Koh Poda – A Perfect Island Tour from Krabi
Koh Poda, or more often known as Poda Island, is a small dream in the South of Thailand, located just off the coast of Krabi. Due to its proximity to the major holiday destinations such as Ao Nang, Railay Beach and Klong Muang it is easy to explore this islet on a day tour or half day tour. And you should definitely do that, because on Koh Poda a little paradise awaits you: soft fine sandy beach, an incredibly clear sea, intact reefs for snorkelling and a magnificent backdrop with rock formations, just like out of a travel book.
In this blog post we give you all the important information and tips about a Koh Poda Island, about a Poda Island tour, accommodation on the island and what to do at this beautiful island.
That’s what awaits you on Koh Poda
Already on arrival with the longtail boat to Koh Poda one thing becomes clear: this island is paradise. Fine white sand beach and a sea so clear that you just feel like jumping in. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy the brilliant beach scenery. Since Poda Island belongs to Had Noppharatthara – Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park, visitors must pay a National Park fee. At the moment, the entrance fee to the park costs 400 baht per person and has to be paid directly to the park rangers.
Since the island is quite small, you can go on a beach walk to explore a part of the island and look for a nice spot to unwind. The most beautiful stretch of beach is right next to the eye catching limestone cliff, which will probably remind you of the famous Railey Beach in Krabi. The further you walk up the beach, the sooner you will find an undisturbed spot for swimming.
If you are hungry, you can buy some food at the beach kiosk, or grab some snacks at the beach vendors. Although you will find plenty of shade on the island, you should not forget the sunscreen during a Poda Island trip. With a little luck, you should also be able to discover monkeys on Koh Poda. So watch out and take good care of your food and belongings.
When visiting Koh Poda, do not forget your snorkel. Around the island you will find some beautiful and intact reefs for snorkelling. Actually, it is the perfect sport where you can explore the awesome underwater world of the Krabi region. The sea around Koh Poda shines not only in the most beautiful turquoise tones, it is also crystal clear with lots of colorful fish and therefore offers unrestricted snorkelling pleasure. Who has booked a kayak excursion, now has the opportunity to paddle the most beautiful corners of Koh Poda and admire the amazing beautiful beach scenery by kayak from the sea.
Tip: The island of Koh Poda has recently become a popular destination. Especially in the peak season and on weekends, you should start your tour quite early to escape the tourist crowds.
How to get to Koh Poda
For getting to Koh Poda you have several options. If you would like to do the tour on your own, arrange a longtail boat ticket on the beach of Ao Nang, Railay or Klong Muang Beach. For example, from Ao Nang you pay 300 baht for go and return. If you want to charter a boat for yourself, then you can negotiate a price with the boat men. The ride on the long tail boat to Koh Poda takes about 25 minutes and is beautifully landscaped.
Surely, there is also the possibility to join a guided Poda Island Tour. Popular here is the so-called Krabi 4 Islands Tour, an excursion where additionally different islands like Chicken Island, Tub Island and Phra Nang Beach will be visited. Mostly these tours include food and stops for snorkelling. We recommend the following trips to Koh Poda:
Where to stay on Koh Poda
You won`t find accommodation or bungalows on Koh Poda currently. Due to the National Park, even the very basic Koh Poda Island Resort does not exist anymore. If you would like to stay near this beautiful island, then you should look for accommodation on the coast of Krabi. Here are the best places to stay near Koh Poda:
- Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa (Railay): The Bhu Nga Thani Resort & Spa is an really amazing hotel. It is located very romantic right on the sea from Railay Beach and the modern pool is a real eye-catcher.
- Krabilife Resort (Klong Muang): The Krabilife Resort is a small family run hotel with only a few rooms. Very lovely accommodation with clean rooms and moderate prices.
- Holiday Inn (Ao Nang): Holiday Inn Krabi Resort Ao Nang Beach – This chic hotel is located directly on the white sandy beach of Ao Nang.
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