Thailand: Railay

A sturdy ferry lurches northwards and brings us back to the mainland, and it’s here that we encounter a trio of beaches so unearthly they swiftly top the list of favoured landscapes we’ve seen in all our time in Thailand.

Thailand: Koh Lipe

Far, far south, near Thailand’s restless and troubled border with Malaysia, lies a quiet and unassuming green island, rising from a sea of calm teal, the unsung hero of the Andaman Islands, Koh Lipe.