The story of a holiday in Krabi would never be complete without a mention of Koh Poda. Even though this is a tiny island, by many standards, it manages to pack quite a punch with the combination of beauty and things to do. Thus, it is little wonder that many travelers want to hop on Koh Poda when they are vacationing in Krabi or around.
The love story that is Koh Poda is not a singular one. Although part of the Krabi coastal landscape, it also happens to belong to a dozen of other small islands making up the Koh Poda archipelago. Of these, Koh Poda happens to be the largest – even though the diameter cannot be over a diameter. Koh Poda will undoubtedly meet your expectations in search of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand.
Koh Poda beach
The beach landing at Koh Poda is what fascinates most of the travelers. Almost the entire island is engulfed by this white sand, while pine and palm trees lining the breadth of everywhere you step on. However, the scenic beach is not the only attraction on Koh Poda. Koh Poda island showcases a flawless, white sand Thale Waek Dune. During low tide, this famous dune divides the attached islands of Koh Tub and Koh Kai (Chicken Island), creating a scenic walk in between.
Koh Poda snorkeling
Most tourists will stay at the beachside, have an idyllic do-nothing time, or take those Instagram shots of the enormous rock at the base of a sandbar, Koh Poda. Although snorkeling is possible from the beach in Koh Poda, do not expect crystal clear waters. The surrounding sea is of greenish-blue rather than turquoise you would expect from a tropical snorkeling destination. The only snorkeling spot near this area is found behind the Koh Poda. If you are lucky, you will spot parrotfish, tiger fish, clams, and tiger claws. Continue your island-hopping further south to Phi Phi islands for better coral reefs and vibrant snorkeling.
Chicken Island (Koh Kai)
Connected by a small sandy corridor with Koh Poda, the profile of Chicken Island is one of the most noticeable forms of the entire coastline of Krabi. Indeed, Koh Kai takes its name from the chicken-shaped rock forming its southern tip. This opposite side of Koh Poda consists of cliffs with a reasonably rocky profile, which guarantees a great photoshoot! At low tide, you can walk across a sandbar from one island to another to visit two pleasant beaches surrounded by jade waters. Chicken Island is a part of Thale Waek (Separated Sea).
How to reach Koh Poda
You can reach Koh Poda by boat from Ao Nang Beach or Railay Beach in Krabi. It takes a pleasant boat trip of about 25 minutes from Ao Nang beach to Koh Poda. Despite the short distance, once you arrive on Koh Poda, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We always recommend going early enough to make the most of Koh Poda island. Speak with Islander to book a private boat tour from Krabi to Koh Poda now.