Thailand's Koh Lipe island is naturally small and suitably discrete, and while you'll find many meandering holiday makers along the popular thoroughfare, Walking Street, you shouldn't expect Fifth Avenue or Oxford Street.
Development is carefully managed across the region, and preserves the irresistible charm of the island. Despite this, Koh Lipe still offers visitors some excellent shopping opportunities. Expect to meet a small selection of artisans selling handmade jewellery and artwork, which make popular gifts and souvenirs. There's a number of retail outlets selling snack foods, clothes and watersport equipment. Prices are reasonable, but naturally more expensive than the mainland due to the fact that - you guessed it - it's a remote island. Coincidentally, this is the same reason there are no ATMs on Koh Lipe. The local Chao Ley people are running several businesses on the island, and we recommend that you support them wherever possible.
During the past few years Koh Lipe has grown into a respactable place to do some shopping. The walking Street area is especially attractive to those seeking r…
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