Malaysia & had 7 wonderful nights there.
We took the ferry to Koh Lipe to start our Thai island adventure and stayed in a great resort right on the beach (Wapi Resort) on Sunrise beach (the best beach on the island) for 5 nights. The weather was
awesome & the sea a beautiful shade of turquoise. It was great to feel sand between our toes whilst eating some wonderful local food in the many beach restaurants.
We spent a day with the volunteer group
‘Do it by heart save Koh Lipe’ for a beach clean up & met lots of really interesting travellers on the long tail ride to an uninhabited island & on the beach. We collected 800kgs of trash which we brought back to
Lipe for sorting & recycling. A day well spent & a huge eye opener as to how people around the world are putting so much trach into our oceans!! Next was the long ferry ride to Koh Lanta, but at least we got
to stop off at Bulon, Kradan, Mook & Ngai which are all lovely small islands that, if you have time are a must to stay over on. 10 wonderful days & nights on Lanta’s Long Beach (Pra-Ae) @ Peaceful Resort.
Beautifully relaxing, long days on the beach and quiet nights experiencing all the various food on offer in the many beach & roadside restaurants. Next stop Koh Ngai for 3 nights! Ngai is a short ferry trip from
Saladan Pier in Lanta & we should probably have visited this tiny island on our way from Lipe instead, but nevertheless we enjoyed the ferry ride and our stay in a beach chalet there at Koh Hai Fantasy Resort
was idyllic. Getting to Krabi airport took a while, so we should have finished our trip in Lanta instead, but we so enjoyed every minute of our trip that we were sorry to say goodbye to the Land of Smiles. We’ll be back!!!