Poda Island, Ao Nang

4.2
#1 of 10 in Nature in Krabi Town
Unwind in the impressively quiet and charming atmosphere on Poda Island, 25 minutes by boat from the beaches of the Raileh peninsula. The small limestone island circled by a soft white sand beach is ideal for a little relaxation as you look back across the water. Enjoy a trip out to a coral reef--just 20 m (65.6 ft) offshore--for some excellent snorkeling opportunities and underwater photography of the marine life. Plan to visit Poda Island and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Ao Nang attractions using our Ao Nang trip itinerary planner.
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  • I reached this island with krabi vip tour and we stayed for a couple of hours ... lovely scenery, sandy beaches and crystal clear sea!!
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  • Has a small power structure, beautiful site and preserved in minimum measure desirable, it's worth the ride.
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  • Very nice beach in the sand, on the inside there are some abandoned constructions that ends leaving the vista ugly, but I believe that this temporary situation. Worth a little walk away from the area where the boats pada take some pictures more exclusive.
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  • Nice place to swim and take photos. Beach needs cleaning and upgrade with more amenities.
  • Poda Island, also known as National Marine park... though this island has additional charge of 400 baht per person, you can not avoid it.. if you buy the package of 4 island tour, expect you WILL have to pay additional price to get to this island, else, you can't sit alone in the boat for an hour. My trip organizer managed to bring delicious vegetarian food, sweet water melon and a cake to fill your stomach. You can not litter on this island, all items must be taken back to the boat (even if its garbage, which your guide would manage!) Didn't have to explore this park completely, but its definitely worth 400 baht you pay to visit.
  • Visited Poda Island as it was part of the Four Islands Tour. Clean sandy beach with clear blue sea, ideal for swimming. Was initially very quiet when we arrived, but didn't last long as more and more people arrived and the beach became very busy. Nevertheless a beautiful island.
  • One of the 4 islands trip, the biggest island with nice sandy beach. Swimming is nice and trees offer a welcome shadow. Unfortunately the opportunities for refreshment are very limited. Also there are no trash bins, just signs asking you to take the garbage with you back to landmass.
  • This beach was quite crowded during our visit but we could still managed to get a nice spot for swimming though it's not the best spot for snorkeling. There is a booth selling drinks and snacks with reasonable price. Check out the stall behind the booth which selling mango, it was fresh and nice!

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Where to stay in Ao Nang

If you with to relax and indulge yourself, try the beach resort hotels that line the promenade in Ao Nang. Farther north you can find even pricier and more exclusive resorts with more space and facilities. The arterial road leading down to the coast offers the best range of accommodations, with comfortable, mid-range hotels close to the sea, and budget options available farther inland. You'll also find mid-priced rental apartments along many side streets leading off the main road.
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