Journey to the Paradise Islands of Langkawi and Koh Lipe
Thailand and Malaysia are two popular destinations for tourists in South-East Asia. Every year, tourists troop to these countries not just to find hot Asian girls but also to have fun.
Aside from the fact that they both share a border, another trait that Thailand and Malaysia have in common is that they’re both well-known for their exotic tropical islands.
If you’re looking to have an exotic and relaxing vacation, the Langkawi and Koh Lipe Islands in Malaysia and Thailand respectively are the best destinations to consider. The best part? They may be in different countries but these Paradise Islands are just 90 minutes apart from each other. Think of it as a trip between the realms of two gems.
Let’s journey through these Paradise Islands, shall we?
The Ultimate Guide to a Vacation in Langkawi
Also known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is the perfect destination spot for travellers in search of an exciting getaway. This tropical island features endless sand beaches, coconut trees, and beautiful hills that will awaken the adventurer in you.
The best time to visit Langkawi is typically during the dry season (between December to February). There are no rains and the climate is pretty stable during this period. This will help ensure that you get the best experience.
If you’re looking to vacation on this tropical island, here are some useful tips:
Spend time by the beach
Like we said earlier, Langkawi is home to endless stretches of beaches where you can bury your feet in the warm sand and look over the ocean. Tourists tend to prefer the popular beaches like Pantai Cenang. However, if you prefer a quieter scenery, you can head for beaches with less tourist presence like the Tanjung Rhu Beach.
All you need is some sunscreen, sunshades and some cash to enjoy some of the local drinks around.
Ride the skycab
Away from its exotic beaches, Langkawi is also known for its exciting Cable Car. In fact, the Langkawi cable car currently holds a title in the Malaysia Book of Records for being the longest free-span mono cable.
Thus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hop on the cable car and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the world beneath you. From mountains to hills, valleys, and even the sea, the cable car offers you a great opportunity to see the island through different lenses.
Enjoy a jungle trekking experience
Langkawi isn’t all about sand beaches and delicious local food. It also holds some interesting opportunities for lovers of nature.
For instance, you can go jungle trekking and explore the exotic Langkawi rainforest. The best part? It’s completely safe for children so if you have kids, they can tag along.
Go island hopping
Want to explore further than Langkawi’s horizons? You’re in good luck. In Langkawi, island hopping is a popular activity among tourists. This means that you can hop on a speedboat and cruise through different islands, including our very own Koh Lipe.
Vacationing in Koh Lipe
Want to enjoy a real-life utopia where the skies are clear and birds chirp sweet yet annoying songs? Welcome to Koh Lipe. A much quieter island, Koh Lipe is an excellent choice for tourists who want to have fun and still enjoy a laid-back holiday.
Without further ado, let’s explore some of the best activities to try out when you visit this island:
Snorkeling is a pretty common activity in Koh Lipe for both tourists and locals. Luckily, you don’t even have to travel miles just to enjoy a fun snorkeling experience. The island is practically swarming with colorful, tropical fishes.
All you have to do is kayak to the nearest beach (Sunset Beach is a popular choice) and locate a coral reef. Voila! You’re ready to start snorkeling.
Get a Thai massage
Nothing says self-care like a relaxing massage. If you’re looking to ease the crinks in your joints and feel alive, you can book a Thai massage session from any spa around you.
A Thai massage session in Koh Lipe isn’t expensive so you don’t have to worry about paying for overpriced services. The average massage session costs about 200 THB per hour.
Seafood is an interesting choice of delicacy and no place does it better than Koh Lipe. On this tropical island, you can find tons of seafood BBQ shops, especially on Walking Shop. At these BBQ shops, you can enjoy mouthwatering seafood cuisine with the authentic Thai flavor.
Watch the sunset at Sunset Beach
After a long day of exploring Koh Lipe’s exotic sights and dishes, you can wind up your day by watching the sunset with your partner. We recommend going to Sunset Beach because you can enjoy an amazing, clear view of the sunset on this beach. It’s also pretty quiet and offers a semblance of privacy, if that’s what you’re looking for.
The best part? You can also see the Koh Adang mountain from this beach, giving you an interesting varied view.
If you’re looking to have the time of your life on your vacation, the Paradise Islands of Langkawi and Koh Lipe will certainly make your dreams come through. These islands have everything you need; adventure, fun, nature, and beaches all in one – or two – packages.
Just a little tip though: if you’re journeying from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, you’ll be asked to provide your passport at the border so it’s best to carry it along.