It was finally the day – to Koh Lipe!
We took the first ferry out to the island. It was about one and a half hour of ride to reach our destination. We were then transported to a smaller boat to go to the coast of the island. Trust me, the water is so blue! It is so beautiful!
We had to wait to get our passports back before we started to look for our hotel. While I remember seeing the location of the hotel in the map, the boyfriend went to ask the locals – just to be on the safe side. Apparently it was only a 5-minute walk from the immigration centre. We stayed in Bella Vista Beach Resort which is on Pattaya Beach.
Pattaya Beach is Koh Lipe's main beach, a large sheltered bay with soft powdery sand and crystal-clear blue water.
We were greeted by the friendly staff and the boys voluntarily took our luggages. Okay, you have to give them some tips. We did.
Since we had not had our lunch, we went to the nearest place to dine – Cafe Lipe. We ordered local delicacies – green and red curries and more! There was a friendly dog in the cafe as well.
After our lunch, we decided to walk around for a bit to check out the place. There was this famous and happening street – Walking Street. There are a lot of bars, cafes and shops. I guess we would be spending the next few days eating and drinking here.
While we were strolling on the street, it was drizzling. We decided to walk into Elephant Books & Coffee. It seems like a nice bar with good food as we saw some people made an order. We left the place when the rain stopped. We walked back to our hotel to take our nap to recharge our energy.
It was already evening when we woke up. The view at Pattaya Beach was stunning! We wanted to have our dinner at Capriccio. Apparently, it ranks number 1 on the island. When we reached the place, we found out that it was already closed down for a long time. Therefore, we went to Leonardo “the restaurant”.
After dinner, we stopped by Sawasdee Bar before we called it a night. Though nothing peculiar happened, I enjoyed my birthday especially the compnay I had. I am glad I chose this island as my birthday getaway.