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“Tragedy in the Making”
Review of Pattaya Beach

Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Ko Lipe
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

What a beautiful beach this must have been before the advent of mass tourism. It is looking scruffy around the edges and has become an extension of the walking street tourist shops and restaurants and is very crowded. Sadly the bay is full of so many boats that it does not feel safe to swim. Apparently it also has the best coral for snorkelling here (impossible to enjoy) and it will be damaged by the boat anchors and pollution from the boats. There is also ceaseless noise pollution from these boats. There were also 4 ugly barges stationed right on the front of the beach, disgorging their cargo of building materials with front-end loaders (the over development continues). Such a shame they can't have a port area for the boat traffic.

The water still looks clear and the sand still white but for how long?

1  Thank Globerwalker
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Pattaya is the biggest beach there. Large white sand and clear water.
Many great resort there. Entrance to Walking Street.
But Koh Lipe is just nice to walk around the whole island.

Thank Jon L
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Could be an amazing beach with just a little effort to clean it up. Sadly there is rubbish all around the waterline and in the water. It would take such a small effort to make this place awesome.

Thank Robyn K
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Gorgeous long beach with white sand and turquoise waters. Quiet when we were there, in the evenings there were games of volley ball and cricket going on, and restaurants where you could eat on the beach. In the day it was gorgeous to swim and snorkel in the sea (which was so lovely and warm) and to enjoy the beach. If you want to stay on Pattaya beach stay at Mali resort, easily the best option.

Thank Katrina J
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We spent the most memorable, fun and lovely time in Koh Lipe over the Christmas and New Year Eve's season in 2012 :Q)

It was our first trip over during this time of the year and we had no idea how fast the hotels can be filled up!

In October 2013 when we started enquiring on rooms, we were shocked to find out almost 95% were all taken up, large or small, luxurious or simple B&B.

So do book way early and it is really worth it to be there as the atmosphere is happy and fun :Q)

Koh Lipe is really worth going.

We stayed a few nights in Langkawi, Malaysia (an island) before taking an hour speed boat to Koh Lipe. Check out maps to find out what island is located where and plan your trip that way, working up north from West of Malaysia or the other way down from West of Thailand (Krabi, Phuket, etc.. are on the same side).

Enjoy!

1  Thank Jaycee K
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