You will enjoy the sea in every way:
Snorkelling, diving, fishing, renting a kayak to circumnavigate the island, making a tour of the prettiest islands of the National park… and you may find also
interesting to trek the Pirate waterfall in the very near Koh Adang.
At Blue Tribes we have a Melanesian Pirogue (outrigger canoe) to enjoy the reef.
For dinner you can choose between many restaurants on the beach (especially on Pattaya) or you can walk around the main street, rich of shops and small activities.
After dark, still without sandals, you can end your day chilling out under a million stars sky, looking for your favourite bar and friends.
Blue Tribes Resort, born in november 2008, was concept and designed as “home of the world… by the sea”, and was built in harmony with the nature and the local community, at the lowest socio-environmental impact. Its personal character is very well reflected in the original multi-ethnic decoration, rich of handicrafts and photos from various part of the world.
At Blue Tribes you will find at your service:
- a coffee-bar reception,
- a restaurant specialized in Mediterranean “family style” cuisine, with a particular attention at the Italian tradition,
- a second floor “suite lodge” and for your joy a spacious chill out wooden terrace with bamboo sofa, hammocks, music and beach cocktails bar.
All around, 13 large and comfortable bungalows, facing the sea or immerse in the garden, built in hard wood and natural materials, each one provided of concrete ceramic
bathroom, 24 hours fan electricity and spacious terrace
Koh Lipe is an outstanding island… the nature was very generous but…Lipe island wouldn’t be the same without the Chao Leh.
Chao Leh is a thai word (meaning people from the sea) which identify a minority people, socially and culturally distinct from the dominant thai ethnic group.
The scientific word for Chao Leh is Urak Lawoi (meaning people from the sea in Urak Lawoi language).
Their language, which traditionally has no written form, is part of the Austronesian language and can be considered a Malay dialect.
In Thailand, the Urak Lawoi are found mainly on the coasts and islands of the Andaman sea; We know they settled in the area of Koh Lipe and the Butang Archipelago in the 1910s, mostly coming from Phuket and Koh Lanta, but it’s still not sure their exact provenience.
Today there are still different theories about the origin of the Urak Lawoi:
The most accreditate is that the Urak Lawoi are descended from strand people in Langkawi, in Malaysia, or from somewhere around Sumatra, in Indonesia.
The Chao Leh are still pretty animist.
Their belief is deeply focus on spiritism, ancestors and it’s very much relate with the surrounding nature… jungle, sea, sky, animals.
Today we have the modern medicine… but in Lipe, still, you can see the shaman.
Around 1100 Chao Leh live today on Lipe island, most of them in the main village and some in micro communities and large families… with a great knowledge of seas and winds, they are superbe longtailboat captains, fishermen and seafood pickers.
Nowadays the Chao Leh are facing new problems connected with the increase of tourism business;
It’s a fragile world of nice simple people, babies and beautiful nature… we felt in love.
We remind you that Blue Tribes is an Italian – Urak Lawoi cooperation