Koh Poda is one the most popular islands in Krabi archipelago. Located just six kilometres offshore from Ao Nang, it roughly takes 25 minutes to get there by long-tail boat. The price for a return ticket is about 300 baht per person; note that if you travel alone, you will have to wait for the long-tail boat to be full according to its capacity before you set off.
Mu Koh Poda or Poda Island group consists of four islands: Koh Poda, Koh Kai, Koh Tap and Koh Mor. Koh Poda is the largest of the group despite its area being no more than a kilometre in diameter. Covered with palm and pine trees and almost entirely encircled by a soft white sand beach, it is every inch the stunning tropical getaway. A coral reef lies about 20 metres from the beach with a variety of sea life. The irresistible combination of excellent snorkelling, scenery and soft sand make the island a popular choice with snorkelers and sea kayakers, but surprisingly, it's not that crowded.
- 4 Islands Day Trip
- Rainforest Discovery Tour
- Phi Phi Islands Excursion by Speedboat
- Excursion to Hong Islands via Speedboat
- Ban Bor Thor Kayaking Full-Day Tour
- Sunset Cruise in Catamaran over Andaman Sea
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- Ao Thalane Kayaking Adventure
- Shared Shuttle: Krabi Airport (KBV)
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Accommodation and infrastructure are rather limited on Koh Poda due to the fact it belongs to Haad Noppharat Thara-Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park. Apart from the National Park Rangers’ camp, there is only a beach restaurant/bar located near the arrival spot, and a small hotel – Poda Island Resort – so you could spend the night there if you’d like (although the hotel is quite pricey). Summing up, Koh Poda is definitely worth a visit. The best is to go before 10:00 so you will have until 15:00 to enjoy all that this small island has to offer.
- Remarks: Koh Poda can be visited all year round. (Not affected by the monsoon - May - October)
- How to get there: From Ao Nang, get a long-tail boat ticket at the booth located along the beach road (toward its southern end). You also could join a half or full island-hopping day trip by speedboat.