An island just off the coast of Ao Nang, Koh Poda, has become one of the iconic islands of Krabi. Finding itself in a large number of postcards, coffee table books and general photos, it is a small and easily accessible island of magnificent beauty.
Actually Koh Poda is part of the Thai National Park system, meaning it is a protected area of Thailand. There are therefore, no permanent structures on the island, only a simple beach bar stocked with Mojitos and Singha or whatever drink you might enjoy to accompany your pleasurable visit.
Koh Poda is a short 10 minute long tail boat ride from Ao Nang beach and Railay bay. You can get tickets from the beachfront ticket office at Ao Nang for 100THB/seat each way so you can come and go from Koh Poda all day everyday from 8am-5pm.
Behind Koh Poda are two other renowned islands, Koh Tub with the famous talay-way or sunken sandbar and Koh Gai (Chicken Island) with the rock shaped as a chickens head extending upwards from the islands southern point.
Take a quick and pleasant day trip to the nearby islands of Ao Nang, but of course, don’t forget to bring your camera.