Having read the last two reviews, I don't understand - did I visit somewhere else named Ko Lipe?! I visited a year ago (after these reviews were written) and found it charming and beautiful. Expensive and overdeveloped? Development is low rise and low key, and concentrated on the beachfronts (it doesn't take away from the beauty of the beaches) and one central street/path. No tarmac roads, no traffic apart from one or two locals on a scooter. You can walk around the island and see nobody. We stayed in a bamboo bungalow in a lovely lush garden on Sunrise beach for 450baht in high season. I didn't see any litter, water was crystal clear and the snorkelling is the best I have ever done. I'm not saying this is a deserted island where you have to camp - clearly this is a place with lots of tourists where you can get a beer and a nice meal in the evening, but (so far) development has not spoilt the natural beauty of this tiny island. Ko Samui it ain't.
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