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Koh Poda

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Best Time: November-March Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 Days

Nearest Airport: Krabi International Airport Check Flights

"The Postcard Beach of Krabi"

Koh Poda Tourism

This island destination is included in the Poda Group of Islands which consists of three more islands, namely, the Ko Kai, Ko Thap and the Ko Mo island. In the local language, the Poda Group of Islands is known as Mu Ko Poda. The island has a small area and comes under the Haad Noppharat Thara Mu Koh Phi Phi National Park. One side of Ko Poda is often bustling with activities while the other is serene and less crowded. The buzzing side is the side where tourists enter the island. This side has a restaurant with a bar, the officer’s camp and a small hotel while the other side has nothing but nature. There is a small entry fee and visitors also need to follow certain island rules to keep it island clean.

Ko Poda is mostly famous for patches of greenery along with white sand beaches and pristine azure waters. The shores have shallow waters that support a good expanse of coral reef and create an environment perfect for colourful exotic fishes to thrive in. One can also get to see some stunning Limestone formations cropping out of the ocean near the shores. The beaches are less commercialized, so there are very few restaurants or eateries available. The less crowded side of the island, in particular, has no provision for food and water. Therefore, travellers need to carry snacks, potable water along with other essentials.  

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Things to Do

Owing to its location, off the west coast of Thailand, Ko Poda is a perfect place to get a great sunset view. The island is not inhabited and is very small, so if one wants to spend a night or so, there is very little to choose from. The place has just one hotel available near the entry point. This hotel is a little on the pricier side and may not be a great option for budget travellers. One can, however, arrange for accommodation in Ao Nang which is located just 6 kilometres away from the island and has some budget options available. While in Ko Poda, visitors can go sun-bathing, swimming or opt for water sports. The shallow waters are especially famous for snorkelling. One can get a nice, up-close and personal view of the coral reefs and the colourful exotic fishes in the waters. Having said that, tourists need to be aware that the sea has a large population of Jelly Fishes and they need to keep themselves safe. Interested ones can also go Kayaking, boating and fishing in the waters of Ko Poda.

Koh Poda Entry and Timings

Since it is a part of a larger national park, Koh Poda visit incurs a fee of the National Park and are restricted to a certain timing.

Timings: 06:00 AM to 10:00 PM ICT

Ko Poda, Thailand Entry Fee
Thai Nationals
Children – TBH 20/- per child
Adults – TBH 40/- per head

Children – TBH 200/- per head
Adults – TBH 400/- per person

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How To Reach Koh Poda

The best way to reach Ko Poda is by a speedboat or a tail boat from Ao Nang (6 kilometres from the island). It takes about 20 minutes to reach the island from Ao Nang. One can take a bus or a cab ride to reach Ao Nang directly in the town of Krabi. Krabi also has an Airport (Krabi International Airport). Tourists can take a flight to reach the town from any of the major cities in Thailand. The airport is located 30 kilometres away from Ao Nang and can be accessed by the roadways via Rural Road. Upon reaching Ao Nang, one can hire a tail boat or a speed boat to reach Ko Poda.  

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