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5 Best Islands Off Krabi Coast

The Best Krabi Island-Hopping Destinations

The best islands off the Krabi coast offer their visitors some great opportunities to revive the exploratory mood that resides in each of us: who never dreamed to be a Christopher Columbus- or Magellan-type of character?

Krabi Province is blessed by the presence of no less than 154 islands in the waters off its coast, from inaccessible small pieces of rocks offering excellent snorkelling opportunities, to larger inhabited pieces of land offering ‘get away from it all’ vacations. Our list of the five best islands around Krabi includes only reachable islands, whether it be for a day trip of for a longer stay. Put your explorer’s hat on and let’s go island hopping in Krabi waters.

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    Koh Phi Phi

    Phi Phi Islands are certainly the most famous holiday destination in Krabi. Easily reachable from Krabi Town by ferry (see schedule here), this group of six islands has all the assets to please any vacationer in search of a change of scene. From the almost cliché white sand beaches fringed by coconut trees (Laem Thong Beach) to turquoise waters (Maya Bay) to buzzing nightlife and dining scenes (Tonsai Village and Loh Dalum) to exciting activities (snorkelling, diving, rock climbing, cliff jumping, and more), you will surely enjoy a trip to Phi Phi Islands. Read More...

    Koh Poda

    Koh Poda is one of the favourite getaways for people staying in Ao Nang for their holiday. Located about seven kilometres from Ao Nang, Koh Poda can be reached in about 25 minutes by long-tail boat. Featuring a 1,100m-long beach, a superb coral reef 50m off its eastern shore, and a luscious central area, Poda is a tropical dream come true. Sunbathing, snorkelling, diving and kayaking are the main activities here. Those who would like to spend the night, can book a room at Poda Island Resort, an unpretentious yet neat and clean residence that will give you a great castaway feeling. Read More...

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    Koh Hong

    Lying toward the southern end of Phang Nga Bay, some seven kilometres off the Krabi coast, Koh Hong (Room Island) is surely one of the most impressive islands of the area. Its name comes the 20,000sqm lagoon located in its central area. Surrounded by tall limestone cliffs, it is only accessible through a narrow channel. The southeastern side of Koh Hong features a nice beach, on which you find a small establishment selling drinks and snacks. Kayaking around Koh Hong is a must, as tiny sandy spots can be found between the rocks, giving a day trip there a cool soft-adventurous touch. Read More...

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    Koh Lanta

    Koh Lanta is slowly yet surely gaining popularity in the travellers’ world. Despite the construction of over 100 hotels and guesthouses in the past 20 years, the island has retained its traditional way of life, and still offers visitors a great glimpse of southern Thai rural life. Koh Lanta seems to be split in two: its west coast hosts all the beaches while its east coast is more rocky and features fishing and farming villages. Baan Saladan stands at the northern tip of the island and is the capital of Koh Lanta. If you are looking for a peaceful holiday, far from the hustle and bustle of modern life, Koh Lanta will certainly meet your expectations. Read More...

    Koh Tup, Koh Mor and Koh Kai are three small islands located one kilometre south of Koh Poda. The peculiarity of these islands is that they are linked by a strip of sand covered by the sea at high tide. At low tide, they form a single island, allowing visitors to walk from one to another. Koh Tup is the main island of the trio. It is here that long-tail and speedboats drop their visitors. The shallow waters around the islands permit great snorkelling and an easy ascension to the top of the small mountain at the eastern end of the island offers great panoramic views over the Krabi archipelago. Read More...

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